Letters to the editor: Lost family photos, the McGrath Foundation and family values

THROWBACK: Letter writer John Muller recalls when he met Glenn McGrath in Tamworth in 2013.
THROWBACK: Letter writer John Muller recalls when he met Glenn McGrath in Tamworth in 2013.

Family photos found

Here is an appeal to the good citizens of Tamworth. An SD card for a camera/phone has been found in Queens Park Toowoomba during the last few nights of the Christmas Wonderland display, probably lost on night of 23 or 24 December. It contains photos of a family with two young daughters, who received certificates from Tamworth State school. A new house on a larger block and also holiday snaps along the northern NSW coast. Would like to reunite it to the correct people. Thanks in anticipation of identifying the subjects.

Ian Scarborough,

Lions Club of Toowoomba West

McGrath Foundation

With the Glenn McGrath Foundation associated with the Australia -England Test at the SCG, I thought readers would be interested with my connection with Glenn. This photo was taken in 2013 when McGrath came to the Country Music Festival in January 2013 to raise funds for the Glenn McGrath Foundation, which supports women with breast cancer. I have always been a keen supporter of the Foundation having been diagnosed with bowel cancer in 1994 and Leukemia cancer of the white blood cells in 2015.Chemo treatment left me with permanent wooziness in the head which prevents me playing music and golf

I have always rated McGrath and fellow pace bowler Ryan Harris as having the best bowling actions in Australian test cricket. The action requires the bowler to release the ball when the body is in an upright position with the  bowling arm and wrist determining which way the ball swings. It also promotes accuracy over long bowling spells

As a level 1 bowling coach with the Ken Falkemire Cricket Academy in Tamworth I was pleased to have taught Bendemeer's Josh Hazlewood The McGrath method over a 3-year period before he moved to Sydney to play first grade cricket. Josh is now rated among the best fast bowlers in test cricket throughout the world.

Cricket commentators often mention Josh's action as similar to Glenn McGrath's which is very rewarding and special to me being in my 82nd year. I am also proud to be a life member of North Tamworth Cricket Club. On the 10th of March 1961 playing for North Tamworth first grade side against West Tamworth at Tamworth's number 1 Oval I took all 10 wickets for 22 runs. As a left arm swing bowler I have fond memories playing against 2 NSW Sheffield Shield sides in Gunnedah 1954,Narrabri 1960,combined NSW country versus CITY at the Sydney Cricket Ground, versus The West Indies  at Newcastle 1960. My wife Mary of 55 years has fond memories of sitting next to Sir Garfield Sobers who had the day off. A 3 month tour of the world with JS White's Emu Cricket Club in 1961 taking 91 wickets and finally against the English Test side captained by Ted Dexter at Tamworth's number 1 oval in 1963.

John Muller O.A.M. and family,


Moral value of the world

In 1994, I realised that the moral value of the world had changed. Family as the foundation of society no longer seemed to matter and I didn't know why. 

I recall sitting on the front steps of my elderly neighbours home. Mrs Margaret Klose was able to give me the answers in articles published by the Lutheran Church, and the Reverend Fred Nile. 

The articles on humanism and 1976 Law reforms were the beginning of my research. I found Rueban Staff's book "The Key of Three" summed up many of the problems. 

I feel that each and every one of us has a duty as Australians under one banner to become committed to restoring society's values.

Twenty-three years later, the wheel has turned full circle. Christmas Eve 2017, the hidden agenda was revealed on Beyond Today, which gives all the answers about the humanist manifesto and the hidden agenda.

Judith Law,



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