Tim shares the honor of the quote

Tim Braybon receives his NSW Premier Bushfire Emergency Citation from Joint Logistics Unit Commander Colonel Eric Modderman.

Former local man Tim Braybon was surprised and delighted when he and three others were recently awarded the New South Wales Premier’s Emergency Citation for the 2019 bushfires.

Tim is currently serving in the Defense Force at Holdsworthy Barracks.

Tim was the Ground Liaison Officer in January 2020 for Joint Logistics Unit (East) at Garden Island Sydney, for the supply of 10,000 liters of water, two industrial generators and 800 beds to HMAS Canberra for the evacuation of Mallacoata, Victoria.

The citation was presented by Joint Logistics Unit Commander Col. Eric Modderman.

Needless to say, Tim’s father, John, is extremely proud of his son’s accomplishments.


There was an incredible response to the National Recovery and Resilience Agency event in Finley last Thursday.

Several organizations were represented at Finley School of Arts Hall, advising those affected by drought and hard times on the help available from government and private resources.

Jenn Pegler of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District was particularly keen to get the message across that she and other advisors in the farming community are available to help at any time.

“The impact of difficult times on the earth can overwhelm you,” she said.

“Advice from the farming community can help you make sense of things, working with you to get your thoughts, emotions and future back on track.

“If you are concerned about your own mental health or that of someone else, you can speak to someone 24 hours a day by calling AccessLine on 1800 800 944.”

June Madden of local CentaCare, along with Tammy Caulfield and Amber Murphy (Corowa), were among the many other groups present.

The general consensus seems to be that the day was well received, especially by those who took advantage of the tantalizing free barbecue organized by members of the Finley Rotary Club.

Sam Star (centre) talks about drought and recovery with Ross and Karen Daniel at the National Recovery and Resilience Agency at the event in Finley.


The members of Finley Uniting Church would like to remind everyone that the crazy afternoon of whist will take place again this Saturday from 1.30 p.m.

This will take place at Finley Uniting Church Hall in Coree St, and will take place on the second Saturday of each month.

All are invited to participate and have fun.

It’s a great way for newcomers to the area to make new friends and get involved in the local community.


Darren ‘Scooter’ McDonald was the lucky winner of the Finley Lions Club raffle last Saturday.

Club ticket vendors reported a very successful morning and enjoyed catching up with community members and chatting.


Have you called the Auxiliary Operations Shop at Finley Hospital recently?

In July, the Op Shop holds a “keep warm in winter” sale.

Some items have marked prices, but the rest of the clothes are only $5 for a full bag.

There are good deals to be had.


Since many residents go out and walk their dogs in cold weather, it might be time to remind people of the responsibilities of dog ownership.

Full details of the legislation covering the Pets Act 1998 No 87 can be obtained online or by contacting the Berrigan Shire Council.

The main points state that a dog which is in a public place must be under the effective control of a competent person by means of a chain, a rope or an adequate leash which is attached to the dog and which is held by (or attached to) the person.

The manager must be over 16 years old.

The owner of a dog must take all reasonable precautions to prevent the dog from escaping from the property on which it is kept.

A dog must have a collar around its neck and there must be attached to the collar a name tag that shows the dog’s name and the address or telephone number of the dog’s owner.

A pet must be registered under the Act from the age of six months.

These are the basic rules governing the control of pet dogs when they walk in a public place.

Please ensure you are aware of the regulations to ensure the safety and comfort of all owners and their beloved pets.


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Kevin A. Perras