Next meeting date to be decided.
MEETINGS AND EVENTS:
The number of meetings for the year 2020 were reduced due to COVID-19
and AGM held
Sunday 25 October 2020:
Meeting opened 11:20 am
Present: Di (in the chair), Alan,
Perri, Ralph, Carolyn, Yvonne, Pam, Christine, Allan,
Jillian, Stephen, Tony, Justin, Ella, Adam, Tanzi, David. (17).
Ordinary Meeting opened 11:50 am:
- New Office Bearers elected (see Committee).
- Financial Statement and President's
Report accepted. AGM closed 11:45am.
A Working Bee
followed the meeting. The cemetery was mowed and rubbish heaps were
- Natural Burials: Carolyn
natural burial does not require a Funeral home to be present
nor is a coffin essential. The body may be wrapped in a shroud and a
burial depth of 1m is sufficient. A Death Doula may
- Grave digging: Justin can
- Cork Club: has
- New Toilet: Ralph has asked
progress this with the Kingborough Council.
- Spare Chairs: Justin said
that up to 50
are available from the Dennes Point hall. We could use 10.
- Plastic Flowers on graves:
decided that these are not desirable in our cemetery as they make a
- Maintainence Items: New edge
strips needed for
front steps (Ralph will get), New front door mat, 1m x 0.5m (Alan will
Extra tea towels needed (Di will donate
them), Internal wall has mould and needs repainting (Justin will do).
- Refund: Perri to be
reimbursed $120 for
new mower battery.
- Family Histories: Christine,
will submit information for inclusion on our website.
- New Headstone: Maurice
William Mansfield. This has been added to the Cemetery Map. and also to
A total of 17 people attended our meeting and
helped with the working bee that followed the meeting.
Part of the Cemetery after mowing and whipper
snipping (Click images to enlarge)
New Headstone in the the Cemetery
(Click images to enlarge)
Meeting and AGM held
3 November 2019:
We always have nice weather for our meetings!
Meeting opened 11:40am (followed by the AGM at
: Perri, Jake, Di, Ralph, Carolyn,
Alan, Yvonne, Annie, Pam, Christine, Allan, Zanna, Lucas.
Our President, Perri Bottomley, is stepping down after 5 years of very
valuable service. See Perri's report here
was elected as our new President
and Alan Bottomley
took her place as our Secretary.
was re-elected as Treasurer and Annie
was nominated to continue as
and Alan Bottomley
continues as our Webmaster.
- A working bee and a BBQ lunch followed the
Service for Beverley Dawn Davis OAM
Bev Davis on her 75th Birthday
Held 24 July 2019 at the Barnes Bay Chapel.
DAVIS (nee Morris) Beverley Dawn OAM Born September
1, 1941, passed away July 18, 2019.
Daughter of Eva and John Morris (both dec) of Natone. Wife to John of
Mother to Dion and Selina. Sister of Andrew (dec), Yvonne,
Carol and Neil.
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
Citation: For service to the community of Bruny Island, particularly
through the Bruny Island Historical Society.
Date Received: 09 June 2003.
17 February 2019:
Meeting attendees (Click image to enlarge)
11:50 am, meeting opened.
: Perri, Di, Pam, Steve,
Jillian, Annie, Adam, Ella, Carolyn, Ralph, Alan, Yvonne. (12).
After the meeting a working bee
- Bench seats: These were
delivered (by Ralph) today. They were donated by Greg Lynd
and are to be
placed and installed after our meeting.
- Churchill grave
headstones: Youdit Deane is still working on these .
- John Henry Denne headstone: This
has been redone with gold leaf letters.
- New toilet: Council to be asked
for funding. John
Paul Cumming (environmental consultant) will donate his services.
- Fund raising: Di sent an email to
Bunnings re a sausage sizzle
March or April?.
- Documents re church: (originally
from Kathy Duncombe): Annie has
a scroll which she hopes to find when she has a garage sale.
- Market stalls: These are making
enough money to pay
the electricity bill for the Chapel. Next market is on 10 March.
- Old Wurlitzer organ: It may not be
fully functional but Youdit Deane will take it. (Selling on Gum Tree
- Entrance gate: Ralph fixed it this
- Shroud burial: Carolyn wants this
type of burial plus a bronze plaque.
- Fund raising: What sort of goods?
Yvonne will make muslim shopping bags and sell them for
around $2 each.
- Donation: Perri talked to Peter
Wisby. He will make a donation
towards the cost of the seats and any balance to go towards the new
- Correspondence: Jo Denne and Kathy
Duncombe are to be
inducted onto the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women.
- Finances: $1,420 to be paid for
insurances (Building and Public
Liability), $287 for seat slats. Voluntary work can be valued at $30
per hour for the purposes of dollar for dollar grants.
- Next meeting:
Saturday 8 June 2019.
- The 2 new garden seats were placed and cemented into
- A path through the bush was cleared to provide easy
access to one of the seats.
- The other seat was installed near the top of the
cemetery and a "40-spotted pardalote" mosaic was cemented in near it.
- The cemetery grounds were mowed and the graves were
- Rubbish heaps were made ready for burning later in
the year when conditions are safe.
- A large limb overhanging the entrance driveway was
One of 2 new garden seats donated to the Chapel by
(Click on the photo to enlarge)
Most of the Chapel committee trying out the new seat.
(Click on the photo to enlarge)
Meeting held Sunday 18 November 2018:
Annual General Meeting summary
Meeting opened: 12:15pm. All existing office bearers were
re-elected unopposed. See Committee
: Perri (in the chair), David, Pam,
Ralph, Alan, Yvonne, Jake, Dianne,
Carolyn, Jillian and Steve.
: Annie, Ian, Tanzi and Andrew.
Summary of Minutes
- Greg Lynd (St Helens) has been contacted re the 2
seats that he is going to make for us.
- Youdit Deane has cleaned 5 Churchill graves and the
War memorial and is to redo John Henry Denne headstone.
- Enquiries indicated $6,800 for a toilet unit from
plus $3,500 for transport to Tas. This is much too expensive.
- Perri asked Council for a funding grant for a toilet.
Paul Cumming, who is an environmental consultant, might look at the
chapel site next week.
agreed not to have a public toilet- too much maintenance and too
Also would need
wheelchair access etc.
- Still hoping to have a Bunnings
sausage sizzle early next year. We can get
a cover note for extra public liability.
- We will have a stall at the Dennes Point market on 1
December (Yvonne and Perri will be there).
has now replaced Julie as a bank signatory (with Jake and Perri).
- Di to find out about natural burials, eg
- Alan to try and sell our surplus Wurlitzer organ on
This started around 11:30am and continued until 4:30pm with two 45
minute breaks, one for the AGM and the general meeting and
one for lunch.
Grass was mowed, graves wipper-snippered around, some stumps dug out, 2
casuarina trees were removed that were too close to graves, a
made to where special seats are to be installed, some weedy
bulbs (Watsonia marginata?) were removed, etc.
The cemetery grounds after our
working bee -
tidy and well cared for. Sunday 18 November 2018.
Meeting held Sunday
8 July 2018:
GENERAL MEETING and
meeting clashed with a meeting at the CWA Hall and the start
was therefore delayed until 1:30pm).
Perri (in the chair), Ralph, Alan, Yvonne, Jake, Dianne,
Carolyn, Jillian and Steve.
Summary of Minutes
Our garden shed now houses a
ride-on mower which will be permanently stationed there.
The mower has been lent to us by Ralph Bottomley.
It is suggested that whenever somebody is going to do mowing they
should bring their own petrol.
bench seats that we were going to purchase from Greg Lynde
have not yet appeared. Ralph will follow up with Greg.
Annie will check with Andrew Denne re documents from the church.
a new toilet:
Carolyn can get a quote for a septic system at approx $10,000+
Ralph suggested a toilet with a holding tank may be the way to go
because we are not sure whether a septic system would be
It would cost around $7000.
Ralph will talk to council (Fluffy) to see what they are likely to
of Public Liability insurance
was discussed. We currently have a bill for approx $1,400.
Should we be looking for an umbrella policy along with other
Since the last meeting it has been confirmed that the insurance premium
mentioned above also covers the insurance on the building).
Raising: Dianne to contact Bunnings to see if we
can run a sausage sizzle.
Headstone has been installed for Colin
Jacobson (Elsie Churchill's brother in law). A photo linked to the
headstone is now part of the Cemetery Map.
Carolyn Martyn to be a second
signatory for cheques
as Julie Risely is now living offshore. We need a copy of the
minutes proposing this to take to Bendigo Bank in Kingston.
Viking Ride-On Mower.
Colin Jacobson headstone
Marquee set up for our Open Day
10:30am to 2:00pm
The weather was beautiful for our Open Day and quite a few people
turned up, although neither the Premier nor Nic Street (who were
invited) made it.
The Snug Butcher
donated sausages and Banjos donated bread for our barbeque.
are gratefully acknowledged.
New garden shed. Click to enlarge.
By the end of the day our new garden shed was
finished and Ralph and
Alan were installing strengthening members and shelves within it.
steel posts were driven in and attached to prevent wind from blowing
the shed away.
Eventually it is intended to add a concrete floor inside the shed.
held 3 February
Meeting held in the foyer of the Chapel.
A working bee followed
to cleanup the cemetery and to work on the assembly of the garden shed.
11:30am to 1:00pm
(11 committee members in attendance).
- Discussions about upkeep of headstones;
the responsibility of our association. Families can contact Youdit
Deane who has expertise in restorative work
- Carolyn and Di to enquire re possible Federal
money for restoration of war graves.
memorial at Barnes Bay to be kept clean
tidy. (Jake will do).
- Assembly and installation of our garden shed
completed tomorrow (Sunday).
We have about $6,500
in the bank
with some income from market stalls to be added shortly.
- Two bench
(aluminium and plastic) to be ordered
from Greg Lynd (St Helens).
- Intention to talk to Suzanne Smythe regarding
the location of
possible grave sites at Variety Bay.
- A website
has been established for our
Contact Alan Bottomley with ideas for improvement.
Mission Statement to be added to our website.
possible wording was suggested.
- A grave
site map to be added to the website.
also show reserved plots.
- The Premier (prompted by Nic Street) has
promised us $5,000
from a discretionary fund towards a new toilet.
and Snug Butcher to be asked to donate
and sausages for Open Day.
maintenance suggestions: mould can be
treated with "Exit Mould", vinegar may help with lichen?
- Perri has bulbs to plant.