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Williamstown, South Australia

Not to be confused with the once eastern suburb of Mount Gambier called Williamstown. Williamstown is a small South Australian village on the southern fringe of the Barossa Valley wine-growing region, it is 16 km south-east of Gawler. Williamstown was known as Victoria Creek; the village was laid out in 1858 by Lewis Johnston, or Johnstone, on land he purchased in 1857, named for his son. The village has an average rainfall of 680 mm, it has a summer average temperature of 31 °C with temperatures reaching the mid 40s, a winter average temperature of 15 °C, with nights dropping below freezing, which makes the region excellent for the cultivation of fruits grapes in the lower riverine alluvial deposits. Williamstown was a farming area with sheep and cattle in the early days with fruit orchards, mixed farms and vines; the village sustained a forestry and lumber industry from the earliest days with three sawmills. Today only a small family-owned timber sawmill and Cooperage remains with the closure of the two larger mills by 1990.

Many local residents work in the wine / viticulture industry throughout the Barossa Valley. In the Australian Federation Year a local hay barn found along Yettie Road inhabited only by ducks and pigeons was discovered to be the remains of the alleged oldest slab and stone homestead in South Australia, restored to its former glory. Springfield Homestead, along Springton Road, was the home of local land baron pastoralist, BJ MacLachlan, a contemporary of the more famous Australian pastoral entrepreneurs and cattle barons such as Kidman, his great-great grandchildren still live at the historic Homestead. They operate one of the largest stations in Australia at Commonwealth Hill; the nearby Barossa, Para Wirra and South Para Reservoirs were built in the early 1950s to help supply Adelaide with its demanding domestic water supplies. The Whispering Wall public attraction at the Barossa Reservoir is the colloquial name given to the curved dam retaining wall structure where nearby evidence of former small operation gold mining exists from the 1840s as evidenced by the local name of Kalamazoo.

A handful of'boutique' tourist gold mining operation were started around 1985 near Sandy Creek and West of the reservoir aptly named the Barossa Goldfields. In recent decades numerous tourist accommodation and gastronomical ventures have been established to service the growing Barossa Valley wine tour industry, such as boutique businesses Linfield Road Wines, Te-Aro Estate Wines and the famous Jacob's Creek. Williamstown is considered to be a'Southern gateway' town into the Barossa Valley itself and in recent years land releases and new family homes have brought a new lease of life to the sleepy little town which boasts one of the oldest public house hotels in South Australia dating from 1841and several original farm homesteads built by the first homesteaders from rough-cut slab timber. One excellent example of which can be found along Warren Road towards Kersbrook. In the late summer of 1956 Williamstown was struck by a large 3.6 magnitude earthquake that lasted for eight minutes and caused structural damaged to many of the stone structures and brick buildings in the area which can be seen to this day.

Domestic wells and sweetwater springs in the area dried up for several weeks thereafter due to the many landslips and seismic movements below the surrounding Gawler Ranges. In 1970 Williamstown had the happy pleasure of hosting one of the last performances of the Barnum & Baily, Ringling Brothers Circus in the original Big Top at the Oval where their famous performing Elephants were enjoyed along with'the world's smallest horse' at just over five hands high. In the springtime, Williamstown is seen at its best, with a carpet of green grass and wildflowers along the many creeks and thick woodlands covering the low-rolling hills around the town, dotted with large dairy pastures and vineyards. To the East and South, Williamstown is skirted with Forestry Commission plantations open for public access, in certain areas, large swathes of National Park and the Hale Conservation Park for walkers and hikers; the Williamstown Oval is set in the welcome summer-shade of a large wooded hill in a small valley fed by crystal clear cold-water springs that feed the Victoria Creek stream that passes through the town centre.

At the Oval there is a picnic area and small caravan park, serving visitors and transient workers, overlooking the local Football Clubhouse and 191950s-era public swimming pool. Williamstown is in the Barossa Council local government area, the state electoral district of Schubert and the federal Division of Mayo. Para Wirra Conservation Park

A Moment of Romance

A Moment of Romance is a 1990 Hong Kong action romance film directed by Benny Chan, produced by Johnnie To, starring Andy Lau, Jacklyn Wu and Ng Man-tat. For his performance in the film, Ng was awarded Best Supporting Actor at the 10th Hong Kong Film Awards. A Moment of Romance tells an action-packed love story between an underworld rag and a rich heiress and is considered a major classic of Hong Kong cinema; because of the film, Andy Lau was nicknamed "Wah Dee", the character he portrays in the film, while the film is one of Lau's representative works. Wah Dee, a young triad gangster, is the getaway driver in a jewelry store robbery; when the raid goes wrong, he takes a young woman named Jo Jo hostage. The head of Wah Dee's gang, demands that she be killed, but Wah Dee resists and saves her. While Wah Dee tries to act coldly towards JoJo, she expresses gratitude and affection towards him, who, on the other hand starts to fall in love with her. Returning with him from a trip to visit Wah Dee in Macau, where he lives with his grandfather, she is forced to move to Canada with her parents.

Promising to come with them, she insists on meeting him for the last time. A letter expressing her'no-regret' love for him is left in his apartment after she has taken care of Wah Dee -, drunk - and his flat as well. Trumpet organizes a meeting to announce his dominance over the gang that Wah Dee is a part of after the death of their leader. A fight broke out, Brother Seven - one senior member - is killed by his partners. Wah Dee escapes with the help of Rumbo, a friend of his, yet he is hit from behind by Trumpet with a metal gas tank, causing him nosebleed and shock, he decides to come to JoJo's house and picks her up while she is on the verge of leaving. They arrive at a church to organize their own wedding with outfits stolen from a boutique. While JoJo is praying, Wah Dee secretly leaves, he follows Trumpet as well as two others out of a sauna with a knife, attempting to kill him. With the help of Rumbo and one of his mates is killed yet Rumbo and Wah Dee dies on the street. Meanwhile, JoJo is seen running on the highway in the wedding dress looking for Wah Dee.

Andy Lau as Wah Dee Jacklyn Wu as Jo Jo Huen Ng Man-tat as Rambo Wong Kwong-leung as Trumpet Chu Tit-wo as Brother Seven Lam Chung as Superintendent John Chan Sandra Lang as Wah Dee's foster mother Lau Kong as Inspector Kong Yuen Bun as Sing Leung San as Shirley Ng Wui as Wah Dee's grandfather Presenter: Wallace Chung Planning: Ringo Lam, Wong Jing, Ise Cheng Action Director: Yuen Bun Car Stunts: Bruce Law, Joe Chu Art Director: Ringo Chueng Costume Designer: Lee Yuk-shing, Yam Kam-jan Assistant Director: Chu Yat-hung, Law Sai-kuen, Bosco Lam Makeup: Wong Lai-kuen Hair Stylist: Chan Tat-ming If the World Had Romance / No Regrets of Youth Composer: Lo Tayu Lyricist: Lee Kin-tat, Lo Tayu Singer: Shirley Yuen the theme song was taken only from the ending theme from The Flying Fox of Snowy Mountains. By Fong Fei Fei Gray Track / Dark Space Composer: Wong Ka Kui Lyricist: Gene Lau Singer: Wong Ka Kui Never Regretted / Short Term Gentleness Composer: Wong Ka Kui Lyricist: Wong Ka Keung, Gene Lau Singer: Paul Wongthe song was only taken from an 2018 tele-movie series of A Deadly Secret wuxia series starring Clarice Cutie.

It has renamed by the titled: the powerful man alive. Regardless If It's Wrong / No Need to Understand So Much Composer: Wong Ka Kui Lyricist: Paul Wong, Mike Lau Singer: Wong Ka Keung A second installment, A Moment of Romance II, was released in 1993 featuring a new storyline but similar themes. Benny Chan and Jacklyn Wu return as director and lead actress while Andy Lau does not return as the lead actor, with Aaron Kwok leading the film instead. A third and final installment, A Moment of Romance III, was released in 1996 with Johnnie To, producer of the first two films, taking the helm as director and Lau returning as lead actor alongside lead actress Wu. Andy Lau filmography Johnnie To filmography Wong Jing filmography List of Hong Kong films List of biker films A Moment of Romance on IMDb