Letters to the editor

The life and tales of Anne Frank is on show at Burra Regional Art Gallery.

The life and tales of Anne Frank is on show at Burra Regional Art Gallery.

Anne Frank exhibition on show at Burra


Anne Frank exhibition in Burra Gallery - opened on Anzac Day.

A display of the Anne Frank story is now showing in Burra Regional Art Gallery.

Presented on screens, with beautifully reproduced photographs and well written text, it provides a moving account of the Frank family and their life both before the Holocaust and in hiding.

Quotes from Anne Frank's diary remind visitors of a book they may have read as a young teenager "The Diary of Anne Frank", still in print for today's young people to read and remember.

Photographs and a model of the house in Amsterdam where the family lived during the early stages of WW2, the characters mentioned in Anne's diary, letters to Otto Frank, Anne's father, and more.

The exhibition is suitable for children to see with their parents, and is accompanied by a 20 minute film.

Burra Gallery is open 1 to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday.

Lis Jones Ingman, Burra Regional Art Gallery

Inconsistency rules!

There would appear to be a strange inconsistency with the "SANFL set to change rules" ('Spicy Return'- The Advertiser April 26, 2018) after Port Adelaide played Sam Powell-Pepper against Sturt in the Grand Final replay on Anzac Day; to prevent such a similar circumstance from occurring again, and yet they, the SANFL, seemingly have no problem with another SANFL league side playing someone facing charges of "aggravated assault causing harm, in relation to an alleged altercation" outside an establishment and on police bail!

It would appear that the dance floor is taken far more seriously than an alleged pub altercation! Obviously, the interpretation of "behaviour unbecoming of an AFL (or SANFL) player" needs to be re-defined and clarified, and not too soon.

Rick Drewer, Gawler.

Vaccination rules

To all the 'anti-vax' brigade out there, I refer to Brad Couch's article "Living in polio's shadow" (Boomer Health, The Advertiser Monday, April 30, 2018) concerning the declaration of the eradication of polio on October 29, 2000, due to the 'genius of Jonas Salk, who created the life-changing polio vaccine on April 12, 1955'.

Please, take your collective heads out of the sand; cease from spreading ill-informed misinformation concerning vaccination(s) and allow all the children of today and future generations to be protected from being inflicted with many horrific preventable diseases, simply by receiving vaccinations.

Rick Drewer, Gawler

Busy weekend ahead

The Burra Vintage and Antique Fair is back this weekend for 2018, Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6.

With a focus this year on all things retro and rustic, Burra will play host to dealers from across South Australia and Victoria and with more stalls than ever before, there will definitely be something for everyone. With stallholders offering everything from dolls, jewellery, glassware, toys, rustic treasures and fine porcelain you may need to stay the whole weekend to take it all in.

Dealers will be located in the Town Hall and School Gym. Entry is $8, and children under 16 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Or perhaps the whole of town garage sale on the Saturday, or the Trash and Treasure Auction at the Burra Golf Club on Sunday morning, will help you find the treasures you’re looking for.

There are many other fantastic things to see and do while you’re at the Fair including market stalls and buskers in Market Square and classic car displays.

While there, why not visit the Burra Railway Station and the Bon Accord Museum. There’s plenty to see and do.