Monday 15 October, 2018
6.00pm - 7.00pm
On Service Voices – Monday 15.10.18 from 6 to 7pm Adelaide Time (or listen again any time after 7pm)
RSL SA Women’s Sub Branch: The 2018 Women’s Symposium
A brief summary of the recent Women’s Symposium held at Keswick Barracks by the RSL South Australia Women’s Sub Branch as part of Veterans’ Health Week, an initiative of the Australian Government. This year the theme was Nutrition… the Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with many ex-service organisations; serving ADF members and community groups to organise and participate in fun events that highlight the importance of improving and maintaining good health… and of course good nutrition (eating better and smarter) is essential for an individual’s health at all ages, and plays a key role in reducing the risk of developing a range of chronic health conditions.
You notice the ‘fun‘ word in what I just said…. well, the new President of the RSL SA Women’s Sub Branch Krystle Fishwick led the Women’s Symposium into a full day of topics pertinent to the serious issues of health and wellbeing, with subjects such as healthy and active ageing for women; caring for the healthy heart; the prevalence of mental disorder in ADF servicewomen; and other subjects… but it also included fun aspects that got us up out of our seats and working together..
Craig Masson: Massed Pipes and Drums spectacular for 11.11.18
With Remembrance Day 2018 less than 4 weeks away, South Australia has an extensive agenda of events and ceremonies planned for this very special 100th year since the signing of the World War One Peace Treaty. Among those events is a spectacular march of massed pipes and drums through Adelaide as part of a joint International event. Craig Masson tells where and when we can see it, and what its relevance is to our Military.
Kate Clements: A Flight against all odds
And on the subject of things Scottish…. Scots have migrated to Australia since the days of early settlement. There is no denying that many of Australia’s migrants have faced perilous journeys to arrive on our shores where they’ve contributed great service to both country and community… today you’ll meet one such migrant who hailed from Glasgow in Scotland… Kate Clements… she was Kathy Wright back then, and I guarantee that you will be astounded by her story.
Rita Brad: A magnificent obsession
Also hailing from Glasgow is the hull of the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship, a ship that in its heyday brought migrants in their hundreds to South Australia between 1864 and 1887. During this period she played an important part in Australian immigration. We’ll introduce you to Rita Brad, a softly spoken, tenacious Scotswoman who fell in love with the derelict hull of the Clipper Ship while it was still in Scotland, and was determined to accompany it on its long voyage to a final home in Port Adelaide, carried on a cargo ship that wouldn’t normally carry passengers, let alone a single woman in her late fifties!
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