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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 7th 2009
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 8, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Parade fit for Beijing FIONA BRADY Artist Danielle Antaki will help make a float for the Chinese New Year parade. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP231376 Mei Quong Tart's bust has been restored at Ashfield after recent vandalism. A FLOAT made by Ashfield Youth Theatre will play a starring role in this year's Chinese New Year parade in Sydney city centre. The float will honour Mei Quong Tart, a respected 19th century business figure who was a resi- dent of Ashfield. The theatre group is looking for people available from January 12 to 23 to help make puppets, cos- tumes and props. The daily workshops will be run by professional artists Danielle Antaki and Angela Orrego at Thirning Villa in Pratten Park. Quong Tart came to Australia during the Gold Rush and went on to become an important entrepreneur, importing tea and fresh produce from China and operating several popular tea houses across Sydney. He was also a community leader, well connected with the local political and social elites. The Chinese emperor made him a Mandarin of the fifth degree in 1887, in acknowledgment of his services to the overseas Chinese community and to European- Chinese relations in Australia. Ashfield Youth Theatre's float will celebrate his legacy in the February 1 parade. The parade attracts 80,000 spec- tators and is the largest Chinese celebration outside Asia. In previous years it has taken place during the day but this year it will be a night-time event -- with floats and costumes illuminated into a twilight spectacle. After the parade the float will be displayed at Ashfield Mall for two weeks. For more information call theatre artistic director James Winter on 9716 1846 or visit email@example.com Three face stabbing charges FIONA BRADY THREE people have been charged in connection with the stabbing of a 24-year-old man in a Homebush restaurant last month. Father-to-be Mohamed Omar died shortly before 2am on December 14. He had been dancing with his girlfriend and friends at the Beirut By Night restaurant on Parramatta Rd at the time. Two other people were in- jured. On December 22, a 28-year-old man was charged with murder and malicious wounding. He did not apply for bail when he appeared at Liverpool Local Court on December 23. His case was adjourned to March. Detectives also charged a 29-year-old Busby man with be- ing an accessory. He was not granted bail and will appear in court next month. A 21-year-old Punchbowl woman also charged with being an accessory after the fact was granted bail and will appear in court again next month. Meet World Superbike Champion, Warwick Nowland Indigenous Welcome Ceremony Citizenship Ceremony Wild Aussies Show Free Sausage Sizzle Free Activities & Entertainment For more information please visit Council's website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au or contact Council on PH: 9748 9999 Celebrate Strathfield Park, Homebush Rd, Strathfield 26th January 2009, 8am - 1pm AUSTRALIA DAY SPONSORED BY: PH: 1800 252 251 2089679K wk28 The Athlete's Foot and Clarks. The perfect fit 4 back 2 school* School shoes that fit properly make a big difference to your child's feet -- now, and in the future. What's more, they'll wear longer too. Clarks shoes are made to last and come in sizes for normal feet, narrow feet and wide feet. Fitprint® identifies pressure points in your feet and assists the highly trained staff at The Athlete's Foot to recommend the best-fitting school shoes for your child. The Athlete's Foot Burwood. Westfield Shoppingtown, Shop 118. Ph 9715 2580 www.theathletesfoot.com.au * Not available at all stores
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