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When I started as editor two and a half years and 55 issues ago, number 200 seemed far into the future! We’ve hit an incredible milestone for a magazine – especially in this current print media climate. And we’re doing it in style with a massive, dedicated readership and a fresh re-vamp and website. I’m very lucky to work with an incredible team who share my passion for the Green. But most importantly – you thanks for reading, contributing, volunteering and supporting this amazing magazine. I feel blessed to be the caretaker of our community’s voice – and to look out my office window at that hinterland view. Bring on the next 200!


W O R D O N T H E S T R E E T I S . . .  ÔÔ A DVD store is opening in Eumundi Village. ÔÔ Magpie season starts now and goes through until December. ÔÔ Three hinterland painters entered the Archibald this year. ÔÔ This time of year lots of people are travelling OS. ÔÔ There are new school zone signs on the roads around Eumundi SS. ÔÔ Chuckles café has moved into a sunny new spot with a retro beach feel. ÔÔ North Arm State School has had 40 new students enrol in the last few months. ÔÔ Eumundi’s retirement village is one step closer to happening. ÔÔ We need more fun facilities for kids around town.

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C omm u nit y D iar y Friday 25 July Comedy and Consomme, Indee Theatre, opening night 6.30pm Memorial Dr 5472 8200

Saturday 26 June Verrierdale Rural Fire Brigade training 2pm, Fire Brigade depot , Verrierdale Rd 5471 1645

Saturday 9 August Belli Park old-time dance 7.30 pm Belli Hall, 1170 Kenilworth Road 5447 0175

Tuesday 5 August Eumundi Rural Fire Brigade training 7pm Fire Station, Napier Rd 0408 992 139




PRICE SLASHED BY $130,000! Opportunity knocking to secure your own piece of heaven! This well built 4 bed 2 bath rendered low set home with in ground pool is situated on over 50 acres of usable land. Originally set up for cattle, other features include 4 bay shed, old cattle yards, large dam and complete privacy. Well away from the main home is a fully self-contained cottage with carport. Both homes have views to die for. BE QUICK! 237 Old Ceylon Road, Cooroy

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T he in - ho u se G reen team Editor, advertising, chief writer

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ECCO thanks the volunteers who contributed over 100 hours production, collation and delivery work for the last issue of The Green, including:

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Accounts Publisher, advertising Anthony Wynne-Hoelsher

Diane Howard


Kerrie Bryant-Adams


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A dvertising deadline for ne x t iss u e ( 2 0 1 ) is before noon friday 2 5 J u ly Published by Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd ACN 133 941 278 eumundicco.com.au For advertising rates please go to eumundigreen.com.au. A yearly subscription is $50 posted. 4350 copies of the The Green are delivered every fortnight to households, schools, cafés, shops and markets in Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale, North Arm, Belli Park, Eerwah Vale, Weyba Downs and Cooroy as well as Noosa Info Centres. This magazine is printed on 100 per cent environmentally friendly, Australian grown and made Grange Offsett paper, except the cover which is printed on Grange Offsett 150gsm which is also environmentally friendly. www.australianpaper.com.au The Green: the community voice. Disclaimer (the fine print): All information in Eumundi Green has been written in good faith based on material, verbal or written, provided by contributors. The editor is not obliged to publish every item of information received nor will all letters and articles submitted be published without change because of layout and production considerations. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this publication, the publishers cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from omissions or inadvertent errors contained herein. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of, or endorsed by, the editor or the publisher of Eumundi Green. Inclusion of any material is in no way to be taken as an endorsement by the publisher of Eumundi Green. Letters will be published if name and township is clearly identified. Partial name will then be withheld upon request. Any photographs submitted to Eumundi Green are accepted on the basis that approval has been given for publication by the subjects of the photograph. Advertisers upon and by lodging material with Eumundi Green for publication or authorising or approving the publication or any material indemnify the publisher and its agents against all liability, claims or proceedings whatsoever.

EUMUNDI DENTAL rb family law is your local family law firm. Principal Solicitor, Candice Rosborough-Ball lives in Eumundi.

Dr. Sarah Rose BDSc Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Phone 5442 7556 Accepts CDBS Patients

Seed funding for arts, culture and creativity Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) RADF supports professional artists and organisations to develop original and innovative quality arts and cultural projects. Visit council’s website for guidelines and to apply online. Council’s RADF Liaison Officer can help develop your application: 07 5475 7272 or grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

From Gympie to Caloundra - we are happy to travel to you.

Applications close 5pm Monday 1 September 2014.

We offer an initial FREE half hour consultation.

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The Flumes Recording Project. Image: Stephan Beattie The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Sunshine Coast Council partnership to support local arts and culture.


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We will help you with: · parenting arrangements; · financial support for you and your children; · property arrangements before and while living with a partner; · property arrangements on separation; and · obtaining a divorce.

Business lionheart opens Last Tuesday the Imperial Hotel’s downstairs reopened with a great show of locals eager to try the impressive selection of beers on tap and bar menu, and perch on the shiny barstools. The Imperial’s new look downstairs was inspired by King Richard the Lionheart. Co-owner Michael Arnett (pictured below centre, on right with manager Dan Sykes and co-owner Caroline Arnett) said it was fantastic to find the place full on a Tuesday and hoped to see more of a night life in Eumundi. The Imperial’s Green Room upstairs was also full of people dining and playing pool. One local was overheard at the opening saying he couldn’t get a park on Memorial Dr - to which his wife quipped, “You can’t have everything love.”

Nambour Civic Centre

Tuesday 9 September 7:30pm Adult $35 / Concession $30 / Group 8+ $30 / u26 $22 / SCvip Member $28 A colourful and energetic fusion of tropical island rhythms with African percussion, pop, jazz, reggae, rock and latin flavours. Seychelles islander Grace Barbé is the real deal, a genuinely exotic world music star for the 21st century, with talent, looks and voice to match. Grace's soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage. Grace is already well on the way to becoming the next diva of world music in the tradition of Angelique Kidjo and Miriam Makeba.

Nambour Civic Centre, Upper Level, Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie Street, Nambour, Carpark via Mill Street p: 5475 7777 e: namcc@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au w: scvenuesandevents.com.au 5

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Business L ocal nominated for fashion award Eumundi local and co-owner of fashion label Sinerji, Alice Jones (pictured), has been nominated for the Sunshine Coast Designer Awards and Hall of Fame in the ethical category at this year’s International Fashion week, 25 October. Alice and business partner Louise, design organic clothing that is created using organic cotton, bamboo and nontoxic dyes. Production is fair trade and sweat-shop free, and the duo maintain personal contact with their sewers. sinerji.com.au. Photo thanks to Alain Bouvier.


Candice Rosborough-Ball

What and where is your business? My business is a family law practice. I provide legal advice to clients going through a separation or who want to enter into a proactive property arrangement during their relationship. I meet with clients at Noosa Boardroom in Noosaville, but otherwise work from home in Eumundi. I also travel to meet with clients in the region. How long have you been in business in Eumundi? I have operated my own law firm since September 2013. What made you choose Eumundi to base your business? I had lived in Eumundi for a number of years and I loved the real sense of community. I knew I’d receive the support of the local community if I established myself in the Eumundi/Noosa area. What is the best part about working here? The people – the real sense of family and community. I want to help people who are going through a separation retain their family and community connection in spite of the relationship breakdown. What is the worst thing you’ve found about working here?

Picture from Hillhouse Architecture

E u m u ndi ’ s retirement villag E Eumundi and Districts Community Association (EDCA) along with Hillhouse Architecture recently lodged the Development Application with Sunshine Coast Council for Eumundi Hamlets, a 52 unit retirement village. Architect Andrew Hillhouse said that Council’s initial advice was that it would be a reasonably quick assessment process, in part due to the persuasive Planning Report by James Brownsworth (IPS), comprehensive documentation and good design. EDCA intend to lease the units and provide property caretaking. At the recent EDCA monthly meeting Cr Rogerson suggested Kennilworth’s community retirement village as a good constitution model for facility management.

The desire not to work! My son attends Eumundi State School and I love the markets so I have plenty of reasons to feel distracted from my job at times. What would you like to see change in our business district? I am a newbie to the Eumundi business community so I don’t have much to offer on this point. Ask me next year. I am a member of the Eumundi Chamber of Commerce and believe that everybody has an important role to play.


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Growing up in Melbourne but now based on the Sunny Coast, singer/songwriter Andrew Redford plays his own blend of acoustic pop with a twist. Andrew spent time in Nashville, Tennessee cowriting at Sony Studios with alt-country singer Kim Richey amongst others, and playing the likes of the notorious Blue Bird Cafe, a notable young artist.

Singer songwriter Ayla draws inspiration from Ella Fitzgerald through to Joni Mitchell – and is likened to Norah Jones, Sara Blasko, Missy Higgins and Lorde. This incredible young artist pens meaningful lyrics and sings with pure, warm jazzy tones. She released her first EP in 2011.

The Dusty GROoves Sun 27 July 1-3pm

Mo Swagger (trio) Sun 3 August 1-3pm

Dusty Grooves, a trio of exceptionally talented guys playing and singing in their own inimitable style! Ash on lead guitar, Jeff on bass and Robere on drums they all share the singing and are influenced by such artists such as Kevin Welsh, Pink Floyd, Hunters & Collectors, The Black Sorrows, and The Steel Drivers.

Mo Swagger - charm us with their uplifting mix of R&B soul and pop, a flavor of (Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, Allen Stone, and Adele to mention a few). Jess, Dwight and Dyon are a Sunny Coast delight and a seriously talented bunch or musicians/performers!

BOHEMIAN BUNGALOW RESTAURANT & BAR 69 Memorial Dr, Eumundi 5442 8679 reservations@bohemianbungalow.com.au Proud supporter of The Green

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Community R otary raising f u nds for maternal H ealth Eumundi pharmacist Tania Broadbent (left) recently held a high tea fundraiser at Eumundi’s Hidden Valley B&B for Rotary’s Maternal Health Project in the Solomon Islands and raised $1000 for the charitable endeavour.

comm u nit y ne w s Gold Creek Pizza in North Arm will be closed for about four weeks due to owner Nathan’s health. Nathan and wife Mel apologise for inconsistency and ask the community to bear with them over this rough patch.

from 9am to 1pm. People are invited to bring any excess produce, homemade preserves or plants for sale - no cost for participation. Kestrel 5447 0181 or Bellbunya.org.au.

As part of the Guardian Angel program which gives the gift of warmth to people in need, Cooroy Guardian Pharmacy is asking for the community to drop off knitted items for children in need until 31 August. Save the Children Australia will then distribute them to a child in one of its many local and international programs.

Eumundi booktown public meeting will be held on Sunday 27 July, 1 pm in the CWA Hall, Memorial Dr. The meeting’s purpose is to gauge local interest; identify locals interested in working towards this goal; clarify which organisations and businesses should be consulted; and clarify a strategy to advance the proposal. Ray epraysue@ bigpond.net.au or 041 967 1083

Eumundi’s Country Women’s Association is holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday 22 July, Eumundi CWA hall. 9.30am for morning tea and 10am start. Everyone welcome.

Find us on facebook at www. facebook.com/ eumundigreen

The next Bellbunya organic swap meet and café will be held on Thursday 24 July at 114 Browns Rd, Belli Park,


Eumundi Community Garden public forum will be held on Tuesday 5 August in the CWA Hall, Memorial Dr, Eumundi at 6pm. Everyone welcome to come along and share thoughts on the project. georgia-green7@outlook.com

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Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled is holding its annual Open Day on Sat 9 August at 2 Monak Rd, North Arm. Lots of family fun - horseshoe throwing comps, sack races, raffles and food. Meet the team of horses and watch demonstrations with riders. All welcome. sunshinecoastrda.com. Belli Hall’s next old-time dance will be held on Saturday 9 August, from 7.30 pm at 1170 Kenilworth Road, Belli Park. Vocalist, Rex Eggmolesse, along with local band, Sunshine Swing, will lead the dancing. All ages and experience welcome. $14 adults, $5 students, includes supper (children free). Belli Hall is an alcohol free venue. Margaret 5447 0175 or bellihall.com The Sunshine Coast Community Hospice is looking for volunteers to man their outlet in Cooroy. Full training given. Carol 5442 6828 or call into Shop 3, Maple Lane Cooroy.

Community D o an y of these reasons to belong to N oosa S hire resonate with y o u ? Johanne Wright • Our geography - For many of us, the obvious fact that we are so geographically aligned and closer to the key centres in Noosa Shire than the Sunshine Coast Shire is a “no brainer” benefit – if for all intents and purposes we have so much day to day contact AND use Noosa Shire facilities, it makes sense to be part of that Shire.

• Southern focus – There are thousands of people coming to live in the South of the Sunshine Coast over the coming decade– we might be 2% of the population now, but over time this percentage will become even smaller – so how do we compete for attention when we are a small fish in a very, very large lake?

• Our strong links – there are many examples of linkages with organisations in our area and in Noosa and many of us belong to Noosa based organisations – there are far fewer linkages with organisations in the Sunshine Coast.

• Planning philosophies – Most people who live here support a rural residential lifestyle and protection of the unique characteristics of our many lovely small towns – something that is deeply embedded in Noosa’s planning philosophies and endorsed by its residents.

• How about cheaper rates? We now pay an extra 5% on our rates for this year. Noosa ratepayers rates have been frozen. • What about making your vote count? We are a tiny 2% of the population of the Sunshine Coast – we cannot even elect our local Councillors! If we belong to Noosa Shire we would represent 10% of the population with a far greater chance of making our vote count.

• Supporting our economy – Eumundi is working hard to become more than a market town with all the flow on economic benefits that brings. When Tourism Noosa was supporting Eumundi, there was more that could be done – now Eumundi has to compete with the whole of the Sunshine Coast for support. For more information go to edv.org.au

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Link from Gridley Street to new building After a recent meeting with the Eumundi and District Historical Association, Cr Rogerson and myself, it was agreed council will scope a project to provide vehicle access to the new building behind Discover Eumundi. The project will include vehicle access, road reserve landscaping, and other upgrades to improve the function and amenity of Clem Park. Meeting with the community Last month’s “meet and greet” in Eumundi provided a great opportunity to discuss residents’ concerns, including the Eumundi Doonan Verrierdale Group’s proposal for this area to be governed by the Noosa Council. Other topics included progress on the Eumundi Markets terraces area, the Halls Creek and interurban break debate, and a few general enquiries. Yandina Chamber of Commerce A number of key matters were discussed at the last Chamber meeting, including funding opportunities for the Yandina

Street Fair, improved access for kayaks and canoes along the North Arm and Maroochy rivers, and improvements to pedestrian access and the amenities block in Yandina town centre. NAIDOC Week NAIDOC Week, held 6-13 July this year, is an opportunity to officially honour the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples in the Sunshine Coast region. There were a number of NAIDOC Week celebrations around the region, including council’s flag raising ceremony in Nambour. NAIDOC stands for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’ which was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week. This acronym has since become the name of the week itself. Happy 200 Congratulations to the Green team on its 200th edition – it’s the voice of this community and provides an important source of local information. Here’s to another 200.

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The State Government is now accepting applications for round three of the Everyone’s Environment grants. Community and school based groups, landcare and conservation organisations, and research institutions can apply for up to $100,000. Applications are considered for projects which will undertake on-ground activities to help rejuvenate the environment in priority areas—in three different streams, including conservation, heritage and research. Applications close 15 August. qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/funding/everyones

Community bus runs into Eumundi and home between 5pm and 9pm on Fri and Sat

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Council’s 2014/15 budget was recently announced and it includes some exciting opportunities in and around Eumundi. Important stormwater management works will be undertaken on Memorial Drive ($200,000) and upgrades to the playground and landscaping on Dick Caplick Way will also continue ($135,000). The Eumundi Aquatic Centre will also undergo some important renewal and replacement works in the main pool ($101,000), the 25m pool ($55,000) and the Learn to Swim Pool ($25,000). I’m really pleased that these important works will receive the necessary funding to go ahead and I look forward to their delivery. RADF grants now open If you’re a professional artist or arts worker, consider applying for a grant through

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the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). The latest major round of RADF is now open and offers up to $10,000 in funding for concept, skills and career development. Visit council’s website for eligibility criteria or contact a RADF liaison officer for assistance 5475 7272 or grants@sunshinecoast.qld. gov.au. Applications close 1 September. Garbage collection times may change With the recent changeover of council’s waste collection contractor, the time your rubbish bins are emptied may change following a review of the service. Most households’ collection days will remain the same but the time may change - with some moving from early morning to afternoon collections and vice versa. 5475 7277 or sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Community E u m u ndi joins the circ u s We found our home in Eumundi 20 years ago. We’d learned our craft performing on the European Festival circuit, specialising in circus style street theatre, character and art performances. Then on our ninth wedding anniversary we thought it’d be fun to give the flying trapeze a go. This was the beginning of a thrilling new chapter of circus adventure and passion for us. Soon after, we were approached by Novotel Twin Waters Resort to base ourselves at the resort and enhance their culture and activities. This venture quickly developed into what became Cirque Espace. Cirque Espace gives people the chance to run away and join the circus – even if just for a couple of hours. We combine our 40 years of professional circus training with $100,000 worth of specialised equipment; this includes a traditional full sized flying-trapeze, aerials rig, bungee-trampoline and juggling/balance facilities. Established with all protocols and insurances in place and

Nikki and Luc Gheysen

accompanied by an existing client base, we give people a unique hands-on circus experience that builds confidence, is great for team-building and, most importantly, is heaps of fun. There are no facilities quite like this anywhere in Queensland! Recently, we have been searching for a new location to base our incredible circus business. As longterm Eumundi locals we’d love to share our passion and success with our eclectic community. It would be fantastic for us to not only add to the vibrancy of our beloved town, but also offer education programmes to schools, locals’ days for active young families and special events. Cirque Espace could potentially become an integral part of the attractions that Eumundi has to offer, play a part in getting local kids active and bring excitement and energy to the green space

next to the Scout Hall and Aquatic Centre. We are currently working with Cr. Greg Rogerson on an application for an eight week trial period starting this September. We hope the trial helps us gain our community’s support and look forward to sharing the thrills of the circus with you! CirqueEspace.com, Facebook: Cirque Espace or 0412 552 286.

Eumundi Hamlets Eumundi Hamlets is a boutique retirement village of 52 units in four two-story buildings around a central piazza. It will provide opportunities for older residents to remain in the locality in close proximity to the Village Centre. The Hamlets have been designed by Eumundi based Hillhouse Architecture in close consultation with EDCA’s steering committee. The design challenge was to develop a building form that provided sufficient density to create a community while still being respectful of the surrounding housing and character. A variety of unit sizes and designs with a choice of aspect and outlook are provided. The 1.8 hectare site fronts Memorial Drive and is bounded by bush land and Tattnall Creek. The northern end of the site will be dedicated as a reserve with buffers to the creek and almost 50% of the site will be landscaped or re-vegetated. The existing house on site will remain and become the caretakers residence.

Next meeting of EDCA is the AGM to be held at Joe’s Waterhole on Monday 11 August at 7.00pm - All Welcome. O P E R AT I N G W E D N E S DAY M A R K E T S F O R O U R C O M M U N I T Y 9

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Our re-staging of the “Green” Issue 111 – Wednesday 22 December 2010

For lovers of Eumundi everywhere

Line up of talent for inaugural markets board

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with every LT series tractor* EHA vice president Sam Scanlon (left), board member Carlo Botto, general manager Peter Homan, and board members Tom Casileris, John Morton, Michael Donovan and Karen Bracher at the Original Eumundi Markets.


ollowing their appointments a few days ago, the five directors designate of the Original Eumundi Markets Ltd have wasted no time in getting together to kick start their work to secure a sustainable future for the iconic markets, shoppers and stall holders. The directors have attended an orientation over two days, which included a visit to a busy Wednesday market and discussions with other market operators. Not that the markets needed any introduction to the directors who, in various ways, already have a close association through other roles.

Eumundi & District Historical Association (EHA) vice president Sam Scanlon said it was reassuring to know the calibre of the directors to whom the operations of the Original Eumundi Markets had been entrusted. “Directors are all long-term senior business people whose corporate experience includes local, national and international work,” Sam said. “It is terrific that they are willing to volunteer their time and talent to guarantee the long term economic success of the Original Eumundi Markets and to nurture continued on page 10


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Eumundi Combined Community Organisation (ECCO) proudly distributes 4000 copies free each fortnight to all within 22 postcode Wednesday December 4562 2010 area and at outlets nearby.

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Where did Eumundi Green come from?

When asked what attracted him to Eumundi’s markets and the position of OEM Business Manager, Daniel explained the ‘Make it, Bake it, Sew it, Grow it’ ethos is something he feels very passionately about and plans to continue strengthening. He feels that by supporting stallholders and building a strong, healthy market community that this in turn gives back to the local community. Also Daniel’s family still live locally so returning to Eumundi feels very much like coming home.


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Original Eumundi Markets (OEM) new manager Daniel West, had his first market stall at OEM when he was nine, selling pet rocks - and has been addicted to the market lifestyle ever since. Daniel grew up in Tinbeerwah in a market family and spent almost every weekend manning a market stall at OEM. He went to Noosa State High, getting his first job at a real estate agent on Memorial Dr and was mentored for a time by local agent Richard Talady. On moving to Brisbane he honed his event management skills, started a young family, then worked for the Jan Power Brisbane City Market, and helped establish the fast growing Farmer’s Market in Brisbane’s Canon Hill.







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Back in 2006, local hero Joyce Turnbull edited the very first edition, providing our special community with a genuine voice that elevated the interests of Eumundi and its hinterland from the usual news broadcast in places such as the Cooroy Rag, Noosa News, Noosa Today and the Sunshine Coast Daily. And from those seeds has grown a magazine that has been embraced by our community - as it has always responded to and reflected the many facets of living in Eumundi and surrounds… whether it be the historic feel of the place, news for those who love the market vibe and in many cases are part of the micro-business movement in these parts, employing more than 1,000 people… or just those that want be informed, entertained and feel connected to Eumundi!

Why the “Green”? The one thing commonly valued amongst locals and visitors are our green trees, green hills and the green open spaces. So, this common community value is our starting point, and our new name and a masthead follow from there. We are also passionate about protecting our environment so naturally our magazine is printed on 100 per cent environmentally friendly, Australian grown and made Grange Offsett paper. This costs a little more but it’s good for the planet. The Green is also the term of endearment used for our mag by locals!

And now to the next 200 issues. So we’ve given the mag a nice little makeover… a nip and tuck and new coat of duco to celebrate our next phase and matched that up with a shiny new interactive website, www.eumundigreen.com.au. The Green will still stay true to all the values that underpinned her birth, but with an elegant new layout and some new features that reflect the changing nature of this community as new folks move in – especially young families, you’ll enjoy some fresh voices and opinions. Already the magazine is the trusted community news source and for 89% of all 4562 residents - and with our fantastic re-vamp, we look forward to welcoming many new eyes to the pages of The Green.

OEM board member Chris Sutton said the level of applicants for the position was exceptional but that Daniel, with his leadership, management and market experience was easily the standout candidate. “Daniel has youth, vision and enthusiasm that will take OEM into the future and further develop our ‘make it, bake it, sew it, grow it’ ethos,” said Chris. Walking around the markets on a cold winter’s morning, Daniel is already very at home and knowing many stallholders and having a welcoming team was a great advantage. “Now I just have to remember everyone’s name!” Daniel said. 10

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Arts A rchibald portrait imb u ed with strength and sorrow Judith Pattison Local artist Jandamarra Cadd has the distinction of being among the 54 artists shortlisted for this year’s Archibald Prize. Jandamarra has entered twice before, but his portrait ‘Pride’ of indigenous musician, Archie Roach, won him a place on this year’s shortlist out of a field of 883 entrants. In the 93 year history of the Prize, only three winning portraits have been of indigenous subjects and only six artists have been from Qld – which makes his achievement even more remarkable. Jandamarra sees community, place and culture as integral parts of his work. “We see the Sunshine Coast (particularly the northern section) as our community. Our son goes to Eumundi State School so we are involved in many Eumundi events.” “The Hinterland community hosts so many creative people and artists and I think the natural surroundings allow me to have the peace and connection to land to inspire my paintings,” Jandamarra explained. When asked about his approach to creating ‘Pride’, Jandamarra said, “I decided to paint Uncle Archie in the ochre dots to symbolise the deep connection Aboriginal people have to the earth.” The painting - comprised entirely of dots – took many months of dedication to complete. Jandamarra finds great inspiration from Archie Roach and chose to paint his portrait in this way to show the significance of the connection between Aboriginal people and the land – “the core of our culture,” he explained. The work also connects strongly to his life experience and became a creative response and focus during a time of terrible family bereavement as nearing completion, Jandamarra and wife Amy lost their new baby. “There was a point at which I could have abandoned the painting, however Uncle Archie [inspired me as he] himself carried on sharing his message in song only a couple of months after losing his partner, Aunty Ruby Hunter,” Jandamarra shared. “Finishing the painting was an integral part of my healing and acceptance of our loss and my journey is imbued into the portrait – and that is part of why it’s such a strong and emotive piece,” he explained.

art ne w s The Bones and Bouquets part 2 exhibition by local Rosie Lloyd Giblett at the Cooroy Butter Factory is a homage to the Australian landscape, her farming heritage and the emotional connection she has with the land. On until Saturday 16 August. noosa.qld.gov.au/whats-on-bfac. Noosa Regional Gallery in Tewantin presents a suite of three exhibitions by nationally and internationally acclaimed Australian artist Judy Watson, Aboriginal descendant of the Waanyi people of north-west Qld. New gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm noosa.qld.gov.au/noosaregional-gallery. 11

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Arts T he G reen speaks with S tarry N ights ’ T rent H arvison Why have you decided to start a pop-up Drive-in? Since screening our first outdoor movie in Eumundi in December 1999, I’ve wanted to set up a Drive-in movie. However the logistics and costs involved in operating a traditional Drive-in are astronomical, so I began researching “pop-up” Driveins. I’ve had a custom made inflatable screen built - with a 10m x 6m screen and will team it with a huge, professional digital projector. Sound will be transmitted via the car’s FM radio. There will also be speakers down the front for those sitting on chairs. So it’s all portable and no extra infrastructure is required - as long as we have power and space, we’re good to go. We’re going to be screening in the main market carpark - it’s the perfect venue - and soon there will be toilets and BBQ facilities at the new RV park. We’ve been working closely with Experience Eumundi in planning this event and ensuring that the community is involved and on board. With a lack of familyfriendly evening entertainment options, the Drive-in will be a great option. We’ll be offering a cheap night out - $25 for a car load (so no need to sneak in anymore under blankets in the boot!) and that’s for a double feature!

movies - now we screen in the area from Byron Bay to Hervey Bay. The community and local businesses have really embraced our monthly outdoor movies in the amphitheatre, and we hope they’ll support the Eumundi Drive-in, too. We all know that Eumundi is the centre of the universe - so it was really a very easy decision! Do you plan on taking the pop-up Drive-in on tour? Sure do! We are in the throes of organising a number of other venues in SE Queensland - but Eumundi will be the only one in the nearby Hinterland. Although we are yet to officially promote our new Drive-in screen, I already have a bunch of bookings including for schools. What’s your favourite Drive-In memory? Well I’ve only been to one - so that’s easy: the old Aspley Drive-in my EJ Holden before it shut down in early 2000. I loved it so much - I decided to start up my own!

T h e at re I ndee T heatre

John Burls

It’s said that your sins come back to haunt you but so too do your goodies. The Indee has long trained a small transient group of young actors, losing some each year to career pursuits and gaining new ones with an interest in theatre. Efforts put into the young brigade have paid off, by seeing them achieve their goals in theatre or in other fields whereby their theatre training has helped gain them access. This year’s Comedy & Consomme is yet another example of what goes around comes around. Long time Indee student Josh Watson, who became interested in theatre sound, is now studying sound engineering in Brisbane. Also because of his acting experience, he’s stepped into a pivotal role in Plaything, a role that had been quite hard to cast. Incidentally, his younger brother Bill is running the light and sound for the show. Another long time student, Georgia Lee Leslie, who started onstage at the age of four-and-a-half and who, between the ages of five and seven, won Best Supporting Actor and then Best Actor three times in the Under 14 category, will play the 15 year old Sarina in the comedy of that name. Georgia will play opposite veteran Ian Hodson, recently returned from the Jally national tour of Calendar Girls.

Dinner-shows this Friday 6.30pm and Saturday 5.30pm and Friday 1 and Saturday 2 August. Three-course Dinner and show $41 or Budget Busters at $39. Licensed bar. $18 non-dining matinees: 2pm both Sundays, 27 July and 3 August. 5472 8200 or www.eumundilivetheatre.com

Why did you choose Eumundi? Well, you’ve got to be selfish - I live a couple of hundred metres from the venue, so it’s in my backyard! Plus this is where we first started doing outdoor

To book for shows individually or for groups please contact 5472 8200 or go to www.eumundilivetheatre.com

I ndee – a E u m u ndi S taple Anthony Wynne-Hoelscher

t community, on this As a mainstay in the arts for our grea this opportunity to take to like ld wou we , sion auspicious occa e Theatre team. Inde the to doff our collective “Green” hats ll and Carol and John Founded in 1994 by Philip Chappe Signals. Early in the TV was n Burls, their debut productio undi’s School of Arts Eum to d cate relo e Inde ls company’s anna drawing audiences ons, Seas All and opened with A Man for i-ites will have und Eum y Man st. Coa the ss from right acro e Up Eumundi revu cal topi al enjoyed their renowned annu y material and Comedy & Road featuring original, bitingly funn plays with a three-course -act one Consommé; three very funny more seasons! y man to ’s Here er. dinn winter 12

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Books R ealit y bites E u m u ndi

Judith Pattison

Australia’s only non-fiction literary festival, Reality Bites, is coming to Eumundi thanks to a new community partnership with Experience Eumundi and The Green. Experience Eumundi general manager Anthony Wynne-Hoelscher said, “We are thrilled to be able to embrace such an important and renowned literary festival within our Eumundi community - a festival that truly celebrates quality artistic and cultural endeavours.”

Anthony Wynne-Hoelscher general manager of Experience Eumundi and ECCO, Melanie Myers artistic director (centre) and Annette Hughes event manager of Reality Bites Literary Festival met recently at Berkelouw Books to celebrate and plan this year’s exciting event.

Sunshine Hinterland and Writers Centre (SHWC) president Annette Hughes explained that Reality Bites has a great history with Eumundi, “Especially when the Eumundi Historical Association (EHA) sponsored our festival launch for several years running.” “This new formal partnership makes the bond even stronger and we are looking forward to being part of Eumundi’s vibrant arts community,” Annette said. With artistic director Melanie

Myers at the helm, the event has grown in substance and stature to become a nationally recognised, high calibre, event in the literary calendar. Now in its seventh year, Reality Bites has introduced local and visiting readers and writers to Australia’s best minds and gifted storytellers. Guest speakers have included nationally acclaimed writers and journalists such as David Marr, John Birmingham, Anne Summers, Ben Law, Ian Lowe, Alice Pung, Robyn Williams and Caroline Jones. This year’s festival promises an exciting weekend of panel discussions, book readings and talks, workshops and special literary events featuring well known authors and covering a broad range of subjects. The program will include: a youth writing award, writer’s workshops, panel discussions, conversations and close up sessions with visiting authors, a pitching clinic for prospective authors, book launches

with local booksellers and a documentary film screening. The event is organised by the Sunshine Hinterland Writers Centre (SHWC). realitybitesfestival.org or 5447 7063

Reality Bites F e s t i va l program will be announced 22 A u g u s t. Look for your preview copy in the next issue of T h e Gr e e n For the month o f A u g u s t o n ly, 4562 and 4563 postcode locals can purchase h i g h ly d i s c o u n t e d w e e k e n d pa s s e s a n d pa c k a g e s .

C alling all writers - W hat ’ s y o u r story ? Each year, Reality Bites runs a wildly popular pitching clinic for prospective authors. A panel of industry experts including UQP publisher Alex Payne, literary agent Annette Hughes and a visiting festival author or two listen to writers pitch their stories in front of an audience, and give their feedback. It is

not a competition, there are no prizes – just the experience of getting your story across in the five minutes allocated. The clinic is free to attend, but there are only limited spaces available to actually pitch. If you would like the opportunity to pitch, send a

one page synopsis of your story. Organisers will select the best ten across a range of forms and genres. You must be available 9 -10:30am, 25 October at the Cooroy Library. Please email your synopsis via the contact form at realitybitesfestival.org. Booking is essential.

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Kids R omeo ’ s J u liet hidden in E u m u ndi Tara Peebles and Celeste Cockram, year five Ignite English ESS An unexpected resident is living in Eumundi. She has been a soloist who has entertained all around the world and is now a teacher passing on her knowledge to young Sunshine Coast locals.

encouraging young ballet dancers on the Sunshine Coast to strive for their goals and enjoy the journey that being part of a dance school provides. Teaching has been an absolute pleasure for Deborah.

Deborah Preece-Brocksom began dancing at the age of eight, after seeing Margot Fonteyn dancing Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. She knew then that dancing was her destiny. After travelling the world and living in bustling, noisy, polluted cities, Deborah was drawn to the quiet but creative small town of Eumundi. She soon decided to live here and to open a dance school in Peregian Springs.

For the fifteen years of her solo career, Romeo and Juliet was Deborah’s most loved ballet so dancing the role of Juliet was a highlight for her. Dancing in Russia many times has made Deborah love the country more than anywhere else her career has taken her.

KIDS NOTES Both the Cooroy Butter Factory and Noosa Regional Gallery offer free children’s art activities inspired by the latest exhibitions. Get Creative will be run in Cooroy on Saturday 19 July, 10am – 12pm and Saturday 16 August, 10am- 12pm, and in Tewantin on Sunday 10 August, 11am - 2pm. Free and all ages are welcome. Children’s clay workshops are held at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, 10 Maple St, Cooroy with Merrie Tomkins every Saturday, 9.30am - 12noon. $35 per child includes firing and materials. 0412 486 438 or merrietomkins@hotmail.com

The Dance Centre is fortunate to have the technique, artistry, passion, addiction and joy that Deborah has passed on to many dance companies over her career. Now she is

T he family sanct u ar y Siona Howard

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My two children are now discovering the wonderful world of horses, both having a special equine companion to play with. Their horses were gifts from beautiful people in our lives who passed them down to us knowing that we would do our best to give them a loving home. Both of them are absolute gems.


There is a huge emotional vibration full of love that releases into the universe when I think about horses. This feeling has been with me since I was a little girl growing up in the city. I was often found staring at them from a distance seeking a feeling of contentment, safety and understanding. A very strong sense tells me that I am somehow protecting them. I can’t explain it, but I am often fiercely defensive on their behalf. Perhaps it is gratitude.

communicate with their horses. I see glimpses of them bonding with their horses in a way that is free from the expectations of riding, training and competing. When a human and a horse form a significant and trustworthy bond, some pretty outstanding things can happen. Like many animals, horses are very sensitive to how we are feeling and often respond accordingly. This teaches us so much about ourselves, if we are willing to learn and it is a gift to watch my children make these discoveries. Although strong and powerful, the horses’ authentic touch is honest, gentle and spiritual. They are a blessing in our lives.


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My first Kahuna massage was about seven years ago in Noosa. The therapist was a beautiful Maori woman who had trained to a very high level. Before the massage I was a wreck, exhausted and frazzled from constant travelling around Australia for my business. After the massage, I was mended. I floated out of there thinking that this was the massage I had always wanted and I also wanted to be able to do what that powerful Maori woman had done for me. So, I had to find out about it and very soon after began training under Mette Sorenson at High Spirits in Kin Kin.

Anahata Yoga Temple on Memorial Dr is hosting a Vinyasa flow workshop with Simon Park from 8-11 August. Open to intermediate students and aspiring teachers. anahatayogatemple.com.au. The monthly healing day at Bellbunya encourages practitioners to bring their therapy modality to share – it’s an opportunity for people to become known and network locals - or come and receive a treatment for $10. All healers receive a food voucher. 114 Browns Rd, Belli Park, 9am to 1pm. 5447 0181 or Bellbunya.org.au.

Kahuna massage originated in the South Pacific and was used during rites of passage as a transformational massage and healing system. It is also known as Hawaiian Temple Style massage and Lomi Lomi. This beautiful form of bodywork provides a holistic approach to healing by balancing the bodymind in its physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions. For me, the years of studying Hawaiian Lomi Lomi and Kahuna have been very much an experience of transformation. Kahuna bodywork is unique in a number of respects. The practitioner uses their hands, forearms and elbows and moves around the table, working with energy to apply soft and deep tissue massage in long flowing

strokes. Music is played and the practitioner uses various rhythms to integrate the client’s body, mind and soul. A Kahuna will re-energise and rejuvenate you, improve your circulation and digestion, reduce anxiety and stress and put you back together when

you’ve been overstretched. The magic and power of this healing system goes beyond words. When experiencing Kahuna bodywork, people are amazed by the energy they get from the healing sessions. dblehappiness@gmail.com

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National pain week 21st – 27th July 2014 Are you living with chronic pain or are you a carer for someone with chronic pain. This week is national pain week. Pain is the body’s way of telling us when something is not quite right. It can be shortterm and managed quite easily, but for some people, pain can be ongoing and affect the quality of their life and those who live with them. If you need more information or help and support managing your pain/condition or that of someone you care for, you can make an appointment to see one of our Doctors or alternatively visit painaustralia.org.au/

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Living M emories of the E u m u ndi G reen Delving into the Eumundi Green files at Discover Eumundi, manager Wendy Birrell has put together a little history on the magazine. The launch of the Eumundi Green was held in the School of Arts Hall in July 2006 with around 100 locals attending. It had been identified at community meetings held by Maroochy Council in 2004 that a local newspaper was considered a high priority to Eumundi and surrounding districts residents as other papers nearby just didn’t cover the local news the town wanted to hear about. Locals Joyce and John Turnbull decided to set up the Eumundi Green with a goal to “inform, educate and entertain, and to deliver quality and value for readers and advertisers alike”. Why the name? At the launch in 2006 Joyce Turnbull said, “Eumundi means different things to different people. There is a strong sense, though, that at least one thing is commonly valued amongst locals and

visitors, our ‘green’. Maybe it’s our historical fig trees in the main street, our green rolling hills or the village green atmosphere of our little CBD. So building this into the title and masthead of a community magazine seemed a very good place to start.” At Discover Eumundi we hold copies of almost all of the editions but unfortunately not the first one and if anyone has one we would appreciate them donating it. We also have the contents of a “show bag” given out at the launch in 2006 and a printed mockup of what the magazine was to look like. The first edition of the Eumundi Green was printed in early September 2006, came out fortnightly and had a distribution of 3,000 to Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale, Belli Park, North Arm and Yandina. The logo and masthead was changed by the ninth edition to a look that remained until January 2010 when the magazine was acquired by the Eumundi Combined Community Organisation (ECCO).

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Since then small changes have been made to the cover and logo but the contents, volunteer contributors, layout and print quality have changed quite a bit, with what shows as a constant assessment on what works and what doesn’t. This community magazine has maintained and grown a strong following and now prints 4350 copies every fortnight, with its online copy being viewed by many before the printed version even hits the streets and there has been a brand new online portal launched this week to celebrate the 200th edition. From little seeds big things have grown.



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Oh Canada! Canadian club sandwich Max Porter, Native Sun Cuisine

For each month’s Eumundi World Cinema evening, I match the event’s bar food to the country where the chosen film comes from. The $5-a-head budget includes a supper plate, dessert and coconut jam drops with liquor and coffee. As the last movie had us marching into Canada, I came up with the idea of a Canadian club sandwich. What’s typical in the construction of this beauty is the use of two meats - turkey and honey ham - which were omitted. Instead, for the crust a Pecorino choux bun (Pecorino is a hard sheep milk cheese) was sliced and smeared with maple syrup mustard, then layered with lettuce, juicy tomato and a slice of cheddar cheese before replacing the cap. Crisp, fried straw potatoes replace the usual limp chunky chips, and the pickle adds some acid and texture – and there you are! Enjoy your visit to Canada with us. Straw potatoes One med Sebago potato per person, washed and peeled. Slice potatoes into match stick thickness. Lay them down in a stack and slice them again - the same thickness - before adding to water to rinse of the starch. Drain and tea towel dry. Crisp fry in 170°C oil until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper and put to one side. Pecorino choux buns This in essence is Gougere; a

typical Burgundy snack to have with an aperitif. Usually the cheese used is Gruyere, but we have replaced it with Pecorino. The French have played a big part in Canadian history so it’s fitting to use this for our sandwich base.

Preheat oven to 200°C.

buns down slightly.

Wipe a couple of baking trays with a little butter and cover with baking parchment.

Place into oven for 15 mins, then reduce heat to 160°C for another 15 mins.

Place water and butter into large pot and bring to a simmer.

Remove from oven when golden brown.

When butter has melted, pull pot off the heat and add all flour at once.

I like to put a hole in the base to release the steam.

Stir well with a wooden spoon, reduce heat and then return pot to stove. Keep stirring until dough comes away from the pot sides - this is an important step. Now place contents into a mix master bowl (or you can do it by hand) and slowly beat. Add mustard and spices. Now add one egg at a time.

Once cooled, they can be stored in the freezer for later use, as they keep well. Just rewarm them in a 160°C oven until hot. The filling • Washed lettuce leaves • 4 vine ripened tomatoes sliced • 12 slices of cheddar cheese

• 500 ml water

Gradually increase speed until all eggs are added.

To make maple syrup mustard combine 1 cup mustard with ½ cup of pure maple syrup.

• 200 g butter

Lastly add cheese.

The finish line

• 250 g gf flour

The batter should then just fall off a spoon.

Slice your fresh bun, smear with your mustard, then layer with lettuce, tomato and cheese and replace the cap.

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Serve with a good hand full of straw potatoes and half a large dill pickle sliced length ways.

Outdoors L ife on a better ridge – s u perb s u nflowers Claudette Betterridge Sunflowers are always welcome in my garden. There’s nothing like their big, showy heads tracking the sun across the sky. To me they are like small children in a playpen. Although they are unable to follow her, they keep their eyes firmly on the movements of their mother as she goes about her work. Like many of the plants on the Ridge at the moment they are also somewhat of a winter anomaly. Usually described as a summer flowering annual the crop in my garden are more than happy to provide some nonconformist colour and support the commonly held notion that we here in the hinterland have an enjoyably mild winter. Due to their fast and easy growth habit sunflowers are great for younger

Giving the kids each a dinner plate sized flower head to enjoy can provide hours of entertainment. The “love me, love me not” game usually comes first as the petals are removed, followed closely by a faux tickertape parade with said petals.

supplement for chicken feed and if left on the heads provide just as much interest for the chickens as the children. The seeds however are not the only edible part. Petals can be used in salads, as can the seedlings when they are quite small. Leaves from bigger plants can be put into salads or stir-fries, much as you would use Asian greens. The buds can be steamed or blanched and the young stalks, which taste a bit like celery, are also great in salads and soups.

Then it’s time for the seeds. These can be cracked and eaten raw (another good activity to keep children busy for a while) or roasted in the oven for around 10 minutes at 180 degrees until they crack open themselves. Sunflower seeds are also a great

I can definitely vouch for the sunflower as a great all-rounder in the garden and suggest that if you don’t already have some bringing sunshine into your life, you could get your patch organised for a bright summer crop.

gardeners and the rewards they provide continue even through their demise. Once fully grown, their heavy heads can be harvested and the seeds used in a multitude of ways.

nat u re ne w s Australia’s biggest community tree and shrub planting day, National Tree Day organised by Planet Ark, is happening on 27 July. To celebrate, Sunshine Beach Bushland Care Group with Noosa Landcare, will be tree planting at the Doggy Beach, Noosa Spit on the Sunday from 8 -11am. Volunteers are very welcome and gloves and planting tools are provided. Since 1996, over 20 million seedlings have been planted by more than 2.8 million people. For more information contact Council’s customer service centre 5329 6500. The Yandina Community Gardens on Farrell St is holding an Open Day on 24 August 9.30am –all day. Well know Garden Guru Costa will one of many great speakers. The $10 entry (kids free) will help the community garden keep the gardens going despite Council withdrawing their funding. yandinacommunitygardens.com.au

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C omm u nit y garden report V isions for the f u t u re Georgia Brown

Saw-shelled turtles Kon Hepers

The first meeting towards getting the Community Garden underway took place recently and although there was much talk about paperwork and not much digging in the dirt, I was excited to see the first steps of progress towards something worthwhile. Although this project is not yet a reality, I cannot help but think about the endless potential that a place like this may hold with the right nurturing and guidance. I envision a place of education, connection and prosperity with a future only limited to the strength and imagination of this already well rooted community. Having the Eumundi kindergarten and State School so close, I believe it is important to involve the local children as much as possible with community activities, especially those underlining the importance of working together and caring for the environment. I strongly encourage anyone who holds a particular skill or knowledge such as permaculture, basket weaving, drawing, composting, growing food or anything else that can be shared and enjoyed to consider being a part of helping this project come to life. I would love to see this reach the wider community, so if you would like to be a part of this worthwhile cause, please contact me.

Someone sent me an excellent photo of a turtle in their dam. It was clear enough to allow a good look at identifying features. From the shape of the head with projecting snout and from the “scarf” around the neck area with visible tubercles we think it is a Saw-shelled Turtle, also called Eastern Snapping Turtle. “The saw-shelled” part refers to the serrations at the rear of the carapace, which is the top part of the usually brown shell. The bottom part is known as the plastron and can vary in colour between yellow and black, depending on the age of the animal and its habitat. Despite the “snapping” part of the name, they don’t usually bite when handled (but hurt when they do), instead giving off an unpleasant odour. Turtles are reptiles. There seems to be some question on the scientific classification of this turtle. Most authors stay with Elseya latisternum, with the species name being latisternum (broad backed). It is definitely in the family Chelidae and belongs to a subgroup called Pleurodira which means it folds its head and neck in sideways under the carapace, as all but one of our 23 native freshwater turtles do, instead of retracting head and neck straight in like the six marine turtles. All Australian species of turtle are aquatic: we have no

strictly terrestrial species. In countries where they do exist, land-based turtles are called tortoises. Saw-shelled turtles can grow to a carapace length of 280 mm; the females are larger than the males. Like frogs they can take in oxygen in several ways: through the skin, the cloaca and through the buccopharyngeal cavity, (a great word meaning mouth and throat). Like other freshwater turtles they don’t have flippers but large webbed feet with sharp claws.

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This species is omnivorous. Besides some plant matter their diet includes fish, frogs, yabbies, tadpoles and arthropods. They are known to eat smaller cane toads which they first shred with their sharp claws. Breeding takes place September to October and the female lays up to 15 brittle-shelled eggs in a burrow. Anecdotal evidence is that they seem to sense imminent flooding and move to higher ground to bury their eggs. Usual habitat includes lagoons, large dams and East-flowing rivers. Not listed as vulnerable at present, their numbers have diminished in some areas. Threats include predation of their eggs and drying up and pollution of water sources. Please remember that all native reptiles are protected by law. 21

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Letters T hank y o u G ill for saving animals Gill Brownhill is a remarkable woman who has given her life to wildlife 24/7, 365 days of the year. This tiny unassuming woman, who reminds me of a squirrel glider, has described herself as, “just a wildlife carer.” Gill, you are so much more than this. You have never sought fame and recognition for your incredible contribution to our society and you deserve both in abundance. You have put your own life on hold to care for the injured and orphaned wildlife from near and far, losing sleep and never saying no to anyone who turned up with an animal for you. What are we going to do without you? All we can do is admire what you have done and cannot imagine how you have done it. I have taken animals to you in the dead of night or over public holidays and you were always welcoming and kind. Gill’s expertise overtakes many veterinarians, and she knows more about our wildlife than anyone I know. Thank you Gill for your contribution to saving the animals we love so much. I hope the RSPCA uphold your tradition, because you will be a hard act to follow. You are truly the animals’ friend. Yours sincerely, Marigold Robinson RN (Honorary Life Member RSPCA).

P u t it to the vote The letter by Damien [Eumundi Green 10 July] could not have said it better. I discussed the survey with a gentleman who does surveys for various govt agencies and he stated that the result of a voluntary survey would end up with a very biased result and could not be treated seriously. Of the 30 or more residents of the EDV area that I have spoken to, only one knew about the survey and that person had some contact with the EDV group but had since disassociated herself and was opposing the boundary change. If the EDV Group survey is to be ignored, which in my opinion it should be due to not being a true random sample, the only way forward would be to put it to the vote at the next council elections. This would allow the Sunshine Coast Council electorate to decide whether they wish the EDV area to leave, the Noosa Shire to decide if they want us and the EDV citizens to have their say. Duncan Thomas, Doonan.

B u tter factory moth balled In spite of all the “noise” coming from Noosa Shire Council, it is failing already. The Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre has been mothballed. There is now no coordinator nor any arts staff there. Where was the community consultation with the people who used it? Could Council and the community of interest have negotiated a solution to any problems? The Butter Factory was a place of community

engagement; a meeting place where art shows, workshops and artist talks were held, skills were transferred and ideas exchanged - in other words - a vibrant place for an alert, thinking and engaged community. More people visit art galleries than go to football matches. GOMA on South Bank, Brisbane, is the fifth most visited art museum in the world. John, Eumundi.

J ob opport u nities with S u nshine C oast C o u ncil If we support a boundary re-alignment, how can we have any part in the creation of real job opportunities in the northern half of the Sunshine Coast Region? Our two northern councillors need our support to achieve it though. The Noosa community are entitled to stay the way they are but let us not fool ourselves that Noosa Shire can offer us the same opportunities for our young people. We need to remain part of Sunshine Coast Region so that we can retain influence encouraging the movement of job opportunities into this part of the Sunshine Coast. The expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport will bring opportunities for development and services. We need to encourage some of that business into parts like Coolum and the Industrial Estate and in time, north to Peregian and

E u m u ndi sho u ld become a booktown It was with much interest that I read Fran Maquire’s repor t on the achievements of Hay-on-Wye [Eumundi Green 199] in becoming a flourishing tourist attrac tion by hosting many bookshops. There is now an international organisation of 17 “booktowns”, with one in Clunes, Victoria. The website www.book town.com.au also provides a repor t of the 2002 Churchill Fellowship conducted by Paul McShane into the international book town movement. Summary findings of his repor t were: • Though Hay-on-Wye exemplifies desirable features of a book town, it is unlikely that any other location could direc tly replicate its model. • The evidence from the other book town locations is that they have been successful in generating welcome levels of economic activity, especially of a tourism and cultural nature, making use of existing infrastructure and restored or renovated buildings. • There are critical success factors that have been identified and documented via academic research. • These book town success factors need to be adapted for Australia. 22

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Eumundi. Otherwise it will all go south to Mooloolaba and Caloundra. We are 10 to 15 minutes closer to Coolum where job opportunities will present themselves for our children and grandchildren, than to Noosa, provided we can get our act together. Jack, Doonan.

E u m u ndi is N oosa Eumundi is the gateway to the Noosa coast. It is the closest hinterland town off the Bruce Highway leading into Noosa. Eumundi could be better served by Noosa and better aligned with Noosa when promoting the town. It seems the people of the EDV area identify more with the principles of the Noosa Shire than with the Sunshine Coast Council, so give the people want they want. Majority rules in a democracy! S. Wood, Eumundi

W hat ’ s in a name ? The big problem with EDV is a massive inferiority complex that convinces us we are Noosa’s poor relations. We need our Real Estate agents to talk more positively. Surely Doonan Hills, old Eumundi Town and Verrierdale forests would make us feel better. By the way, when did you last park at Noosa Heads? It is not the Noosa we once loved. But, if all you want is the name… Rex Holden, Doonan

• For any location, there are issues to resolve in establishment and management. A preliminary analysis of the book town success factors strongly suggests that Eumundi is well placed to become a successful book town for four main reasons: 1. Eumundi Markets – this bi-weekly and long established and successful venture brings thousands of people into the town and is a lynchpin of the local economy; 2. Berkelouw Books – this high qualit y anchor business has confirmed demographic research that this area contains a high proportion of tertiary educated people with strong affinities for books and reading; 3. Realit y Bites and Noosa Long Weekend festivals have established a strong local profile for cultural and book-based activities; and 4. Eumundi township – there are significant retail buildings and facilities in need of revitalisation and renewal. I will be holding a public meeting in Eumundi on Sunday 27 July, CWA Hall at 1pm to gauge community interest. For more information please contact Ray Land, Eumundi, 0419 671 083 or epraysue@bigpond.net.au.

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