Trundle and Tullamore news

Holly Tomlinson is Partnered By Jack Mudge. Holly’s Flower Girl is Ava Curr and her Page Boy is Charlie Anderson. Holly is the youngest daughter of Bill Tomlinson of Trundle and Jo Tomlinson of Condobolin. Holly has one sister Amy. Holly’s Partner Jack Mudge is the son of Nikki Mudge and Simpson Williamson. Jack attends Cranbrook School in Sydney and is in year 11.

Brooke Morgan is Partnered by Bill Ryan. Brooke’s Flower Girl is Jessica Morgan and her Page Boy is Nicholas Taylor. Brooke is the oldest daughter of Glen and Patricia Morgan of Trundle. Brooke has two sisters Monique and Jessica. Brooke’s Partner Bill is the son of Jed and Jude Ryan of Trundle. Bill Attends Red Bend Collage and is in year 11. 

Monique Morgan is Partnered by Ryan Taylor. Monique’s Flower Girl is Layne Armitage and her Page Boy is Riley Randall. Monique is the daughter of Glen and Particia Morgan of Trundle. Monique has two sisters Brooke and Jessica. Monique’s Partner Ryan Taylor is the son of Rolly and Belinda Taylor of Trundle. Ryan is in year ten at Trundle Central School.

Sasha Karaitiana is Partnered by Harrison Williams. Sasha’s Flower Girl is Bella Lynch and her Page Boy is Benjamin Strudwick. Sasha is the youngest daughter of Michael and Mandy Karaitiana of Tullamore. Sasha has two brothers Marshall and Mikey and two sisters Karla and Grace. Sasha’s Partner Harrison is the son of Gary and Caroline Williams of Trundle. Harrison is currently in year 11 at Trundle Central School

Amy Mallard is Partnered by Timmy Coleman. Amy’s Flower Girl is Hailey Bolam and her Page Boy is Cooper Charlton-Little. Amy is the daughter of John and Rhonda Grady of Trundle. Amy’s Partner Timmy is the son of Mary Grady and John Coleman of Parkes. 

As pictured: B. Morgan, B. Ryan, H. Tomlinson, J. Mudge, S. Karaitiana, H. Williams, M. Morgan, R. Taylor, A. Mallard, T. Coleman. J. Morgan, N. Taylor, A. Curr, C. Anderson, B. Lynch, B. Strudwick, L. Armytage, R. Randall, H. Bolam, C. Charlton-Little.

Henry Watts

He was born June 23, 1934 to Francis and Lucy Watts. He was to be their last child of 15 children and much loved. He was born at the family property ‘Ticehurst’ and attended school at Kadungle where he travelled by horse with his brother and sister. He spoke of his time there fondly. When the school burned down he moved to Trundle to finish his schooling. On completion of his schooling he was offered a job with Menswear store in Trundle. He was very excited by this but was told he already had a job on the farm and that was it. Mick worked on the farm for years, eventually taking up a trade in shearing. Six of his brothers went to war in the second World War but two of them did not return and this sparked Mick’s lifelong quest for information about the ‘boys’, the places they served and the hardships they endured.

Mick never took his life or freedom for granted, always working hard. He did his tour of National Service over a period of time at Holsworthy and Ingleburn. When it was over he was glad to return to his beloved trundle. In 1959 he marred Fay and they purchased ‘Pine Park’ for their home. Mick kept sheep and pigs and worked as a shearer. He also worked as a casual barmen, manager of the golf club and was very involved in the RSL Sub branch. Mick was a person who was always able to find good in everyone. He passed away on March 29. Mick’s family would like to thank the Southern Cross staff for their care and kindness.


Hot sunny weather greeted our competitors at the Trundle Pony Club Gymkhana on April 8 at the Trundle Racecourse. We had campers and competitors from our zone as well as neighbouring zones. Cobar, Warren, Tottenham, Rawsonville, Condobolin, Forbes, Peak Hill, Eugowra, West Wyalong and of course Trundle gave us 33 registered riders from ten clubs. Three rings were in action plus jumping, dressage and sporting.  The day started with the Light Horse Team of Four event, proudly sponsored by the 6th Light Horse Trundle Troop. This year it was again won by Trundle Pony Club. Tom Lees presented the trophies to the winning riders on behalf of the 6th Light Horse Trundle Troop. We thank the Troop again for their sponsorship.

This year saw the sixth running of the Karen Grady Memorial Bending Race. This was the five fastest riders of the day qualifying to ride off against each other.  With the race being a combination of speed and accuracy, crossing the line first was previous winner Tiarne Rusten (Trundle PC) on Barndance followed by Mia Cummings (Tottenham PC) on Tonto, Phoebe Wright (Trundle PC) on Belle, Jorja Rusten (Trundle PC) on Shadow, also a previous winner, then Danielle Harding (Tottenham PC) on Red. The sashes were then presented on behalf of Kristen’s late mother Karen.

  • Under 7 Lucia Bilsborough (Eugowra PC). 7-9  Ava Cummings (Tottenham PC), Jenavieve Lloyd-Small (Tottenham PC), Lili Armstrong (Cobar PC). 9-11 Willow Ambrose (west Wyalong PC), Mia Cummings (Tottenham PC). 11-13 Olivia Holland (Eugowra PC), Makaylah McMaster (Eugowra PC). 13-15 Olivia Pitt (Rawsonville PC), Laura Rusten (Trundle PC). 15-17 Tiarne Rusten (Trundle PC), Michelle Harding (Tottenham PC), Katie Townsend (Forbes PC). 17 over Alex Hamblin (Warren PC), Danielle Harding (Tottenham PC)

The canteen was busy all day and a huge thank you to those who cooked, cleaned and canteen-ed all day. Thank you to all the competitors and our hardworking committee and to all the Mums and Dads and Grandparents who came and watched and cheered.

  • Our raffles were won by Lizzie Wythes, Kate O’Brien(Tottenham PC) , Makaylah McMaster, (Eugowra PC), Alex Lloyd (Tottenham PC) and Rachel Harding (Tottenham PC).  Thank you to everyone who donated prizes.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, April 26.