Viv W

My name is Elizabeth Lee. One of my husband’s favourite Aunt’s has asked me to do a small introduction today at the launch of yet another amazing book. So here is a part of her story, mainly an understanding of her,  why she has chosen this story to tell is up to her.

Vivienne Worthington, nee Gathercole, was one of 6 children of Harold and May Gathercole, long term Panton Hill residents. Her families connections go back to the early days of Panton Hill , but obviously not as far back as some, or we would be talking about Gathercole Hill instead. Vivienne spent most of her early life up to 20 here and still returned with her family to the farm at Alma road to see her Mum and Dad every Christmas and in between for 40 years.

Her interest was piqued by coming across a member of the Panton family and realising that Panton Hill had a beginning and history that she was not aware of and many a tale to tell. who were the first settlers, who were the Panton’s, how did the village get it’s name, what happened to them and others in those times and since.

Vivienne was helped in her endeavors by work she had previously done locally on her family tree which led to a lot of local genealogical knowledge.Growing up in Panton Hill she knew people to talk to and had also absorbed  a lot of local knowledge on places in the area and which sites to look up information on.

Vivienne’s passion for writing and history has developed later in her life after meeting her second husband and having the time to devote to writing which he supported. She is one of those people who has taken to the computer age with gusto developing dormant abilities.  She has written a book on the Eureka stockade from a viewpoint of the women involved and one on the Pioneer Bus company, both being related to family members who had involvement. This book fills in an important part of the early pioneering history of this area and community and the people who helped create it .

Serendipity is the term for unexpected fortunate occurrences. I think I will find the book more interesting due to connections with Shepparton where we live to Panton Hill. One of the chemists here for many years was a Panton. And the McPherson family who settled here and ran our newspapers were among the earliest settlers of Panton Hill.

Vivienne has produced another good book to digest.  has developed an easy reading style which encompasses a lot of research yet is still enjoyable to read.
With no further ado I present Mrs Vivienne Worthington.




Letter to family

I would prefer to stay neutral and sit on the fence.Each otherWe should all be trying to do so I felt it was important to try to reach out to all of you together to summarise the situation the family finds itself in and see If there is any way to improve the situation.

It is very sad To see Everyone upset with each other and attacking each other. I do not know how to fix it But strongly feel We should all be trying to do so.  Firstly I would like to say that I am not trying to have a dog in this fight I would like to keep on keeping on with all members of my family even if they no longer want to get on with Each other. I would prefer to stay neutral and sit on the fence.

Secondly advice is never welcome No matter who gives it.  Still here goes.

To Jenny and Sally I understand your past concerns And why you felt you needed to take some legal action But basically our it comes down to The lack of our family to communicate with each other openly. I have listened to your concerns are and spoken to soon Bron but have not been able to validate them. I believe that you Jenny are hoping to arrange a mediation with Sue and Bronwyn. I hope that an understanding can be reached between all parties with some give-and-take on both sides.

I feel it is very important to consider the problems for all involved in pursuing further legal action. Legal action is not cheap financially and certainly not cheap emotionally.  Most legal action needs a very clear list of goals and outcomes and motivation.  Not to mention consequences and outcomes . Some of the consequences are already becoming clear  that there will be ongoing permanent breakdowns in our family relationships. This may be something that all Sides apparently wish.

But a second outcome is a potential financial risk and ongoing financial burden to both you and Sally not to mention Sue and Bronwyn. The risk Is greatest when you employ lawyers I don’t know win no fee basis. There Is no such thing. Lawyers incur costs when they run a case And will seek to recover all these costs from you when you try to drop the case. Furthermore they will insist on the case going all the way rather than dropping it which means hundreds of thousands of dollars in reaching the Supreme Court with no guarantee that you will Ever win or finish in your lifetime I would strongly suggest that you pay for all legal services up front so that you know what you are burdened with. You could also have to pay the costs for the other side if you break off a court action without winning it which could double your costs Or more Sally this could cost you and Dennis your house. Jenny apparently is fully aware of the risks are but I am not sure that you are

Susan and Bronwyn I am sure that you realise Jenny and Sallyann are very unhappy to be taking the legal actions They are following I am not sure if what steps you can take to mitigate their concerns but I would like you to do as much as you can to alleviate their concerns. It may mean taking some tough decisions You are otherwise Uncomfortable with  To try to get everything resolved

There is a lot of reputational loss A lot of financial loss and potentially huge amounts to come  And enormous waste of time and emotions Which will generate repercussions for years to come.

The best outcome would be everyone being prepared to take some substantial losses to their pride and finances and arranging as mutually satisfactory a negotiated settlement as possible. I have tried Lizzie and I have tried for the last six months And longer to get people talking to each other or at least agreeing on what needs to be done We can take no more.

Any settlement as I strongly totally encourage you all to do will have to be done through the mediation with lawyers and I wish those of you who are not able to settle with those Who cannot all the best

I will do my best to help look after William Janine and Williams trust With the help of those who want to do so.

Please call me at any time if you wish to discuss any aspects of these matters with me all if you wish me to communicate with other parties for you



  • angech says:

    1. “Although CO2 absorbs thermal radiation from the Earth, it emits more. Carbon dioxide is in thermal deficit in terms of radiative balance.”
    CO2 is not the sun. It is not an energy production molecule.
    CO2 absorbs energy, from LW or from collisions. It releases same.
    It cannot emit more than it absorbs in a re-energising environment [energy from the sun.

  • angech says:

    gymnosperm says: October 8, 2018 at 3:34 pm “Trouble is, you’re both right.”
    We have the problem that Roger believes that all is due to Pressure, gravity height and Brandon that CO2 causes all the fuss.
    Impressive scientific arguments for both sides.
    Let us call it a draw with some acknowledgement of Brandon’s argument [yuk].

  • angech says:

    The reality is that pressure, gravity height acting on a body of air of known composition does, must determine the temperature[s] of said body of air.
    However said body of air will differ markedly if its composition included greenhouse gases of any variety, including CO2.
    Not exactly noted by Nikolic but not disputed by him either.
    In other words the heat retaining capacity of CO2 alters the temperature and the height at which CO2 emits to space.
    It does not happen in a vacuum.
    The O2 and N do heat up by collision and receive and transmit energy by collision to and with CO2 molecules.
    You are both right.
    Yeah, as my teenage son would say.
    Acknowledgements welcome.