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23 March 2011 Vol.21 No. 4

connecting communities

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COOROY/POMONA Noosa Museum Moments CNGHRG At the movie “Irma Vep”_______ 7 Women’s Day morning tea National Youth Week events_ _ 19

KENILWORTH KSCC Shave for a cure Kenilworth Pony Club news_____ 3 Jacqueline Hill art workshop Kari’s Triomanduova Exhibition___ 4 Letters to the Editor Kev Franzi’s final workshop ______ 5 March 60 years ago - Leis wedding International Rally in Kenilworth__ 6

MARY VALLEY International Rally Queensland Imbil Clinic turns 10_ _________ 8/9 Dagun Market Info day Mary Valley Show Society update_ 13 MV Inc. Notes March 2011____ 14

On the front cover photo is 6 years old Tama climbing Point Glorious, Belli Park. Photo by Miles Shedden. See note about the photo on page 19.

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OUR COMMUNITY Belli Hall Old Time Dance Conondale Hall needs help Telstra Seniors Workshop_______ 15 Noosa Netball Imbil Police Briefs______________ 16 Wellington’s way Julie Walker’s newsletter_______ 17 New pathways in the Valley National Neighbour day National Youth Week Pyjama donations____________ 18 MV Traders ads_____________ 4/18 Boxsells Real Estate________ 10-11 Kenilworth Realty_____________ 20



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Shave for a cure 2011

here were lots of laughs and oohs and aahs at Kenilworth State Community College on Friday 11 March as the college students once again went on a fundraising mission for the Leukaemia Foundation. The students, teachers and parents were all mindful of the fact that upper school teacher, Lisa Dunham is currently in Brisbane with her daughter, Bridie who is undergoing treatment for Leukaemia. Mrs Dunham had sent a heartfelt message to the school community thanking them for their efforts. It was not all serious though, as students marvelled at crazy hair styles and cheered on four brave students, one brave Principal and two brave parents as they went under the clippers of local hairdresser, Kelli Hoyes. Kelli donated her time to give us a professional shave, the Kenilworth Butchers donated sausages and the Kenilworth Bakery donated bread for our BBQ breakfast. The Kenilworth Kids have exceeded their target of $500 with over $360 being taken on the day and more funds raised through online donations. Well done, Kenilworth Kids! Photo below: Grace Bell, Zane Hollran, Jet Murdoch and Kai FentonLeslie who braved Kelli’s clippers and had their locks lopped.


have Ella Skoupy, Romy McCullough and Jessie Falconer competing – what a fabulous effort from a small club, well done girls. Upcoming Events: Hack Day and Gymkhana, to be held on 14 and 15 May. If there is anyone out there who would like to help or sponsor an age group at the Gymkhana please contact Lyn Fitzer on 5446 9190 or via email: Kenilworthponyclub@ Help is needed for a whole range of things not just horse stuff (eg the canteen) – any help would be fantastic and greatly apprecitated! Please! RIDER PROFILE Rider’s name: Winona Emery (see photo below) Horse’s name: Hokey Pokey (but can’t wait to ride my new pony, Miss Molly Mysterious!) Type of horse: Palouse How long have you been a member of KPC:  one year Favourite Pony Club event: Flatwork and games Best Pony Club memory: Passing D certificate at Zone 6 camp and Halloween weekend. It’s a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider’s nuts, the horse bolts!  ~ Nicholas Evans


our 90 years show anniversary!

ur first muster is getting closer, on 26 March, please get your applications in so that you can ride on the day. Well what a few weeks we have had!

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On 5 and 6 March, two KPC members competed at the Zone 8 Equitation and Show Jumping Championships held at Kingaroy. Romy McCullough placed 4th overall in the 11 to U13 year age group for Equitation. Jessie Falconer placed 3rd overall for Equitation in the 13 and U15 year age group. Jessie competed in D Grade showjumping and placed 6th overall.

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Romy’s placing in this event has qualified her in Equitation for the upcoming PCAQ State Equitation and Show Jumping Championships, to be held in Nambour during the Easter Holidays. Congratulations Romy!! It would be great to see lots of supporters at Nambour as we now

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KENILWORTH The Wonders of Watercolour by Jacqueline Hill - Art workshop in Kenilworth

She also trained mine site staff around Australia and overseas in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software. Jacqueline wrote software used for building bridges and other reinforced concrete structures around Australia, such as the Gateway Bridge, the Brisbane AirTrain project, and many others. Visit Her course The Wonders of Watercolour will be held in the CWA hall Kenilworth on Saturday and Sunday the 9 and 10 April from 8.30am to 4.00pm. There will be a maximum of 12 students so book now to save a place. The ‘Kenilworth Experience’ with Jacqueline Hill is one you will not forget. Cost $240.


For more info visit our website au To book call the Kenilworth Arts Council on 5472 3223 or send the application on our website to PO Box 123 Kenilworth 4574.

acqueline Hill is an inspiration.

She is a dynamo who is coming to Kenilworth to bring out the artist in you. Jacqui will be showing “The Wonders of Watercolour” to beginners and people with little or no watercolour experience. • Experience the thrill of achieving something you thought might be beyond you. You will take home your own painting that will amaze your family and friends.

• Jacqueline and her recent major artwork Deep Forest II were featured on the front cover of Australian Artist Magazine in September 2009 – with an eight-page feature article – The Making of Deep Forest II. • After holding several showings in 2007, Jacqueline had her first major solo exhibition in 2008 and also attended the art fair Art Brisbane 08, achieving a sell-out on her Eastern style watercolour animal series. Every solo exhibition she has had to date has had record sales of artworks to an increasing number of collectors.



riomanduova is an exhibition by three local artists from Brooloo – Tanja H. Gahler, Gary Lisle, and Marie Hanzak. Opening of the exhibition is on 2 April at 2pm. Please come along to view the artwork, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. The exhibiting artists will be present at the gallery for Easter Saturday celebration day 23 April. The exhibition is a collaboration of contemporary glasswork, ceramics, paintings, mixed media and installation. For any queries regarding the exhibition or KARI, please ring 5488 6376.

Jacqueline had a surprising former career. She originally studied as a computer scientist majoring in mathematics and science. She qualified First class honours degree in Computer Science, thesis on robotics and artificial intelligence – University of Adelaide 1983. (B.Sc. Hons) and worked for many years very successfully as a computer programmer/analyst in the engineering field. --->

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rom conversations I have had or heard around Kenilworth lately, there appears to be some confusion as to what the advertisement which appeared in the Sunshine Coast Daily recently regarding the proposed granting of an Exploration Permit really means. The company involved, whose advertising states they have a focus on copper-gold, manganese and bauxite, and have extensive mines around Australia, has applied for the grant of an Exploration Permit for Minerals, and in the advertisement it specifically mentions exploration for coal. Under the Mining Resources Act there are different exploration permits required for minerals and coal, so we would have to assume that coal is all they are permitted to explore for at this time. An article in the Sunshine Coast Daily mentioned manganese, but that is not what the advertisement stated and remember that, as I mentioned earlier, different permits are required. That is not to say that they could well discover manganese whilst they are digging around, and if that is the case then they could then apply for a separate permit. It is fairly well known that manganese was mined at Mt Allan some years ago, and has been located in Walli. I believe it was also mined around Kandanga as well many years ago. Exploration Permits are issued for the purpose of exploration, they allow the holder to take action to determine the existence, quality and quantity of minerals through various means on, in or under land and to determine bearing capacity or properties, they may eventually lead to an application for a development licence or lease, and as advised in the advertisement can be granted for a period of up to five years. It is not my intention to comment one way or another on the matter, for too little is known as to what is actually going to occur under any permit which may be granted, and as to whether or not it will advantage or disadvantage Kenilworth. But it will be wise for all of us to keep alert to any statements which may issue and ascertain any proposed course of action that may be required based upon such at the appropriate time. Blair Meldrum


he Sunshine Coast’s Senior Citizen of the Year 2011, Kev Franzi has been a professional documentary filmmaker and photojournalist for over 60 years. Having experienced “the most wonderful life anyone could wish for” Kev has been passing on his passion for filmmaking and photojournalism to students, young and old, for the past 30 years. Now in his 80th year, his latest passion is “Adventures in Community Filmmaking” where he reveals the great value and personal satisfaction in capturing and preserving our social history. “Digital technology has given us the most amazing tools to capture, showcase and preserve every aspect of our history – past present and future – and anyone can learn to do it well” Kev said. The “Final Workshop” is presented by the Kenilworth Arts Council Inc. Day one of this two-day Community Filmmaking workshop is to be held on 14 May at Kev’s image workshop. The image workshop is in the heart of his Movie Museum at Kenilworth, where students are surrounded by one and a half centuries of motion picture and photographic history. This is an inspiring location to gain the essence of a lifetime’s experience. The course is based on Kev’s newly revised “Action!” Kit, consisting of the workshop manual and a two hour DVD (which he plans to publish as a ‘stand alone’ kit, to pass on to a larger audience). “These are your keys to a life of adventure – let me show you!” PS: Kev is not giving up, just changing direction. There are very exciting projects in the pipeline. For full details visit the website


’m sure I echo the sentiments of the whole Kenilworth community when I say, ”Congratulations, Kenilworth Bowls Club!” What a magnificent effort from all who contributed to making the fundraiser for the Keep Family of Grantham such a successful and heart-warming evening.

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March 60 years ago

ccording to the reports in the Nambour Chronicle of March and April 1951 Kenilworth was experiencing very wet weather. The edition published on Friday March 31 reported on page 8:During the week-end of heavy rain squalls Mr. W.G. Doyle, sawmiller, had the unenviable experience of attempting to remove to safety the engine and pump. The rapidly rising river and wet conditions caused the truck to become bogged and so had to be abandoned. It was completely submerged but after a lot of towing the vehicle was rescued in the afternoon after the river had subsided. As the salvaging operation of pump and engine took place at 12.30am in heavy rain Mr Doyle and his mill workers did not have a very pleasant task. Kenilworth had three inches (76.2mm).

presented to the young couple with the good wishes of their many friends. Owing to the very wet weather many from outlying parts of the district were unable to attend. This year Shirley and Arthur celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary at a luncheon with family and friends in Nambour on March 26. Their family now number three children, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. We wish them a happy anniversary. Photo bottom left: Best man Thomas Leis, Bridesmaid Win Paslow, Bride Shirley Kunde and Groom Arthur Leis. Top photo is the happy couple 60 years on.

The Easter period in 1951 was March 23-26. It was tradition, Lenore Meldrum during that period, for cricketers from Brisbane to visit President Kenilworth & District Historical Association Inc. Kenilworth.  Matches were played on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday. Easter Saturday night the venue for the Cricketers Dance was the Lower Kenilworth (Gheerulla) Hall.  The Nambour Chronicle published on April 6 reported INTERNATIONAL RALLY ACTION RETURNS that the hall was filled to capacity, Mrs Hawkins orchestra TO KENILWORTH IN 2011 (Brisbane) provided the music, Mr. E. Davie was the M.C.  he International Rally of Queensland 2011 will again Supper was served by the committees. (Genealogy bring the excitement and colour of international note:- Mrs Hawkins was the former Pearl McGinn – sister rallying to the people of Kenilworth with plans to hold the of Stewart). rally “pitstop” in Charles Street on Saturday 14 May 2011 In the same edition a report of the Easter Monday annual from 7.00am to 10.30am. school dance held in the Kenilworth Hall was printed. A The International Rally of Queensland brings international large crowd of dancers enjoyed the music of Jessup’s teams from Japan, Malaysia, India, New Zealand, China, orchestra. M.C. duties were carried out by Mr. D. L. New Caledonia and Indonesia to compete in the forests Murtagh. Monte Carlo and novelty dances were held around Kenilworth and Imbil for the FIA Asia-Pacific and and a sit down supper provided by the committee. Australian Rally Championships. Teams on show at the “pit


Easter Monday was also the setting for the wedding of Miss Shirley Kunde and Mr Arthur Leis at 11am in the Baptist Church, Kenilworth with the reception held at the Bluebird Café. Their pre-wedding evening was reported in the April 6 newspaper. Dancing was enjoyed and a dainty sit-down supper provided. A cheque was

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Noosa Museum Moments

nfortunately, the weather was not cooperative and so the proposed Car Boot Sale has been postponed until Saturday 2 April 2011. Once again we’ll use the area behind the Museum and the sites will be $10 each with goods for sale from 8am until 11am. Hopefully, everyone who expressed an interest originally will be able to attend in April. The Noosa Museum has thousands of photographs on file. It is an ongoing process to acknowledge and identify them before they are added to the Photographic Collection. The range and scope of subjects is astounding and provides an amazing peek into the fashions, the lives, and the work of our predecessors. These two photos give us a snapshot into life on the Noosa River. The Nusa Estuary was surveyed during the 1860’s. The following decade saw a direct route from Gympie to the township of Tewantin found (reducing the total trip time to just 18 hours) and the township of Tewantin being surveyed. Life on the Noosa River was busy. Bridges and roads were eventually built but before them the river itself was the main mode of transport. The river provided for industry as well as for leisure. Consider how difficult (and often exciting) just crossing this waterway might have been. The photo has been labeled “Towing car across Noosa River before Ferry”. This would have been a real adventure. The onlookers were probably giving advice; the breeze blowing off the river; the fear and excitement of things going wrong – all these would have made a wonderful story over the dinner table that night. The second photo has the following information “Fishing party on Noosa River, in Bert Davis’, Valencia”. It all looks quite idyllic, camping beside the river. Possibly it was more than just enjoyment for these fellows – maybe they were hoping to catch enough fish to feed their families. We don’t know.



ocal author Raymond Boyd Dunn will talk about the research and writing of his trilogy of fictional stories based on actual events centred around the town of Bungere in Queensland. His talk will be at 1.30pm on Saturday 2 April at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. The general meeting of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group will follow at 2.30pm. Another popular beginners class is being held on Monday 11 April from 9.30 to 11.30am with the second part on Monday 18 April i the morning. The cost of each session is $10.00. The ‘How to Start’ talks are open to all and held at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. Bookings is essential please phone 5442 5570. Ros Higginson Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group Inc.



inema Pomona Film Society continues meeting every fortnight on Tuesdays at 7pm at the Lions’ Den (old Scout hall), Cnr. Mountain and Hospital Streets, Pomona (turn left into Mountain St. from Reserve St., and it is up in front of your on the left). On Tuesday 29 March 2011 at 7.00pm will be screening Irma Vep (France 1996 95mins. PG). A comedy/drama which tells the story of Hong Kong actress, Maggie Cheung, who arrives in Paris to star in the re-make of “Les Vampires”, a French silent classic. She encounters a shambolic production, with the director having a nervous breakdown and losing control over cast and crew. It is really a satire about the French film industry, with Cheung as the innocent newcomer finding her way between the rivalries and the arrogance of those in charge of the chaos. New members welcome and can join at the door on screening nights. Doors open at 6.30pm. For more information ring 0408 879 679.

However, someone might recognise one of these photos from their family albums. If you do, and you can put names to faces, or give us an idea of the year the photo was taken – we would really appreciate it. You can ring us at the Noosa Museum on 5485 1080, open on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from SEPTIC TANKS GREASE TRAPS 10am to 4pm.




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CENIC images of the Sunshine Coast and Mary Valley feature in an action-packed new video production which will help promote next May’s International Rally of Queensland around the world. The promotional clip is the official preview of the 2011 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), of which the International Rally of Queensland on 13-15 May will be round two. Also featuring the other championship rounds in Japan, China, Malaysia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, the clip has been made available internationally for use by the host broadcasters of the APRC. The APRC is broadcast through ESPN Star Sports in Asia, Motors TV Europe and the UK, China’s Guangdong TV and Foxsport and is seen in 118 countries, many of which are targets for Sunshine Coast tourism promotion. The video has been produced by New Zealandbased APRC.TV Ltd. A YouTube quality clip is available to view at Event Director Errol Bailey said the new video was another example of the valuable promotion delivered to the Sunshine Coast and Mary Valley by Australia’s only annual international championship rally. “Even before our event starts, this promotional film including images of beach and countryside will be seen by thousands of followers of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship from around the world,” Mr Bailey said. “Then once the rally is underway, dedicated production crews will be feeding TV networks with daily highlights. Post-event, APRC.TV Ltd will distribute special programs to its international networks and Australia’s Network Ten, its regional affiliate stations and its ONE HD digital sports network will show another one-hour program focused on the Australian Rally Championship. “We also hope to have a closer working relationship with the regional tourism organisations.” The International Rally of Queensland will be headquartered this year in Caloundra. The route will take a field of around 80 cars on competitive and non-competitive stages to Caloundra, Imbil and the Mary Valley, Cooroy and Kenilworth. Spectator tickets to the Caloundra Rally Shootout under lights and the Imbil Spectator Park go on sale on 14 March on the event website,


Imbil Clinic marks 10 years in country practice

n their first day of trading, staff at the Imbil Clinic gave a local woman the wonderful news that she was pregnant with her first child. Ten years later Dr Maura Harvey is proud to say that staff have watched the child grow and mature, just as her clinic has thrived in the Mary Valley. With some 5000 patients on its database, drawn from as far as Gympie and Nambour, the Imbil Clinic is now open five days a week; Dr Rob Angus is on site for four days, and Dr Harvey each Wednesday. Business has come a long way from the half-day a week service provided from a small room in the corner of the Imbil RSL Hall. The clinic is one of three practices in Dr Harvey’s Medicworx company, with Pomona reaching five years of operation, and Cooroy marking 11 years. Medicworx employs 15 doctors across the three sites, but could use more. Dr Harvey said that as a rural clinic, it was hard to attract medical staff as they often preferred the amenities and infrastructure of big cities. Despite this, Imbil is still taking new patients, at a time when a Gympie clinic has just closed and most of the city’s patient registers are full. Final approval is pending on a building application lodged with Gympie Regional Council - evidence of Dr Harvey’s commitment to the Mary Valley. She plans to re-build the clinic on site with a two-storey complex offering family accommodation for a resident doctor’s family. The new building will include four consulting rooms, a three-bed treatment room with easy ambulance access and a large reception area. It will also better cater for visiting allied health practitioners, including the physiotherapist and psychologist who already visit Imbil. Dr Harvey said the need for an expanded practice was obvious, with an increasing population in country areas as people cannot afford to continue living in cities. “At this stage we have grown as much as we can in this building, so we are hoping we can get the new practice approved soon. “We have proposed to council that we keep trading while construction is underway, because we are concerned about the impact of a forced closure of the clinic on the community.” ---> continue next page

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“The community here makes us feel loved and appreciated, we even get morning tea delivered by our neighbor,” Dr Harvey said. “We have seen the valley go through drought, fires, floods and the Traveston Crossing Dam campaign, and there’s been a lot of change in 10 years. “But the people around here are really special, they are resilient and they show kindness, you don’t get that in a big practice.” They are also tough, Dr Harvey added. She told of the fellow who broke every bone in his hand in a fencing accident, but finished the fence because “it had to be done” and went home and showered before he arrived at the surgery. PARTY TIME: Imbil Clinic staff celebrate 10 years in the Mary Valley town. Pictured from left are Alicen Bell, Lyn Hales, Jenny Richardson, Dr Maura Harvey and Carole Pheeney. Absent: Kim Kenworthy.

Another bloke left his dirty boots at the door, apologised for not having an appointment, and quietly sat in the waiting room until staff realised he was leaving a pool of blood on the floor. “We have saved a child from near drowning, we’ve provided life support until the ambulance arrived, we have arranged support for patients who were acutely suicidal but were unable to be admitted CRYSTAL CLEAR to hospital due to bed shortages, it’s all part of the job,” Dr Harvey said.

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Situated at the foot of the Blackall Range in beautiful Obi Obi (8kms to Mapleton). This magnificent property comes onto the market boasting complete privacy, no traffic and no neighbours in sight. The splendour starts at the front gate (cattle grid) where a well formed access road takes you through the property passing lush green creek flats then over a small creek crossing. A gentle incline brings you up to a beautiful original Queenslander home perched on level land tucked away behind 100 year old fig trees and other natives purposely planted in another era. The original Queenslander was re-stumped and re-roofed two years ago. It consists of two bedrooms and a sleepout. Large lounge and fireplace. Modest kitchen but very functional. Family sized bathroom. Wide verandahs that wrap around the home on three sides, new timber decking ensures many more years of capturing cool breezes and views from the traditional Queensland verandah. Attached to the existing home is a four bedroom timber dwelling (thought to be the old school house) that includes a large family room, bathroom and outdoor entertainment area. Inground swimming pool with legal pool fence (certificate available upon request). Three-bay shed which can easily have three-phase power connected if needed. Approximately 40 acres of the block is cleared and well pastured. Suitable for horses or cattle. Enough level areas for arenas and stables if you so desire. With a permanent creek passing through the block and seven dams, your water needs are covered.




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BROOLOO – WATER IN ABUNDANCE – 5.2 ACRES This property is flat with a semi-permanent creek and a great well. The three bedroom, open plan kitchen, dining and lounge is constructed with steel frames and polished timber floors. The gardens are fantastic with shady trees and a great verandah that allows you to relax and look over the property. The property is fenced into four paddocks with areas to exercise your horse on flat ground. There is a great little cabin that has a verandah over the creek. The two-bay lockable garage has an additional three open bays for storage. There is also a carport on the back of the house and a handy garden shed for the mower. Situated between Kenilworth and Imbil in a quiet area not far from the State Forest. Price - $355,000



A beautiful property located only three kilometres from Kenilworth with bitumen road frontage. Three bedroom timber home with timber deck offering uninterupted views over the property. One bathroom, spacious living area with wood heater, open plan kitchen and dining room. Master bedroom is accessed by a timber staircase to the loft. Usable land which is cleared and well pastured. Fenced into two paddocks and suitable for a pony or house cow. Two excellent dams equipped with pump and piping. Four rainwater tanks providing 13,000 gallons of household water. Composting toilet. Solar hot water system with electric back up. Normal electricity supply connected. 9m x 6m Colorbond shed on concrete slab. Garden shed plus other small outbuildings. A truly beautiful property in a lush green area close to the Obi Obi district. Price $390,000

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MARY VALLEY Dagun Growers Market info day


agun has cast the net out for people who grow or would like to grow produce, meat and cheese products in the Mary Valley. If that could be you, come along to the Dagun Growers Market information day on Sunday 27 March at 1.30pm at the Dagun Railway Station.

“Local growers can benefit from the Dagun market and the CareFarmed system because it allows them to supply a fast growing and under-supplied local market for organic produce while reducing the cost and effort expended by individual members in marketing their produce.” For more info about the day and development of the Dagun Growers Market ring Ms Bradley on 5484 3749 or email

Organiser Elaine Bradley said the info day was the first public step towards re-starting the Dagun Growers Market later this year. “The Dagun market was a popular one until it closed over two years ago, but now there is a renewed push for people to buy and eat locally grown fruit and vegetables, and we have the opportunity to provide them. “At present, there would not be either the productive capacity or the clientele for a large scale farmers market to be viable in the Mary Valley. But it has the potential to grow into a large event. “The Dagun Growers Market can be viable and sustainable from the outset, and can develop a regular, ongoing personal relationship between the growers and the customers.” Ms Bradley said. Larger growers could also have their own stall at the Growers Market as the restriction is that the produce must be grown in the local area, preferably within 50 kilometre radius. “As well as fresh produce, we will also have plants for sale - seedlings, native plants, herbs, bushfoods, and so on.”



his year the Mary Valley Show Society celebrates its 93rd show, rodeo and woodchop.

As it approaches its centenary year the show continues to maintain its popularity in the valley and as well as conducting the annual show, the society hosts numerous events at the grounds in Imbil including Brisbane Sporting Car Club international rally, Mary Valley Arts Festival, equestrian endurance rides, annual campdraft, cent sale, club functions, swap meet, CWA, indoor bowls, dog training and various other activities. The grounds and hall are available to any group or persons wishing to hold their events, public or private and the society makes itself available for catering or grounds assistance. It is a major form of fundraising for the society along with its own events such as the annual show ball, campdraft, swap meet and cent sale.

The info day will begin with a half-hour presentation by Elaine and her organising committee, and will give participants a chance to be at the station when the Valley Rattler steam train pulls in to off-load its passengers.

In addition, as the show society is one of the longest standing community groups in the area, it is often invited to participate in various events throughout the region which also becomes a good source of fundraising for the committee.

If people commit to supplying the market with produce, they could have the opportunity to participate in certified horticulture courses and could also qualify to use the CareFarmed accreditation created by the Dagun market.

The members of the Show Society welcome all newcomers to the Mary Valley and would love to see new and old faces join them this year. There is always something happening and they welcome fresh ideas and inspiration and skills.

“The CareFarmed logo identifies locally grown organic produce,” Ms Bradley said.

As well as grounds maintenance, fundraising and events co-ordination, there is the opportunity to meet new people and to belong to a worthwhile community group.

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MARY VALLEY Mary Valley Inc Notes March 2011


ary Valley business and community directory Mary Valley Inc has formed a subcommittee to investigate printing a 2011 edition of the local business and community directory. Both Kenilworth and Mary Valley chambers of commerce have discussed the need for a new business directory to be printed, and overwhelmingly businesses want a reprint. MVI members will aim to make the directory self-funded by obtaining advertising. MVI has been applauded by the valley community for its past publication of the directory. The directory is currently available online at www. and if you would like to update your business details, contact MVI secretary Kaili ParkerPrice on 0447 053 244 or email secretary@themaryvalley. Wellness and community centre A meeting was held in Imbil early in March to form a group of stakeholders interested in developing a proposal for a wellness and community centre in the Mary Valley.

Mary Valley marketing committee The committee is working on streamlining website information about the Mary Valley and its tourism options. The marketing campaign is likely to include a presence in social media such as Twitter and Facebook. The first of a series of activity sheets promoting the outdoor experiences available in the Mary Valley will be completed this month. Its subject is fishing, and a new billboard sign featuring a quirky fishing scene will be created and installed on the highway at Traveston. Kenilworth Bowls Club fundraiser Kenilworth residents have opened their hearts and adopted a family from the devastated Lockyer Valley. The town raised a massive $20,000 at a function at the Kenilworth Bowls Club in February – with barefoot bowls, raffles and an auction all part of the activities. The money will benefit Matthew and Stacey Keep, who lost their young daughter, both of their mothers and their home. Their two other children managed to survive the floods. Kandanga on the move A new coffee shop at the Kandanga info centre is almost complete and will open shortly, and the town’s RV park was recently featured in a campervan association magazine.

Marie has also been working with CHISN in Gympie and has created a community garden at Cooinda. She is looking into how she can bring these initiatives to the valley as well.

Changes to Amamoor Hall Mary Valley Lions Club has taken over the management of the Amamoor Hall, with the hall committee folding and members joining the Lions club instead. Lions members will store equipment at the hall and use an office. They will also begin a promotional campaign to improve usage of the hall with activities such as a weekly social sports night.

Gympie Regional Council’s economic development strategy Mary Valley residents were successful in gaining GRC approval of an addendum to the adoption of the strategy at the council meeting.

Food Survey Have you all filled in the food surveys on the Gympie Regional Council website? Council and DEEDI are developing a local food strategy and ultimately a Local Food Network group with the help of Southern Cross Uni.

This means council has committed to the following:

Currently they are doing some research on locals buying habits and producers selling habits. The surveys only take 10 minutes and are online and so they would appreciate you filling them in and spreading the word to encourage others to do so. The more data they get the better the understanding they have of what people would like to see happen in their local area. Go to www.gympie.qld.

If you have some interest in this proposal, contact community development officer Marie Hensley on 0408 708 803.

• That an addendum to the GRCEDP be developed by the end of March, based on submissions received by council from residents of the Mary Valley, to comply with the Ministerial Statement issued by Stirling Hinchliffe identifying the need for jobs, businesses and incentives for the valley; • That the addendum should refer to Mary Valley projects which may or may not be outlined in the GRCEDP; and • That the addendum be written in order to allow funding from the Minister’s promise of $300,000 for those identified projects.

Representatives needed MVI is looking for new reps in the Dagun and Kenilworth areas as two of our long-time members are leaving due to other commitments. If you are interested in joining the group and helping the valley through community, tourism and business-related projects, contact president Graham Miller on 5446 0100 or email secretary@themaryvalley.

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OUR COMMUNITY ur next Belli Old-Time Dance will be held on Saturday 9 April, starting at 7.30 pm. Entry fee; $12 per adult, $5 for high-school students; children are free.   A hearty supper with tea and coffee is included along with door prizes. Belli Hall is located in beautiful Belli Park at 1170 Kenilworth Road. For dance or hall information ring Margaret on 5447 0175 or visit our website at www.

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elstra is providing free hands-on mobile phone tutorials to seniors in Noosa on Tuesday 29 March, hosted by The Gadget Guy, Peter Blasina. Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager for the Sunshine Coast, Kris Carver, said Telstra Connected Seniors sessions were designed to help local seniors get the most out of their mobile phone and stay connected with their families, friends and the world around them. “While some seniors can send picture messages to loved ones, others lack confidence doing simpler tasks like adding a contact. We all learn at our own pace, and in our own way, so we’re encouraging seniors to attend these sessions, and enjoy hands-on advice from experienced Telstra staff,” said Mr Carver said. Peter Blasina aka, the Gadget Guy, will provide hands-on mobile coaching sessions, helping seniors tame modern technology and become more connected. The free sessions offer step-by-step instructions on sending an SMS, taking and sending photos, storing important contact details for emergencies and will also address questions seniors might have about their specific mobile phone. Telstra Connected Seniors is a national program designed to help older Australians learn about new technologies. Since the program’s inception in 2007, Telstra has delivered face-face workshops to assist over 65,000 older Australians feel a sense of accomplishment by getting online and using their mobile phones as well as many more via online training support. Two events • Open Workshop - Telstra Connected Seniors mobile phone tutorials at Noosa Civic Shopping Centre – at the Food Court on Tuesday 29 March, 2011 from 9.30am – 11.30am. • Hands-on Session - Telstra Connected Seniors mobile phone tutorials in Telstra Shop at Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, 28 Eenie Creek Road Noosaville on Tuesday 29 March, 2011 from 1pm – 3pm. Please note that bookings are essential, as places are limited. To book, please call: 5440 7990.

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e have recently had a major infestation of termites at the 80 yr old hall and have been mad doing fundraisers to help pay for the damage and a five year preventative system. We are having our next event on Saturday 26 March which is to be a combined community massive garage/car boot sale. We hope lots of people will sort through some trash and treasure at home and bring it along to a stall and sell it off for cash. Sites are only $10 and can be booked by phoning Lois on 5494 4561. You can have a space inside the hall, in case its raining, or outside from the boot of the car if you wish. Everyone loves a good clean out, and one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. We would love to see everyone there on the 26th to help support the Conondale Hall. And if anyone is feeling generous with their time, or has been inspired to volunteer some time after the recent floods, the hall committee is having a working bee on Sunday 27 March to dig trenches, clean cupboards and paint some of the recent repairs. Please come along from 8am, or call to offer your services to Lois on 5494 4561. Lois White Treasurer of Conondale Public Hall




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ost people would be aware that bullying is fairly topical at the moment. Most of the information being released is from bullying in schools but it occurs in all levels of society. Bullying that occurs in schools is best dealt with by the schools in the first instance. We are aware that all schools in this area have anti-bullying policies and the matter should be raised with the principal initially. Assaults can be reported to Police, whether they occur at school or not. In an assault matter, the person assaulted will be required to attend a medical practitioner to be examined, whether there are injuries or not. This is required for any future court matter. The person assaulted is then required to attend a police station and make a formal complaint and have a statement taken. The person committing the assault will be interviewed and their version obtained. The person assaulted may be required to appear in court and give evidence if the matter proceeds that far. This is the process for all reports of assault, whether by juveniles or adults and whether there are injuries or not. A problem arises when parents become involved in instances of bullying at school. If the parents have a complaint about bullying at school, it can be made to the principal as outlined above. If parents confront children, other than their own, out of school, the matter could result in the parent being charged with an offence. “I was sticking up for my child”, while understandable, is not a defence to a charge. Please use the proper channels if you have a problem, it may stop the problem from becoming bigger then necessary. Easter is fast approaching and this statistically represents one of the most dangerous times of year on our roads. Each Easter, there are a large number of fatalities as well as a significant increase in crashes. This is due to the increased traffic on the roads and the resultant increase in bad and tired drivers. If you intend to drive this Easter, please take care. Make sure your vehicle is roadworthy and make sure you are fit to drive. Don’t drink and drive and stick to the speed limit. Wear your seat belt and ensure that all people in your vehicle are wearing seat belts.

Have frequent breaks and be aware of the drivers around you. Remember that you don’t have to be at fault to be killed or injured in a traffic crash. The Police will be out in force over the period, including the school holidays, and we tend to not show too much leniency with traffic offenders over this period. The object of the exercise is to get people to their destination safely and to not have to deliver any death messages. Terry Kennedy Sergeant

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ith the Monday night netball ladies’ competition now well underway, it’s time to turn our attention to our junior competitions. The Saturday morning junior fixtures will be commencing shortly, with sign-on scheduled for Saturday 26 March. Coaches and players are urged to get in early to organise and nominate their teams for this season, whether it be school based or other. New players to the district can contact the Noosa District Netball Association if they need help finding a team. All details and nomination forms can be found on the Noosa Netball website www. Unfortunately, the Wednesday night competition for the intermediate age groups (12-18 years) has been cancelled for Season 1 owing to insufficient nominations coming in on time. However, players in these age groups are welcome to join the Saturday morning competition. It is anticipated that the Wednesday night competition will be up and running again in Season 2. Selections for the rep teams were finalised early March, with our first rep carnival coming up in early April. Congratulations to all players who were successful in making one of these teams and good luck to all of you this year. Congratulations are also in order for three of our 16-years players: Georgia Rolls and Eliza Trompf (pictured left) were recently selected into the Sunshine Coast Region Ergon Netball Academy squad, with Sarah Tati being named as a shadow player. Jon and Karen Lunn


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enilworth Arts Council AGM It was great to catch up with the team from the Kenilworth Arts Council at their AGM and chair the election of office-bearers at the Kenilworth Bowls Club. Congratulations to President Kim Morris and the rest of the team. The 15 keen committee members are; Kate Baker, Pam Black, Rod and Viv Bloomer, Denise Burkitt, Barb Campbell, Kev Franzi, Dennis James, Birgit Kehr, Leah Leckie, Kim Morris, Jean Sandell, Margaret and Tony White, and Sue Wolter. Formal positions will be selected at the Council’s next general meeting. This group is doing a great job in promoting Kenilworth and developing this region as a popular tourist destination, in particular their work in making Kenilworth Celebrates! such a great success for our community every year. Hinterland camp sites open for Easter Recently I have been approached by Kenilworth district residents concerned that the Booloumba Creek and Charlie Moreland camp sites may not be ready for Easter bookings. This season’s heavy rain has seen the access road to the Booloumba Creek campsite closed for repairs. Council has advised me that the Booloumba Creek access road is now open to four-wheel-drive vehicles. The campsites bookings have been popular for the Easter break, so if you are thinking of camping in our hinterland at Easter, make your bookings early online on http://www. or, or phone 137 468. Powerline proposals to be reviewed Last week in Parliament I met with representatives from the Energy Sector Monitoring Unit and from the State Government Department of Energy regarding the proposed Woolooga to West Cooroy powerline. At this meeting I presented the latest submission from the PAGE action committee, and I received an assurance from the Energy Sector Unit’s representative that these matters would be thoroughly investigated. The representative has assured me that the matters I raised at the last sittings of Parliament on behalf of PAGE were already being investiged. While I have been advised that this unit does not have the power to investigate scheduled timeframes regarding the proposed new powerline, representatives directed me to the Australian Energy Regulator, which is currently pursuing a similar matter on request of another Queensland local government council. As a result of this information, I have asked the Sunshine Coast Council to become similarly involved in this matter. I raised concerns from the community regarding the ability of this unit to independently investigate the Powerlink proposal. I was provided with examples of the unit’s independence, and assured that this unit is made up of professionals, including solicitors and accountants. I was advised the unit has the capacity to hire expert

professionals to investigate matters where necessary. Meet me in Cooroy I will be holding my next Cooroy meeting in the Cooroy RSL boardroom on Thursday 14 April from 10am. Anyone who would like to meet with me can organise an appointment by contacting my Nambour office on 5441 6933. MP Peter Wellington


Julie’s Newsletter

sn’t it wonderful to finally have a few lovely sunny days especially now that it has cooled down a little. Our thoughts though, are definitely with those people in New Zealand and Japan, there are even some of our fellow Valley people living and holidaying in those countries so our hopes and wishes go out to them and their families at this terrible time and we hope that they make it home safely. Why not visit Council’s Library online at www.gympie.qld. and click on ‘catalogue link’ we have over 100,000 titles to choose from. That way you can pick out the books you want to read before you leave your house. War on Aquatic Weeds Forum on Friday 24 June 2011 at the Australis Noosa Lakes Convention Centre, Noosaville contact Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee at Tozer Park Rd, or phone Deb on 07 5482 4766. Council’s flood recovery is going well and it’s a huge ‘Hats Off’ to our road crews out there working hard to get the shire’s roads back in shape. I would like to thank all those workers for their hard work and overtime spent on the work, and I would also like to thank the locals for their patience through this trying time. There was a recent meeting of Emergency Services held in Imbil after our January flooding. Some important issues were discussed and also some great ideas came forward so that in future events the Emergency Response will run more smoothly. There were also similar meetings held in Kilkivan and Gympie regions. The Imbil Girl Guides had their AGM on Saturday 12 March and I would like to congratulate their hard working committee for the successful 12 months and wish them all the best for the next 12 months. For more information on the group contact Amanda on 5488 4086. I would personally recommend this group to all our younger set, as listening to the long list of activities that the girls got involved with in the past year was just astounding. The Valley Bees group had a very successful gathering at the Kandanga Hall in March with in excess of 80 people in attendance. The general thought of the group was to formalise a committee to continue helping people in the Valley to advance the local knowledge of Native and Commercial Bee keeping. For more info contact Athol 5482 3637. First Response training is at Imbil Fire Brigade building every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 6.30pm. March 23, 2011 | 17

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hey may not be paved with it, but for pedestrians and cyclists who can now get around safely, the new pathways recently completed across the Coast are as good as gold. Integrated Transport Portfolio Councillor Vivien Griffin said safer pedestrian access is all part of council’s ongoing commitment to sustainable transport. “Council will add around 2,000km of pathways to its network this financial year. To put that in perspective, it’s around 1,800km from the Sunshine Coast to Melbourne,” Cr Griffin said. “Each week numerous projects are underway aimed at creating a safer, more pedestrian friendly environment across the Coast,” Cr Griffin said. “This financial year alone, council has spent over $6 million improving pathways across the Coast through its local pathway and strategic pathway network program – and there’s still many more to come before the end of June. “As a council, we know that unless we deliver safe and effective pedestrian and cycle infrastructure, we won’t get people out of their cars.” Projects completed in the Mary Valley this financial year alone include: • Footpath McCarthy Road Bunya - Mountain View, Maleny • Crystal St, Oak St to Maple St - footpath link, Cooroy • Mary River Road, pathway, Cooroy • Mary Street - Jarrah Street, bikeway, Cooroy

National Neighbour Day


ational Neighbour Day is on Sunday 27 March. It began in Melbourne in 2003 when the remains of an old lady were found in her house. Sadly, she had been dead for two years. Now, while it’s highly unlikely that this would occur in our small fairly well-knit communities, Neighbour Day is an opportunity for us to develop a greater sense of community caring. So have a cuppa with your neighbours on 27 March – Neighbour Day! (From “Community Connect” Qld Dept of Communities)

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ey, young Queenslanders, did you know there are prizes to be won in an online creative competition with the theme “Own It!” ? This is one of the activities supported by the Department of Communities for National Youth Week 1-10 April, 2011. The online competition for 12-25 year olds offers prizes and is open to any form of artistic expression. Last year, winning entries included songs, paintings and a Lego animation. Junior section winners last year with their original song “ASAP” won $1 500 worth of recording gear . Entries are open from 1 March. To enter or find out more, call 3008 8625 or go to www. services and click on youth. (From “Community Connect” Qld Dept of Communities)

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hildren in foster care often arrive at their new homes with nothing but the clothes on their back, so Sunshine Coast Libraries are running a Pyjama Drive to collect PJ’s especially for them. “In 2010 we collected over 7,000 pairs of pyjamas and this year our goal is to get 10,000 pairs to the children by Easter,” he said. “We need brand-new pyjamas only and please keep the tags on for ease of sorting. We are seeking summer and some winter styles for boys and girls, from baby to adult sizes.” manager Learning Communities, Ross Duncan said. The Pyjama Foundation’s key program is a literacy based mentoring program delivered by volunteer Pyjama Angels. For more information about The Pyjama Foundation, Pyjama Drive or to get involved visit www. Pyjama donations can be made at the following libraries: • Cooroy Library Maple St, Cooroy - 5454 9000 Mon to Fri: 9am to 5.30pm, Sat: 9am to noon • Kenilworth Library Elizabeth St, Kenilworth - 5446 0101 Mon to Thurs: 2 to 5pm, Fri: 10am to 3pm, Sat: 9am to noon

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ver 40 women gathered at the Pomona Bowls Club for an International Women’s Day Morning Tea to acknowledge and celebrate women’s achievements. The three speakers, Rev. Julie Woolner, Jan Wise and Olympic Coach Jackie Byrnes, all from Pomona, leant a local flavour to the event. The speakers addressed the theme of ‘Women as Agents of Change’. Their wildly different stories entertained and inspired the audience. In addition, Aimee Stanyer from Focus, Division of General Practice invited guests to participate in the morning by asking them to consider, “What are some of the important changes you have seen in your lifetime?” and, “What advice would you give a young woman about coping with change?” Some of the great suggestions include: • Feel your worth and value as a woman • Always look at the positives • Don’t be frightened by change, change is growth and without change there is no growth • Remember to take time for yourself • Try to be flexible and open-minded – we are learners for life – throughout life! • It’s OK not to have the answer • Be yourself



he Pomona and District Community House has recently received funding from the Dept. of Communities for National Youth Week 2011. We are pleased to announce the following two events. • BUS TRIP TO GOLD COAST COMPOUND SKATE PARK On Saturday 2 April at 5.45am for a 6am getaway. Leaving from Pomona Community House and returning approx 4pm. Entry to GC Compound is $15.00, bus trip is FREE. It is for children turning 10 this year and older. Bookings are essential!! get in quick as places are limited. Call 5485 2427 to book or for further enquiries. We are also looking for parents/caregivers to join us on the trip. Please let us know if you are available. • POMONA ROCKS! Climbing wall, music, jumping castle, games and giveaways. On Saturday 9 April from 10.00am – 2.00pm next to the Pomona Skate Park. All activities for free Sausage sizzle and soft drinks for sale. All proceeds to go toward further youth activities. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult.

The morning was capped off with a truly magical performance by the women of the Pomona Choir. Funds raised from the morning tea were donated to United Synergies, Younger Parents Program and to Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled.

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The Pomona and District Community House would like to thank Rev. Julie Woolner, Jan Wise, Jackie Byrnes (pictured below) and the Pomona Choir for giving up their time to be at the morning tea.

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ix year old boy Tama, featured on the front cover photo, best known to family and friends as Mr T., can always be found at home climbing something or hanging out of a tree with his harness on. The amount of guts this kid has is sometimes astounding and makes you realise how fearless we all are at that age, well some more than others. This photo was taken on one of our many climbing/abseiling trips at Point Glorious, Belli Park. It is a beautiful spot to just sit and take in the scenery, let alone abseil or climb. Just for the few that may say this is too dangerous for Mr T., I assure his father, who can be seen at the bottom belaying, has been doing this for years and is safety conscious and it has been a pleasure over the years learning from him. I am now passing on what I have learned to my six year old daughter and she loves it. It is great exercise and a very useful skill for anyone to learn. Miles Shedden

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