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18 August 2010 Vol.20 No. 15

connecting communities

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MARY VALLEY MV Stags Rugby League news MV Cool School Challenge_____ 13 Explosive issues in Moy Pocket Hinterland Slow Food Day_____ 14 MV Show and Rodeo August 21 International Rally Qld________ 15

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KENILWORTH Vale Glenna Paulger Riparian restoration _ _________ 3 Kenilworth SC Athletics Carnival Kenilworth Taekwondo________ 4 Kenilworth FR crisis Buskers wanted for Art Fest___ 5 Historical article: Gifts from the past__ 6 Kenilworth Show and Rodeo Kenilworth Pony Club news Kenilworth Chook Chase_ ___ 18

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KENILWORTH Glenna Paulger 28/9/1921 to 10/7/2010


lenna was born in Gympie on the 28/9/1921, the day that Kenilworth Township was proclaimed, the third daughter of Jack and Mabel Pearce in a family of five girls and two boys Glenna was.

Glenna attended Kenilworth State School, travelling on horseback from Walli each day. At 14 she left school working at home, for no financial reward but was well paid in other ways. Mabel made bread and butter, grew vegetables, cooked, sewed, knitted and crocheted for her family, all skills which were passed on to Glenna and her sisters. Glenna married Donald Paulger, third son of Fred and Adah Paulger on 23/11/1940. Don and Glenna’s wedding breakfast was the first to be held in the Kenilworth Hotel.

the Tasman Sea, which were passed around the family keeping everyone in touch with family news. She kept newspaper clippings relating to anyone she knew or happenings in Kenilworth. After a serious illness Glenna moved to Noosa Nursing Centre in January 2008, as she required nursing care. In recent months, at times she was sure there was an agreement with the Home that someone was bringing her back to Kenilworth at night then taking her back to Tewantin in the morning. She didn’t know how it worked but she was happy believing she was back in her beloved Kenilworth. Although her mind wandered a little in recent years, her memory of people, places and events of her past never left her. Lenore Meldrum


Riparian restoration

uring the weeks of 26 July and 9 August, Community Volunteers Australia were doing some project works around the Kenilworth area. The projects had been identified and was supervised by the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee.

Their first daughter Joycelyn Mabel was born on the 2/12/43. Don and Glenna purchased land off the Gap Road, Kenilworth and moved there in September 1946 just before their second daughter Lola Francis was born on the 29/11/46, which Lyle still owns to this day. Lyle Donald was born on 26/3/1951. Don and Glenna loved tennis and joined Murtaghs tennis club playing tennis on weekends.

The volunteers, in this instance, are university students from the USA. They are affiliated with a program called International Student Volunteers [ISV] www.isvonline. com. An American-based organisation which arranges volunteer opportunites for students in overseas countries.

In 1954 Glenna fell ill. They found Glenna had a lump on her lungs; she received a letter telling her to go to Brisbane immediately for an operation. By this time Glenna was four months pregnant. Wayne Stanley was born on the 4/11/1954. On the 8/3/1960 Janet Irene was born.

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She and her sisters had been thoroughly taught by their mother in cooking. All of which entered in the Kenilworth Show cooking section for many years, regularly taking out prizes.

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Sunday lunch was always a family affair, a hot baked lunch followed by home made dessert, gramma pie, lemon meringue, stewed fruit, always served with custard. She cooked for street stalls, ball and dance suppers, tuck shop at school and supported most events in Kenilworth. When Lyle and Gwenda married, Glenna and Don retired from and moved first to Gheerulla then into the house in Phillip St, in April 1975. She was a devout Christian attending church sitting with her sisters until she had to move to Sundale and then to the Noosa Nursing Home where they would take her to the services. Glenna kept a diary. This habit began as a business record then she started to add happenings each day before she went to bed. After Janet came home from hospital and was well enough to read Glenna allowed her to read the diaries for the missing 12 months of Janet’s life. Lola and Glenna sent weekly letters to each other across

The work is primarily riparian restoration being funded by Fosters.

CVA is also hoping that as time goes on, there will be more and more volunteer teams working across the Mary Valley on priority conservation projects.

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enilworth State Community College saw the two new amalgamated teams of Banksia and Waratah battle it out for athletics supremacy on the new sports oval on Wednesday, 4 August. With the green team, Banksia, and the yellow team, Waratah, fighting it out for the winner’s shield, in the end it was only 13 points that separated first and second places. Banksia was awarded the 2010 Athletics Shield. Congratulations to all students who participated in the day, gaining valuable points for their house. A fantastic effort by our Age Champions: 1997 Wayne Bartlem 1998 Braedyn Pfieffer and Sarah Reardon 1999 Hugh Anstey and Alice Gillis 2000 Tom Henderson and Taysha Barkle-Tolley 2001 James Anstey/Jashka Thompson and Chloe Nutter 2002 Jared Croft and Darcie Hopkins 2003 Buster Pascoe and Eleanor Anstey 2004 Keiron Bradford/Domenic Bucciarelli and Hannah O’Connor 2005 Jamison Barkle and Tara Bennett

Adam took the silver medal in his under 17 years black belt division of the Queensland Championships in Brisbane at the end of July after losing the final in a close match. Cameron travelled to Sydney in early August to compete in the New South Wales open championships where he won gold in his division with a strong display of tactics and skill. Both players have been selected to join the Queensland team to enter the National Taekwondo Championships in Canberra in October. Well done also to Billy Best from Conondale who is doing well and developing his skills in some of the Brisbane club competitions. Billy won a Bronze medal at the recent Caboolture open competition. Taekwondo is great for fitness, flexibility, concentration, self confidence, and self defence, as well as being really enjoyable. Training can cater for a variety of needs ranging from general fitness, stretching and well-being to a more intense work-out. It is also an indoor sport that you can do with your kids all through the year. We welcome new students all through year. The class is made up of people of all ages and abilities and that helps to maintain the friendly, family-orientated approach. For any information on San Taekwondo at Kenilworth or Conondale call Norm on 0428 712 883.

Students aged ten and above will now compete in track and field events at the Small Schools Athletics Carnival to be held at Sippy Downs on Monday, 16 August. A very special thank you to Paula Gillis who created the brilliant banners for our new houses, Banksia and Waratah. Thanks also goes to all the parents, staff, friends and families of students, and our fantastic tuckshop crew for making the athletics carnival an outstanding success. Photo above: Banksia Year 7 students, Sarah Reardon and Braedyn Pfieffer, collecting the Kenilworth State Community College athletics shield.

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enilworth Taekwondo students Adam Gunton and Cameron Taylor from the San Taekwondo Club have again been successful with their competitions this year.

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live on a bush block and and every few years need a fire hazard reduction burn. This was done by the Kenilworth Rural Fire Brigade. The burn-off was done safely and efficiently. Thanks to Len Stevens and his team, who were really great, I can now relax during the coming summer fire season. Remember everyone the Kenilworth Rural Fire Brigade are all volunteers with a big job. Please support your local firies, you never know when you may need them. Veronika Spicer


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ince the inception of Kenilworth First Response in 2000 the group has derived intense pride in providing for emergency First Aid throughout every hour, seven days a week within the local area. It is with considerable regret that there has been a period during which the 24/7 servicing has had to be curtailed. Owing to unavoidables; responder illness, absences and family crises our monthly roster now has some blank days that the available, active responders are unable to fill. New recruits are needed urgently if we are to continue this vital service at the very high standard previously set. Rapid response is often crucial and an ambulance can be as much as an hour away. We are seeking volunteers willing to join this closely bonded, diligent and caring group dedicated to ministering, in response to 000 calls, procedures to casualties suffering medical emergencies or accidental injuries. Ongoing training and support is provided by Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics who persistently hone the skills and confidence of responders to undertake the management of all situations in a highly professional manner. The composure and competence to offer re-assurance, palliate pain, positively influence the outcome of trauma or illness and to save a life, perhaps that of a loved one, is a privilege beyond compare. We welcome all enquiries from able-bodied residents willing to consider participating in this highly respected community service, affording supreme training in the many facets of emergency medicine; Ambulance Service uniforms; personal protective equipment and superlative QAS support. Service is delivered from our two, four-wheel drive vehicles that are comprehensively fitted-out and equipped to a degree that provides the faculty to manage any emergency contingency. Interested aspirants please contact Wayne Lashmar on 5446 0723.


he Sunshine Coast Daily carried new items on both Tuesday and Wednesday about an accident that happened to a farmer at Kenilworth on Sunday 25 July. The articles both praised the members of the Cooroy ambulance and the air rescue helicopter service who attended to the victim. However there was no mention of the people who assisted the gentleman in the first instance and helped save his life - the members of the Kenilworth First Response. They were with him in minutes of the 000 call, and helped make him comfortable during the 30 or so minutes that the ambulance took to arrive from Cooroy.

Kenilworth folk were most disappointed to read that there was no mention of this very worthy group in the articles. Kenilworth First Response is a small group of local volunteers who maintain a 24 hour 000 service to everyone living in and around Kenilworth. As happened with this accident they were able to attend to the victim within minutes of being called. We cannot do without this valuable service provided by these wonderful people who are trained by the ambulance service. They always need new people to help, and welcome new members. Kenilworth First Response, we salute and thank you for a great job. Well done! Yvonne James

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treet entertainment has proved popular with visitors to the Kenilworth Celebrates Art festival. The main street of Kenilworth provides the ideal setting for entertainers to move along the wide footpaths and perform for strolling visitors. Those sipping their freshly brewed coffees or other more appealing beverages in one of Kenilworth’s highly regarded eateries certainly enjoy some entertainment.

Buskers are especially welcome and are free to move anywhere along Elizabeth Street. On Saturday 25 September there will be an artists’ market outside the famous Kenilworth cheese factory and this always draws visitors’ attention. An award of $100 will be given to a busking performance on both Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September. In addition, each busking act will be given a $20 luncheon voucher from the wonderfully restored Kenilworth Bakery. For more info visit or contact Sue Wolter on 5446 0158. Photo above from Birgit Kehr.

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Gifts from the Past

he Kenilworth Historical Association, at its Annual General Meeting, launched a Gifts from the Past project. Included in this report is the first of those gifts so we, in the 21st century, may understand the previously unrecorded contributions of many of previous residents of this district. In post World War II Australia, European refugees were officially referred to as displaced persons. The Australian Government agreed to accept these people in July 1947. There were a number of conditions placed on the agreement between the Australian government and the United Nations who coordinated the Displaced Persons Mass Resettlement Scheme. During this time, between 6000 and 8000 men and women were employed in Queensland. About 1000 were employed by the Department of Forestry. Check website Ukrainian born Victor Fedorniak (pictured left) arrived in Newcastle, Australia on March 6, 1950 as a displaced person under the United Nations scheme. Victor spent some time at Greta Refugee Camp prior to be deployed, along with a number of young men, to Little Yabba Reserve at Kenilworth, where he was to serve out his two years as a labourer, this being a condition of his emigration to Australia. He had no choice in this matter. Victor’s first home in Australia consisted of a room that slept two people (very trying - if one snored). All cooking was done on a communal open fireplace with varying degrees of success. Ablutions were taken with a bucket shower and outside toilet. A lot of the men, including Victor, were invited into people’s homes and this helped them settle in. English lessons were provided at the local school and this also made things more tolerable. Forestry work was very hard in those days, everything being done by hand. The men, having come from war torn Europe were malnourished, and the hills were very steep.

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Victor enrolled in a correspondence course in Horticulture when he was given the position of assistant nurseryman, with the help of this study; he eventually became the nursery overseer. Victor loved his work and over the years invented quite a number of mechanical gadgets for use in the propagation of pine tree seedlings. He could often be seen trundling off to work on his own farm tractor which he used for many years in his effort to modernise the pine tree nursery. He instigated a lot of changes in the years to come and stayed as Nursery Overseer till his retirement. Shortly thereafter the Little Yabba nursery was made redundant. Contributed by Fay Fedorniak Note: Victor was also a valued member of a number of Kenilworth community organisations and was accorded the honour of being one of the first Kenilworth Living Treasures, awarded posthumously due to his untimely death on December 10, 1998.

The answer to last editions’ Kenilworth Trivia Question “Why were flat sided cream cans first used to transport locally produced cream to the butter factory for processing?” Flat sided cream cans were required to fit on the pack horses which transported the separated cream to the railhead at Eumundi for transport to Brisbane when dairying was commenced in this district in the late 1890’s because there were no formed roads between Kenilworth and Eumundi - there was only a horse track! Some responses to the query about stationing of troops in the district during World War II. Jean Sandell recalled that some of the soldiers guarding the Italian prisoners of war held at what is now Kenilworth House (cnr Elizabeth and Phillip Streets) would visit her parents home. Cliff Wilcox also remembered those same POW’s being brought out in an army truck to work on his parent’s farm.  Cliff was also able to place the Field Engineers in the district because they built a navigation beacon on the top of the Bluff. The soldiers carried all their equipment to the top, cleared trees to mark each point of the compass (North, South, East, West)  and erected the beacon - no mean feat with the hand equipment available to the workers. Lenore Meldrum President • Kenilworth & District Historical Assn. Inc.

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fter a fantastic open day in Cooroy recently and with great interest from the community, Elouera Family Day Care (Doonan based) would like to introduce one of their trusted Mary Valley home-based educators from the Pomona area - long time local Angela Willoughby, who is married with three children. 

Booking is essential so please ring Pomona and District Community House on 5485 2427. Local transport and special diet by request. $2.00 to be charged for bus.

Angela Willoughby has been caring for children in Pomona for the past ten years and says: “I provide a high quality, nurturing and safe environment for children to learn and grow into confident, curious and happy people.

omona and District Community House is thrilled to announce that work will shortly begin on a new steel-framed building adjacent to the existing 100 year old Queenslander that it currently occupies. After six years and numerous re-designs and many attempts at trying to secure funding from state and federal governments and other funding bodies, the Sunshine Coast Regional Council has committed $129,000 to the project.

The children are exposed to an exciting home based program including music, science, reading, arts and crafts, physical activities as well as social and life skills. I provide children with social experiences such as attending playgroups regularly, excursions and visits to other Educators homes for play sessions. This week we  visited the Pomona Outside School Hours and Vacation Care where we  enjoyed Rainbow Day, a morning full of rainbow activities and  Vietnamese day with experiences including craft and cooking. When we are not out and about this week we will be turning ourselves into pirates by making pirate hats, learning pirate songs and listening to pirate stories in our pirate boat. In the coming weeks we hope to be able to visit the new Cooroy Library and enjoy story and craft time. I hold a current CPR and First Aid certificate, Blue Card for working with children, Certificate lll in Childrens services qualification and current car restraint safety check by QLD Ambulance. My personal philosophy is acknowledging the importance of children learning through play and supporting children to gain the skills and confidence to  communicate their needs.”



omona and District Community House invites you to its National Seniors’ Week on Thursday 19 August from 11.30am at Pomona Bowls Club. Come and dress in national costume or from the country of your choice and join in the fun and laughter. Meet new people and make new friends! It is only $11.00 and includes non-alcoholic cocktail. There will be raffles, prize for the best dressed, games and lucky door prize. Let yourself entertained by belly dancers and the music



The 147m2 structure, lovingly named ‘The Shed’, will incorporate a large activity room, three smaller rooms, a kitchen and two toilets. While continuing to operate out of its current premises, the new building will enable the Community House and other community groups to run additional activities previously not possible due to lack of space. Community Engagement Coordinator, Kathryn Shewring, says potential uses for the shed include youth activities and a men’s shed. ‘The Shed’ will use colour schemes to match surrounding buildings which include the Community House and the Memorial School of Arts. An exciting future addition to the shed will be the establishment of a community garden and of a ‘wheel-chair access’ garden. Both of which will further enable the building to blend in with its surroundings. Brian Lawson, House manager, is keen to make the most out of the available funding and the Community House is asking for trades people or anyone willing to donate time to get in touch with the Community House. Trades needed include: plasterers, concreters, plumbers, electricians, painters, carpenters, bobcat operators and landscapers. Brian Lawson emphasises that all materials will be supplied so no tradie will be out of pocket. Wherever possible, materials will be purchased from local suppliers who are asked to help out by offering materials at a “community rate”. Anyone interested in being part of this exciting venture is asked to call 5485 2427. With ‘The Shed’ due to be completed by Christmas, the Community House is delighted to finally see this dream become a reality.

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POMONA Kings of the Kitchen Crowned


crowd of nearly 150 people cheered on the Pomona Peelers, the Mountain Mixers and the Cooroora Choppers in the inaugural King of the Kitchen Men’s Health cook off at Sunday’s King of the Mountain Festival. With a mystery box of delicious ingredients including capsicum, zucchini, Lebanese eggplant and fennel bulb, fresh basil, coriander, mint and rosemary, some ‘mystery spices’ and some beautiful lamb (kindly donated by Allan Gitsham from Gitsham’s Butchers in Pomona) the teams were ready to show everyone, especially blokes, how easy it is to create healthy, tasty food. Michael Robinson, Foti Koutsellis, Zac Turschwell and Adam Watts from the Cooroora Choppers demonstrated their dexterity with knives, slicing and dicing veges and herbs. The Mountain Mixers, Lew Brennan, Joel Taylor, Doug Bettens, and Sam Liddell were the first to get their kebabs to the BBQ, and are to be commended for their fantastic presentation. The Pomona Peelers, Brian Lawson, Steve Hilditch, Sunil Singh and Ricky Drake created a wonderful curry delightfully served in half a fennel bulb and a brilliant spicy sauce. Some friendly rivalry and playful skulduggery between the teams kept the participants on their toes as they vied to produce the tastiest creations.

their time and energy; the judges for lending us their taste buds, in particular Allan Gitsham for donating the lamb for the cook-off; Aimee Stanyer from the Division of General Practice for helping to the create the event and Luc Turschwell for lending his time and invaluable expertise. Photo of the teams in action by Ben Stoffl and Heather Manders.

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he Queensland Health ‘Pit Stop’ Team declared their visit to the King of the Mountain Festival to promote men’s health highly successful. A total of 46 men passed through the ‘pits’ with 15 men receiving ‘rego stickers’ and 31 being declared ‘unroadworthy’. Well done to all those men who were willing to take the challenge and to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle. The Pomona and District Community House would like to thank Rochelle Coombs and her team for giving up their time to support our local community event. Rochelle Coombs presenting Ray Hehir with 1st prize at the Pit Stop



he world premiere of a new musical work for saxes, clarinets, hybrid winds and percussion by Linsey Pollak is on Saturday 28 August, 8pm at The Majestic Theatre, Pomona. Tickets are $25 and $20 for concession.

With their work cut out for them, the judges, Kate Moroney facilitator of Pomona Community Kitchen, Allan Gitsham from Gitsham’s Butchers and Mick Byrne, principal of Pomona State School, tasted their way through the dishes. In the end it was the Cooroora Choppers who set the judges taste buds alight winning the day with a salad of lightly cooked vegetables tossed with perfectly cooked lamb which had been soaked in a deliciously original marinade.

Features well known musician/ entertainer Linsey Pollak (various winds), Tunji Beier (Sth Indian percusion), Rebecca Craner (clarinet and sax), Rick Halstead (saxes and clarinet), Brendan Hook (saxes and clarinet) and Diana Tolmie (bass clarinet and clarinet).

The Pomona and District Community House would like to thank: the King of the Mountain Committee for their assistance in setting up the event; all the participants for

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IMBIL ACHIEVERS: Students from Mary Valley State College receive a free tree and a certificate for their efforts in reducing their carbon footprint. Pictured from left are Laura Sharman, Year 6, Dominic Kurtz, Yr 6 and the school’s “green champion”, Tremayne McCarthy, Yr 6 and Kaitlin Knox, Yr 7. Related article page 13.

GREEN MESSAGE: Annabelle King and Michael Zanco are green ambassadors at Amamoor State School.

At Witjuti Grub Bushfood Nursery, Kenilworth hosted an information, food discussion and food sharing day. Organised by Slow Food Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Heinz and Mitchell were reported to have giggled all the way home with their new box of bushfood discoveries. Photos by Glenbo Craig Related article page14. jgMVVOICE©AUG2010

Thank you Mary Valley! Competitors from 10 countries including some of the world’s best rally drivers raced into Kenilworth on Saturday 31 July for a service stop during the 2010 International Rally of Qld. This inaugural visit was noted by media around the world and Kenilworth’s warm welcome was appreciated by all the crews, supporters and organisers. These photos show some of the activity as teams checked their cars in the main street of Kenilworth before starting competition on Saturday. Rally organisers, Brisbane Sporting Car Club Ltd say THANKS! to all who made our hinterland visits so successful... including our rally weekend host town Imbil, and the 5pm stop-by at Cooroy! All photos © 2010 Blair Meldrum

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MARY VALLEY Environment is the winner in “Cool School Challenge”

Mary Valley Inc collated the data and identified one “green champion” from each of the three schools. Dominic Kurtz from Mary Valley State College, Cameron Edward from Dagun State School and Michael Zanco from Amamoor school each received a $25 gift voucher. “Participating schools also received a $75 voucher for their commitment to the project,” Mrs Parker-Price said. By taking the Low Carbon Diet, you can reduce your household carbon footprint and make a real difference to our environment. Carbon emissions can be affected by energy and water usage, garbage choices and transport. Whenever you turn on the lights, watch the television or go for a drive in the car, you are using energy that produces carbon dioxide. Check out for more tips and information.


ool schools in the Mary Valley have learnt how to take the heat out of global warming by taking a low carbon diet to reduce their carbon footprint. Community organisation Mary Valley Inc challenged students in the valley to help the environment, win prizes and save money under the “Cool School” project. Dagun, Amamoor and Imbil state schools joined the “Cool School Challenge” earlier this year to learn how to live a more sustainable lifestyle to reduce their impact on the environment. The challenge was funded by the Department of Environment and Resource Management’s Low Carbon Diet scheme which aims to motivate community members including students to benchmark their carbon footprint. Participants then undertook a “diet” over a month to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Local coordinator Kaili Parker-Price visited the schools to set up action plans and help students stick to their low carbon diet. “The target was to save 1000 kilograms of household carbon emissions – CO2 – for the month for each school,” Mrs Parker-Price said. “The students made the task seem easy and recorded savings from 1114kilograms per month on average right up to 1692 kilograms per month. The average Australian household generates 13,000kg of CO2 annually. In contrast, an average Swedish household will only create 6800kg.” Mrs Parker-Price said the students displayed a good understanding of the issue of climate change and its impact on the Earth and people’s lifestyles. “Many of the Mary Valley schools promote living sustainably and have chicken pens, edible gardens and worm farms underway. In fact, Dagun and Amamoor state schools have bottles of nutritional worm juice for sale for just one dollar a litre,” she said. Mrs Parker-Price said students had enjoyed the challenge and most were committed to remaining conscious of their carbon footprint.

GREEN GUERILLAS: Raising awareness of carbon emissions created “green guerillas” at the Dagun school … that is, students who were aggressively active in helping the environment. Choosing a free tree are (from left) James Clarke, Year 7, Cameron Edward, Yr 4 and Caleb Wilson, Yr 7. More photos on colour page 9.



ur game at Kenilworth was a great success “The Stags” defeated the Kilcoy Yowies 28 to 12. With the boys uplifting their game and showing us the skills we knew they had but hadn’t been able to put together till this game. The Stags were the first to score which gave them the confidence which seemed to enhance their game.

By half time the score was 12 all so we were still holding strongly, after half time the boys went over another three times with one of the tries going to local Jason Woods with an intercept, which he followed up with his own conversion. Other tries went to Dale Carlson, Marty Hollis, Jacob Ryan and Herbie Henderson and Troy Carlson kicking three goals. The crowd supported the players vocally and it was great to see the communities come together to enjoy this occasion. The celebrations carried on to the Kenilworth Hotel and great night was had by all. We expect the last three games of the season to be very exciting games as we count down before the finals. The stags are two points of getting into the finals so the games will be intense. Photo above: Dale and Troy Carlson taking out a Kilcoy player with Cameron Grey backing up.

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magine this. A structure, higher than a three-storey building, part way up the Kenilworth Bluff, only a couple of hundred metres from an active quarry, filled with some eighty tonnes of ammonium nitrate and a couple of hundred metres from that, another with 10 tonnes of high explosive.

That’s the sort of details that locals found when they investigated a Development Application notice outside the Moy Pocket quarry recently. Wading through the more than 400 pages of application brought home that the proposal was deadly serious. It comes not from the quarry itself, but from Orica Australia which describes itself as Australia’s leading explosives company. Word took a while to get out as to just what the innocuous sounding ‘bulk storage depot and magazine facility” really meant, and it was a brave few who risked the to and fro of heavy trucks at the quarry entrance to actually stop and read the development notice. In response to resident’s requests to make the application more accessible, Gympie Regional Council has made a print copy available at the Imbil Library as well as the Council office in Gympie and has CDs available for $7.50 each. Alternatively, it is available from the internet at The application first came before Council more than a year ago and council’s planners requested a long list of additional information. The application is now well past halfway through the Public Comment phase and many are still only just finding out about it. Letters of objection from the public need to reach Gympie Regional Council by August 27. A consultant’s report accompanying the application predicts that “the potential for a traffic accident has no significant or increased probability as a consequence of this proposal. On that basis the additional hazard risk is, in our view, minor.” Drivers who already share the Kenilworth-Eumundi Road and Moy Pocket Roads with the numerous heavy trucks travelling to and from the quarry may well arrive at a different conclusion. The addition of trucks carrying large quantities of ammonium nitrate and high explosives both into and out of the bulk store adds a whole dimension to safety on the road.

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The initial rationale for the need to establish this depot “to supply explosives for extractive industry operations throughout south-east Queensland” was that it would “reduce driver fatigue” as presently the materials are sourced from either Gladstone or Beenleigh. In a later part of the application, the rationale is that it would improve efficiency. Either way, it’s at the expense of compromising our safety. Following media reports of statements by an Orica spokesperson, residents feel their initial gut feeling that this was a “toe in the door”, just a fore-runner of something much bigger have been confirmed. More information and assistance with writing an objection is available at - the website that was very effective in the Traveston Dam campaign – along with blank petition forms for you to use to collect more signatures, and electronic copies of flyers and posters about the proposal. A letter of objection sent to Gympie Regional Council is the best way to voice your concerns, but there are also petitions available in local Kenilworth shops. More info can be found at or by phoning Ian Mackay on (07) 5446 0124.

Slow Food Sunshine Coast Bush Foods discussion


itjuti Grub Bushfood Nursery, Kenilworth hosted an information, food discussion and food sharing day on Saturday 24 July ... a perfect bush setting for a perfect bush food discussion. The event was organised by Slow Food Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Photo above: Bushfoods in the Valley include Finger Limes, Round (Gympie) Limes, Native Ginger, Plum Pine, Bush Tomato, Davidson’s Plum, Peanut Tree, Native Mint, Sea Celery, Wild Raspberry and Sugarbag (Native Bee Honey). Above left: The taste sensation of the day (voted by Glenbo, and dished out by Veronica) was an oh-so-creamy Bunya Nut soup with an indulgent dipping of fresh Lemon Myrtle scones, downed with a nip of smooth Gidneywallum Rainforest Liqueur. Other dishes shared included the creative use of Native Ginger leaves, Aniseed Myrtle, Blackapple Chilli, Lilly Pilly vinegar, Native Peppers and a variety of unique Native Herbs.

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MARY VALLEY Mary Valley Show and Rodeo SATURDAY 21 AUGust 2010


he annual 90 year old show and rodeo keeps alive a long tradition at the Imbil Showgrounds in the picturesque Mary Valley each year in August. The horse ring events start 8am and include showjumping, hack and rider classes and led classes. As well the maximum points rodeo kicks off at 8am with the “Timed Events” and after lunch at 1.30pm starts the much awaited bronc and bull spectacular.   Some of the top competitors from Qld and NSW compete with local riders for the prizemoney and treat the crowd to some great spills and thrills. News has hit that the Mary Valley Rodeo is now one of the largest of its kind in South East Queensland. Back by popular demand from last year is the magnificent working dog display with sheep and cattle on at 12noon so don’t miss them. The vintage speed cars are back again too, a highlight for enthusiasts and with time permitting there may be a lap or two around the arena. See the chips fly from 9am as the MV Show attracts axemen fresh from the Ekka in the woodchop events. Plus crowd favorite, local legend Vic Summers (92 years young) is competing again to keep all in awe of his ageless skills. For the first time, the show sees the introduction of a “Prime Beef Cattle Section” and a “Young Cattle Handlers” event organised by Andrea Schulz who is the Near North Coast Sub Region Show Queen 2010 and Gympie Show and Charity Queen 2010. The pavillion will be loaded to the rafters with art and craft with a big effort from schools in the Mary Valley participating in specially prepared work for the show.  On display will be Paula Rowlands’ Wildlife refuge plus a snake display, Old MacDonalds farm and vintage farm machinery just to name a few and will provide a feast of interest to all. The licenced bar will operate all day and into the evening as well as plenty of good food and refreshments at the canteen. At dusk (5.30pm), the music starts up with popular country rock singer Rob Black and the Dunny Can Band... their band also features at the muster this year. Also on hand are Jamie Dunn and Agro to add to the evening’s entertainment and then the fireworks at 7.30pm. 



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enilworth locals and tourists turned out in force to welcome competitors in the International Rally of Queensland to the town on Saturday 31 July.

The cars stopped one-by-one in the main street for a 10-minute service break (pit stop) before heading into the nearby State forests to start serious competition. The annual rally is the sole Australian round in the prestigious FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, which also visits Malaysia, Japan, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Indonesia and China this year. It brought to the town some of the fastest rally drivers in the world, including Australian Chris Atkinson and former British Rally Champion Alister McRae and the eventual winner Guarav Gill, from India. The Kenilworth visit was part of the organisers’ plan to make the exciting sport of rallying more accessible by taking it to Sunshine Coast and hinterland centres. Other activities were staged at Caloundra, Cooroy and Imbil. “The crews from overseas and around Australia were absolutely delighted with the warm reception they received in Kenilworth,” rally director Errol Bailey said. “Although their individual visits were short, the field as a whole took some time to pass through the town and there was plenty of opportunity for people to see the cars up close and meet the crews. The rally organisers and competitors thank all the individuals, organisations and businesses that helped ensure our inaugural visit to Kenilworth was so successful.”


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fter receiving a few complaints regarding the taste of the jokes in the Mary Valley Voice I have decided that it is now the community’s turn to submit the funny bits brought to you by Porters Rural Supplies. The challenge being not to offend anyone while being funny! So put your thinking cap on and show us that the Mary Valley community has a great sense of humour! =:-) Laetitia Hoffmann

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OUR COMMUNITY Good Shepherd Welcomes Japanese Visitors


or 16 years students at Good Shepherd Lutheran College have been welcoming Japanese students into their homes and their school. 2010 has seen the arrival of 19 exchange students and their teacher from the Aoyama Gakuin School in Tokyo. The students aged between 10 and 12 years are immersed in the English language and Australian way of life during these annual visits.

School mornings see the Japanese students in English classes, followed by afternoon classes with their hosts. The ten day exchange is not all work and no play, the visitors enjoy a range of ‘Aussie’ experiences including a farmstay where they go horse riding, canoeing and feed the farm animals and spend an ‘Aussie’ weekend with their host families. It really is a win-win situation with all involved benefiting from their participation in this program in some way. Students from Good Shepherd are also given the opportunity to travel to Japan on a reciprocal exchange program. This year three Good Shepherd students made the journey. Lucinda Paech, a Year 7 student, enjoyed her trip; “It was great to experience the Japanese culture first hand and see how they live. I would love to go there again.” Fellow traveller, Brendan Lowrie, remembers, “It was fun, especially the visit to Disneyland. School was interesting too. All students have a meal provided for them and they eat inside their classrooms.” GSLC teacher, Mrs Val Handreck, who accompanied the Australian students, said it was an eye opening adventure and an absolutely wonderful chance for our students to experience school and home life in another country. Students from Good Shepherd Lutheran College also have an option to travel to Germany as part of the Secondary German curriculum. Visits such as these fit very nicely into the College’s status of candidate school with the International Baccalaureate and its philosophy of nurturing global learners. Photo above: Good shepherd Lutheran College, Year 6 student, AmyLouise Armstrong and Japanese exchange student, Kato Fujimura, show off their origami peace cranes.



e are a group of local volunteers which was formed September 2005 working to offer support to the survivors and families of chemotherapy patients experiencing the devastation that a diagnosis of cancer brings to many homes.

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Over the last four and a half years we have been fundraising to build self-contained units for patients to stay in free of charge. Many thanks go to the wonderful community, businesses and organisations who have helped supporting many of our ventures. The Geotechnical work including soil testing and hydraulics have now begun at the site in Everson Road. Our dream is to build this “home away from home” and provide a special ambiance. A place of beauty and serenity for the whole family but also a place of privacy where families can share very special moments. In the meantime five units are being utilised, the ex Northumberland Hotel courtesy of the Gympie Regional Council where double and family rooms are available seven days a week on a short term stay, free of charge and fully equiped. We have had people from as far away as Goomeri, Hervey Bay, Rainbow Beach, Kilkivan plus family members from New Zealand and Sydney. The units are close to the Coles Shopping Complex and Mary Street. For enquiries phone (b/h) 5482 3566 or 0402 283 566 or 0402 286 571. SCIC has a social support group which meets on the first Monday of the month at various locations e.g picnic in the park, lunch at a Hotel or BBQ at someone’s home. Contacts Marlene on 5482 6571 • 0402 286 571 or Pam 5483 1021 • 0411 325 614

Family Bush Dance Returns


ue to popular demand another Great Aussie Bush Dance is being held on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. On the night of Saturday 21 August the Conondale Community Hall will be reverberating to the sounds of happy bush dancers and the music of Mama Syb and the Bush Rats (photo above). Recent dances at Crystal Waters and the Macadamia Nut Shed Maleny had dancers ranging from six to eighty years old. “You don’t have to be John Travolta to bush dance. Aussie Bush Dancing is not line dancing or country music dancing and is taught as you do the dance”. Mama Syb and the Bush Rats bush dance caller John Wright explains “the whole fun of bush dancing is the learning experience, making mistakes, and dancing with other people is what makes it a memorable night. I’m on the floor with you all the way to teach, demonstrate, and to laugh along with you as we go through the dance”. The Great Aussie Bush Dance will be starting with dinner and bar available from 6pm provided by the Conondale Community Pool Committee, raising funds for the local pool. Dancing will start from 7pm. Entry to the event is $15/$12 concession, kids 16 and under are free. For more information please contact Tom on 5494 4590 or email

OUR P OLITICS WELLINGTON’S WAY Queensland opposed to asset sales In Parliament I again took the opportunity to voice my passionate opposition, and the opposition of the majority of Queenslanders, to the State Government’s asset sales. I do not believe that Queenslanders went to the last election thinking they were voting on the issue of asset sales in Queensland, as the Premier claimed. Water charge debacle In Parliament I asked Natural Resources Minister Stephen Robertson what could be done about Unitywater’s unjust water charges being applied to property owners who do not access reticulated water. Prior to July 1 local councils were responsible for water charges, and landowners who did not access the town water supply could apply for an exemption from paying a water charge for a service they do not use. Minister Robertson told me that people affected by these new charges should approach Unitywater and ask for a continuation of their exemption. If unsuccessful they should then go to the Council to have Council support the continuations of the previous exemption they provided to them. To me it appears this is just another hidden tax that Unitywater has tried to get away with to simply raise revenue. It’s a disgrace. Coles Junior Landcare Garden grant I received some updates recently about Coles’ involvement in junior landcare and school garden projects, and discovered that many of our local school have been assisted by these grants in their gardens. Coles indicated they like to assist groups that demonstrate strong environmental education outcomes and links to school curriculum. I have a copy of an application form in my office if any groups are interested in applying for funding for landscaping or gardening activities, and a whole range of links to websites that can further assist. To direct to the grant site, visit MP Peter Wellington


MARY VALLEY VOICE’s note to advertisers

o all our trusted advertisers who continually choose to advertise in the Mary Valley Voice, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during this slow economical market. As you are aware we are a non-profit group of dedicated helpers and volunteers so it is disappointing to have to inform you that at our last committee meeting it was decided that the continued lack of payments from some of our advertisers in the MV Voice needs to be addressed. The Management Committee has decided that from this time on any advertising accounts which are unpaid for more than 90 days will be required to pay for future advertising in advance. This may appear a harsh decision but we have been let down by some of the businesses that advertise in our local MV Voice. Also any one-off advertising is by way of cash or direct debit prior to ads being published in the MV Voice. Payment for these ads may be made at Kenilworth Realty or by direct deposit, these details are available by contacting Jill on 5494 9918. If you have any questions regarding your accounts please don’t hesitate to contact our treasurer Carol Gilmour on 5446 0164.

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small contingent of our members participated in a Jumping and Cross Country Clinic with Rebel Morrow which they found extremely valuable as well. Kenilworth Pony Club members have also been very involved in 2010 Mitavite Prince Philip Mounted Games Championships held at Nambour on 24 July. Our members helped through… Organising committee: Sonia Law, Tonia Murtagh Finish judge: Rachael Law (video) Equipment set up: Craig Lisett, Lara Messbauer, Roland Loertscher, Tracey Barkle, Dale Emery Horse handlers: Romy McCullough, Ella Skoupy Canteen: Linda McClay, Leanne Harris, Michelle Lisett, Vanessa Emery, Heather Reardon, Judy Moore, Lyn Fitzer, Donna Williams, Tanya Hibbard Also thanks to Sonia Law and Amy Loertscher for supplying LJ and Manar to be ridden in the Seniors and Juniors respectfully. It’s great to see a little club like ours get in and work with not only raising money through the canteen on the day but also with the actual event itself. Well done to all involved!



his photo is of the new Kenilworth rodeo arena being built (1985) and has two ladies busy painting the yards... do you know who they are? If you do, phone Lolie at Boxsells to pick up your free bottle of wine or chocolates.

The present day rodeo arena was completed in 1985 but prior to that the rodeo events were bucked out into the Big Ring which was adequate but hardly a soft or safe landing for any competitor or beast. 1985 was also the year the late Bill Boxsell was again elected president, however he sadly passed away before the actual first rodeo in the new arena and was not there to witness Kenilworth’s action spectacle.

Our front cover story These yard improvements are an ongoing expense for the Sub Committee, including this year and over the years new work and repairs are always an expenditure before rodeo show day. Remember proceeds from our Kenilworth Show and Rodeo go towards the upkeep of the Kenilworth Public Hall and Sporting Recreation facilities, which are owned by the Kenilworth Hall Show and Recreation Ground Assoc Inc. for the benefit of the Kenilworth community, and allows for the running of all major festivals in town due to it’s inclusive insurance liability. If you can lend a lend a hand, please phone president Bill Morris on 5446 0338.

THE CHOOK CHASE is back and packed!


he annual Chook Chase event will be held again this year over the weekend of 28 and 29 August.

The beneficeries of funds raised will be Kenilworth organisations the SES, Swimming Pool, First Response, Hall Committee and Mary Valley Voice. The breakdown of how funds will be allocated was decided at a previous meeting of the Chook Chase subcommittee called by the Hall Committee, when anyone interested in the event was invited to attend. Work has been undertaken for some months now by committee members towards arranging insurance, negotiating with Forestry Plantations Queensland over track usage, attendance on the day by Queensland Ambulance, organising with the Marr Family for use of some of their land adjoining the showgrounds, preparation of the web site to facilitate ease of distribution of nomination forms, and the allocating and processing of nominations. Like in previous years nominations came in in record numbers and closed within three days of being posted on the internet. Unfortunately we can only accept 300 nominations due to restrictions imposed by Forestry Plantations Queensland, and we have again restricted the junior events to 150. Plans are now under way in respect of planning meals and ordering food.

Currently, it’s all go for the 2010 Kenilworth Show and Rodeo being held on Saturday 18 September.

An invitation is extended to anyone who would be prepared to offer a few hours of work on a voluntary basis for one of the beneficiary organisations on the days over which the event is conducted, to contact Tonia Murtagh on 5446 0222 to advise her of your willingness to support this community fund raising event. Your valuable assistance would be greatly appreciated.

There’s yard work alterations and new pens in progress, which are all done by a small group of local volunteers. Galvanised cattle rails for yards are the latest nowadays in preference to timber for obvious costings.

The support by the community is essential in the staging of this event, and we look forward to extending the hand of friendship to the riders and their families who come from many parts of the country.

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Mary Valley Voice 18 August 2010 - Vol.20 No.15  

Mary Valley Voice is a fortnightly community newspaper and website for the Mary Valley, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. We connect th...

Mary Valley Voice 18 August 2010 - Vol.20 No.15  

Mary Valley Voice is a fortnightly community newspaper and website for the Mary Valley, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. We connect th...