Home' Portland Observer : PO-20131204 Contents 20 PORTLAND OBSERVER Wednesday December 4 2013
PORTLAND District Health supports the
community and also enjoys a lot of support from
Donations, sponsorship, fundraisers, and in-kind
donations play an important role for any local
PDH is lucky to enjoy growing support from within
the local community.
Several local organisations have been generous to
PDH over a long period.
One such organisation is United Way Glenelg which
has been a strong supporter of PDH for many years.
United Way Glenelg’s donations to organisations
such as PDH come directly from community members
through its Workplace Giving program.
In 2012/13, funds donated from United Way Glenelg
included; baby change table $900, patient lifting
equipment $1660, the Samaritan Fund $3500, and
Peer Assistance & Leadership Skills Program $3000.
The Peer Assistance Leadership program is a school-
based, peer-to-peer youth development program for
students in year 9 built upon a philosophy of students
helping students. The program enhances the student’s
resilience by developing their sense of connectedness
to their peers, school, family, and community
The program encourages students and their peers to
make healthy life decisions and provides opportunities
to create a supportive and safe school environment.
The patient lifting equipment is being used in the
hospital’s acute ward and a new baby change table
was installed at the specialist centre thanks to the
The Samaritan fund is managed by the counselling
team at PDH to support individuals and families in
emergency situations and is solely funded annually
by United Way Glenelg.
The counselling team works with the client in need,
as well as other support agencies, to help these people
through the tough times they may be facing.
As part of her role as PDH community engagement
officer, Carolyn Malseed is now coordinating
donations and support from the community.
Ms Malseed’s role includes fundraising, involvement in
community and organisation events, liaising with local
service clubs and community groups, and coordinating
hospital activities involving the public.
“We appreciate the support from the region and hope to
expand on that strong base,” she said.
“United Way Glenelg is just one great example of a local
organisation that sees the values of supporting its local
PDH has received more than $100,000 assisting more
than 1000 people from the community since United Way
Glenelg began in 1999.
PDH staff see first-hand the benefits of a community
fund as many choose to make a deduction from their own
pay to support United Way Glenelg.
Our yesterdays revisited
By bernard wallace
Early painting’s colourful history
PIONEER and pastoralist Edward Henty. He apparently
commissioned Thomas Clark to produce several paintings of
Muntham Station and its homestead, including Portland’s View of
Den Hills near Coleraine.
From: PAGE 19
Whilst the exact circumstances
of the transfer of the painting
are unclear, it seems that the
painting was gifted to the
Borough of Portland when the
Trangmar estate was being
wound up in the very early
Clark’s View of Muntham is
said to have graced the walls
of the Borough Offices in
Portland – the Old Town Hall
for many years.
Over time, the origins and
significance of this painting
were somewhat lost. Its
importance was recognised
in the 1970s. In 1975, it was
loaned to the Hamilton Art
Gallery, forming part of an
exhibition entitled Colonial
Views of Western Victoria.
In 1979, the painting was sent
away to undergo restoration.
This proved to be a lengthy
process and it seemed that
this significant painting would
never return. Restoration was
finally completed in late 1981.
At this time, it is believed to
have graced the Mayor ’s Room
at the Municipal Offices.
Then, this important work
attracted the attention of the
Art Gallery of South Australia
and a tempting offer was
made to the Town of Portland.
against the sale grew within
Portland, the region and the
state of Victoria. After much
soul searching, the offer was
In 1989, View of Muntham
or View of Den Hills near
Coleraine formed part of a
major travelling exhibition,
Creating Australia: Two
1788-1988. Some 250,000
people viewed this exhibition
on its extensive Australian tour.
The painting then returned to
Portland and usually resides in
the foyer of the Portland offices
of the Glenelg Shire Council.
Its recent travels are very much
on public record.
Described back in the 1980s
as ‘an essential part of the
patrimony of the state’,
the significance of Clark’s
painting is now well and truly
JAMES Trangmar, mayor and leading citizen. He or
his family donated a significant colonial painting to
the Borough of Portland over a century ago.
Great support from the community
UNITED Way Glenelg community relations officer Nicole
Reefman and PDH Specialist Centre practice manager
Robyn McCabe inspect the baby change table that was
purchase with funds donated by United Way Glenelg.
Contact: PDH Specialist Centre
— Portland District Health - 5522 1410
PORTLAND DISTRICT HEALTH
Your Health Service,
VISITING SPECIALISTS NEXT WEEK
Women’s Health & Pap Smears
Dr Ghazala Irshad
Obstetrics / Gynaecology
Dr Andrew Bowman
Mr UK Naidoo
Or thopaedic Surgeon
Dr Mustafa Khasraw
Dr Nick Thies
Mr Joe Ragg
Ms Angie Wrobel
Dr Vincent Lee
Por tland District Health is an impor tant par t of the local community and
appreciates the terrific suppor t it receives from local organisations and
PDH also encourages community feedback from the community and has
established a Consumer Advisory Committee which meets regularly and
facilitates communication between consumers, carers and community
groups and their health service.
The group can be contacted through Wendy Buckland, PDH Quality
Coordinator on 5521 0316.
PDH also has a community engagement officer to ensure it remains well
connected with local residents.
Carolyn Malseed can be contacted on 5522 1182.
Par t of Carolyn’s role involves coordinating donations from the
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