Christmas – and the year is gone, it’s been another whirlwind 12 months, just a sign of getting old I guess! Life at the Tingira helm has once again been hectic all year and I’m looking forward to a good … Continued
A vacancy exists on the Tingira Australia Association Committee with the recent resignation of committee member, Peter Stephenson, due to extended family and work commitments. Members who wish to apply to become part of the ‘team’ that make the decisions … Continued
NATIONAL TINGIRA CELEBRATIONS… The AGM in Canberra last month on a cold Friday night has and come and gone but this one had a bit more ‘beef on the bone’ than the last few AGM’s we have held. We had … Continued
The occasion was grand – bi-annual reunion of the HMAS Leeuwin 46th Junior Recruit Intake, Canberra, on a cold winters night to present the Tingira Australia association Stonehaven medal. The in augural winner of the medal is Tasmanian navy veteran, … Continued
Lance Ker was elected un-opposed back into the Presidents role of the Tingira Australia Association at the recent AGM held in Canberra on the Queens Birthday weekend. For the past three years Lance has been at the helm of the … Continued
It has been a rather quick sequence of events since our initial conversation with Russ Crane at the 2010 JR Reunion to ‘Keep the boys together’. This year on January 1st Tingira Australia Association celebrated its 5th year of existence. … Continued
Tingira Australia Association President, Lance Ker, today announced the inaugural 2017 winner of the Stonehaven Medal is awarded to former Junior Recruit, Ken Dobbie, from Tasmania. Ken is well known amongst the navy ranks of the 10,000 graduates of the … Continued
Attention All JR’s wanting to march on ANZAC Day Register Now – If you are intending to participate in this years ANZAC Day march please register your name and intake number, by EMAIL only, with your dedicated city LJR to … Continued
ANZAC Day 2017 – For many Tingira Boys ‘it’s here we go again’ and for just as many it is a first to march under the famous Tingira Banner, welcome aboard! This iconic day in our Australian history is now … Continued
Last week Tingira Australia Association President, Lance Ker, made a flying visit to Fremantle attending the first “Leeuwin Vision Plan Forum”. Brief extract from Presidents ‘Report On Proceedings’
I would like to take this opportunity as representing the Tingira Australia Association, reporting on the ‘Leeuwin Vision Forum’ conducted last week by the Dept of Defence and The Town of East Fremantle in Perth, Western Australia. The proposed sale of the former Leeuwin Barracks site (ex HMAS Leeuwin) was the major topic over a four day workshop.
Attended by varying interested parties including Defence, former navy Junior Recruits, Indigenous members, Fremantle and Perth residents, East Fremantle Council Representatives, Political Members and several other interested stakeholders.
TPG (Town Planning Group) the Consulting Company employed by Defence to produce the document this stage of the project and they have in turn employed a variety of architects and designers to assist with this process and provide the workshop forum. It is expected the sale of the site will be over $120 Million.