Western Australia Bundu Times June/July 1995
M'dalas Report by Arthur Hutson.
Due to a spate of illnesses our attendance for April 1995 was down
to 47 from March's 52. Members present were united in their
sincerity in wishing the ailing members a speedy recovery.
It was most pleasant to welcome visitors to our April do - Charles
and Adele Scott currently in the Goldfields but originally Que Que
(Union Carbide) and their Perth resident daughter, Amanda English.
By co-incidence also from the Goldfields were 'Chuck' and Margaret
Warren. We hope that you enjoyed the gathering.
Our Chairman, or do we say "Person" is away in Zimbabwe and RSA and
we look forward to Doreen Hutsons' return to hear her impressions
Thanks again to Doug Lyon for giving us a resume of his readings
from the Zimbabwe Financial Gazette. We might persuade him to
become a regular 'news' contributor to the Bundu Times. Talking of
which, at the behest of the Executive Committee, we asked for a
volunteer to take over editorship to relieve Jenny but our request
fell on deaf ears and a stony silence. Sorry Jenny you will just
have to continue your sterling efforts. Funnily enough when we then
asked the M'dalas if the ladies would judge a Rhodesian Baby Contest
if one were arranged the members regained both their hearing and
vocal cords in an emphatic "IKONA" and other ribald remarks!
On the 27th April 1995 we held our outing to Botanical Golf in
Joondalup which had been laid on by Doug Learmonth. Sixteen people
participated in spite of the rain, and the majority tried their
skills at the 18 mini holes. Winners of the so called tournament
were "ringers" Peter and Margaret Dean. Ruth Learmonth won Ladies
"booby" prize. No need to mention Male "booby"! The Botanical Golf
situated in Burns Beach Road, Wanneroo (telephone 405 1475) is a
delightful spot set in the most beautiful gardens, and well worth a
visit by families especially for the young ones to play mini golf.
There are picnic and barbecue facilities for B.Y.O. or there are
full refreshment facilities (excluding alcohol). The amount of new
homes going up in the area is quite incredible and in itself worth a
In closing I would like to pay tribute to JAMES (Jimmy) WHITEHEAD
who passed away recently after a short illness in RSA. He will be
remembered for his sterling efforts in ensuring continuity of fuel
supplies during the initial stages of our UDI, which activity was
done unbeknown to his overseas principals. He introduced the famous
"Grey Ladies", bowsers which ran fuel into the country when all
legitimate sources had been closed. He also helped keep alive
during those traumatic year, with liberal financial contributions
form the Company, many motor sports, cricket, rugby, golf, bowls,
horse racing and African soccer. This was done on a strictly
"incognito" basis. Thanks Jimmy and "Go Well". He is survived by
his three daughters, his wife Cynthia having predeceased him by two