Monday 3 February 2020

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Barrier Daily Truth Monday 3 February 2020

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IN THIS EDITION:

* A former Broken Hillite who was the first female professor of Chemistry in Victoria and inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, has travelled to Antartica as part of a bid to highlight women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

* Drummer Ashley Meadows is pulling heavy metal back to the surface, and revitalising the alternative music scene in Broken Hill.

* The Pastoralists’ Association of West Darling (PAWD) and a local kangaroo shooter have welcomed a move by Macro Meats to up the price of roo meat, but the roo shooter has said drought and non-commercial harvesting has been hurting business.

* Broken Hill Fire Station’s Station Officer Dale Gillespie was last week presented with a National Medal for 15 years of service with Fire and Rescue NSW.

* Bulldog paceman Tom Davey skittled the Roos during a dusty T20 match at the Alma Oval on Saturday, picking up a five-wicket haul.

* The opening night of the Broken Hill Harness Racing season was a battle between two drivers – Cassie Robinson and Andrew Vozlic – with the latter taking the honours in the last race of the night.