Newsletter 11 August

August 11, 2021

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, 10 August
    If you have not done the Census online, all paper copies (please put your apartment number on the envelope) must be handed in to Alexia by close of business today.
    Officers from the Bureau of Statistics will be collecting the Census by Wednesday August 11 and you don’t want to risk a fine…
  • Thursday, 26 August 7.00pm Christmas in August Dinner
    Please don’t forget to sign up for the dinner, the cut off f=date for bookings will be noon Monday 23 August. Please see more details in the housekeeping notices. The more, the merrier…
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Housekeeping Notices

  • COVID Restriction Update
    A frequently asked question is – “Can I have my cleaner attend my apartment currently?” 
    Under the latest restrictions and until there are further updates from the state government, unless your cleaner is defined as an essential worker, they cannot come on site at Hester Canterbury. As soon as the state government issues any further updates we will keep you informed.

Bill of Fare for Christmas in August Dinner

First Course
Roast turkey and ham, served with roasted garlic potato, honey glazed carrots and peas.

Plum pudding and vanilla ice cream
Individual cheeseboard

Please note: any changes to the current COVID restrictions will have to to be taken into consideration concerning whether or not this dinner can proceed.

Week Two of the Winter Menu starts on Monday 16 August.
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

What happened this week in history…

August 12, 1853
The frigate Madagascar left Melbourne for London with mre than 150 passengers and crew. She also had nearly 3 tons of gold on board – and was never seen again. A plausible explanation is that the vessel was the victim of pirates who would have sunk the ship after relieving it of its treasure.

August 13, 1992
International Left Handers Day, an annual event when left- handers celebrate their sinistrality. This event is celebrated worldwide now and was thought up by the Left-Handers Club that was formed in 1990. Other daily holidays that fall on the same date are – Filet Mignon Day, National Prosecco Day, Shop Online for Groceries Day and a personal favourite – Blame Someone Else Day (being Friday the 13th ).

August 14, 1945
It was announced by American President Truman that Japan had surrendered unconditionally. The surrender ended World War 2. Also on this date in 1947 Pakistan became independent from British rule, in 1969 British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics, and in 1973 The United States bombing of Cambodia ended. The halt marked the official end to 12 years of combat in Indochina by the United States.

August 15, 1969
The Woodstock Music Festival opens with 500,000 rock music fans going to this Peace and Harmony Music Festival – where for 3 days, two thirds of the acts performed in the rain. When the original location fell through a farmer in Bethel allowed the concert to go ahead on his 600 acre dairy farm for a fee of $50,000. The original concert site is now on the American National Register of Historic Places and the farm is now the Bethel Woods Centre for the Arts.