The 2019 Australia Day Ambassador for the Upper Lachlan Shire has been named as Lyndey Milan OAM.
Lyndey, a familiar face on television and in print, has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think about food and wine for over 30 years via her own nine best selling cookbooks, eight TV series and influence as former food director of the iconic Australian Women’s Weekly.
She is an award winning multi-media presenter, MC, speaker, food and wine teacher and judge.
She has the ability to connect with all audiences.
Lyndey is also creative director of Flame Media, an international TV production and distribution company with offices in Sydney, London, Cardiff, Singapore and Eastern Europe.
She has appeared in UK’s Saturday Kitchen, NBC Today Show, with Anthony Bordain and Rick Stein. She regularly hosted such visiting chefs as Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein and Gordon Ramsay. Lyndey is a popular guest on various Australian networks’ morning shows.
Her unflagging energy saw her as the first female vice-president of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.
She has been chair of the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show, Dairy Produce Committee and Fine Food Committee which she founded in 1997 – which judges thousands of Australian products.
In 2012 her peers presented her with the Vittoria Legend Award, Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. She was also named as a state finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
This was followed in 2014 with an Order of Australia, for service to hospitality, the food and wine industry and the community. She sits on the influential Food and Wine Advisory Committee for Tourism Australia.
Lyndley also runs a consultancy business and judges for many industry organisations and works voluntarily for various charities including as co-founder and patron of Tasting Success, a mentoring program for female chefs.
A fire last Thursday, started by lightening striking a tree in Adavale Road, Bannaby, was promptly attended by the local Rural Fire Service and soon bought under control.
The Golf Club is pleased with it increasing support. Last week saw one day when 11 players turned up for a game.
In spite of the heat there was a good roll-up for the working bee to prepare the ground for the coming rodeos: Junior, Saturday, January 26 when the Taralga Citizen of the Year will be awarded and there will be live music in the evening. The Open Rodeo will be held on Sunday, January 27. Unfortunately the Campdraft had to be cancelled due to drought conditions.
Records in the Historical Society Archives show that William Cree (Crea) (1827-1882) and his wife, Mary (1833-1906) probably married in America. It is believed they came to “Green Hills” about 1860. They owned a large area of land so it is assumed that many small farmers, who used the same address, were leasing land from Crees.
Children of William and Mary were: Sarah (1861-1892) married Hugh McNeilly; Catherine (1868-1951) married Phillip J. Elliott; William James (1874-1936) married Margaret (1877-1969), daughter of John and Mary (nee Mooney) Quinn.
William and Margaret had six children: Bertha (1901-1927); Evelyn (1903-1916); William Selby (1905-1987) married Rosaline Pearl Whipp; Alice (1909) married O. Saville; Ann (1911) married Fred James; Rita (1913-1933) married Mr Brayne.
Selby and Pearlie (as they were known) began their life together on the Wombeyan Caves side of the Guineacor in one of the huts built many years before. The couple later built a large new home on the site.