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Turning the Page on 100 years

Allan Page (foreground) with some of the Page Furnishers employees, several of whom have been working for the business for decades Page Furnishers has celebrated its incredible 100 year milestone with the iconic family-owned Pomona business still going strong. Over the past century the family and the business has seen its share of ups and downs, from celebrating great achievements, winning awards, growing the business and gaining praise from Governor Generals to overcoming deaths, fires and floods all while keeping up with the latest manufacturing trends. It is a journey to be commemorated and celebrated. (See more on pages 12 & 13)




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Edgy Art Exhibition Set To Shake Things Up! 40 Under 40 exhibition is not your run of the mill wine and cheese art exhibition. This edgy exhibition aims to not only showcase the young local art scene but also to shake things up by challenging the community’s perceptions of what is considered contemporary art in our regional setting. In this next exhibition to be held at the Butter Factory Arts Centre in Cooroy 40 talented artists from the region who are 40 years old and under will be on display. This project was the brainchild of Co-Curator and Artist, Amanda Bennetts. Amanda says she created the exhibition as “We have an abundance of talented young visual artists who live in the area who may not otherwise get an opportunity to showcase their art with other local young emerging and professional artists”. Amanda wants to change the face of the Sunshine Coast arts scene to include younger artists and create ongoing opportunities for these artists in the hope of keeping our artists in the area, where they would usually leave for capital cities. Butter Factory Coordinator Alicia Sharples says, “Working with Amanda Bennetts on this project has been amazing, she is inspired to represent the emerging young artists in our region and has brought together an exhibition which is at once edgy & aesthetically stunning. Extending the exhibition to artists from all disciplines, it will include mediums of video, film and electronic imaging as well as ceramics, drawing, fibre arts, graphic design, installation, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Exhibtion runs until 18th Feb. 2020 Where: 11A Maple Street Cooroy

Co-Curators of 40 under 40, Amanda Bennets & Alicia Sharples

Jenny and Ellie Graham Clare Jarrett, Blake Dein, Darrian Mooney & Anhtony Dein

Over 450 people packed the crowded Butter Factory Arts Centre in Cooroy for opening night. Art by 40 local artists, coupled with food, beer and wine and a stellar line up of art demos, poets, DJ and a band

Cooroy Fusion Festival kicks off for 2020 Planning is well underway for the 2020 Cooroy Fusion Festival which will be held on Saturday 9th May, with calls for sponsors, stallholders and food vendors currently open. This year’s Cooroy Fusion Festival will be held in the precinct including Apex Park, Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Community Library and the Lower Mill Site. As it does every year, it will be a Fusion of everything Cooroy has to offer and will include the annual Lifeline Denim Sale, the Noosa District Orchid Society Annual Show at the CWA hall and the woodworking displays of the Cooroora Woodworkers and Cooroy Camphor Laurel Group in Lower Mill Road. A full program of fun, food, entertainment and

community stalls will be once again jam-packed with many of our favourites among with many new and exciting events. Barry Charles and his Band will be an entertainment highlight in the Bendigo Bank Entertainment tent, along with last year’s crowd favourites, “The Inadequates” – who since performing in Cooroy in 2019 went on to be crowned 2019 Australian National Busking Championship winners. A Target Zero focus to reduce plastic, recycle and compost will once again be a focus to keep our community healthy and clean. The Great Australian Pottery Throwdown, will be back again in 2020, at the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre following its success last year. The Cooroy Fusion Fes-

tival is made possible with the annual partnership support Noosa Shire Council and Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank. Sponsorship from Tourism Noosa, Plastic Free Noosa, Noosa Landcare,

Cooroy Rag and many local businesses make sure the best of Noosa Hinterland is showcased to the local and wider community. Sponsorship is now open. Contact Pamela Sweetapple if you’d like to get involved or volunteer. Applications are also now open for food, artisan and community stall holders and close 15th February. Expressions of interest are via the website https:// .

Quilt exhibition ‘A Life in Patches’ Quilt Show exhibition by Wallace House Quilters will be held at Noosa Regional Gallery from January 31 to March 8. The exhibition will be opened by Bob Abbot on January 31 from 6-8pm. To RSVP phone 5329 6145 or go to the Noosa Regional Gallery website. During February and March you can enjoy the skills and experience of 3 of the Wallace House Quilters in their workshops held at the Noosa Regional Gallery. Creative Wool Embroidery with

Jennifer Clouston. Jennifer is the author of two very successful books on Crazy Quilting. Create a beautiful pin cushion. Applique Tea Cosy with the Queen of the Tea Cosies, Loani Prior. Design and applique your own risible rooster tea cosy with Loani guiding you all the way. Hand Paint Fabric with international Free Sprit Fabric designer Denise Burkitt. Denise will teach you her unique methods of fabric design using household items. To enquire and book workshops go to the Noosa Regional Gallery website or phone 07 5329 6145.


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Council needs to plan for new fire conditions

The last 6 months has revealed how vulnerable the Australian landscape is to extreme fire events and a changing climate, says Noosa mayoral candidate Tony Wellington. “Experts across the country, including the Bureau of Meteorology and a bevy of former fire chiefs, have noted that the unprecedented fires that Australia has been experiencing are significantly influenced by climate change,” Wellington said. “These fires have been a wake-up call, particu-

larly for Queensland. Popular wisdom had long been that Queensland didn’t burn in the same way or at the same intensity as southern states. But drier conditions, less soil moisture and low humidity has resulted in Queensland fires occurring earlier than ever before and even in places that had previously not burnt for over a thousand years, such as tropical rainforests. “In Noosa Shire, the fires began in early September. That is hitherto unheard of. Even the ferocity of the local

fires came as a surprise to our fire fighters. “The take-home message is that we need to rethink our approach to fire in the Noosa Shire. That means renewed consideration of controlled or hazard reduction burning. Close scrutiny of hazard reduction burning will require expert advice, as well as discussions with our First Nation people. “Noosa Council has long carried out controlled burning during the winter months when conditions are appropriate. This is done in

conjunction with the Queensland Fire & Emergency Services as well as Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service. With the fire season beginning earlier in the year, the window of opportunity for such hazard reduction burning is shrinking, which is why we need to rethink our approach. “It’s important to be clear that hazard reduction burning is not the whole answer. Indeed, hazard reduction burning does not appear to prevent fires in extreme or catastrophic conditions – some of the

fires in NSW and SA have raced through areas that had recently received hazard reduction burns. “We may also need to rethink our approach to development approvals in rural and rural residential areas in relation to fire risk. Many of the developments and subdivisions previously considered to be low risk may need to be reassessed in relation to changing weather patterns. This could result in changes to the planning scheme to better account for future fire risks. “The matter of fireresistant building also needs to be analysed. This may mean lobbying for improved fire-resistant construction standards in the state and national building codes. “Of course, Council’s soon-to-be-completed Climate Change Adaptation Plan will consider the impacts of a changing climate in relation to all manner of risks, including fire. But there is still a body of work to be done that will involve expert advice on the back of recent fire experiences. “If re-elected as Mayor, I will commit to ensuring that this analysis and work is carried out diligently, urgently and thoroughly.”

Funding secured for much-needed roads projects Community calls to upgrade two of the Noosa region’s most frustrating traffic issues have been answered. Independent Noosa MP Sandy Bolton announced she has secured $2.8 million to finalise designs and start early works on the Six Mile Creek Bridge #7 and upgrades to the Cooroy Noosa RoadBeckman’s Road intersection. “Transport and Main Roads Minster Mark

Bailey has written back to me confirming there is funding to start early works for both projects, which is welcome news for our community,” Ms Bolton said. “There is $1 million to finalise design for the new roundabout at Beckman’s Road and Cooroy-Noosa Road intersection, which is stage 1 of the longpromised Tewantin Bypass. “There is also $1.8

million to start re-locating services and complete the design for a new two-way bridge at Six Mile Creek on Pomona-Kin Kin Road. “I’m thrilled that we can finally get works started. “The total cost to deliver both projects is expected to be around $30 million, and I will continue the fight to secure the funding during Budget 2020/21 to finish the job.” Ms Bolton said the Department of Transport

and Main Roads had advised her it is expected to start the pre-construction works by mid-2020. “This means TMR and Noosa Shire Council can continue working together on the Beckman’s Rd agreement, while TMR can also settle on a final design to upgrade and flood-proof the 85-yearold timber bridge over Six Mile Creek between Pomona and the Cooran turnoff,” Ms Bolton said.

“There is still plenty of work ahead of us, however to see the first ‘shovel in the ground’ will be a great sight! I would like to acknowledge and thank all the community members who lent their voices to the call for action on these issues. “Your advocacy has helped show how urgent these upgrades are, and I will continue to ensure they remain priorities for the state government.”


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Cooroy Country Wear & Jeanery has taken out first prize in the Cooroy Family Practice sponsored Christmas Shop Window Trail. First time winner last year Cooroy Country Wear and Jeanery was able to hold onto their title this year with their country Christmas themed window. Taking out second prize was Cooroy Shoes & Accessories who have been past winners of the competition and again created a beautiful window display. Nearly 30 businesses decorated their windows to compete for the coveted Best Window award which has become a Christmas in Cooroy tradition organised by Cooroy Chamber of Commerce Inc. Families love wandering around admiring the windows and spotting the costumed possums and businesses put on a fantastic show with windows that are a delight to behold! “Cooroy means possum which is why there is a possum in each window and they are all dressed up in costumes to make them individual and to add a bit of fun to the window trail. “Everyone put a lot of effort into their windows this year and it is a really lovely way of enhancing the Christmas spirit in Cooroy,” said event manager, Danielle Taylor. The winner of the lucky draw for voting on their favourite window was Jessica Jensen from Hinternoosa Real Estate winning a $100 Cooroy Supa IGA voucher.

Dam redesign

Meet the Candidates Revised spillway design for the Lake Macdonald Dam

The Lake Macdonald Dam is scheduled to be upgraded as part of Seqwater’s Dam Improvement Program. It will be the first major upgrade to the dam since the wall was raised in 1980. The upgrade will involve building a new concrete spillway and reconstructing the embankments to better protect the structure against extreme events of nature. Seqwater has been looking at ways to reduce the environmental and social impacts of the construction project and redesigning the spillway to better protect aquatic life. The new design includes an ‘ogee style’ spillway which will improve the passage of fish and turtles downstream when the storage is full. They are also looking at ways to reduce construction traffic during project implementation. Construction of early works for the project will begin this year, including replacing the existing bridge to the Noosa Water Treatment

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Plant and relocating existing services and utilities. Improvements to the SEQ Water Grid will also be undertaken so that we can continue to provide water to the Noosa region during the construction period. These upgrades will deliver the long-term benefit of permanently improving water supply security for Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. To safely build the new dam the water level will be temporarily lowered in the lake. The lake lowering is scheduled to take place in 2021. However, should the current dry conditions continue, the lake lowering and overall project timing will be subject to further water supply security assessments as required. An aquatic management plan is being developed to prepare for the relocation of aquatic life during the lake lowering timeframe. The lake will now remain open to recreation activities in 2020, including fishing and paddling.

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Ensuring you are well informed before casting your vote for the next Noosa Council election is the most important thing you can do! The Mayor and Councillors are the people who will make daily decisions about the future of the Noosa Shire. The Cooroy Chamber of Commerce are hosting their traditional Meet the Candidates event on 17 March from 6pm at Cooroy Memorial Hall. The event allows residents to hear from each candidate so they can make an informed decision on election day as to who will best serve the Noosa Shire. Each candidate will be given 3.5 minutes to address the audience prior to being opened up to the floor for questions. Candidates who have not yet registered to participate in this forum can do so at www.meetthecandidate.pages.

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Summer in the gardens The Noosa Botanic Gardens are looking a picture after the recent rains. Come and discover the delights of this hidden gem just outside of Cooroy. The Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens will take you for a free, guided walk there on Sunday 2nd February. It’s an easy walk lasting about an hour and a great way to start the day. You’ll be delighted to see what’s flowering or fruiting in the gardens. We meet at the main shelter at 8:00am. Wear comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring water and also a camera to capture your finds.

CWA Cent Sale Mark your calendar for Cooroy CWA Cent Sales Saturday 22nd February, CWA Hall. Admission $ 2-00. Doors open 12noon, start 1pm. Great prizes and a delicious afternoon tea will be served. “All Welcome”.

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Sconetime may be of interest to you. a wonderful opportunity for older people, along with their carers, companions and family to establish a regular monthly social event. Scone Time is a community connector where people from the community and business come together over fresh hot scones loaded with home-made jam and cream in our Cooroy Memorial Hall! 10 am Tuesday 11th February 2020 Buy tickets for Yourself, Mum, Dad, Pop,Nan or Senior neighbour, or let your friends and family know about the event! Book online https:// Or RSVP to Martin on 0473 902 261

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Lions Club Bookfest If you are a lover of books then get along to the first Lions Bookfest for the New Year. There will be thousands of good books of all types, from a wide range of non-fiction, fiction and children’s books. The Bookfest will be open from 8am until 2pm on February 7th and 8th at the Lions Den in Mountain St, Pomona. The atmosphere is relaxed giving plenty of time to browse and make your selection. If you have books that you want to get rid of, you can donate them by contacting 54853236.

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Where’s the rolled up Rag? IN each edition of the Cooroy Rag we are placing the photo of the Rolled up Rag (smaller version) in one of the advertisements for you to try and find. All you have to do is email us: editorial @cooroyrag. or post your entry to: ‘Where’s the rolled up rag competition’, PO Box 898, Cooroy, 4563, and let us know which ad you found it in and the page number along with your name, address and phone number so we can send you the Voucher.Win a $25 fruit tray from Cooroy Supa IGA. (We will post it out to you).



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Simone Flavelle, Senior Branch Manager, Cooroy & Pomona Community Bank Australia Day is one of the great days of the year. It’s come and gone for 2020, but our national day always reminds me of the great Australian dream - to own your own home. In recent years it’s been referred to as a mirage, but helping people on the road to that dream is one of the most enjoyable parts of a bank manager’s job. Like the pursuit of any big dream, there’s some work involved and some processes to follow in setting up your home loan. You will need to have saved a certain amount of your own funds as a deposit which is usually a minimum of 5% of the purchase price. There are also other costs to allow for, such as the loan set up costs, stamp duty for the purchase as well as your own solicitors charges and search fees. Having the deposit is the first big step in the process. You also need to fit the criteria of the lender’s policy for such things as job stability and capacity to repay the loan. These things will all be taken in to account during the assessment period. The assessment process may vary from bank to bank and depend upon what type of loan you’re applying for. For example at Bendigo Bank your local manager will have their own lending authority to approve most credit cards, personal and residential loans. It’s always a good idea to get to know the staff at your local and the manager in particular. With all the electronic means of banking in this day and age, ATM’s, internet, phone

banking, direct credit and debits, not all customers regularly visit their branch and getting to know each other can be difficult. A bank will need to use letters, emails or phone calls to stay in touch with customers they usually don’t see. Nothing is more reassuring during any application process than feeling confident in the representative guiding you through it. So, if you have that Great Australian Dream, please call in or contact me on 5447 7131 (Cooroy), 5485 1786 (Pomona) or Simone Flavelle is the senior manager of the Cooroy and Pomona Community Bank branches of Bendigo Bank.






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The story behind the stories People with Purpose in Our Community

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Having written more than a dozen “People with Purpose in Our Community” articles over the last year or so, the Cooroy Rag and Cooroy Termite & Pest Control have suggested that I start this year with an article that sheds some light on “the story behind the stories”, including the storyteller (i.e. me!). I should emphasize that this is completely their idea and not just an exercise in selfpromotion!! So, who am I? My name is Ian Pugh and I am a Cooroy resident and freelance writer. Originally from Zimbabwe, I moved here with my wife and son more than 8 years ago. We are so happy that we chose Cooroy as a place to settle. Despite the enormous problems in Zimbabwe, it was still very difficult to leave – after all, it has been home to us our whole lives, as well as being a truly beautiful country (now tragically ravaged by corruption and mismanagement). It took a bit of time getting used to Australia – how everything works, etc., but it sure helped that we came to this area! We are small-town people and Cooroy has everything we could possibly hope for. We are now proudly Australian citizens – although I confess to having a huge dilemma when the Wallabies play the Springboks! I write for a living – everything from brochures to websites to magazine articles – and even children’s books. We also run a small graphic design company called Blue Apple Projects (my wife, Lara, is a graphic designer) and we are fortunate enough to have both local and overseas clients (including World Vision International). I also write for World Vision and have recently completed a series of children’s books for WV Afghanistan (cautionary tales about the scourge of child marriage, unfortunately still so prevalent in that country and elsewhere). I love doing that kind of work and hopefully the stories will make a small difference somewhere. I’m also writing a time-travel adventure series for young readers which I have

high hopes for! It was last year sometime when Cooroy Termite & Pest Control approached me about writing a monthly article that focuses on people who are doing good things in our community. In their line of work, the staff at Cooroy Termite & Pest Control come across many people with interesting stories who are quietly making a difference. They had the idea to tell some of these stories and the Cooroy Rag liked the sound of it as well. To be honest, I imagined there would just be a few articles, but I had clearly underestimated how many interesting people we have in our community. Over the last year or so, I have had the pleasure of meeting everyone from scoutmasters to nurses to environmentalists to charity shop angels to SES and firefighting heroes – and the list goes on! It has been an absolute pleasure writing these articles and the plan is to carry on into the new year. It didn’t take me long to discover that Cooroy is indeed a special place with an amazing community spirit. It feels like we have only just scratched the surface and I’m already lining up interviews for the new year. Perhaps you know someone who you think would be an ideal candidate for this column – someone who is doing good work and deserves a bit of a shout-out? If so, please contact Cooroy Termite & Pest Control. (Tel: 5472 0141, Email: I look forward to meeting them! Ian Pugh A Cooroy Termite & Pest Control community initiative

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Support Cooroy’s awesome Australian Body Art Festival One of the most amazing and successful festivals that we have in Cooroy is the Australian Body Art Festival and they need your help! It’s the last chance for sponsors to get on board and share in the success of the festival. Plus the festival always needs volunteers and it’s a great way to get involved in a community event and have fun at the same time! The Australian Body Art Festival is held in Cooroy on 4 & 5 April and is Australia’s premier body painting festival attracting over 9000 people with 80% attendance from the outside region. According to surveys done each year by IER for Queensland Events and Tourism, the event provides an economic return to the region in excess of $1.5 million. That’s a pretty impressive statistic for a not for profit event run by volunteers that has a small cash budget of just $65,000! Plus it is an exciting, unique and fun festival for the whole family that showcases some amazing artists and their creations. The event includes body and face painting, wearable art, surfboard art, live music and lots of fun activities for all ages. 97% of attendees state that the Australian Body Art Festival adds to the appeal of Cooroy & Noosa and that local residents should feel proud of the festival! That’s a pretty good outcome for our town too! Businesses that are looking to support the event and share in it’s success can become a sponsor – info available at sponsorship but be quick because there are 10000 programs about to be printed and now’s the chance to get your business featured on there and distributed across the coast and further afield! There are several sponsorships left starting from $300. Even a donation of a prize or voucher for the fundraising raffle helps! Volunteers are always in need and there are a

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multitude of jobs from helping set up or pack down, to selling raffle tickets, putting up posters or car parking. Volunteers get a free shirt sponsored by Wythes Real Estate and can register on the website at The 2020 festival has a theme of Time Travel. The Australian Body Art Festival is run by the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program. Sponsors already signed up for this year’s festival include Mix FM, Sunshine Coast Daily, Eumundi & District Historical Association, Tourism Noosa, Noosa Outback, Wythes Real Estate, Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, Fiducian Financial Services, Face Paint Shop Australia, SPV Accounting, Sunny Coast Accountants, Cooroy Supa IGA, Cooroy RSL, Gelignite Jacks, Fairy Tale Events & Equip4Hire, Firefly Solutions, Mehron Makeup Australia, Tewantin Noosa RSL, Not Just Another Salon and Derivan.

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Cooroy Noosa Genealogy Group Looking for a challenge in 2020? Researching your family history can be a challenge and you may find out some things you never knew about your family background. The Cooroy - Noosa Genealogical Group at the Heritage Centre, 17 Emerald St Cooroy is be open from 9am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. To get you started, Win Wyn will be conducting a “Beginnings” workshop to family history research on Monday 20th January. To book a place phone 3129 0356 for more details.

Laraine Mahoney Writing Competition

Bevan Mahoney, Ashleigh Milnes, Janet Garvey The Cooroy-Noosa Genealogy and Local History Group have introduced the Laraine Mahoney Memorial Writing Award with the topic being local history or family history. The Award is presented in memory of a much loved member of the Group and also of the Cooroy book club – Laraine Mahoney. The winner of the inaugural Laraine Mahoney Memorial Writing Award 2019 is Ashleigh Milnes.



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Mrs Joyce Cunningham had Life Membership conferred upon her by the Probus Club of Cooroy at its first meeting for 2020. Joyce has had involvement with the club since its inception 30 years ago and granted membership when ladies were invited to join in 2003. Presented with her certificate of Life Membership by President Judy Cutts, Joyce received acclamation by all present. The Probus Club of Cooroy meets on the first Monday of each month at the Anglican Church Hall at 10.00am. Retired and semi-retired ladies and gentlemen are invited to come along to enjoy friendship, fellowship and fun.

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A great night out with your Valentine!

If you are after a perfect date scenario, dinner and dancing has to be high on the list and that’s exactly what Cooroy RSL has on offer for this Valentine’s Day! If the way to your loved one’s heart is via their stomach, you can be sure the delicious two course meal will hit the spot. For mains there’s a choice of 400 gram T-bone or grilled skin on salmon with salad or vegetables. Followed by a choice of chocolate mouse or New York baked

cheesecake for dessert. To get you on the dance floor, duo As The Flow Cries are playing from 6.30pm. There’s also Friday night raffles so you’ll have the chance to win just more than your loved one’s heart! It won’t break the bank to treat the one your heart most desires at just $32 per person for members. Bookings are essential, call 5447 6131 to reserve a table. The courtesy bus is also available.

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Saturday 1 February is the next Belli Community Hall Country Dance with classical old time dances. Music by Sunshine Swing Band. Entry in-

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Turning the Page on 100 years

The 100 year journey … 1906 1911 1919 1935 1939

1945 1948 1964 1966

1968 1971 1972 1974 1978 1984

1986 1987 1990 1995 1996 1998 1999 2012

2013 2015 2019

Horace John Page with sons Herbert and John purchase land at Boreen Point after moving from Bundaberg. Herbert Page marries Edith Davis and have four children – Allan (died at 2 years old), George, Robert and Gwen. Herbert and Edith and their 3 children move to Pomona so that the children can attend school and Herbert builds a Furniture Workshop and later a Motor Garage on the present Page Furnishers site. After leaving school and working as a buttermaker for 7 years George becomes apprenticed to his father as a Cabinetmaker. HW Page & Son is registered as a Firm with Herbert Page and George Page as members (in the years between 1919 and 1935 the business also traded as Page Furniture and Hardware and Page & Saunders). George marries Ruth Lammas, a local school teacher, and have 3 children – Heather, Ken and Allan. George enlists with the Australian Defence Force. George returns from the Army and resumes manufacturing furniture with his father. Herbert retires from the firm and sometime after it trades and GD & RE Page. Ken Page is almost 17 years of age and in his second year as an apprentice cabinetmaker when he is killed in a car accident outside of Pomona. George Page purchases a sawmill in Kilkivan that has a hoop pine quota. The smaller hoop pine are cut and run into mouldings and the larger logs are peeled into veneers and made into core board. The sawmill was sold to Noel Chapman around 1980. The business is registered as Page Furnishers Pty Ltd and Allan Page leaves school and begins an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker. Fire destroys everything as the factory is burnt to the ground. The vacant Butter Factory across the road is rented and new machinery installed while the new factory is built on the present site. The new building is completed and business resumes in the new factory. Allan marries Ann Bichel and they have 3 children – Gary, Karen and Russell. Page Furnishers purchases the now vacant Butter Factory and associated land and the building is converted into the Paint and Polish Shop. Page Furnishers wins Queensland Apprenticeship Award for efforts in the field of apprenticeships. The new Steel Shop building is constructed on land beside the Butter Factory to facilitate an increasing trend toward steel furniture requirements. George Page is awarded with a Certificate in the Queensland Businessman of the Year Awards. The Governor of Queensland, Sir Walter Campbell attends Page Furnishers and is impressed by the size and manufacturing capability of the business. The timber storage shed is purchased from the recently closed Wilson Hart Sawmill in Maryborough and is dismantled and re-erected as the timber storage shed in Mill Street, Pomona. The first extension of the steel shop is added – 570m2. George Page passes away after a short illness aged 80 years and Allan Page becomes Managing Director. The new flow through Powder Coat Line is installed to keep up with the painting of the ever-increasing steel production. Ann Page becomes director of Page Furnishers. The second extension to the steel shop is added – 570m2. The timber shed in Mill Street is converted from the timber storage shed to the packing and dispatch with a new 500m2 building extension added. On February 1, 300mm of rain falls in 3 hours from a 1 in 100 year rain event and Page Furnishers timber manufacturing storage and dispatch buildings are flooded with up to 1 metre of water. With the aid of local volunteers and dedicated workforce the business is back up and running in 2 weeks and with persistence from our long-term insurance broker, some much needed insurance was received. A one metre high concrete bunded wall is constructed around the timber manufacturing and storage/dispatch buildings to prevent a future flood event – completed in 2014. 1000 solar panels are installed (500 on the timber manufacturing and 500 on the steel manufacturing rooves) to help with offsetting the rising power costs. 100 years of continuous furniture manufacture is achieved by the same family in the same location.

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Herb was known around town as ‘Blue Shirt Page’ because he always wore a blue shirt to work.

On February 21, 1919, Herbert William Page purchased 2 roods of land in Cooran Road (later named Factory Street) at Pomona from John Ronald and built a cabinet making workshop on the property. Previously he had to travel to people’s properties with all his tools and equipment and live on site for quite some time while he was making their furniture. The business soon grew to include a hardward shop and a motor garage as well.

George Page receiving Small Business Award fro Hon. Mike Ahern, MLA, on September 26, 1984

In December 1968 the business became Page Furnishers Pty Ltd, the Directors being George and Ruth Page and their son Allan

The Governor of Queensland, Sir Walter Campbell, came to Pomona in February, 1986. Page Furnishers gained a lot of their work by tendering for and winning Government contracts such as furniture for the Army and Air Force bases, desks and chairs for schools and ‘met screens’ for the weather bureau. Their vast array of modern machinery enabled them to compete against the best in the business

In 1995 the factory was passed on to Allan Page after the death of his father George on Jun 25 1995, aged 80 years. In 2004 Page Furnishers employed a staff of 75, including Allan’s wife Ann and their children Gary, Russell and Karen Page, the fourth generation to work there



Ernie Bazzo, George, Allan and Laurie Backhouse Next day, the townsfolk all pitched in to help clean up the mess, which was a huge task. The factory had been one of the main employers in the town, and the workers faced a bleak future now that it was no longer there. However, they managed to temporarily place all of the workers, with the hlep of other manufacturers around the district. Some of the furniture manufacturing was trasferred to the old unused butter factory across the street, which George rented, and the business continued on there whilst the new factory was being built

Page Furnishers has seen good times and bad. On a very hot November 19, 1971, a large fire totally destroyed the factory. The staff had left work for the day and the heat ignited some of the thinners used in the painting process. The local fire brigade was soon on the scene, but with all the stock of timber and flammable materials on the premises, the fire had already taken hold and the fire brigade were powerless against the heat and flames.

Once the debris had been cleared away, it was time for the re-build to begin, and George was on hand to help secure the first pylon into the ground

It took about 12 months to completely rebuild and set up the new factory. It was equipped with the latest machinery, and all the employees were reinstated. Thanks to the generosity of the other furniture and joinery businesses in the district which employed them in the meantime, the workers had not been left without a source of income. In 1974 George purchased the old butter factory building across the road and the business expanded

On February 1, 2012, 300mm of rain fell in 3 hours in a 1 in 100 year rain event and Page Furnishers timber, manufacturing and storage and despatch buildings were flooded with up to one metre of water. With the aid of local volunteers and a dedicated workforce, the business was back up and running in two weeks.

Early powder coating

The original furniture factory during the 1950s and 1960s When Herb retired, George took over the running of the business and converted it from diesel power to electricity in 1946. There were pleny of orders for furniture, but the business struggled initially because some of the customers did not pay their accounts after they had received their new furniture. The family had to live very frugally during these times, but George was determined to make a success of the business and he eventually did so during the 1960s by taking on more large Government contracts and gradually phasing out the private orders.

The bunded walls were put to the test in February 2015

Snippets from the press

Des Knowles 10/7/1953 - 8/01/2014 Des played a major role in the success of the business and with his enthusiasm for success he was responsible for researching, setting up and running the Steel Manufacturing section of the company until his passing in January 2014. Cooroy Rag, January 29, 2020 - Page 13


dining & entertainment

Kandanga old time country dance An old time country dance will be held at Kandanga Hall on Saturday, February 22 with the Silver Comets Band. 7.30pm start, doors open 7pm. Delicious supper provided, lucky door, lucky spot and Monty Carlo multi-draw raffle. Cost – adults $12, high school students $6. Enquiries: K. Worth 0409 843 492 / 5484 3493 or T. Gabbana 0419 913 465 / 5484 3465.

Social ballroom dancing Every Tuesday evening from 7 pm to 9.30 pm Pat and Norm Young organise a Social evening at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall - the cost is $ 4-00, which includes supper. It is a very enjoyable evening as Pat and Norm provide New Vogue as well as Old Time Dancing. Come and be a Spectator, and see if you will enjoy it. Everyone is welcome. Phone 0407 456 939 for more information, or come and visit.

Noosa Folk Dancers Is 2020 the year you have resolved to try something new? Something that you have thought about but not got around to doing? Well, it’s never too late to join us at Noosa Folk Dancers, especially if you like music, dancing and meeting new people. We are a friendly, welcoming group who meet every Friday at the Uniting Church Hall, 9 Werin St Tewantin 9.30-11.30am to learn traditional folk dances from around the world. Everyone is welcome, including people with ‘2 left feet’. No prior experience or partners needed, just a willingness to join in, enjoy yourself and above all have fun. Cost is $8/week. Classes resume Feb 7. Enquiries to Philippa 0417780016.

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Fresh Look exhibition by Dom Violi “A Fresh Look” is the inspired artwork of Don Violi. His new exhibition stems from his love and fascination of the local landscape. Dom says, ‘through the changing colours and light on the mountains and trees that surround me, I am provided with constant inspiration for my work’. Dom moved to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne three years ago and now resides at Mt. Cooran. He is an Italian born Australian and has travelled extensively to many countries including Canada, Singapore and Italy where he has exhibited his art. In this art selection, semi abstract elements are incorporated with more realistic ones to communicate a joy and an interaction between the viewer and the observer. Dom feels that he is ‘at times more concerned with the colour of places, rather than the image or representation of a place’. A former teacher of Art and Visual Communication and Design he also specialised in conducting workshops on Aboriginal Art and Spirituality and on the wider context of Art and Spirituality in Western, Eastern and Primal cultures. Dom has also published many articles on these topics in professional magazines and has a chapter in Out in the Antipodes, a book of Australian and New Zealand psychology. He speaks both Italian and English and values his cultural heritage which also provides him with a fresh look on life. “A Fresh Look” exhibition is at Wan’din’in arts space, 73 Memorial Drive Eumundi and runs until Saturday 15 February. More details at arts-space/calendar

Choir seeking singers Good Vibrations A Cappella Choir is seeking new singers. Singing mostly “popular” songs in four part harmony. We sing on Monday evenings in Cooroy, starting again in mid February 2020. Email andrew for info. 5474 1498.

health What is musculoskeletal (MSK) therapy


Musculoskeletal therapy is the treatment of pain and abnormal function of our joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and soft tissues by some form of physical therapy other than an operation. That is, treating spinal, back, neck pain and pain in the arms and legs. For medical practitioners it is a subspecialty of medicine practised by doctors after a period of specialized training, usually a post graduate diploma. It is a unique and not widely available subspecialty due to the shortage of doctors trained in the area. We know about orthopaedics as a specialty and these are doctors who treat most arthritic and other pain syndromes through surgical operations. We know of chiropractors who treat pain and restrictions through joint manipulation, mobilization and spinal adjustments. We know of physiotherapists who treat muscle and joint conditions through exercise therapy, massage, education and rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal doctors treat the disorders of the spine, joints and limbs using a wide range of modalities, similar to other physical therapists but with additional techniques. They use a large “toolbox” of treatments and tend to more often treat pain. What is in the toolbox? Accurate diagnosis through good history and examination. Spending time to get to the heart of the problem. Physical therapy like joint manipulation and mobilization to free up the locked segment. Exercise and muscle stretching therapy to build weak muscles and allow optimal performance and balance. Myofascial therapy:- identification and treatment of “trigger points” ie. small knots within muscles which restrict movement and cause referred pain .These can be treated with injections of local anaesthetic, “wet needling” or acupuncture needles

“dry needling”. Trigger points are a common cause of ongoing pain and are easily treated with minimal discomfort. Prolotherapy:- the use of concentrated solutions of dextrose(sugar) usually a 25% solution injected into joints to help prevent progression of arthritis.There is very good evidence for benefit and widespread use for knee arthritis. Cortisone injections into and around joints to assist with flare ups of arthritic pain. Used carefully these can give great relief especially in shoulders and entheses( points of tendon or ligament insertion into bone) Pharmacotherapy: the use of anti-inflammatory and pain medication. Musculoskeletal medical practitioners like to work with their physiotherapy and chiropractic colleagues to complement their good work. Like any form of therapy it is not 100% perfect but will give you your best chance of pain relief without surgery so you can remain active and get on with life because activity equals longevity. Damien Nevin is a general and musculoskeletal practitioner who has recently started practice at the Noosa clinic in Noosaville. Phone5449 7600 for more information.


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COOROY RAG Do you experience facial pain? You are not alone. The Sunshine Coast Trigeminal Neuralgia support group may be able to help you. Our first meeting for this year is on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 1pm. Please join us for tea or coffee and refreshments at Kawana Library meeting room, Nanyima Street, Buddina (entrance at rear). Keep up to date with information to help you manage your wellbeing and meet new friends. Call Nora for information Ph. 0418 495 776.

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health Are your child’s eyes school-ready? The optometrists from optometry@cooroy are urging all local parents to consider adding an eye examination to their getting back to school list. Eye examinations for children are becoming more important than ever. “Children themselves often won’t let you know that there is anything wrong with their eyes because they just assume that’s the way everyone sees. That’s why we urge parents to bring their kids in before they even start school and very two years thereafter to give us the best chance to pick up vision problems early”, says optometrist Jenny Currie. “Our special interest, post-graduate qualifications and decades of experience in paediatric vision care gives us unique insights and the skills to treat our younger patients.” “Poor vision can interfere with your child’s ability to learn both in and out of the classroom, and can also stunt their emotional and social development. Seeing your child before they start school means we can ensure their visual system is functioning optimally for learning” says Jenny. An astounding 1 in 5 children suffers from an undetected vision problem, however the research shows a sharp decline in optometric services to children of all ages up to 14. This trend is alarming because up to 80% of the information in the classroom is obtained through the visual system. Some of key signs and symptoms of vision problems include: • One eye turning in or out abnormally • Frequent blinking • Red or watery eyes • Sensitivity to light • Frequently rubbing eyes • Difficulty concentrating • Tilting head noticeably • Covering or closing one eye • Difficulty learning to read • Holding a book very close when reading • Leaving out words when reading • Squinting or sitting very close when watching

television • Complaints of headaches, blurred or double vision The optometrists at optometry@cooroy take a holistic and comprehensive approach to their visual examinations, providing much more than just an eye sight test. optometry@cooroy has been operating at 62 Maple Street for more than twelve years. The team has decades of experience and is passionate about delivering the best possible eye care to the community. Call 5442 5555 for an appointment or go to for more information.

Check you child’s immunisations

As the school year starts, knowing your child is up-to-date with immunisation can provide parents with real peace of mind. Vaccination provides protection against some of the diseases young children can catch. The start of childcare, preschool or kindergarten is a good time for parents to review their children’s vaccinations, to make sure they are up-todate or know when they are due for their next vaccination. The immunisation schedule can be hard to keep up with. There is a big gap in the schedule from 18 months to four years so vaccination may not be thought of for a while.

health Horrible, hurting, hideous headaches


It’s Wednesday … hump day, but with a few more days left before the end of the week, your head is pounding … you ask yourself: “How am I going to make it through today, let alone the rest of the week?! Why am I getting these headaches so often and how do I find out what to do to treat them best?!!” Well the first step is figuring out what type of headache is causing your pain. If you know your headache type, you can treat it correctly … is it a migraine, a cluster headache or tension … or perhaps it may be sinus?? What lifestyle factors may help me to manage this condition? The best way to manage headaches is to avoid them. And to avoid them, you need to know what things (or triggers) bring them on. By finding and avoiding your triggers, you can limit how often you get headaches and how bad they are. Here are some of the most common headache triggers: • Stress (either during a stressful time or right after stress subsides). • Menstrual cycle in women. • Changes in your routine, such as how much you exercise or how much you sleep. • Fasting or skipping meals. • Changes in the weather, heat, or high humidity. • Bright lights, glare, or reflected sunlight.

• Foods, such as chocolate. • Alcohol • Strong odours from perfume, paint, dust, and certain flowers. • Some prescribed medicines (your pharmacist can advise on this). Try to avoid as many triggers as you can. Triggers add up, so the fewer you have at one time, the better your chance of preventing a headache. To manage your headaches: • Use a headache diary to find your triggers. • Make sure you sleep, exercise, and eat on a regular schedule. • Don’t eat foods that are likely to trigger your headaches. • Manage stress. • Make sure you are drinking an adequate amount of water daily • Avoid smoking and inhaling second-hand smoke. LiveLife pharmacists are always there to assist you in the management of your headaches. So please ask for assistance when visiting the pharmacy so that they may give you the most appropriate treatment for your symptoms. They have many over-the-counter pain relief medicines, as well as a myriad of complementary products and medicines that can assist in managing and preventing your symptoms.

SC Riding for the Disabled Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled (SCRDA) is offering New Volunteer Training, including Orientation & Induction, on 4 days at the start of February, from Tues 4th - Fri 7th February from 9 am till noon. Morning tea will be provided. We are looking for dependable and reliable people who would like to give back to their community in a meaningful way. In return you will be rewarded with millions of smiles! If you have a few hours to spare each week, we are looking for you! You don’t need to have horse experience as we provide full training. If you don’t like horses, we have plenty of other jobs for you too! Come along with closed in footwear, sun smart clothing and a big smile. No need to book - just come when you are able. You don’t need to attend on all 4 days but the more you can attend, the better you will understand our programs and Centre. You can find us at Monak Rd, North Arm - we are at the end of the short road. For more information go to We are looking forward to a fabulous year with our new volunteers!


Please bring a mat, towel and water bottle For more information call or text Micheala 0449 047 746 @EngageYourCoreFitness


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COOROY RAG Well built home with commanding views


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Queenslander on 38.69 ha (95.6 acres) 15 minutes to Gympie’s CBD Four bedroom home + verandah Timber floors, 2700mm (9ft ) high ceilings 700 mango trees 4 bay 24m x12m x 6m steel framed shed

3.5 acres close to CBD


PRICE $1 ,300,000 $1,300,000

L/N 7397




We are privileged to have the opportunity of listing this four bedroom brick veneer home, five minutes out of Gympies CBD where all modern conveniences are available. The well constructed home comprises of four generous size bedrooms all with built in cupboards, double garage with the laundry included and air conditioned. Outside we have private fully fenced back yard for the dog, water tank and garden shed. The gardens have been designed and planted out so as not to interfere with the commanding views made available by this elevated block. This property is positioned in one of Gympie’s nicest streets and has been presented beautifully and will sell quickly. Priced right at $355,000 this property Contact: Trevor Grady 0428 373 777 – Tom Grady Real Estate or email


• Positioned on the eastern side of Gympie • Three bedroom low maintenance home • 695m2 property facing east • Located in a quiet street • 5 minutes to Gympie’s CBD • Great entertainment area catching the breeze • Ideal investment opportunity here


PRICE $2 79,000 $279,000 L/N 7603


Bed 4; Bath 2; Car 5 Price: Offers over $560,000 The Belleden semi-rural estate has been a popular location for those wanting privacy on acreage within proximity to Cooroy township. The Tru-Built home with the Lifetime Termite protection situated well back from the road and offers absolute privacy from neighbouring acreages. Being a pole home on this sloping block one entry has only a few steps and the other a longer staircase. Beautiful polished cypress timber floors and ceilings of varying heights make this country home feel natural and light. The large kitchen has plenty of workspace and a Delonghi 900mm gas cooktop with large electric oven below. A dishwasher and rangehood are built into the timber kitchen. The home offer 4 bedrooms, 3 of which are on the 2nd level, along with a bathroom and media/living area. Downstairs has a master bedroom with ensuite, kitchen, dining and separate family room as well as a wide entertaining deck. There is plenty of outdoor activity areas such as spa area and covered entertaining area near garage. The lower section of the land has a natural creek which flows along the boundary. A great place for a picnic or put up a kid’s tent. There is an 8.5m x 7m steel shed and plenty of cleared useable land between the planted privacy trees. • Plenty of outdoor entertaining • Private 3.5 acres with trees and clearings • Tru-Built lifetime termite protected house • 1.5 kw solar, 8.5m x 7m shed • Natural creek on lower section • 3.6 Km walk to town, 19km to Noosa harbour At this price its hard to believe you can buy 3.5 acres of land so close to town, not to mention the comfortable country home, all ready for the next family to come and add their own finishing touches. Contact Hinternoosa on 5447 7000.

Comfy country homestead on 72 Acres - vendor committed elsewhere!

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Positioned in the Mary Valley Situated on 1004m2 of northerly facing land Queensland style home Located in a quiet street 20 minutes to Gympie Undergone some renovation


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Your Local Bloke in the Pomona, Kin Kin, Cooran, Cootharaba and Wolvi area is Trevor Grady. Call Trevor today on

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Motivated vendor moving on. Opportunity to secure this 72 acre mixed grazing property in a sought after Black Mountain location. The home offering privacy, lifestyle and elevation with its own private driveway access from the road, comes complete with 3

bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas, newly renovated open plan kitchen with 2.7m high raked timber ceilings. The home is brimming with character including archways, large separate formal living room with timber built-in wine storage. The main bedroom flows

out to the undercover area overlooking over the pool and tropical gardens and features a walk-in robe plus ensuite with shower and toilet. While the other two bedrooms have built-in robes and glass sliding doors opening outside to let in the natural light and airflow in.

If you love to entertain, this property will impress! Large covered outdoor area with weatherproof blinds, outdoor kitchen with cooking facilities, in ground heated pool with spa. The property also has numerous fruit trees, good sized poultry sheds, combined 70,000 litres of rain water, an abundance of water includes 2 spring fed dams & creek, irrigation dam pumping to a 5000 gallon header tank for gardens. If you are wanting room for extended family or the potential for dual income you can easily convert the powered workshop into a 2nd dwelling. Features: * Fully fenced open paddock with dams and creek * Timber cattle yards * Poultry pens, aviary and fruit trees * 1 x 25,000 litres & 1 x 45,000 litres rain water storage tanks

* Outdoor kitchen, heated pool and spa with outdoor shower * 29.31 hectaresapprox. 72 acres of land suitable for cattle * 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom character home * 3 bay, air conditioned workshop with plumbed sink Quality acreage on this side of town while only being 10 minutes out of Cooroy township and 25 minutes out of Noosa does not last long so make sure to book your inspection today! Inviting Offers $1,145,000. Please contact agents Erin Brunty on 0413 162 257 or Michele Bell on 0419 090 049 from Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland for more information or to arrange to view this property or drop in to see one of our friendly staff at 16a Maple Street, Cooroy or 8 Reserve Street, Pomona.

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Ray White Rural Eumundi is expanding, meet Carissa Harris Carissa’s complete devotion and passionate approach to people sees her dependable in maintaining outstanding business and exceeding her clients’ requirements. Carissa has formed unshakable community networks whilst owning and running her own successful business, she is completely dedicated to our area and making sure her clients are getting the support that they require. Carissa shares the love of property and has a passion for refurbishing homes. Her fascination with the Real Estate industry began as a young child growing up within a country family running horses and sheep. Strong family leadership exempli-

fied qualities of honesty, respect, knowledge and dedication. Carissa lives with her partner, 3 border collies, sheep and chickens on their small hobby farm and loves her simple lifestyle choice. Her dedication to achieving top results is never forced but a reflection of my desire to give the best service possible. Assured in her chosen career, Carissa has established a distinctive edge in understanding the local market and welcomes you to schedule an appointment to appraise your property or for an informal chat about the current state in the market. Contact Carissa on 0418 198 465

Beautiful Queenslander close to everything Once in a lifetime opportunity, don’t miss out!

You just can’t beat this location! situated on the edge of Dayboro and within walking distance from the local coffee shops, not to mention the Dayboro State School and all only 1 hour to the Brisbane CBD and 40 minutes to the Brisbane Airport. While heavily vegetated these large acreage parcels of land provide the ideal habitat and protection for a large array of wildlife. Build in total privacy! These properties are being offered to the market for the first time in 100 plus years. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. Lot 1 - 56.93 acres - 23.04 ha Lot 2 - 28.89 ha - 71.39 acres Lot 3 - 9.56 ha - 23.62 acres Contact Vicki Pain 0427 655 209 at Ray White Rural Eumundi

After undergoing a quality extension this beautiful Queenslander has been transformed into a timeless treasure to be enjoyed by its future owners. With wide wrap around verandahs, high ceilings, polished timber floors and excellent use of light and space, it’s very easy to feel right at home the minute you arrive. There are three generous sized bedrooms plus a large sleepout with 3 bedrooms having direct access through French doors to the verandah. The master bedroom has good separation and boasts a modern ensuite. There’s a stylish country kitchen with ample bench and cupboard space and towards the rear of the home a beautiful light filled room displaying original casement windows. The home has all town services, double car accommodation and is fully fenced. Period fretwork, entry hall and classy finishes throughout all add to the lovely feel of this home. Sitting on the front verandah taking in the beautiful sunsets over Mount Cooroora, what more could you ask for? So close to schools, shops, transport and the biggest park you can image with exercise equipment, picnic areas and concrete paths meandering through and over flowing creeks - great for walking the dog or going for a run and enjoying that fresh country air. As this property is currently tenanted

please contact the Agent to arrange a private inspection. This property is priced at $585,000. Please contact our Agent Michael Robinson on 0431 865 616 from Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland for more information or to arrange a private viewing or drop in to see our friendly staff at 16a Maple Street, Cooroy or 8 Reserve Street, Pomona.

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5447 6832 - 0499 019 887 7A Diamond Street Cooroy


Prompt Service PH: 0413 699 572 TREE SURGEON

Bruce Forsyth


RELIABILITY is our TRADEMARK All Plumbing, Drainage & Gas Fitting For a fast, friendly & efficient service


After hours & weekends 0418 711 438 QBSA No: 50098

BSA 727850

We come to you . . .

QBCC Pool Safety Inspections Pool Servicing Digital Water Testing Pool Products Pump Repairs LED Lighting Insallation/Upgrade Pool Heating

SALES & SERVICE Unit 1/25 Garnet St, Cooroy Call Bruce

0408 713 261 Electrical Lic: 70343

QBSA 732 155

0403 264 048

• • • • • • •


Cooroy Plumbing Services Call 5442 6788

For a Quality Finish Call Mark






• Engraving & Laser Engraving • Embroidery • Sports Awards/Trophies • Customised Stamps • Name Badges/ID Cards • Promotional Items

Phone: 5447 6477


4/10 Venture Drive, Noosaville








• Domestic & Commercial • New & Repaints • Specialising in • Queenslander’s - decks & all timber coatings • Roof painting & restoration • High pressure cleaning

0409 064 871

QBSA 1129706

No job too big or small Free Quotes

Noosa Shire Safe Homes

Termite RESCUE Treatments or Inspections Trusted Local Technician

5472 0141

• Septic Tanks • Treatment Plants • Grease Trap • Oil Arrestors • Liquid Waste • Commercial & Domestic

Adver tise Advertise Your Tr ade PH: 5442 6699

QBCC 118 2646


PHONE: 5449 8887

TRANSPORTING • Cars • Machinery • Containers etc

Stan Kidd

0419 780 747

Adver tise Advertise your TTrrade PH: 5442 6699

Cooroy Rag, January 29, 2020 - Page 21


COOROY RAG Expressions of Interest

NoosaCare Inc propose to construct an additional 32 beds to the existing Cartwright dementia wing at the Carramar 186 CooroyNoosa Road, Tewantin. The proposed buildings will consist of 2x2 storey Villas with associated Services Building, an Entry Building and associated clearing, earthworks, carparking and landscaping works all in an environmentally sensitive site Tendering (4 weeks) is anticipated to take place during March 2020 with construction to start shortly after. Registered Builders with experience in aged care and/or residential unit building and environmentally sensitive site works are invited to submit their Expression Of Interest to:-

Church Notices

Sunday Church for Everyone! POMONA FAMILY SERVICE 9am cnr Memorial Avenue and Rectory Street

COOROY TRADITIONAL SERVICE 9:30am cnr Miva Street and Tewantin Road

Anglicans in the Noosa Hinterland Ph: 5485 1218 - Email:

By post Carramar Expression of Interest The CEO NoosaCare INC 186 Cooroy Noosa Road Tewantin Q4565

9.30am SUNDAYS

By email Carramar Expression of Interest

Come along for a hit of

SOCIAL GOLF every Sunday Morning @ 6.30am Everyone Welcome

For more information phone Craig 0418 476 815 or check our website


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PUBLISHED EVERY FORTNIGHT by Cooroy Community Newspaper Incorporated trading as Cooroy Rag

What’s On The TEWANTIN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets at 10am at the C.W.A. Hall Tewantin, next to the Post Office, on the first Friday of each month. Any person affected by cancer in any way is welcome to come along to our friendly, informal, supportive meetings. Our next meeting is on Friday 7th February 2020 Phone Val 0422997781

Our next edition is FEBRUARY12TH

7000 copies

Opinions expressed by contributors to Cooroy Rag are not necessarily those of the editor or the publisher and publication of advertisements implies no endorsement by the publisher

Expression of Interest close at 4 pm Friday 7/2/2020

For Sale NORFOLK ISLAND FAMILY HOME in lush tropical surroundings. Elevated, 5 BR on 2 acres. Gr. level 2 car garage/workshop, 1st fl. open plan dining/kitchen, XL formal lounge, 4 BR off hallway, 2nd floor 15m x 4.5m parent BR with twin vanity/ensuite/shower. 800m to school, fruit trees, flood/bushfirefree, outdoors great for children. Live in or rent out. Private Sale - $670,000 w.i.w.o PH: 0011672 323 588 or

Envirobank - containers for change Cooroy

0490 033 892

Uniting Church in Australia Cooroy/Pomona

SUNDAY SERVICES 8.00am - Cooroy - 51 Maple St 9.30am - Pomona - 27 Factory St

PH: 5447 6152 Cooroy Seventh-day Adventist Church Saturday: 9.30 am Group Bible Study 11.00 am Worship 0414 230 311 - 20 Cooroy-Belli Ck Rd Our family welcomes your family

Cooroy Community BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday Services - 10am All Welcome 5474 3309 - 5485 2298 - CWA HALL The Church of United Spiritualism of Australia Clairvoyance - Guest Speakers - Healing Meditations COOROY - QCWA Hall Maple Street Wednesdays 7.00pm Rev Kathy McVann - 0414 972632 Page 22 - Cooroy Rag, January 29, 2020



Local gymnast competes in USA Coach Greg Smyth and Finlay Jones

2020 has started out to be a big year for Cooroy gymnast Finlay Jones. After finishing 2019 as the level 8 South East Queensland, Queensland and National all around

Damon with coach Ned

the year, especially at the National level where he finished inside the top 8 on all six apparatus, with a 1st all around, 1st on rings, 2nd on parallel bars and a 3rd on pommel, as well as gold in the team competition. Due to his successful performance at the 2019 nationals he was selected for the open level tour which will compete in Houston Texas. He will join the Australian team of seven, including two of his Qld team mates and members from ACT, Victoria and New South Wales for the 2020 RD761 Junior International Team Cup and Men’s Invitational with competitors from USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Poland.

Champion, Finlay Jones has topped it off by winning the prestigious Queensland Gymnastics MAG open level athlete of the year award. The award recognises competition success for

Cooroy Gymnastics Club celebrated a special achievement for one of their gymnasts recently. Gymnast Damon celebrated his 11th year at the club and is now the longest attending gymnast at the club, having started way back in March 2008. “Damo” received the award from his coach Ned Baker, who has been coaching him for the last three years. It has been a big year for the gymnast who has just turned 18 and finished year 12 at Sunshine beach high school. He is hoping to study art at TAFE next year. He has his own YouTube channel where he creates his own basic “how to draw” videos. His mum Karen said, “gymnastics has been great for his strength and receptive language skills and in building his strength and keeping him active.” Damon is also a keen golfer and plays netball and has been involved in seahorse nippers at Noosa Surf Club for the last 8 years.

Respected LOCALS servicing the Cooroy Community

Cnr Johnson Court & Jarrah St, Cooroy

Phone Tom & Debbie 5442 5088


Cooroy Golf Club goes Wild Located on the edge of the Cooroy Township, Cooroy Golf Course hosts a variety of wildlife and habitat with dams and creeks providing tranquillity and quiet areas occasionally punctuated by the sounds of golfers. The environment is a priority for the Cooroy Golf Club, and the recent successful application for a Federal Environmental grant through the local

member Llew O’Brien has made possible the improvement of an area of creek banks and surrounds to create an attraction for wildlife. The installation of some possum nesting boxes and native bee nest sites will also help. These changes are small ongoing steps in preserving and improving the golf course environment and habitat to encourage and attract wildlife.




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Australian Seedless White Grapes

Australian Pork Loin Steaks



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$ .30


Packet Australian Chicken Breast Fillets

DON’T FORGET OUR Australian Yellow or White Peaches


KRC Kabana Selected Varieties

Monday-Saturday 7am-8pm - Sunday 9am-6pm



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kg fr o m the Deli


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Specials from 29-1-2020 - 5-2-2020 - While Stocks Last

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