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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 11th 2009
2 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 12, 2009 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Editor: Robyn Ainsworth Manager: Ben Payne Office: 181 First Ave, Five Dock, 2046 Phone: 9018 3592 Fax: 9018 3531 Deliveries: 9689 5498 Classifieds: 13 19 79 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation: 52,892 (CAB Apr 2008 -- Sept 2008) Readership: 69,000 (Roy Morgan Readership Survey, Oct 2006 -- Sept 2008) Your recycling of the Inner- West Weekly helps make Australia the world leader in newspaper recycling. More than 74.5% of Australia's newspapers are re-used. your guide Inner -West Weekly Water 60.2% ---------------------------- Every week we meet a local business owner. To learn more about local businesses, go to www.truelocal.com.au CLIFF PRIEST, Owner, Burwood Auto Repairs Q. What car would you like to own? A. I'd like a new Mercedes. It's a very well-manufactured car. Q. What's the secret to running a successful business? A. It's just a matter of keeping customers happy by giving them a good service and fixing their car. Q. Is it harder to repair cars today than it was 40 years ago? A. No, cars are easier to repair these days because they are built lighter and better. YOUR LOCAL The Inner-West Weekly circulates in Abbotsford, Ashbury, Ashfield, Birkenhead, Burwood, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Concord West, Concord, Croydon, Croydon Park, Dobroyd, Drummoyne, Enfield, Five Dock, Haberfield, Homebush, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, Newington, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield, Summer Hill, Olympic Park. Printed and published by Cumberland Newspaper Group, a division of Nationwide News Pty Ltd. ABN 98 008 438 828 (incl ACT). 142 Macquarie St, Parramatta. NSW 2150 33 36 28 Index 8 Police Beat 15 One Degree 16 Pet of the Week 16 Sudoku 18 Opinion 26 Alive 27 What'sOn 30 Home Living 43 TV guide 40 Sport Wark leaves a hockey legacy MARIE SANSOM Ken Wark Sr FAMILY and friends have paid tribute to a Five Dock man who anchored Glebe Hockey Club. Ken Wark Sr, who played 492 games for Glebe and kept up a lifelong association with the club, died last Wednesday, aged 83. He played for Australia in 1952 and 1954, before hockey was an Olympic sport. Robert Wark remembers his dad as a ''man's man''. ''He was always there when you needed him. He was a top bloke,'' he said. ''You couldn't get any better, to be honest.'' Mr Wark recalls his first premiership as a 17-year-old in 1967, playing in the second team with his dad against North Sydney when Glebe won 4-3. ''I had the pleasure of playing with him. It was very easy. He just told me what to do and when to do it. That was dad all over. ''He said, 'You always look at a bloke's strong points and you try and help him on his weak points but you never try to make him what he isn't'.'' Glebe's first-grade captain Mark Paterson called him ''in- spirational''. ''Everyone had the highest respect for him in the club. He was someone you looked up to as a kid who always had time for the younger generation,'' Paterson said. Geoff Paterson, Mark's father, vividly re- members playing against Ken Wark Sr. ''As a young kid the senior players always said, 'Watch out for Ken Wark because he's pretty serious about his hockey'. He didn't give any quarter. He was excellent off the field, always friendly.'' Les Wark said his uncle was ''uncompromising and brilliant''. ''He was a lovely man and a big loss to the history of the club.'' Ken Wark Sr was part of Glebe's golden era when first grade won seven premierships in a row from 1947 to 1953, a record still unbroken in Sydney hockey. He coached at Sydney and NSW as well as Glebe. He grew up in Rozelle and spent the 60 years of his married life in Five Dock. His other passions were motorbikes, sailing at Half Moon Bay Yacht Club and golf. Ken Wark Sr leaves behind his wife Joyce; sons Robert, Gary and triple Olympian Ken Jr; and six grandchildren. Today Showers. Top Temp: 21C Friday Showers. Top Temp: 19C Saturday Rain. Top Temp: 19C Sunday Showers Top Temp: 22C get to know your neighbours ...absolutely We have been coming to Birkenhead since we moved into the area ...about 15 years now. The accessibility of Coles and the fresh food is what I like most about Birkenhead Point. The access is better for us than other shopping centres in the area, as the parking is convenient. Birkenhead Point fresh food is part of our life now, we're there every week without fail. Mrs Doyle, Strathfield Mrs Doyle, Strathfield & Mrs Cassidy, Haberfield
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