Doing Boorowa proud: Word in the Streets

Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman, has delivered her maiden speech to NSW Parliament. Photo supplied.

Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman, has delivered her maiden speech to NSW Parliament. Photo supplied.

Wendy Tuckerman, the State Member for Goulburn, made her maiden speech in Parliament last week and I must say, did herself and her numerous supporters proud.

A strong contingent of locals went down to witness the occasion and came away very appreciative of her words and her aspirations.

Wendy's speech is well worth a read. Google NSW State Parliament, go to Hansard and House Papers - Parliament of NSW then Hansard by Members, go to T, click on Tuckerman, Wendy, then on May 29, 2019, Member - Inaugural Speech.

Read and enjoy. With my skill on a computer, if I could manage that, it mustn't be too hard.

Make the effort, it's a good read and you may be as appreciative of Wendy's speech as I.


There is great focus on mental health at the moment. Boorowa is fortunate to have a representative of Dementia Australia visit on a regular basis.

Libby Smith is this person and she is scheduled to be here on Tuesday, July 2, venue to be announced.

Interestingly, Ita Buttrose spoke on Nine's Today Show last week, highlighting the concerns regarding mental health that can affect people of all ages.

Ita is an ambassador for Dementia Australia and Chair of the Australian Mental Health Prize Advisory Committee established to recognize Australians who have made outstanding contribution in the field of mental health.

We should all be aware of mental health issues that can affect us at any given time. Libby Smith would love to have a public forum inviting people in Boorowa to learn about, share in and discover ways to improve our mental health and associated issues.

If you would like to have such a presentation, I'd love to hear from you.


Can you believe some of the ads we endure on TV. Take the one with four well dressed people tasting red wine.

The younger woman swirls the wine around her mouth then spits it on the outfit of the woman next to her.

An ad for Specsavers maybe, but this one is for an Optus/Yes Smart Phone. I just don't get it. In the words of Pauline Hanson, "please explain."


The long weekend, June 8 to 10, brings out the golfers here in Boorowa. The men battle for the Gungewalla Cup on Sunday and the ladies go head to head for the Canemumbola Cup on the Monday.

The annual calcutta on the events is run Saturday night in the Recreation Club at 7pm.

Good luck to all the golfers, and being the long weekend, golfers, drive straight and keep your ball in play. Motorists, drive safely and keep your life in play.


During his physical, he doctor asked he patient about his daily activity level. He described a typical day this way, "Well, yesterday afternoon I waded along the edge of a lake, escaped from wild dogs in the heavy bush, jumped away from an aggressive brown snake, marched up and down several rocky hills, stood on a patch of poison ivy, crawled out of quicksand and took four leaks behind huge trees."

Inspired by the story, the doctor said, "You must be one hell of an outdoorsman!"

"NAH," the patient replied, "Just a bloody lousy golfer."


Paddy took two stuffed dogs to the Antique Road Show. The presenter said, "These are a rare breed, what do you think they'd fetch if they were in good condition?"

"Sticks," Paddy replied.