Our new series goes to air next Thursday.

Faces of Frankston, our four-part series about significant community citizens, airs this Thursday night, November 17th,  at 6.00pm on Channel 31, Melbourne.

The show will run at this time every Thursday for the next four weeks.

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Hope you tune-in.

The network also runs repeats during the day and a free-to-air catch-up stream on its website.

Links:

Faces of Frankston website

Channel 31, Melbourne.

Luke Kerr and Louis Cooke at Frankston Arts Centre

In this short summary of speeches, Real Time Learning Director Luke Kerr and Mt Eliza student Louis Cooke, discuss the topic of bullying and the importance of entrepreneurship and engagement in education. This short video features Louis’ bullying information film, “I’m Sorry.” Adobe has endorsed “I’m Sorry” as part of its Bully Project and Louis’ film is currently screening at Mornington Cinema.

Camera: Luke Watters

Technical: David Muir

Editing: Terry Cantwell

 

Rosalindo’s Story

In 1973, Rosalindo Cerda and his family escaped Pinochet’s brutal regime in Chile. They migrated to Australia in 1973. He has contributed enormously to his adopted country and has assisted many other migrants to make the sometimes difficult transition to life in Australia. This is the second film in our Faces of Frankston documentary interview series.

Project Long Shot campaign about to go live

This is one of our most exciting projects yet – to film the discovery of the first shot fired in World War 1

(We plan to launch the fund-raising campaign on April 10, but here is what the campaign looks like)

Few people are aware that the first shot of the Great War was fired from Point Nepean, south of Melbourne.

On August 5th 1914,  Australian forces attempted to stop the German cargo ship, the SS Pfalz, from leaving Melbourne.

War had just been declared and all German activity in the Commonwealth was now considered hostile.

Despite numerous warnings to cut her engines, Pfalz Captain Kuhiken ordered full steam ahead and a dangerous game of chicken ensued.

From Point Nepean Coastal Fort, the Australians signalled the Pfalz to stop.

When they received an order to either ‘stop her of sink her’ they fired the first shot of the Great War across the Pfalz’ bow, missing the ship by metres.

The Pfalz  eventually  surrendered to Australian forces who boarded her at 1.00pm. The German crew was interned in Melbourne for the duration of the war.

The ship itself was soon refitted as a troop carrier for the war effort and was used in the Gallipoli landings under the name HMT Boorara.

She had a busy time in the Dardanelles: transporting Australian soldiers onto the battle arena, being twice torpedoed, and housing Turkish prisoners of war. She was eventually shipwrecked off the Vancouver coast in 1926 when she was operating as a Greek trade vessel.

We hope to find the shell

Southern Ocean Exploration, Australia’s most successful shipwreck discovery team, will volunteer all of its resources to find the shell: divers, boats, fuel and insurances – but we need this equipment if we are to have any chance of finding the shell.

Whitewater Documentaries will provide a film crew to document the event, with a view to telling the fascinating story of the Pfalz in a one-hour television documentary.

The catch: the magnetometer we need will cost $130,000.

Whitewater and SOE have set up an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to enable SOE to buy the necessary equipment. SOE will be able to use this equipment to find the shell, as well as other elusive shipwrecks. Whitewater gets to film it all. So it’s all very exciting.

We will be launching the campaign in April and expect a lot of interest.

As you can imagine, this is a ‘Long Shot’, but just think  how exciting it would be to participate in the making of Australian and international history.

Most of the credit for making this project a reality goes to author Keith Quinton whose recent book, Stop the Pfalz,painstakingly and accurately recreates the Pfalz’ last moments. His information and assistance has helped SOE narrow the search grid to a practical area.

Terry Cantwell

Media

Herald Sun, March 8, 2014.  “Hunt for first shell fired in World War 1 steps up”

New Years Eve Yoga

By Terry Cantwell

Whilst many of us  yelled and cheered our way through New Year’s Eve,  about 70 yoga practitioners welcomed 2014 with a relaxed session at Mount Martha Beach, on Tuesday morning.

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Jan Winslade’s “Yoga by the Bay” group, who range in ages from 7 to seventy,  took advantage of a perfect Peninsula morning to cast off the cobwebs of 2013.

“This is the perfect way to let go of a stressful year,” former nurse Jan Winslade said. “We all lead such busy lives and carry lots of worries around with us. Yoga helps us balance our lives and has many physical and emotional benefits.”

Jan established her business  “Yoga by the Bay” over fifteen years ago and now runs weekly classes for beginners and  advanced students. She also runs special events, retreats and school programs across the Mornington Peninsula.

Whitewater Documentaries filmed the event as part of a short film about the positive effects of Yoga, featuring Jan Winslade’s Yoga by the Bay. 

http://www.yogabythebay.com.au

Camera work: Mark Street, Terry Cantwell. Editing and sound: David Muir. FX: Terry Cantwell.

Beleura: the house and garden (promotional video)

In this short video, Beleura House Director Anthony Knight takes us on a short walk through Beleura House and its garden.

“Beleura is an exceptional place. The Tallis Family Summer House for many decades and from 1950 John Tallis’ home, it houses an amazing collection of items.

When John Tallis died in 1996 he left his house Beleura at Mornington to the people of Victoria, requesting it become a house museum.

In November 2004 his dream was realised and Beleura is now open to the public in the way he wished, by appointment and with visitors being welcomed as guests.

Guided tours are available for individuals and groups on selected days throughout the year.” From: http://www.beleura.org.au

 

Camera: Mark Street. Editing and Sound: David Muir.