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Bev Wilkinson asks her favorite questions at the Household Relief Fund Third Annual Charity concert held at the Village Williamstown on Saturday 22 June.

What type of advice would you give to the younger generation?

Get any job if you don’t work your stuck on the dole. I’ve done it all and saved money.

Vice Connell

Go and be a nurse, it’s a good career path I was able to help people and my father just before he died.

Keep yourself fit and play golf

Alice Kane


What advice would you give to your 15-year-old self?

Read widely, keep your options open and study.

John Jennings


What advice would you give your younger self?

Stay healthy; be proud of what you are doing

Myrtle Cameron


What advice would you give to the younger generation?

Drink less and be good to your mother.

Netta Mitchell


What advice would you give to your younger self?

Study hard and stay in school. Enjoy yourself and explore many avenues while you can.

Grab any opportunity you get.

What advice would you give the younger generation?

Slow down, be kind, work hard and treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Ellen M



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Open your eyes…you might just find something amazing!

The need to escape everyday life and explore lush bush land is what lured me over the weekend.

I’ve been working so hard on getting everything off the ground in a way I’ve lost touch with why I’m passionate about what I do.

Sometimes its nice to escape reality and explore a new possibility, especially since what I’m working on isn’t tangible, I can’t touch, smell or even see the promising results.

All I have is a vision about the future and I know somehow I’ll make it a reality.

Through attending many networking events, I heard about the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk in the Dandenong Ranges and how inspiring it can be to say I’ve climbed 1000 steps.

So I decided to put on my sneakers and explore this terrain as many have trodden before me.

Its funny I rocked up solo and found a companion at the train station, it must have been obvious I was a tourist with a huge map and a confused expression on my face!

I stumbled across Greg Dinneen who is a local resident, he reminded me of Merlin the Wizard with so much knowledge of plants, wildlife and living off the land.

From looking at Greg I would say he was in his late 60s but physically he could pass as a fit 40- year -old.

Everyday he walks two hours in the Dandenong Ranges and while the 1000 steps made me huff and puff, he did it with ease like it was a calm walk on Frankston beach!

I asked him why he walks for two hours every day and he replied it makes him feel good and he enjoys chatting with people he ordinarily would not meet.

He stared talking about people in nursing homes and how physically some have the potential to get out of their wheel chairs but don’t because there muscles have weakened from lack of use.

It’s a shame these seniors don’t have what Greg has in his back yard as motivation to get outside, just breathing fresh air in a way is like a elixir of youth.

Every so often we would stop to take photos and it was amazing what I saw as just another plant, Greg saw as a source of food.

I had become so accustomed to buying fruit and vegetables from supermarkets, I didn’t realise I was surrounded by raw organic food; nourishment health stores charge mega bucks for was free for the taking!

Looking around at people focused on just the stairs made me sad in a way, they were so interested in fulfilling their fitness goals they did not take time to realise the beauty surrounding them.

Sometimes we need to look around and realise we are part of a bigger picture in life; we just have to see what is in front of our eyes.





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So I bet the Frankston Chamber of Commerce weren’t expecting a speech quite like this….

Hi my name is Bev Wilkinson and I am the founder of Golden Days Images, which scans old photos to DVD and CD.

I don’t think I am your typical business owner; I am in the third month of the NEIS program, which enables unemployed people to build sustainable businesses.

I am currently organising an exhibition celebrating the history of Frankston locals and have realised from interviewing many seniors is there is a need to cherish their memories.

They have told me about first love, dances at the Mechanics Institute to the coal mine at Olivers Hill.

What I have realised is there needs to be a website celebrating this living history because maybe one day these people will pass but they would have provided an online legacy for their friends and family to see what it was like living in an community.

But to do this I need sponsorship, there is only so far my NEIS payment and hospitality work can do to get this project up and running.

I am asking businesses and in particular Frankston City Council to help get this project up and running.

If you are interested in collaborating with me or providing sponsorship please come and say G’day….


Any excuse to wear my Golden Days Images t-shirt hanging out with my friend Frida.

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Konnichiwa! We check out the Frankston Japanese Festival!

IMG_1639IMG_1640IMG_1641IMG_1620IMG_1619Jap fest

Frankston Japanese Festival , a set on Flickr.

Photos taken at the Frankston Japanese Festival on 25 February 2012.
The festival marked the 30th anniversary of Frankston’s sister city Susono which is located 175 km southwest of Tokyo.

These images can also be viewed on our Facebook page

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Happy Valentines Day!

Happy V-DAY EVERYONE! Heres a little bit of Casablanca for the lovers out there!

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We hit Frankston beach for Australia Day

Who says hitting the promotional track is boring? Today we mix work with pleasure and took photos of the locals at Frankston beach. 






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The Great Carnie Convention

The Luna Park class of 2001-2009 invade the theme park for some rides then a few drinks at the Village Belle in St Kilda.
Sat 14 January 2012






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