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Volume 13, Issue 3

14th - 28th February 2018

Proudly brought to you by Mount Morgan Promotion & Development Inc. ABN 21 391 526 801

Dr. Lola Power visits Mount Morgan - Page 10

News from MP Stephen Andrew Page 4

Rotary provides shelter at Mount Local Identity Celebrates her 94th Morgan Hospital Birthday - Pg 2 - Page 6

Mount Morgan Welcomes New Doctor to Town - Page 3 Experience historic Mount Morgan with

Mount Morgan TMC Guided Tours Take a fascinating journey in time! Venture the historic township and heritage Gold Mine. General Tours daily Bookings essential. PH: 4938 1823


Pride in Your Town Sometime in March we hope to welcome to our town the Another wonderful gesture by Wesley Hall was the great great grandson of Wesley Hall. So a refresher of his donation of the funds required to build the existing Saint relative of yesteryear gives more meaning to his visit. Mary’s Anglican Church which was consecrated in October 1899. Wesley Hall, 1839-1901, was a brother of Walter Russell and Thomas Skaratt Hall. Walter is best remembered The bricks of the Church were made at the local brick works for his interest in mining and Cobb and Co, Coaches and of that era. On the site is also the Church Hall, The Rectory his legacy of the Walter and Eliza Hall Medical Research and a bell tower. The ringing of the bell for Sunday services Institute of Melbourne. commencement is still being performed. Thomas had interest in mining but was more prominent He was also instrumental in instituting in 1894 the Wesley in the commercial world and was manager of the National Hall Soccer Cup. He bought the ornate-silver trophy while Bank in Rockhampton. he was in London where he was living at the time and had it shipped to Rockhampton in 1894. Engraved on the trophy Wesley Hall was the first General Manager of the Mount is “Challenge Cup”. At the present time, the cup is valued at Morgan Goldmining syndicate, 1884 – 1886 then the first approx. $120000. It is considered to be the largest soccer General Manager of the Mount Morgan Gold Mining cup in the world. Now today it is housed at the Frenchville Company until his resignation in 1891. In his years as Sports Club, Rockhampton, naturally under lock and key. General Manager he had guided it through its formative years with skill and dedication until it achieved fame as On his death, his finances etc. were attended to by Kelso the richest single gold mine in the world. King who had also handled the will of his brother Walter. Mount Morgan certainly owes a great debt to the Hall Wesley Hall was a major factor in the community and was family of yesteryear, all men of exceptional character the first Mayor of the Mount Morgan Borough Council. and foresight. We look forward to meeting Wesley’s descendant next month. In August of 1890 he was the guest speaker at the opening of the first Mount Morgan Hospital and Mrs Hall had the As always, we ask everyone to Think Clean – Be Tidy. It is honour of opening the building. That building was partly something we can all do to make our town attractive and demolished in 1968 with further demolition for the new one to be proud of. facility building in 2011.

Mount Morgan Pioneers in Pictures by Catherine McIntosh

descendant of the colonial Stubbs family of Mount Morgan

The Hon. William Pattison c. 1905 / Carleton House (directors’ quarters), Mount Morgan / Original director and shareholder of the Mount Morgan Gold Mining Company Limited (‘Old Company’), Walter Russell Hall (1831-1911) (seated right) / New directors of the Old Company and close advisers to the Halls: Richard Gardiner Casey* (18461919) (seated left); Kelso King*+ (later, Sir Kelso King) (1853-1943) (standing left) / General manager of the Old Company and co-inventor of the successful Hall-Richard chlorination process, Captain George Anderson Richard (1861-1943) (standing right). * Original trustee and executor of the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust, founded by Eliza Hall (1847-1916) in 1912. + A trustee and executor of the 1898 Will of James Wesley Hall (1839-1901), younger brother of Walter Hall. Photographer unknown. Photograph from the Capricornia CQ Collection, CQUniversity Library

New Doctor for Mount Morgan


The Mount Morgan community now boasts its first ever General Practice (GP) registrar with the arrival of a new doctor this month, as part of a James Cook University (JCU) program training GPs across North Western Queensland. Dr Kenny Parra is one of more than 130 doctors statewide who were inducted into JCU’s specialist GP training program, Generalist Medical Training (GMT) last week. The doctors will fill much-needed places in clinics and hospitals across regional and remote Queensland. Dr Parra attended a GMT introductory workshop on the Sunshine Coast last week, and said he is looking forward to settling into his new community after making the move from Brisbane recently. He will split his time between training at Mount Morgan Medical and the Mount Morgan Hospital, and brings more than a decade of postgraduate training and practical experience in cardio thoracics, intensive care, and aero medical medicine to his new role. Originally from Columbia, Dr Parra has spent more than a decade working in hospital intensive care units across Australia and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and is now looking forward to going back to his registrar roots and providing medical support to the Mount Morgan community. “I have found myself very specialised in one particular area so I wanted to get back into the community and interact with patients on a different level,” he said of his career move to becoming a GP. “Once I got a job in a clinic I found there were a few options for GP training. Fortunately enough I am only half an hour out of Rockhampton and GMT has an office in Rockhampton so it’s really helpful because I can talk to someone locally and I can go to my training every week or second week there. “My goal is to also complete my anaesthetics training so I can combine being a rural GP with anaesthetics. “There is so much to look forward to.”

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Dr Kenny Parra (above) is looking forward to settling into his new role in Mount Morgan.

GMT Director, Associate Professor Peta-Ann Teague said the new training GPs will help to fill workforce gaps in many parts of Queensland. “We dedicate time and resources to matching applicants with training posts that will benefit their careers as well as the community. The training posts in our region provide the opportunity to develop an extended scope of practice that goes beyond urban, office-based general practice,” she said. “I’m looking forward to seeing these enthusiastic doctors make a real difference in their communities, particularly those communities who most need them. “JCU has coordinated the placement of new doctors from Thursday Island to Tewantin, Mount Isa to Maroochydore, and Cairns to Cloncurry,” Associate Professor Teague said. GMT is JCU’s specialist training program for medical graduates pursuing a career in General Practice. JCU is contracted by the Australian Department of Health to deliver the AGPT program in North Western Queensland.

SAVE THE DATE! MMPAD Progressive Dinner Saturday 28th April 2018 - 5.30pm

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Message from your MP - Stephen Andrew Projects such as the Fireclay Caverns & Carbine Resources Mine these projects are just two that I will be pushing hard for within my time in Queensland Parliament. As your State Member for Parliament I am looking forward to working closely with the “people” of the Mirani Electorate to be your voice in Queensland Parliament.

Pictured Above: MP Stephen Andrew

Since being elected to Queensland Parliament in the November 2017 election I have focused my time before being sworn into Parliament this February to get ‘Out and About’ within the Mirani Electorate, on what I like to call a “fact finding” mission. On tour around my electorate I have met some inspiring Community members, small business owners and met with Regional Mayors and Stakeholders in regards to some exciting projects that could completely change the dynamics of the Mirani Electorate and the Mount Morgan and surrounding areas.

I urge the community to contact myself or my office with any concerns, ideas or issues that can benefit the Mirani Electorate. My staff and myself are more than happy to take any inquiries and can be contacted on (07)48 060700 or email

Stephen Andrew with Deptuty Mayor Cherie Rutherford at the Railway Complex

In closing, for those Not for Profit community groups and organisations within the Electorate, Round 96 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is now open for applications and closes on the 28th February 2018. I urge all groups to jump on board and apply for funding which can be used for maintenance, upgrades, renovations and any other purpose within your Community Group. Please feel free to contact the Mirani Electorate Office for more details on how to apply.

Stephen Andrew with Project Specialist Russell Dan at the Mount Morgan Mine

Sincerely, Member for Mirani MP Stephen Andrew


Our apologies for the misprint of the Christmas Hamper Raffles. Mr Tony Pascoe was the co-winner along with Terry Reinecker. The Dee Bowls Clubhouse will be open throughout 2018 if anyone would like to book this venue for any event or function please contact Club Providore Robyn George on 0487180073 or Secretary Kevin Fox on 0429616365. The Dee Bowls Club is an incorporated association and as per our constitution invite the public to become ordinary members of the Club for the low cost of $10. This allows you to play bowls exclusively at the Dee Bowls Club and allows you to vote at general meetings, however not to play as an affiliated member. On Sunday the 4th March 2018 the Dee Bowls Club is holding a fundraiser for the club, under the guidance of long term Life Member Joseph (Joe) James. Joe is one of 5 current Honorary Life Members of the Dee Bowls Club, who have served the club over several decades in various ways which were vital to the club’s existence. This should be a great day commencing with an icebreaker game which starts at 1pm. The main event which is the social ‘2 bowl’ Triples starts at 1.30pm, with names to be registered by 1pm. Following the bowls competition there will be a sausage sizzle, by gold coin donation which will commence at approximately 4pm. A bar will be operating all day. There will be entertainment and raffles throughout the day. This is a social bowls day so wear casual dress and come and enjoy a fun-filled day with friends. The Dee Bowls Club might be on the ‘edge’ of Mount Morgan, but we are also on the ‘edge’ of a new and exciting future. Come and enjoy a friendly, accepting and affordable environment for YOU, your friends and your family, now and into OUR future. For more information phone Kevin Fox - 04 296 16 365.

Hearing Bus to visit Mount Morgan


IGA Mt Morgan Corner of Central & Dee Street 5th March 2018 8.00am to 1.00pm The Australian Hearing bus is stopping by Rockhampton, Yeppoon and Mount Morgan to offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness. The mobile hearing service has provided over 35,000 free hearing checks in communities across Australia since it first launched in 2009. No destination is too far-flung or offbeat! Linda Busbridge, Manager at Australian Hearing Rockhampton and Yeppoon said as age-related hearing loss developed gradually over time it was common for people to not be aware their hearing is diminishing. Hearing loss is a prevalent issue in the community, with around 60 per cent of Australians over 60 suffering from some form of hearing loss. “A hearing check is a quick and easy way to measure the sounds you can and can’t hear. Our team will also be on hand to guide you through what next steps you may have to take in regards to your hearing.” As well as having a hearing check, visitors to the bus can find information on a range of common hearing issues and view a display of easy-to-use hearing devices for around the home. This includes headsets for watching the TV and alert systems for doorbells. Linda Busbridge said, “Not everyone who is experiencing problems hearing needs a hearing aid. Sometimes it’s just hearing the TV at normal volumes, hearing your doorbell, or hearing your friends on the phone that’s the problem.” No appointment is necessary. Australian Hearing will provide hearing checks to any interested adults who visit the bus on the day.


Kindy Care Happenings

The Kindy Care children have been very busy over the past few weeks. Our new children have settled in well and are having lots of fun making new friends and bonds with peers and educators. The children have been busy learning about Australia and creating lots of fantastic art work. We have explored the Great Barrier Reef with our Schoolies (Before and After School Care). In the Kindy room, we have made Echidna’s maps of the world with emphasis on Australia. Since school has returned we have learnt about the different Australian coins and what each picture on these coins represents. The children also cut out their own printed paper coins and made wonderful hanging mobiles. We made these in order of either smallest to largest or largest to smallest denomination.

We made Australian animal puppets where the children cut out their own animal head and coloured them in. These were then glued onto coloured paper bags, so the children could place their hands inside. The children had a fantastic time learning, making and exploring the animal noises and playing puppets. Cooking has been a great experience taste testing different ingredients that we used in the icing; the children loved tasting the icing sugar; we made some yummy lamingtons and used many skills to make them.

Next week we are going to do an experiment to see which way is better to grow seeds either in an egg carton or using 2 plastic cups and making a mini greenhouse (we are already making our own predictions). Each child will have their own to take care of and nurture. The children would love any donations of used milk/ juice bottle lids and small cartons please, so they can make cars trucks and other creations. Please leave donations at Kindy Care centre or call the centre on 49 381 772 and we can organise collection. Thank you. Finally, a bigthank you must go out to the fantastic and dedicated staff at Kindy Care, the time, effort and teamwork has been amazing. If you would like your child or children to attend our wonderful service, please call the centre 49381772 or Lisa on 043776993 or just drop into the centre at 17 Central Street, Mount Morgan.

A big thankyou goes out to the fantastic families and community members that have donated egg cartons. The children have already been very busy creating helicopters from the egg cartons.

MOUNT MORGAN ROTARY CLUB DONATES HOSPITAL SHELTER People waiting to be picked up from the Mount Morgan Hospital will no longer have to brave weather conditions while waiting for their lift to arrive. The Rotary Club of Mount Morgan with assistance of a Rotary District Grant, have provided funds for a cover for the seat near the drop off and pick up area outside the facility. Thank you to the Rotary Club and to Greg Passmore for his assistance.

Pictured L-R: Anne Dwyer, Del Rowley, Rosemary Izzard, Greg Passmore and Helen Jessop.



Mount Morgan Promotion and Development Inc. will be restocking the Mount Morgan Dam with 9,500 Golden Perch this Saturday 17th February 2018 between 8am-9am. The restocking of the fingerlings is part of MMPAD and the Fisheries Queensland Freshwater Recreational Enhancement Management Plan for the Mount Morgan Dam. This sees thousands of native fish annually released as a strategy to enhance the recreational fishing experience in the local area. Since 2015, MMPAD has purchased and released fingerlings into the dam as per the guidelines in the general fisheries permit, which outlines the number, size and species of the fingerlings to be released into the water each year. As a result of the rain event early in 2017, MMPAD was not able to release any fingerlings, however the Department of Fisheries has agreed to an increased number this year. One fish hatchery was able to supply the required species and number of fingerlings.

The 65mm fingerlings were lovingly reared by the Cluff Family from Hanwood Fish Hatchery, located at Murgon. These fingerlings spawned around Christmas 2017 and were raised in ponds on the Hanwood Farm. With ample food, shelter and water, the Mount Morgan Dam provides a perfect habitat for the fingerlings, strategically placed in sheltered shallows for further protection from predators and strong currents. It is expected that the legal size of the Golden Perch (30cm minimum) will be realised in 24-30 months time. Yellowbelly or Golden Perch (Macquaria ambigua oriens) - Fitzroy/ Dawson strain, are a revered angling and table species of freshwater fish found within the Fitzroy Dawson River system of Queensland and a sub-species of the Golden Perch found around the country.

Golden Perch form the backbone of the inland fishing in Australia. They are willing takers of baits including crayfish, shrimps and worms. They are also lure takers with spinner baits and trawled deep diving lures gaining more popularity. Eating qualities vary depending upon the waters they are caught from and the size of the fish. Larger fish are often very fatty along the top of the back. MMPAD invites those who would like to assist with the release of the fingerlings, to meet at the boat ramp at the Mount Morgan Dam at approximately 8am-9am. We ask that all children please be accompanied by an adult. If you would like further information email or phone 49 382 312.

Historical Museum Update The Mount Morgan Historical Museum is pleased to announce that the restoration of gallery 5 is almost complete and is now open for viewing.

no longer have to stand in the sun and rain at an open doorway to view our collection, also allowing them to get a closer view.

The walkways in the gallery have been completed and a new roof has been installed.

The sulkies, horse-drawn carts and goat carts are in place . Also the bullock team and horse bridles and leathers are hanging for easier viewing.

This is for the visitors comfort as they

The vast array of tools are on show with the old hand machinery and farm equipment . Hoping to see you all in the not too distant future. Mount Morgan Historical Museum is open seven days a week from 9am4pm.

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Visitors to the Railway Museum

The Orange Dot Movie Review By Larry at Fox Video

SWALLOWS & AMAZONS For those of us who remember a childhood of sunshine and freedom where you left the house at daylight in pursuit of grand adventure and weren’t expected home ‘til dark, SWALLOWS & AMAZONS takes us back to that exciting world of daring enterprise, imagination and heroic action.

For those of us who are growing up today in our rooms filled with screens and devices SWALLOWS & AMAZONS calls out to us, invites us to come out to play and shows us that it is still there, that beautiful, adventurous and romantic world - just waiting for us. This enchanting new take on the beloved novel by Arthur Ransome, SWALLOWS & AMAZONS tells the story of four children, the Walkers, whose summer holiday in England’s Lake District sees them sailing out on their own to occupy and explore a local island, which they plan to name and claim. After overcoming many challenges, they arrive at their island only to find that they are not alone. There is, on the island, evidence of a rival group who call themselves THE AMAZONS and from the warning signs they’ve placed, not at all friendly to visitors/occupiers/claimants. There could be war... And what about that mysterious and dark old pirate who lives on his boat in a cove just a short distance from their island?

He’s a full grown, decidedly unfriendly hairy and probably dangerous old man and he’s definitely up to something. The Walker children call him ‘Captain Flint’. As events unfold and accelerate, an adventure far bigger than they could have imagined begins to spin out of control and tests the SWALLOWS & AMAZONS to their limits. Prepare to be delighted and enchanted by this wonderful tale for the whole family. SWALLOWS & AMAZONS, PG, 93 minutes and... loved it! A footnote... The author Arthur Ransome was a truly fascinating and adventurous man who deserves a movie focussing on his own life. As a younger man he was a foreign correspondent reporting on the Russian Revolution and he was intimate with its leadership (including a tempestuous affair with Trotski’s Personal Secretary). He was then recruited by MI5 as an international covert agent, and secret documents recently released showed that MI5 later suspected that Arthur had become a double agent. He survived the hazards of the spy business and later settled down to live on his boat and write tween and teen adventure novels (hence the “Captain Flint” character in this film).

On Monday 29th January 2018, staff and volunteers at the Railway Museum/ Tourist Information Centre were delighted to have a visit from Dr Lola Power from the Gold Coast. Many Mount Morgan residents would remember Dr. Power as the much loved physician with a private practice in Morgan Street from 1981-1988. “It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to return to Mount Morgan and speak with many old friends, and visit places I remember so well”. Dr. Power said. Nienke van der Peet, from Heemskerk in The Netherlands popped into the Railway Museum on Wednesday the 24th January 2018, after her town and mine tour. Neinke has wanted to visit Australia since she was seventeen, however her career as a model had made it impossible until now. “I love Australia’s friendly people. I love to be outdoors with Nature hiking. The weather here is great!” Neinke said. After her visit Neinke was off to Morgan Street for a coffee and a visit to the shops.



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Old Bottles or Memorabilia from Mount Morgan & Rockhampton area.

Crates, Kero Boxes, Oil Bottles, carbide lights, railway stuff, any old vintage objects considered.

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We specialise in general carpentry repairs & steel Fabrications From design & planning to simple handyman services, we do it all.

Phone Gordon Lee today: 0418886997

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M.A.W Mowing & Handyman Services ABN: 30 706 300 266 Now offering Ironing & Housecleaning Services Mark Williamson 0403 571 561 Email:

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Mark Humphrey’s Electrical 8 Baldwin Street Mount Morgan 4714 Electrical Lic. No. 74711 Phone: 0439 727 609 FAX: 4938 2885 Domestic, Rural, Commercial Installation and Repairs, Promptly Servicing

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PHONE 041 854 2961

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Phone Paul on 4938 1321 or 0429 987 130 ABN: 43920044782

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For all your Pest Control Requirements Rockhampton Office: 07 4927 44 77 QBCC: 1189930

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QBCC: 15046156

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Biloela Office: 07 4992 6552

0459 131 008

Passmore Refrigeration

Air Conditioning & Refridgeration

Bob Wheeler 0419 663 277 Po Box 91 Mt Morgan

5 tonne tipper truck Excavator & Kanga Tractor, Slasher & Poison Sprayer Licenced Poisons Contractor

The Railway Hotel

Drive Through Bottle Shop Meals Fri $12 Roasts-6pm-8pm Meals Sat - 6pm-8pm

Raffles Friday Night

Saturday & Sunday Afternoon 2.30pm Third Sunday each month 3pm RAOB Raffles

90 James Street Mount Morgan Phone: 49 381 082

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Finlayson & McKenzie Funerals Sandi Wood (nee Inslay) from Mount Morgan was born and raised within the Mount and is well aware of the needs of the Mount Morgan community. Sandi is Mount Morgan’s funeral consultant and is available for all funeral advice. Contact Sandi for more information and competitive prices with burials, cremations or prepaid funerals. Sandi Wood your local consultant Phone: 4922 1269

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Gentle Folk are Coming to Mount Morgan Again

After last year’s very successful “Gentlefolk Single-speed, Fixie and Old Bike Society” ride in Mount Morgan we are coming back for another one. The ride will be on Saturday 14th April, that’s the second weekend after Easter. Starting at 3pm, from the Gas light in East Street. The ride will be about 14 kilometres, with lots of stops along the way, including afternoon tea; we will finish at about 6 pm. After the ride we will all meet up at a local eatery for dinner where we can swap stories about how easy it was to ride up some of Mount Morgan’s hills. Members of the Gentlefolk Single-speed Fixie &

Old Bike Society in Mount Morgan 2017 Last year’s ride had over 30 riders on varieties of different bikes, mostly older ones, but any bike is fine. Most of the riders stayed in Mount Morgan overnight; there were Our January ride was around Emu Park, over 70 riders riders from Yeppoon and Hervey Bay, but mostly from turned up, that is the largest turn out we have had. Rockhampton.

The “Gentlefolk Single-Speed, Fixie and Old Bike Society” started in Rockhampton in December 2015 as a small group of people getting together to ride their older style bikes and socialise together. What started as a ride to a picnic spot morphed into laneway rides, and rides to interesting areas and historical sites around Rockhampton and CQ.

Are you seeking funding for a community PROJECT or EVENT?

Rockhampton Regional Council is now calling for applications for round three of the 2017/2018 Community Assistance Program. Eligible organisations within the Rockhampton Regional Council area seeking assistance with projects or events are encouraged to apply. Information for applicants and application forms are available from Council’s Libraries and Customer Service Centres, online at or by calling 4932 9000. Applications close 19 March 2018 at 5pm.

During the year people have said to me the ride looks like fun and would be a good memory, but they do not feel fit enough to ride in it. Any one that is interested in doing the ride this year can join me for training rides in the morning or afternoon a few times a week. Call in and see me (Graeme) at Collectables and Memories or give me a call on 0411 073 974.


Steelite Fishing Rod

That Truck & Bobcat Bloke ABN: 35347197734

By Graeme Meade

Old Bakelite fishing reels are common; there are plenty of them around. A friend found this reel under a house. It was a high set house and this was sitting on one of the floor studs. The reel was totally covered in dust, really thick, so it must have been sitting up there for years. I cleaned it up for him, it looks heaps better now, but it is totally seized up, not very well looked after I guess. On the front it is stamped Steelite Sydney, on the back is S & A Steelite Reg. No.1869 29.4 31. When I saw that I thought “Wow it’s almost 90 years old”, better find out some facts first. I guess two men called Stewart & Allwood started Stewart & Allwood Pty. Ltd. in Sydney, in the early 1930s. That’s where the S & A comes from. They registered the Steelite brand, Reg. No. 1869 on 29th April 1932 and produced a variety of reels under the Steelite brand. Apparently Steelite reels, a NSW company were in direct competition with Alvey, a Queensland company and some of the Alvey designs were possibly “borrowed” by Steelite. Stewart & Allwood continued producing their reels until 1987, but eventually they were not able to compete with the famous Queenslanders, who are just managing to survive today. This reel is a side casting reel, possibly a Model 80, from the 1950s. They look like Bakelite but are not really Bakelite, they are made from a compound substance called casein, produced from milk and pressed into Bakelite form. They did not swell or buckle when in use and were nicely finished and polished in brown and black looked perfect. Fishing reels are a nice collectable. There are lots of different types, most are reasonably priced, but some can be worth hundreds of dollars, some early ones thousands.

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Feb 14: Heart research National Wear Red Day. Feb 14: Valentines Day. Feb 14: Ash Wednesday. Feb 15: GMFA Bingo. St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall, Gordon St. Doors open 6.30pm. Play starts 7.30pm. Feb 17: 8am-9am. Mount Morgan Dam. Release of the fingerlings. Meet at the Boat Ramp. Feb 17: Mount Morgan Golf Club Ladies Open. 8am start. $25 includes breakfast. Feb 22: GMFA Bingo. St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall, Gordon St. Doors open 9am. Play starts 10am. Feb 24: Blue Care Trash & Treasure. Gordon Street. 9am12 noon. Clothes, housewares, books and more. Mar 1: GMFA Bingo. St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall, Gordon St. Doors open 6.30pm. Play starts 7.30pm. Mar 2: World Day of Prayer. Uniting Church. 10am. Mar 3: GMFA Disco. St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall, Gordon Street. For ages 5-12. From 6pm-9.30pm. Mar 4: Clean up Australia Day. Mar 4: Golden Hits of Yesterday. 1- 4pm. School of Arts. Mar 4: Social Bowls Dee Bowls Club. 1:30pm start. Mar 5: Hearing Bus. IGA car park. (see pg 5) Mar 10: Baree Hall Markets/car boot sale. 8am-Noon. Mar 18: Rotary Club’s Alex Teeney Memorial Day. St. Paddy’s Bowls Day. Welfare Bowls Club. 9am Start. $10 pp green fees. Bowls, raffles, BBQ lunch. Dress up or wear green. Proceeds to ‘End Polio Now’. Learn to Wood Turn Mount Morgan Mens Shed - 49 381 188 WORLD DAY OF PRAYER You are invited to join us in prayer for the needs of Suriname and its people at a World Day of Prayer service

Friday 2nd March 2018, Uniting Church, 10am start.


Open 10:00am - 8:pm Tuesday - Sunday


PAINTER: Semi retired. W. Cruickshank Phone 0488104774 or 0488105257. QBCC No-75608. GUNS & AMMUNITION: MOUNT MORGAN. ERIC J. STEVENSON. Dealer Licence 5000149. PHONE 0417006591 Desktop Computers. Windows 7+8 with screen, keyboard and mouse. $100. Phone 04 7811 0714 Laptops For Sale. Windows 7+8+10. DVD draws. $100. Phone 04 78110714 Chris Watts would like to thank the young woman & partner who stopped to offer assistance, when Chris broke down near the Yeppen roundabout recently. Thank you also to Mater Anderson who also stopped. LOST Black walking stick with torch. Lost either Mount Morgan Hospital area or Mount Morgan Hardware area. If found please phone - 49 382 367.


Furniture, power/hand/garden tools, electrical goods, household items, mower, casio keyboard glasses & more.

FOR SALE Sturdy wooden dining table to seat 6 people. $40. Phone 49 381 240

AGM Saint Mary’s Senior Citizens Village THURSDAY 15th MARCH 2018 6PM Saint Mary’s Anglican Church Hall Gordon Street, Mount Morgan

(Prior to General Meeting) Rhonda Ramm (Sec)

Next Argus: Wednesday, 28th February, 2018 Please note that all inclusions are required by Wednesday 21st February, 2018 Ph: 4938 2312 Email:

Mount Morgan Argus 14th February 2018.  

In this issue Mount Morgan welcomes Dr. Parra to town, while retired Dr. Power visits us, Rotary funds new shade cover, news from MP Stephen...

Mount Morgan Argus 14th February 2018.  

In this issue Mount Morgan welcomes Dr. Parra to town, while retired Dr. Power visits us, Rotary funds new shade cover, news from MP Stephen...