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28 April 2010 Vol.20 No. 7

connecting communities

Festival success grows bigger! p3

Features KENILWORTH Kenil. Cheese, Wine and Food Fest_ 3 Art on the Mary River Historical - flooding_ __________ 4 Backyard growers needed Zen Meditation workshop Kenilworth Future_ ____________ 5 Kenilworth First Responders Shed the Light AGM_ __________ 6 Kenilworth SCC Kenilworth Pony Club__________ 7 Kenilworth gets moving Kenilworth RSL reformation Kenilworth Arts Prize___________ 8 Kenilworth Hall AGM__________ 18 COOROY CNGHRG Friends for Cooroy Library PROBUS in Saudi Arabia________ 13 Our front cover photo has been provided by our talented local artist Birgit Kehr.

MARY VALLEY Combined churches info Mary Valley Stags news_______ 14 OUR COMMUNITY Hinterland Scenic Drives Imbill Village Artists Exhibition_ ___ 2 New financial benchmarking tool__ 12 Cooroora Woodworkers Club___ 13 Belli Hall News Conondale Rodeo Princesses__ 14 Good Shepherd School news Imbil Joy of Singing workshop Noosa High School news Noosa Orchestra_____________ 15 Maleny Wood Expo Walk to school campaign_____ 16 Our Politics_ _________________ 17 Recycling ink cartridges Rainfall______________________ 18 Letters to the Editor_______ 16,19 MV Traders ads_________________ 7 Boxsells Real Estate________ 10-11 Kenilworth Realty_____________ 20

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ue to the success of the Hinterland Scenic Drives first edition, a second is being produced in a new easier to navigate layout. This second edition will be an inside reference booklet for a well produced Hinterland Scenic Drives DVD and it is also being developed into a one hour TV programme to be screened nationally. This DVD features beautifully filmed scenery and takes viewers into the remote parts of the hinterland including the famous Great Walks, waterholes, creeks, rivers, rainforests, lookouts, points of interest, and includes road safety on how to drive in our area so it is truly unique in its concept and approach. The DVD and booklet dual package aims for convenience and traveller inspiration so they can view the scenic drives first and then slip the booklet into the glovebox to use when calling ahead for a table or accommodation. There are only 120 advertisers places in the entire booklet please be quick to call, Jane Weyman-Jones 5472 0821 and be in something very special to zoom hinterland tourism. Photos by Mike Middleton, OnCamera

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he Imbil Village Artists open their annual art exhibition on Friday, April 30 at the Imbil RSL Hall. The evening kicks off at 6.30pm and entry is free, with drinks and nibbles, entertainment and raffles and meet the artists. The exhibition continues Saturday, May 1 and until Monday May 3, 9am-4pm each day. In past years this has been a popular exhibition, with visitors remarking on the high standard of work. Imbil Village Artists are a friendly, self-help group who meet at the Imbil Uniting Church hall once a week to enjoy art through a variety of styles and mediums. Some enjoy painting in oils, acrylics or mixed media. Others produce beautiful pastels, watercolours or guache. The Village Artists invite anyone wishing to discover a wonderful world of art and develop individual skills. Inquiries to Pam 5488 6717 or Jean 5483 2896. Proudly serving greater Gympie region

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What a week for Kenilworth!

t all started on Friday 26 March when children, staff and parents attended the official opening of Kenilworth College’s new covered play area. Sunday was the day when our local butchers, Bruce and Jim won a silver medal for their beef sausages in the Sausage King competition. This added to their pork sausage silver medal last year.


On Monday, the Shed the Light Op Shop had concrete poured at the front of the shop and a shade sail erected. Pot plants, seating and colourful flags add a bright touch.

Families are what this festival is all about and lots of happy people. According to The Courier Mail our festival was number five in the top ten things to do over the Easter break. Our festival is proving to be one of the Sunshine Coasts’ largest festivals, according to Channel 7 news, with an article that went to air the Tuesday night after the festival.

The doors of the newly refurbished Kenilworth Bakery, established in 1924 by Roy Beattie, were reopened on Wednesday by Joe, Francesca and family. Congratulations to everyone who worked in any way on this beautiful and sympathetic transformation.

This year we were able to ease the congestion of the traffic and parking with the assistances of Betty Anne Doyle and her family who allowed us to use her land to park cars. All money raised from the parking went to our local Kenilworth School, many thanks to Betty Anne. As for the Cheester Egg hunt we had over 185 children wanting to participate in the hunt, we then had to have two hunts running at different times which helped with the increase in numbers. We will definitely improve that area next year so it runs much smoother. Once again Queensland’s only cheese rolling contest bought more contestants with the winner rolling a time of 16 seconds, the winner was from Burpengary. Anaconda yet again supplied the major prizes for our raffle and the winner of the main prize this year was another local Melissa Deans. We would like to thank all the businesses in town that supported the festival, with your support and positive attitude it shows that working together made this another amazing day for all. So many people have come to our small community for the first time and seen how beautiful and friendly we are. The families loved the park and many commented on it and said they would return. Our local member, Cr Paul Tatton was able to get the extra power outlets at the park and the new lights; this was all finalised before the festival. We would like to thank him also for his support. Our major sponsors for this year’s festival included: Kenilworth Country Foods, Anaconda, Josh and Katherine Kennedy-White, Kenilworth Realty, Kenilworth Butchers and Gitsham Prime Foods, many thanks once again to you all. Thanks again to the Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce. To all our helpers we could not have done this without you and to the committee that runs the festival another success we look forward to next year. Carol Gilmour and Dianne Donovan

Energex added their bit on Tuesday when Kenilworth became one of the first places in Queensland to have new technology switches on the power transformers.

Easter started in earnest on Thursday for Kenilworth, with thousands of visitors pouring into local camping and caravan sites, all of which were packed to capacity by Friday evening. The climax of this wonderful week in Kenilworth came on Easter Saturday with the second Kenilworth Food Fest, which organisers feel surpassed last year’s event. Visitors comments included; “It’s a tremendous opportunity for the town and tourists alike. It’s a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere and with great food and wine. Centred around the park and its playground is great for children. The Cheester Egg hunt, Cheese Rolling, face painting and firebirds were fun for children and adults alike.” I think this dog really sums up what a great week it has been for Kenilworth, the little town in the heart of the Mary Valley! Well done everyone! Photos and article Yvonne James

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ell what can we say! Everyone that came to our second Kenilworth Cheese Wine and Food Fest on Easter Saturday was thrilled with the day and the stalls on display. We had more stall holders than last year which proved to be a great success for all stall holders.

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KENILWORTH the Mary River mysterious art creations

Historically newspaper reports show that in April, 1928 157mm of rain fell in a few hours and with heavy falls upstream. The river rose rapidly to a height of 11.66 metres, covering the Eumundi-Kenilworth road to a depth of four metres. In February 1931 when the river rose to 10.44 metres resulting from 398.78 mm falling in a five day period. The North Coast rainfall ranged from 30-48 inches (762 -1219.19mm) in six days.


ince the recent floods, the river at Kenilworth has changed dramatically, and the small beaches have grown tremendously. We walk our dog there every day, and recently we discovered that during the previous day a mysterious work of art had begun on the beach just above the water level. Whether it is a gunya or simply a shelter for someone to sit in and watch the world go by, is for the creators to know and the rest of the world to find out. At first it was just a shelter for one, but within days it had been enlarged to seat three. Nothing more happened for a few days, with the project seeming to be at a standstill. Then a few days later we were delighted to discover that yet another creation was under way a bit further along the beach. How many will it get to? Maybe there’ll be a whole village of these artistic creations on the banks of the Mary. Maybe another flood will come and wash the whole lot away. If this does happen we hope that whoever is building of these works of art will have the courage to start again as they are so lovely to see. However it ends up, it is so wonderful to see people getting out and about and using their imaginations and honing their building skills.

Well done whoever you are! Keep up the good work and keep enjoying making your wonderful creations on the banks of our beautiful river in the Heart of the Mary Valley. Photos attached show the imaginative pieces of art. Yvonne James


That’s not a Flood...

ith apologies to Paul Hogan... The Bureau of Meteorology defines floods at Kenilworth Homestead recording station as Minor flood 4.0 metre river height; Moderate flood with a 7.0 metre flood peak and a Major flood as the river rising to more than 10.0 metres at which point the flood waters enter the township area. Gheerulla Creek Bridge is covered by flood waters at a 4.5-5 metre flood height. To put this into perspective - a Minor flood occurred in March where a small backwater caused some minor disruptions around the township, but cut off a number of people in Moy Pocket - with the bridges in that area being under water well before Gheerulla Creek Bridge was closed to traffic overnight on two occasions. 4 | April 28, 2010

In 1955 the river rose to 13.67 metres – with flood waters roaring across the showgrounds and through Doyle’s Mill yard collecting one of the single men’s quarters’ buildings and transporting it downstream onto Beattie’s flat. The following year March brought another 10.67 metre flood when a culvert near the town collapsed and a truck crashed through the Obi bridge. In January, 1968 the Courier Mail Report read: Kenilworth’s Senior Constable Ray Marchant told The Courier Mail by telephone last night: “Before it got dark I looked out from the police station across three miles of water. It’s the biggest flood I’ve ever seen here. The water’s only 30 yards from the police station fence. It’s broken into the lower area of the school grounds. (11.28 metres)” You can determine from the table that Major floods in the Kenilworth district are cyclic - with clusters of major floods in consecutive years followed by a space of 10-15 years before the next cluster. Our last Major flood was in 1999 - you do the maths and work out when we should be stocking up the pantry and preparing to hear the mighty Mary roar once more. Lenore Meldrum President Kenilworth and District Historical Association Dates

19/04/1928 5/02/1931 25/03/1946 27/03/1955 11/03/1956 17/03/1963 09/01/1968 12/02/1972 02/04/1972 07/07/1973 25/01/1974 27/01/1974 02/04/1989 25/04/1989 09/02/1999

Flood Heights (m)

Monthly Rainfall(mm)

Flood Rains(mm)

11.66 10.44 10.72 13.67 10.67 11.28 11.28 11.58 11.07 10.97 11.73 12 11.7 12.06 11.9

406.1 411.9 366.7 664.2 629.8 505.4 850.1 506.2 187.5 622.8 831.2 831.2 803.2 803.2 586.6

189 219.4 217.2 365.8 226.3 253.5 304.3 259.5 185.7 361.7 198 285.6 327 321 384

The figures are taken from the Bureau of Meteorology data with flood rain totals calculated over a two day period to flood peak date.




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he second community meeting sponsored by the Kenilworth and District Chamber of Commerce and Citizens Inc met at the Bowling Club on Thursday 18 March. Once again the group, which numbered over 30 people, was very ably led by Libby Ozinga. Participants at this meeting broke into a number of small groups whose main purpose was to brainstorm some of the ideas that came up in the first community meeting. Some groups chose to concentrate on one or two areas/ projects while others dealt with a range of issues. The outcomes of these discussions were then presented to the whole group. Some very interesting ideas were developed over the evening. The next stage in this process will commerce shortly. This will involve forming a working party of interested individuals who hopefully will be representative of the whole of the Kenilworth community. The purpose of this group will be to take all of the ideas gleaned from the two community meetings and put them into a draft Community Action Plan. This will take several meetings of the working part to achieve. This draft Community Action Plan will then be released to the whole community and will then be followed up with another community meeting where the draft will be honed into a final Community Action Plan. This will then become the blueprint for action by the community to achieve its goals within the next ten years. Like all plans, it will be a working document subject to change as time passes. I personally would like to thank all of you who attended either one or both of the community meetings for your positive input so far in this process. If you wish to join the working party, please do not hesitate to contact me. Michael Pfeiffer President - Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce



ur lively Kenilworth Community Market is looking to add “Backyard Growers” market stalls from anyone local who has an excess of produce from their veggie gardens to sell at a community stall. Local feedback has indicated a great interest in buying fresh locally grown goods.  This is also a fantastic way for our young people to learn to earn some money for themselves.  A packet of seeds or punnet of seedlings is not expensive and will set you on your way. 

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en is a spiritual path, a journey of self-discovery through a contemplative tradition. It is not a religion in the usual sense of the word or a philosophy. As such, all people regardless of their faith or experience, can participate and practice in this tradition. There are many traditions and countless ways to meditate. Zen is one of them. Zen emerged as a Mahayana Buddhist sect in China in the 5th and 6th centuries, was transmitted to Japan around the 11th century and began to be popularised in the West in the mid twentieth century. Zen meditation is essentially a practice of concentration and focusing of the mind. It is a practice of letting go. That is, while meditating we let go of our ideas, beliefs, points of view and judgements. The goal of Zen is to experience who we are as human beings right now. The practice enables a letting-be, accepting oneself and life and letting the other be the other. Freedom and compassion are Zen’s hallmark. Zen meditation will be offered in Kenilworth every Wednesday in St John Bosco church from 5.30pm to 7pm. The first sitting will be on 5 May. For more info please ring 5446 0158 or visit


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ayne Lashmar has been president of First Responders for the past two years and been a member since 2003. Wayne and Joyce sold their business and moved to Kenilworth with no medical experience they looked for a way to help in the community and joined First Responders, where they were trained by Qld Ambulance.

or the last three years Kenilworth First Response has been asked by the Gympie Motorcycle Club to cater for their cross country bike event which is held on Col Bryant’s property. Each year Col allows the club to run this event for the sole purpose that they give Kenilworth First Response a donation to assist with running expenses.

We first met them when we called 000, after Tim fell four metre from the top of a truck crushing his hip. We had all our goods sitting outside in the weather. Not only did Wayne drive the ambulance to Nambour but he and Joyce returned to our home next day to tarp all our parts and put what ever they could into the shed. It was many weeks until we returned and their kindness saved all our equipment. This is well beyond First Responder duties, this would be why he received an Appreciation Certificate from the Department of Community Safety on Australia Day.

This donation, and funds raised from the sale of food to riders, help to finance the running costs of our emergency vehicles, which enables us to continue to support the local community with our much needed services. Fundraising events such as these are crucial to secure the ongoing financial viability of the First Response group.

“In recognition of outstanding service to the Kenilworth community and the Kenilworth First Responder Group” Fortunately, efforts such as his do not go unnoticed and is fitting that volunteers such as Wayne are recognised for the tremendous effort he and Joyce put into the group. First Responders are constantly looking for volunteers. You do not need medical knowledge, you can volunteer for one day a week or one day month and every new volunteer helps share the load in their busy schedule. If you do not feel inclined to the medical side you could volunteer as a fundraiser for them. So please call Wayne on 5446 0723 have a chat and make a difference to your community and your safety in that community. Di Donovan

The event is also an opportunity for the responders to practice their extensive training and assist Queensland Ambulance staff to treat injured riders. Once again we would like to thank Col, and relate how much we appreciate his generosity and community minded spirit. The event catering wouldn’t run smoothly without the dedicated and willing band of responders and supporters who turn up to help. We’d particularly like to thank Tim and Di Donovan who unfailingly pitch in with a superhuman effort. Wayne Lashmar President - Kenilworth First Response


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embers and interested citizens are invited to attend the above Annual General Meeting to be held at the KAC Shack (behind Library) Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth on Wednesday 28 April commencing at 6.30 pm. Light supper will be provided. For enquiries please phone Pat Hampstead 5446 9174.

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he wet weather is continuing to curtail some events but the enthusiasm of members is still quite high.

The postponing of the Maleny Official and Unofficial Dressage event saw our representation dwindle from eight to just two. Both Sonia and Rachael Law wondered what they were doing when they headed out early in the morning on Sunday 21 March… yes it was still raining. However a successful day was had with Sonia placing 5th in both the dressage tests she and her cow pony LJ competed in to place 6th overall in the Seniors Group. Rachael also had a very successful outing with Waterford Jack competing in his first pony club event. They placed 2nd and 3rd in their two dressage tests to be awarded overall Reserve Champion in the Unofficial 13-26 year old class. Rachael was also the lucky winner of their raffle. The event was also attended by a vocal support group who cheered their fellow members on and helped Maleny Club with various tasks throughout the day. Well done members! Our annual gymkhana will be held on Sunday 16 May. Once again a fast paced, action filled day for spectators. We looking forward to letting you know how our members are faring at upcoming events. Editor’s note: In the next edition the results of the Hack Day and Oldies Day held on the 17 and 18 April. Photo below from lett to right: Rachael Law, Bret Lashmar, Romy McCullough and Ella Skoupy.

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here can you hear a Senator, a Federal Member of Parliament, a State Member of Parliament and a local Councillor sing Botany Bay? Where else but at the Kenilworth State Community College!

The Kenilworth State Community College held a special parade on Friday March 26 to officially open the projects financed by the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution program. These projects included: an undercover activity area, covered walkways, sandpit, a half size multi-court and several shade sails. Special guests were: the Honorable Senator John Hogg, the Honorable Mr Alex Somlyay, Member for Fairfax, the Honorable Peter Wellington, Member for Nicklin, Local Councillor Paul Tatton, Mr Chris Padgham (Education Qld), Mr Alex Reichmann (Project Manager) and Mrs Robyn Pfeiffer (P&C representative). The Year 7 class excelled in the role of hosts: sharing out the duties of meeting and greeting the special guests, leading the parade and assisting at the morning tea. The parade was entertained by solo performances by Hugh Anstey on piano and Delaney Hoyes on the clarinet. The year 2/3/4/5 classes also performed a play centred on the transportation of convicts to Australia. In the middle of a rousing rendition of “Botany Bay” a slight technical hitch occurred when the music cut out. Not to be defeated the year 2/3/4/5 classes kept singing and were joined enthusiastically by all of our political representatives – only in Kenilworth! Senator John Hogg, representing Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gilllard, officially opened the new facilities and read a speech on her behalf. He noted that these facilities would benefit the students, teachers and community of Kenilworth and presented Principal Sue Brieschke with a plaque to commemorate the occasion (see photo). Alex Somlyay also gave a speech and told the gathering that “all kids at this school are tremendously lucky”. He referred to the beautiful setting of the college and the wonderful facilities. He also mentioned that Peter Wellington got his grounding at this school before he went on to study law and enter politics. Mr Somlyay also took the opportunity to present Principal, Sue Brieschke, with an Australian flag. The talent of the students at Kenilworth was once again put on show with the instrumental band performing a piece to end the proceedings. The students represented the college with poise, and demonstrated the opportunities available and benefits of small schools.


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alling all artists interested in a $15 000 acquisitive art award! Too good to miss!

The prestigious annual Kenilworth Art Prize is a joint initiative of Kenilworth Arts Council and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council who will acquire the winning entry. Previous winners include Victoria Reichelt who has exhibited at GOMA, Kerrie Atkins from Gympie and Maleny’s own Peter Hudson.

These residents had been mulling over the idea for some time, but the workshop conducted by Libby Ozinga (Coordinator Place Making) in conjunction with the Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce, prompted them into action. The proposal includes access road upgrading, picnic shelters overlooking the river above February/March flood levels, with walkways north to the bridge and south to the showgrounds. Ideally, seats would overlook the river and an area for launching kayaks and canoes into the river would complete the picture. It is envisioned that all of this will be complemented by revegetated rainforest and other suitable vegetation types planted where weeds now abound. The council representatives also met with Elvira White and Graeme Smith at the Isaac Moore Park near the bridge to discuss future plans for that area. We are all very excited about the future plans for these two areas, as they will increase tourist potential of our beautiful Kenilworth. Article and photo submitted by Yvonne James

Entry forms for the Kenilworth Art Prize are now available in Sunshine Coast libraries and at several framers and art supply outlets. Entry forms are accessible on line at For more info ring 5446 0427 or 5446 0171. Entries close 16 July 2010. Winner will be announced on 24 September at the annual Kenilworth Celebrates! Arts Festival. Photo and article Birgit Kehr


Kenilworth Gets Moving!

ecently a small group of local residents met on site with Sunshine Coast Regional Council representatives, Councillor Paul Tatton, together with Kerry White (Projects and Design Manager), Matthew Sherry (Parks Supervisor) to discuss development of a community park for passive activities such as walking, cycling and picnicking on the public land adjacent to the Mary River behind the Kenilworth Police Station.

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was lucky enough to meet our National President of the R.S.L. Rear Admiral Ken Doolan, who congratulated Kenilworth on our efforts to “fly the flag” and remember our passed and present servicemen and women that have and continue to maintain our democratic ideals, and wished us well in our endeavours! The arrangements now finalised, I call on all the ex-service personnel in the community, to join our R.S.L. so that we can get down to the serious business of helping-out those of our community who are in need. I’m sure there are more than ten of us left alive and we need as many of you as possible if the R.S.L. is to function.



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Our next meeting is on Monday 11 May. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be tea, coffee, biccies or water available, or feel free to bring your own beverage. “LEST WE FORGET”. A special thanks to the “Memorial Hall Committee”, Fay Miller and Blair Meldrum, who have done such a wonderful job in the past and I was remiss in my thanks in the last issue.

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he April meeting of the Cooroy Probus Club was entertained by one of its own members, Kevin Streat, who shared with us his experiences of life in Saudi Arabia.

Kevin spent nearly twenty years living and working in Saudi Arabia so was able to talk  to us about the customs, culture,  and practices of Saudi Arabs. He gave an interesting outline of the local lifestyle including dress codes, family relationships, marriage status and an insightful update to the ongoing changes occurring in the country. Saudi Arabia is the birth place of the Islamic religion. Kevin presented  a brief outline of Islam’s beginnings and it’s impact on day to day life in Saudi Arabia. A very interesting and enlightening session. Anyone interested in joining the Probus Club of Cooroy should contact Carol and Trevor on ph 5442 6671. Our next meeting will be held on Monday 3 May at 9.30am at the Cooroy Anglican church hall, Miva Street, Cooroy.


Cooroy Library looks for new friends

unshine Coast Council is actively looking to recruit community members to volunteer as “Friends of Cooroy Library Mill Place”. There are a huge variety of volunteering opportunities available in the Mill Place precinct, including at the library, Butter Factory Arts Centre and Boiler House. Volunteers can choose from a range of options from community gardening and home library services for those unable to visit the library due to illness or frailty, to general maintenance and administrative duties. Council is inviting community members interested in joining the “Friends of the Library Mill Place” to come along to a morning tea, held at 10am, Wednesday 12 May at the Butter Factory Arts Centre. Cooroy Community Precinct Manager Tracey King has already seen a strong response from the community wanting to be involved in setting up the new library and in organising opening day celebrations. Mrs King hopes to build a friendly group of committed, community-minded people who meet regularly throughout the year to support the precinct. “Joining the Friends of the Mill Place is not only a great way to meet people and create friendships, it is also a wonderful opportunity to be involved in important events and special projects held within the precinct, such as the opening of the library, book sales and author visits,” she said.

“Volunteers are also able to assist at the Butter Factory Arts Centre with gallery openings and exhibitions and artist in residence programs.” “The precinct is going to be a hive of activity with people coming from afar to visit, so we are also seeking volunteers who are passionate about Cooroy and Mill Place to facilitate welcoming, informative and fun tours of the precinct.” The Mill Place team are looking forward to meeting many new faces at the morning tea. Please contact Tracey King or Melissa Tong on 5454 9000 to reserve a place.

Cooroy Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group


he next monthly meeting of Cooroy Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group will be held on Saturday 1 May at 1.30pm in the research rooms, 41 Miva Street Cooroy. After the meeting a group member, Jean Frost, will talk about her years living in a cottage at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne. Ros Higginson



he state’s top craftmen will go head to head at the Wood and Craft Festival held in Cooroy Memorial Hall on the 7 and 8 May. The event is now in its 18th year and attracts almost 3000 spectators. A club spokesman says woodwork clubs from Warwick to Rockhampton and all points in between will be competing in an inter club competition. The winner will take home a perpetual shield and a sliding compound bevel saw valued at $1200. There are five categories to enter, wood turning, carving, fret work, general wood work and pyrography. Pyrography is the artistry of using a hot iron on timber. Five judges from Brisbane will judge each category. The craftsmen have put weeks and often months of hard work into creating their masterpieces. People will be truly amazed by what can be done with a basic piece of timber. There will be stalls, craft for sale and lost of demonstrations. A wooden rocking horse is the main raffle this year and the winner will be drawn on the Saturday afternoon. People will get the opportunityto see the Cooroora Sawmill in action, it will be a great day out and a chance for clubs to show off Termite Neutralising Technology - B.S.A. # 64790 Expert Pest & Termite Service their best pieces DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL of work. For more Termite Inspections & Pre Purchase info contact PEST Termite Barriers & Treatments L O R T CON Kevin Brewer on Fully Licensed • Fully Insured 5442 5178. jgMVV-DEC09



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elli Hall’s next old time dance is Saturday 22 May. Our last dance saw 117 people enjoy a wonderful night of dancing. Learner dancers and children  are always welcome. Music will be by Sunshine Swing Band and a great country supper is provided. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is Thursday 27 May 9.30am.  A wonderful morning of entertainment has been organised as well as our “Bring and Buy” stall and raffles. There will also be a Tupperware display by Crystal  with demonstrations, sales and a giant raffle. 15% from any sales of Tupperware will be donated to the Cancer Council. For further information about the morning or to donate items for the “Bring and Buy” stall phone Margaret 5447 1075.

Mary Valley Stags Rugby NEWS


ell our season is underway. A few weeks ago we played Yandina at their home grounds, it was a hard fought match as Yandina has not lost a match at home in five years and are placed in the top four teams of the competition. The score was 20 – 21 to Yandina with the final point being scored with a field gold. They expressed their opinion at the end of match by saying they thought their five year record would fall that day and they thanked us for an extremely good and satisfying game of football, and concluding that we are a define threat to them this season. With team moral high they returned to Imbil on a bus hired by the Imbil Railway Hotel for away games and creating a war cry on the way, they had a few quiet ales to celebrate. A top effort was put in by all the boys. Editor’s note: On the publication of this edition of the Mary Valley Voice, the Stags would have had a game in Palmwoods and a home game on the 24 April. We are looking forward to hearing the results.

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aturday 27 March saw over 200 people pack the Conondale Hall for the crowning of the 2010 Conondale Rodeo Princesses. Even though the Easter Sunday Rodeo had to be cancelled due to the wet weather, our Rodeo Princess Dance was still a popular night with 19 young girls and ladies entering the three categories on the night. The Senior Rodeo Princess went to Miss Alice Armitage of Conondale, the Teen Princess went to Miss Elly Harrison, and the Junior title was taken out by Miss Danae Mundt (see photo).  A huge thank you must go to all the girls who made the effort to enter the dance, as it helped the night a huge success. The night also saw the first Conondale Rodeo Personality competition, hotly contested by Mr Harvey Bryce, Mr Bernie Bristow and Mrs Tania Mundt. After much deliberation and laughter, the judges awarded the title of Conondale Personality to Tania Mundt. The Conondale Race Club would like to thank everyone for having a go and entering the competitions, it certainly was a great night out for Conondale.


Celebration of Renewed Hope

n Sunday 30 May at 3pm at the Kandanga Public Hall, there will be a celebration of the renewed hope in the Mary Valley. This is hosted by the combined churches in the Valley and is set for just before the State Government ‘expressions of interest’ deadline for those whose land was purchased for the Traveston Dam project. It is planned to be similar to the service held in Pomona last year prior to the no dam decision. This will be a great time for celebration and thanksgiving. Afterwards, there will be a BBQ and time for a chat. We look forward to seeing people from all over our beloved Mary Valley and wider joining us for this occasion. Mary Valley Voice reserves the right to refuse inappropriate advertising and submissions for both print and website, and does not endorse or agree with the views of it’s advertisers and contributors.


ongratulations to the organisers and many volunteers who made the second Kenilworth Cheese Wine and Food Festival such an outstanding success. The inaugural festival was a huge achievement and extremely successful as well. Many thanks especially to Tim and Di Donovan and Carol Gilmour who put so much time and effort into this event. Irene Symons

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OUR COMMUNITY Good Shepherd Cares


ood Shepherd Lutheran College’s annual event, Care@GSLC, was launched into action on Monday, 19 April. The week that focuses on the positive note of looking after your mates and being a part of a caring community was a much anticipated event at the College. Students participated in a wide variety of enjoyable and educational activities that ultimately combined to reinforce the message; we must care for each other. The College Chaplain based Chapels during the week on “Caring for one another”; Year 11 students commenced the Mates program where they visited and formed relationships with their designated “Mate” in the Lower Primary section; student surveys were completed, giving students a confidential voice; a sea of orange cardboard hands were placed around the College grounds, indicating students say no to bullying; the College Counsellor conducted classroom sessions; the Student Representative Council sold delicious food to raise funds for various charities; a student band performance. The College’s Senior Years Student Coordinator, Mrs Nicole Drew, when asked about the special week explains: “Care@GSLC is a week dedicated to celebrating the year round philosophy of the College to care for your friends as well as enjoying College life and all it has to offer.”




f you enjoy, or want to try, singing with a group in wonderful harmonies from around the world, including gospel, folk and African, then the Joy of Singing workshop with Brian Martin is for you. It is to be held on Sunday 30 May from 1pm to 4pm at the Imbil RSL hall. Brian Martin is well known on the Sunshine Coast for his musical expertise and ongoing involvement in encouraging singing and creating harmony through harmony.

Two ten-week Joy of Singing courses have been run in Kandanga during 2007 and 2008, with about thirty participant in each. Both of the courses  culminated in lively, joyfilled concerts at the Kandanga hall, and a CD was produced  which captured the atmosphere. Brian is a dynamic teacher who creates a relaxed and fun atmosphere in which to explore your voice. Everyone is welcome, and remember ‘if you can talk, you can sing’. The cost for this three-hour workshop is $35.  For bookings please contact Kathleen 5484 5258 or email

Science and Engineering Challenge


n Wednesday 10 March, twenty Year 9 Noosa District State High School students from the Pomona campus competed with teams from seven other schools within the region in the “Science and Engineering Challenge”. Conducted nationally by the University of Newcastle, the Challenge is an outreach which is designed to inspire students to study science and engineering at a senior level. This year the challenge was held at the Sunshine Coast University. Over two days, students participated in a series of exciting competitive activities. Each challenge was designed for a student team to compete in one or two activities that ranged from design and build projects to logic, teamwork and task oriented activities. The Challenge takes the students out of the classroom and gives them a day of fun, teamwork and discovery and it’s FREE!! The students found the day to be interesting and fun even though they were mostly competing against Year 10 students. The twenty students may not have won the overall competition for the region, coming seventh out of the eight teams, but one team was extremely proud of their achievements. They were the overall winners of the Hover Frenzy Challenge and were presented with a trophy. See related photo on colour page12

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oosa Orchestra gathers musicians both professional and amateur, and of all ages, to play under the expert guidance of renowned Brisbane based orchestral conductor, Antoni Bonetti. The orchestra has recently formed as an initiative of local musicians and music teachers as an opportunity for players and lovers of music to perform locally throughout the year in scheduled concerts. The first concert on 30 May, will have a celebrity guest musician as a tantalising “tempter” and for those who may not normally attend an orchestral concert, this will be one not to miss! (Name announced at time of advertising the concert). The orchestra consists of accomplished musicians as well as relatively inexperienced players, who have in common a commitment to play and perform new and exciting music together. Orchestra organiser and music teacher Silvi says new members are very welcome, as the orchestra still has room to grow! The orchestra meets once weekly to rehearse, and for the details and to join, please phone Silvi on 0405 509 116.

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he 2010 Maleny Wood Expo at the Maleny Showgrounds on 1 and 2 May will have a wealth of fun activities for children and youth, as well as for parents and grandparents with young minds.

Local musician, Fatima, will be inviting children and youth to join in marimba workshops each day of the Expo. Fatima leads a fabulously fun, energetic 15-piece Maleny youth marimba group called Mumbo Jumbo. Their worldly toetapping rhythms and melodies are influenced by joyful music from around the globe. Phillip Faram from “Enjoy Making Wooden Toys” will be demonstrating wooden toy-making throughout the weekend. Phillip, who was born into a carpentry family with ready access to tools and timber, grew up making his own toys from an early age. A professional toy and children’s furniture-maker, his pieces include everything from bi-plane rockers to doll’s houses, sand-pit diggers to scaled down toy fridges and cradles. And he has now put his plans on paper so that others can gain the same satisfaction and enjoyment from constructing wooden toys. Children can also let their imaginations run amok as they build their own wildly colourful candles by dipping a wick into different colours of wax to build up layers. The great sense of achievement and inspiration gained through the simple process of candle-making leaves both the kids and the candles glowing! And then there are the face-painters and street theatre, the haybale maze and the Segway rides and more. And last but not least experience the thrill of watching daring moves and aerial tricks on the skate ramp. You can also join local boys Tony Woodhouse and Rob Brieschke and learn how to make your own skate-ramp. They will construct a skate-ramp from scratch thanks to the generosity of Peter Upton from The Bunker, Beerwah, who has kindly donated all of the materials. Skate-ramp workshop participants will have to book (in front of the skate park) on arrival at the Expo, as places are limited. And if you think that’s all kids’ stuff, then there’s always the mobile mills in action and the superb furniture and wood products created by master craftsmen, great food and fabulous entertainment thanks to Barry Charles, and Pete and Cardie, who will be performing from 11am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday respectively.


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ocal school children are putting their feet first as they get ready to participate in National Walk Safely to School Day on Friday 7 May 2010 – and all schools on the Sunshine Coast are encouraged to participate!

Eight thousand Australian primary schools are expected to take part in this community event, which encourages parents and carers to walk safely to school with their children, either all or part of the way. The event promotes road safety and regular physical activity for school age children. The ultimate aim is to develop Healthy Kids and Active Kids by encouraging all children to include at least a 30minute walk in their daily routine. The event also reduces hazardous traffic congestion and vehicle pollution around school gates (so please take extra special care around schools). Stuart Arden, Integrated Transport Services Manager for the Sunshine Coast Council’s TravelSmart Sunshine Coast Program said Walk Safely to School Day was a brilliant way to teach children not only about the health benefits of regular exercise but also the environmental benefits of reducing car dependency. Walk Safely to School Day is an initiative of the Pedestrian Council of Australia and is proudly supported by TravelSmart Sunshine Coast. For more information, visit For more information on other ways to be TravelSmart contact the Sunshine Coast Council.

To the Editor I would like to say a big thank you to Di Donovan and her army of helpers for everything they did in organising and overseeing the Kenilworth Cheese Wine and Food Festival on Easter Saturday. The day was a massive success for stallholders, visitors and the town. I can’t remember seeing so many people in Kenilworth before with the park and surrounds a sea of happy, smiling faces. The ladies running the coffee machine deserve a special mention. To Suzie, Yanni and Pam - thank you. These ladies work so hard for our school with very little thanks. And to their back up lady Vanessa - your help was truly appreciated. The end of the day brought an amazing surprise for me with Di and the Anaconda rep presenting me with a complete camping kit for one. That’s right I won the raflle. Thanks again to all who made this wonderful festival such a success. I can’t wait till the next one. Melissa Deans of Black Horse Sauces and Cambroon Gold Honey

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mbil Rural Neighbourhood Watch are holding a fundraiser for Crimestoppers. The fund day will be held on Sunday 9 May at the Imbil Bowls Club starting at 9.30am. For further information contact Joy Butler on 5484 3146.

The Mary Valley Renewal Team is progressing well with lots of ideas coming forward as a result of the many information nights which were held throughout the Mary Valley over the past month. A huge thank you to all the people who took the time out of their busy schedules to come along and have input into this truly worth while process, afterall the Mary Valley belongs to all of us. To follow the progress, take a look at the web site at www. The Scarecrow competition is in the planning stages at the moment, so put your thinking caps on and see what ideas you can come up with, we had some great ‘crows’ last time so let’s really put some effort into it this year and strive for BIGGER and BETTER. The Great Sandy Biosphere that you have been hearing about has information on the net so hop online and take a look There are now 15 Biospheres across Australia. Kara Peters in Councils Youth Development Directorate is working on a leaflet to be handed out to community groups to help them with preparing documents for funding applications. To contact Kara, phone Council and ask to be put through. First Response Training nights are on 1st and 3rd Thursday nights of every month, at the Imbil Fire Station at 6.30pm, all interested people most welcome. We need to build our volunteer base so that we don’t lose this most important service to the community. Cr Julie Walker 0437 543 035 •



eet me in Cooroy I will be holding my next Cooroy meeting in the Cooroy RSL boardroom on Thursday, April 29, from 10am. Anyone who would like to meet with me can organise an appointment by contacting my Nambour office on 5441 6933.

New Hall an asset for Kenilworth It was great to attend the official opening of the new Hall at Kenilworth Community College recently, and be welcomed to the school by student leaders Tara Ferriday and Sam Smith. During the opening celebrations we enjoyed terrific performances by the talented Kenilworth district students. The hall will be a great asset for Kenilworth, and congratulations to all the students and staff helpers for a great performance. Editor’s note: please refer to the Mary Valley Voice website for more information about MP Peter Wellington latest news.

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WHAT'S IN THE SPOTLIGHT Planning scheme needs local flavour Council staff will be in your town this week to find out what you like and dislike about your local area. You can also fill in a form online. Submit your feedback by 4 May to assist council in drafting the new Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme. Check council's website to find out when council will be in your area or call 5475 7272.

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COUNCIL MEETINGS Organisation Performance and Service Delivery Committee Meetings 9am, 11 May, Caloundra. Strategy and Planning Committee Meeting 9am, 12 May, Caloundra. General Committee Meeting 10am, 17 May, Caloundra. Ordinary Meeting 10am, 20 May, Caloundra.

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OUR COMMUNITY Australia’s recycling behaviour under the spotlight


ew research reveals a startling gap in the waste recycling practices of Australian households. An independent study, conducted for Planet Ark by Pollinate, has found correct recycling practices for printer cartridges, mobile phones, computers and other electrical equipment, significantly lag behind those of paper, plastic bottles and aluminium cans. “The research found more than 90 percent of Australians correctly dispose of everyday household recyclables but when it comes to recycling e-waste (electronic waste) such as printer cartridges, almost 50 percent of people are getting it wrong,” says Planet Ark’s Campaigns Manager, Brad Gray. The research revealed 14 percent of people put their used printer cartridges in their council provided recycling bin. “By putting the wrong items in a household recycling bin, we contaminate the contents of the bin and reduce the effectiveness of the whole recycling process.” says Gray. Printer cartridges can easily be dropped off for recycling in ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ collection bins, located at participating Australia Post, Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith and Tandy outlets and now JB HI-FI and The Good Guys. The campaign has already recycled 12 million cartridges, giving new life to what would otherwise become complex waste. Also business that uses more than three printer cartridges a month can register for a free workplace collection box. Printer cartridges collected through ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ are either returned to their original manufacturer for reuse, or recycled into new products by Planet Ark’s resource recovery partner Close the Loop. To find your nearest drop-off location, visit Cartridges. or call the ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ hotline on 1800 24 24 73.

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ou may not have noticed, but the Kenilworth Hall now has a new roof, with additionally nine whirlybirds to provide a steady flow of cool air through the upstairs area. The new roof is the culmination of a number of months of negotiation and careful budgeting by the Hall Committee. The Committee are now awaiting the outcome of a grant application toward new flooring in the entry foyer, up the stairs to the main hall, repolishing of the timber entry area to the main hall, and new flooring of the supper room and adjoining kitchen. A grant application has additionally been submitted to install exit and security lighting throughout the building. At the recent AGM of the association, a committee consisting of Bill Morris as President, Cec Pearson VicePresident, Blair Meldrum Secretary, Clem Hassall Treasurer, Les Fisher Junior Vice-President, Tonia Murtagh Minutes Secretary, Olive Hassall Booking Secretary and Terry Murtagh, Lenore Meldrum, Doug Kussrow and Sonia Law as committee members was elected. Members of the public are always welcome to attend monthly meetings of the association which are held on the first Monday of the month in the hall meeting room. The year saw the Show and Rodeo and the annual Christmas Tree events being great successes, with Irene Symons and Tonia Murtagh being congratulated on their work associated with the latter. The installation of external blinds on the western side of the main hall, upgrading of the cattle yards, more spectator seats replaced with steel, spreading of sand, gravel and cracker dust to alleviate wet areas of the grounds, extra water points for campers and the removal of the tables in the supper room to make better use of that area, together with renovations to the downstairs areas, were some of the other tasks undertaken by the Committee. The AGM of the Show and Rodeo Sub-Committee saw Bill Morris elected as President, Des Rough Vice-President, Lolie Murtagh Secretary, and Clem Hassall Treasurer. Planning for the annual Chook Chase is currently under way, such to be held on the weekend of the 28 and 29 August, as well as the annual Show and Rodeo to be held on the 18 of September. Volunteers to work at these important local events are always welcome. Blair Meldrum Secretary

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What a great opportunity to attend a workshop with Peter Kenyon educator of Asset Based Community Development. One of the handouts is titled “20 Clues to Creating and Maintaining a Vibrant Community” the fifth clue really stood out for me, “A willingness to embrace change, seek smarter ways, experiment, make changes, welcome alternative thinking, take risks and invest in the future.”   All the time the message was what and how you are going to implement the ideas and project, not someone should...  Find this list and more at The first thing I am going to do? Have a gathering at the Brooloo Hall Community Centre Honour Garden which is in the space of the old tennis court with our members, inviting all residents and non residents of Brooloo (old and new) to join us. 

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The garden was started by previous volunteers, it is now our meeting place. The purpose is to begin to understand our biggest asset, the people who live here. Maureen Lisle Brooloo Hall Community Centre Inc. Ph. 5484 5848

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The owner of this two acre Cambroon property has used Permaculture Principals in his design which include; food forest, veggie gardens (inset photo), chook foraging system and swails to contain the water for your gardens and on top of that you have 16,000 gallons of rain water. The home is a unique two bedroom residence with open plan living areas, central wood heater and wide covered verandahs on two sides of the home. If you are looking to establish “The Good Life” then you need to look at this one.

Mary Valley Voice 28 April 2010 Vol. 20 No.7  

Fortnightly Mary Valley community newspaper and website (Sunshine Coast hinterland Qld) ... Conondale, Crystal Waters, Kenilworth, Imbil, Ka...

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