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Future of Florence: Should the street be closed Page 3

Closed book: Fortitude Valley SS faces the chop Page 5

Worlds away: How a staunch Englishman became a proud New Farm man Page 18

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By Felicity Moore CLOSE Florence St and make the potentially dangerous intersection with Vernon Tce safer for pedestrians and motorists, while adding benefit to businesses and residences in the area, urged Teneriffe Progress Association president Ben Pritchard. Mr Pritchard said: “We’ve got very good grounds that say that’s the right thing to do. Two reasons: one is pedestrian safety so the people crossing over Macquarie St, if you walk down from Dakota, there’s no footpath on that side of the street so you have to cross over, so we need a safe pedestrian crossing. “The second thing is that it’s a hazardous manoeuvre pulling out of Florence Street and turning right because the line of sight, you can’t see, there is inevitably going to be some safety and traffic benefits from closing that street off altogether.” However, Cr David McLachlan (Hamilton Ward) said the closure of Florence St was a complicated and difficult solution and not necessarily the best option for that area, given the growing volume of traffic due to the Skyring Tce extension and the Gasworks development. “The issues relating to traffic movement in the area has been on the radar for some time now. This is one proposal. Before there is any change

to the road network it would have to be the subject of broad community consultation including the local businesses,” he said. “If you’re suggesting this is the silver bullet solution to the issues in the area, it’s not. And it could have consequential negative impacts; I’d be interested to hear what the businesses located on Florence St would say if the traffic weren’t allowed to run past their businesses anymore.” Cr McLachlan said there were ways to calm traffic along Vernon Tce and

extension and Florence St. That is also something that the council Transport Planning and Strategy branch is looking at the need for,” Cr McLachlan said. But Mr Pritchard said council had once thought the Florence St closure was the best option because that was the actual plan for the area. “The intention was always that once that Skyring Tce was opened, the Florence St cut-through was not going to be required because it was primarily to access New Farm. So when Skyring Tce was completed and the through-

that was put in place when it was an industrial commercial area. That whole Gasworks renewal area was a rail yard area with rail yards running down Skyring Tce. We’re retrofitting residential areas that were designed for commercial industrial use. And planners, when they’re looking at urban renewal, will always scope different ideas and that was clearly one of those ideas,” he said. But Mr Pritchard said it was time to reclaim the streets and create an area that would satisfy the whole community.

The intention was always that once that Skyring Tce was opened, the Florence St cut-through was not going to be required. Ben Pritchard, TPA president. Macquarie St that didn’t involve making a cul de sac. “I’ve long advocated - as the Teneriffe Progress Association is well aware that this section should be zoned as a 40km/hr space. I’ve advocated that in the past, I’m happy to continue to advocate for it. It was put to a previous meeting, a couple of years ago now, at the Teneriffe Progress Association and they voted it down,” he said. “We’ve also looked at the probable future need for signalising at least one of the intersections on this section of roadway between the Skyring Tce

Fun run supports haemophilia research

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FELIX and Clancy Fogarty are vibrant, energetic boys who love their soccer and skateboarding. But if it weren’t for the wonders of modern medicine, and the research and work done by the Haemophilia Foundation, they might be living very different lives. Felix, 11, and Clancy, 5, are both severe haemophiliacs, which means they don’t have enough clotting proteins in their blood. So a normal cut or scrape could lead to serious problems for these boys, except for the twice weekly injections they give themselves at home that allow them to lead normal lives. Mum Helen says the boys are pros at receiving the injections and she counts herself lucky that science has reduced the risks and dangers of haemophilia. Many in other parts of the world Haemophiliac Clancy Fogarty loves soccer. don’t have access to the same treatments and live very different lives. Supporters of the Haemophilia Foundation will gather at New Farm Park Sunday May 19 to run the Red Run Classic, a five or 10km run to raise funds and awareness of haemophilia research. For more information visit www.haemophilia.org.au/rrc

road actually went through there should have been a review of whether or not the function of Florence St was still required and as far as I’m aware that didn’t happen and everyone forgot that Florence St was only a temporary solution. “We have to remind the people at council that that was the original intention,” Mr Pritchard said. But Cr McLachlan said even if it had been the plan at one stage, the area was developing dramatically, with greatly increased traffic as a result. “You’re dealing with a road network

“We’ve got some nice businesses down there, it would be a great street to have a little less traffic, maybe widen the footpath and introduce footpath dining options, maybe a little piazza,” Mr Pritchard said.

Should the Council put safety first and close Florence St?

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I love coffee. And I know I’m not alone. 500 billions cups are consumed each year making it the most popular beverage on the planet. It’s origins are believed to go back to the 13th century, when an Ethiopian goat-herder noticed the energizing effects on his flock when they nibbled on the bright red berries of a certain bush, so he chewed on the fruit himself. His exhilaration prompted him to bring the berries to a nearby monastry. The Monk disapproved and threw them into the fire, from which an enticing aroma billowed. The roasted beans were quickly raked from the embers, ground up and dissolved in hot water, yielding the world’s first cup of coffee. Whether a myth or not, I am just pleased it was discovered. There are many great coffee varieties available, so if you are looking to try something different, drop by and we’ll chat about it... maybe over a coffee.

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Have you checked out our new look Deli? Many of our customers have been full of praise for the new design, with the displays offering easier access to our great range of products. If there is something you are looking for and can’t find, just ask. If we don’t have it we will get it in for you. We also now have a full time barista working in the Deli making it even easier to grab a coffee while we make your sandwich to order. During the month of May, spend $30 in store and receive a FREE coffee with our compliments!

Celebrated on different dates around the world, many countries like Australia celebrate Mothers Day on the 2nd Sunday in May. Whatever the date, the sentiments are the same everywhere - to celebrate and pay respect to mothers for their extreme and unwavering devotion towards their children. But what to give in return? Well no one knows Mum as well as her own children. But here’s a tip - whatever you choose, put some extra thought into making it personalised just for her. A handmade card tied around flowers or a Voucher for hugs and a night off from cooking will definitely warm her heart.

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TENERIFFE Festival is shifting into top gear as organisers finalise details for the popular annual event. Organiser Murray Sutherland has confirmed the popular fashion parade in the London Laneway, off Florence and Ethel St (behind the London Woolstore) will go ahead again this year, although designers have not yet been named. This year for the first time the festival will move onto the water, with a riverstage being added to the program. Festival sponsors this year include: Energex, Merthyr Village, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Place Estate Agents New Farm, Green Beacon Brewery, Alfred & Constance and Merlo. Mr Sutherland said Energex would bring its mobile command centre to the festival, offering information sessions for the public. For more information visit: www.teneriffefestival.org.

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TENERIFFE pilates studio The Body Refinery has opened its new doors on Commercial Rd after moving from Helen St last month. Owner Susan Cottrell said after six years of running the business, she was proud to become part of a thriving health precinct, which was also home to several gyms, yoga studios, day spas and remedial practitioners. “We were after a heritage-look woolstore and being here has given us some incredible exposure,” Ms Cottrell said. “That’s what this area in Teneriffe and Commercial Rd is all about. We’ve got a great little community here where the businesses support one another.” Ms Cottrell said the move had allowed the studio to introduce Xtend Barre, a pilates and ballet combination workout, to their services, alongside traditional pilates, physiotherapy and massage. The Body Refinery is located at 85 Commercial Road, Teneriffe and 2/15 Lamington Street, New Farm. T: 3358 3915 or visit Bodyrefinery.com.au for more information on services and prices.

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Valley school faces uncertain future By Maddie Bates-Willis FORTITUDE Valley State School calls itself a small school with a big heart and the school community is finding out just how big its heart is with the news it may be closed down by the government. Media reports this week placed the tiny school with 55 students at the top of the State Government’s ‘hit list’ of unviable schools to be sold off. Principal Murray Branch said he’d been told not to comment on the matter. P&C president Tony Holcroft said the news had devastated the close-knit community. “We’re going to fight this. If it is going to go ahead we will start a petition and fight this with everything we’ve got,” he said. “It doesn’t make sense. We’ve got apartment buildings popping up all around us so the community is growing,” he said. The news comes just a month after the P&C spent $40,000 on new playground equipment. “The P&C spends about $130,000 a year on the school and the government only tips in about $60,000,” he said. “It’s costing them nothing to keep us open.” The new playground equipment extends the existing playground and features a climbing wall and a unique new slide that takes kids from the

Fortitude Valley State School students making the most of playtime with all new equipment to explore. eating area to the playground area. Mr Branch said the existing dated and minimal equipment needed revamping. “Now it’s a bit more adventurous than a plain slide.” Mr Branch said the result was happy, active kids. “The kids love it. They really enjoy using the climbing frame and the new slide and the flying fox, they’re the three

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- a whole range of things that they’ve brought to the house that’s never been there before from a management perspective,” Mr Hocknull said. The renovation cost about $300,000, which was sourced through state and federal funding, along with donations from the Friends of Newstead. The paint was donated by Taubmans, who also matched the existing paint from tins found beneath the house. “We were very lucky. Taubmans donated about 120 litres of paint,” Mr Hocknull said. “We’re hoping it will be an ongoing relationship with them,” he said. Taubmans marketing manager Nadine Miller-Vachon said: “Achieving the perfect paint colour and finish for heritage buildings is a very detailed process, and we’re thrilled that the results look fantastic. Taubmans is honoured to have helped to bring the building back to its former glory, for the next generation of Queenslanders to enjoy in years to come.” Maintenance on such an historic house is ongoing, however, and there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. The roof, for example, has lost its original, historically accurate slate, and is now covered with modern

Newstead House is being modernised and renovated. cement roof tiles. “The original slate all went to a local school and what we want to do is return the house to its historically accurate covering of slate,” Mr Hocknull said. “We’re looking at millions of dollars needing to be spend on Newstead House in coming years,” he said. The Trustees, led by Mr Hocknull, have also worked to broaden the house’s public profile as well as plan for the house’s future. “We’re getting the message out to the schools that the house is a very worthwhile excursion, and not just the house, but also the park which has some very old trees. When the kids see the trees they can see they’re different,” he said. “We’re developing an education program in line with the national curriculum and the social sciences units,” he said. “We offer 18th century

games that the children used to play with back then – you know the ball and the cup? We’ve got some wood craftsmen who have made these games for us,” he said. Other plans for the house include developing an app so that visitors children in particular - can go through the house with a tablet computer and unlock interactive information as they go. “They can go through the house using the modern technology and then at the end they put those aside and play with the 18th century children’s toys, to give them that contrast,” Mr Hocknull said. Newstead House is Brisbane’s oldest house, located in beautiful parkland on the Brisbane River. The house is open Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am to 4pm, and Sundays 2pm to 5pm. For more information: T: 32161846 or visit http://www.newsteadhouse.com.au.

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villagenews Art exhibition at Tout A SPLASH of colour will land at Freestyle Tout when Brisbane artist Tamara Haddon hosts her first solo exhibit New Beginnings this month. The self-taught contemporary visual artist’s collection pays tribute to her past three years in the studio, mixing acrylics, ink and resin. Mrs Haddon said she was excited to exhibit solo for the first time after participating in 19 group exhibitions and hosting numerous art workshops. Her artistic journey has been unique, having only picked up a paintbrush at the age of 22. “I come from an extended family where sewing, knitting, woodwork, designing, writing and music are all practiced and encouraged. My childhood hobbies turned into a passion in 2002 when my late mother-in-law (Annette Haddon) taught me skills in oil painting a few months before her passing,” Ms Haddon said. Not knowing what it would bring, Mrs Haddon’s husband, his sister and his mother painted for an entire week in an intense experience of laughing, crying and “watching each other’s strokes come to life”. Freestyle Tout 1000 Ann Street, Emporium. Visit: www.tambamart. com for more information.

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Trekking for Oxfam tests endurance and friendships WHEN most people want to help those less fortunate they pull loose change from their pocket and drop it in the nearest charity bucket. But Teneriffe local Kylie Fahey wanted to go a step further – actually thousands of steps further – and walk 100km in only 48 hours to raise money for Oxfam. “I’ve always loved a challenge. I’ve done some walking in Nepal, climbed Mt Kinabalu in Malaysia and walked to Machu Picchu – so I’ve always really liked a physical challenge,” she said. “(The Oxfam Trailwalker challenge) is a great way to test yourself and raise some money for a worthy cause,” she said. The trek starts at Mt Glorious and winds its way through some rugged and scenic terrain through the D’Aguilar

National Park, all the way to Mt Coottha, and will happen June 14 – 16. “I think this will be more challenging in the sense that it’s constant. And it’s 100km. That’s a fair distance. I’ve never walked that far in one hit,” she said. “Previously, I’ve walked for several hours and stopped and camped. This will be a challenge for the sheer distance you have to cover in one go.” Ms Fahey, the CEO of a training organisation that includes training personal trainers, has always enjoyed fitness but doesn’t class herself as an extremely fit person. “Part of the motivation (to do this and keep fit) is being the CEO of this organisation I need to stay semi-fit because my staff are all very fit and

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active! You need to stay on your game when you’re working in the industry,” she said. Team Fabulous comprises Selina Steele, Hayley Stevenson and Ila Bressington, along with Ms Fahey. The goal is to raise $3000. The group trains on Wednesday nights, walking 16-20kms at Mt Coottha, as well as weekends, where they do longer walks such as the 3am drive out to Mt Nebo to tackle a 50km walk. Team Fabulous fundraising events include a movie night coming up at the Palace Centro on May 16, where the movie The Place Beyond The Pines, starring Ryan Gosling will be shown. To buy movie tickets contact Kylie Fahey e: kyliefahey@gmail.com or m: 0433 322 906.

A DEEPLY moving re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, A Tender Thing, opens at the Powerhouse’s Visy Theatre May 10 – 18. British playwright Ben Power has remixed the greatest love story ever told to create an achingly beautiful new story of two older people. First produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2009 and brought to Stratford for the World Shakespeare Festival which coincided with last year’s London Olympics, this local production at Brisbane Powerhouse will be an Australian first. “We are thrilled to be the first to produce this play in Australia”, said director Linda Davey. “I know Brisbane audiences from all walks of life will love this play. It is a very contemporary piece of theatre, yet speaks in such human terms about old age, memory and the demands we make on those we love.” Tickets: $20 - $31. Bookings: brisbanepowerhouse.org T: (07) 3358 8600.


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Pride and job satisfaction honoured Amy McBreen with principle Myles Murphy Rachel Hendrie and Tanya Bromilow. THE Q Team moved into new premises at 53 Vernon Tce in March and I must agree with Henry Van Dyke’s theory – we succeeded because we were determined to do so. However, we were struck with a good dose of Murphy’s Law. On moving day I received a call from the removalists informing me they had double booked themselves and could not attend. So, a plan B was swiftly devised – involving the hiring of a ute employing the muscle-power of a small legal team. We got there in the end, and we are now the proud new occupants of some seriously impressive office premises. The original space has been transformed into a sleek and modern environment with cutting-edge technology including video conferencing, touch screens and phone systems that link all three offices. All these techno gadgets of an up-to- the-minute legal office combine perfectly with those original elements that were preserved and featured – such as the beams and old brick-work. I would encourage all our readers to pop down to our new home and say hello if only to have a look at our impressive new digs.

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Protect your posture for long-term health BACK pain is a common ailment for the residents in our community. One in 11 residents can be expected to have back problems this year. This means one of the most powerful preventative health steps you can take is to improve your postural fitness. That’s the message from the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA), which is urging residents to Get Back to Your Best this Spinal Health Week May 20-26. Local chiropractor Dr Irene O’Brien at Newstead Chiropractic and Health has called upon the community to take up the challenge of improving their postural fitness. “Postural fitness helps you lead an optimal healthy lifestyle; reduces muscle fatigue and improves your postural endurance,” Dr O’Brien said. “Postural fitness means optimal spinal alignment. It gives you greater strength and endurance, better coordination and balance,” she said. To take control of your postural fitness, you need to think and walk tall and pick an exercise plan that will strengthen your core muscles. Dr O’Brien suggests exercises such as pilates, yoga or swimming are good choices to strengthen your core. But she also says we need to pay attention

to how we are sitting and how long we are sitting. The CAA Dr Irene O’Brien can provide a free Sit Right widget, which can be downloaded to your desktop to help prompt you to take regular breaks. “Spinal Health Week is a great reminder to make an appointment with your local CAA chiropractor to assess your spinal health and discuss how a more active lifestyle will improve your overall wellbeing,” Dr O’Brien said. Chiropractors, who are five years university trained, are experts at analysing posture and spinal problems and can provide expert care, lifestyle and exercise advice. The CAA believes that more investment in chiropractic care and research is necessary. To support the CAA campaign visit to the Spinal Health Week Facebook page at www.facebook. com/spinalhealthweek For advice on how to sit right or to download the free widget, visit www. SitRight.com.au and for a posture assessment, contact Dr. Irene O’Brien at Newstead Chiropractic and Health, your local CAA chiropractor.

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Century old boot factory stands witness to changes Built in 1888 the boot factory in Newstead is a reminder of leather craftmanship and wartime changes. WHILE Newstead’s streetscapes are changing rapidly, pockets of the suburb’s industrial past remain, including the two-storey brick structure at 14 Maud St, which is possibly one

historicalsociety by Gerard Benjamin of the locality’s oldest remaining factory buildings. In 1888, the wholesale boot importing firm of Goldsworthy and Perkins (est. 1884) commissioned the factory to be built by Dath, Henderson, Bartholomew and Co., whose sawmill was beside the ferry at Bulimba, now Teneriffe. The Maud St position was convenient for workers, especially the large number of girls employed as machinists and fitters, since the spot was but a short tram ride from the GPO. By 1900, the tram service had been extended to Hamilton and Ascot. The factory used American machinery to produce women’s shoe styles with names such as the Lamington, Dorothy, and Marlborough – while promising to be popular

among station hands and bush workers was the Amor riding cossack boot. Local and imported leather The firm tanned the upper leather at its own tan-pits near Windsor, while the sole leather came from Rockhampton. Fancy leathers were imported from America, Great Britain and Germany. A feature about Fortitude Valley in The Queenslander in 1900 lauded the popularity of Goldsworthy and Perkins products. “They have travellers all over Queensland, and their goods have become so thoroughly established that many country store keepers and dealers prefer to stock the ‘G. and P.’ article,” stated the report. Liquidation Despite this, Goldsworthy and Perkins went into liquidation in 1902 owing £4736. Taking over the building was the Federal Boot Company. By the 1920s, leather work was still being conducted from the premises. Palmer and Douglas made ladies handbags, a leather skill which was the latest variant of a trade that had begun with ‘saddle, harness and collar making’. Palmer and Douglas continued

Maud Street’s old boot factory building dates from 1888. through the 1950s. Notwithstanding the presence of the boot factory, Maud St continued being largely a close-knit residential community until after World War II. Flo and Arthur Garnett’s store on the corner with Breakfast Creek Rd was popular. “They let my daughter Iris book up a lot of groceries on an honour basis until she found a job,” reported Elsie Williams, who lived for 30 years in the

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A pre-1910 Queensland ambulance, consisting of a horse and cart trailing a covered wheeled stretcher. A fully-loaded horse-drawn cart outside Goldsworthy and Perkins 113 years ago. to be loaded. Iris would organise the children to go up and down the street with bottles of water for the men as they awaited their call. Some American soldiers gave the children chewing gum, the first time they’d ever tasted it,” she said. “After the war when cruise ships started to berth there, the older children would often play make believe. They would go to the wharf and pretend to be going on a voyage to who-knows-where, and they would stay on board until the call was heard, ‘All visitors, ashore please’.” These days, all but one residence in Maud St has been displaced by commercial buildings – and the leather trade is long gone – but the old boot factory building is still doing business.

AMBULANCES are so much a feature of modern living, that it’s hard to imagine life without them. Queensland had to wait until 1892 for a regular organisation. Early services to New Farm would have required a response from firstly Elizabeth St, then Ann St, and from the 1970s from Boundary St. These and other fascinating facts about the first 100 years of the QAS will be presented by Mick Davis, guest speaker at the May meeting of the New Farm and Districts Historical Society. Mr Davis, who has 48 years ambulance service, is the QAS Manager of Heritage and History. Come to hear him on Saturday, 25 May 2013 at Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre, 2-4pm. All are welcome. Admission: $5 including afternoon tea, ($4 members). For more information, please contact Ross Garnett on 0409 498 402.

seniorsvoice by Tony Townsend Disability Insurance Scheme. Recently the Government introduced amendments to the Bill which pay no heed to extensive calls from older Australians and their families, including NSA, to scrap, the discriminatory 65-year age limit. “Labor’s NDIS age limit is a cruel lottery for older Australians,” National Seniors CEO Michael O’Neill said. “Acquire a severe disability at 64 and you’ll be covered for life; acquire exactly the same disability at age 65 and you’ll be shunted into the second-rate userpays aged care system,” he said. “There is no basis for this figure.” “Today’s 65-year-olds are in good health and, increasingly, in full-time employment. They’re still paying taxes, raising and supporting families, volunteering and adding to the rich fabric of their local communities. Should they be suddenly struck down by a severe disability, their children and

grandchildren, more than anyone else, will grapple to understand why mum or grandpa is denied the help given to other Australians. The user-pays aged care system, where, through this exclusion, these people will be consigned, is no place for them.” NSA will continue lobbying with the support of all members, but needs the active support of all seniors and their families, who together make up over 45% of the voting population, if the Gillard Government is to get the message. The recent re-opening of City Hall, prompted New Farm Branch of National Seniors to focus events in May around this event. Cr Owen-Taylor addressed the general meeting on May 1 about the City Hall Restoration. Then on Wednesday May 22 we have a tour of City Hall organised at 10:30am. Our monthly dinner on Friday May 17 from 6pm, to which we particularly welcome those interested in National Seniors not able to attend daytime meetings, will be at the Casa Italia in Gray Street. Finally, we’ll give you advance notice of a Mystery Day, unique to the branch, planned for Wednesday June 5 at the Merthyr Uniting Church in Merthyr Road at 09.30 for 10am. You can find out more about New Farm Branch through the website www. nsanewfarmbranch.com or by contacting Tony Townsend on 3315 2523.

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The Merthyr Bowls Club, a Green Jewel on the banks of the Brisbane River. ‘A green jewel’ may sound a bit poetic, and a bit over the top, but a “Green Jewel” is a description we hear from so many of our visitors to our restaurant, and even more so, from numerous members of visiting bowls teams. It’s a description we are very proud of. Merthyr Bowls Club is truly the best kept secret in Brisbane, nestling on the banks of the river. There’s no better

Merthyr Bowls Club was one of the pioneers in Australia of “Barefoot Bowls” and has continued to innovate and promote this area of lawn bowls to the younger generations. These days, people of all ages and backgrounds are part of the resurgence of lawn bowls, creating a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere that’s the envy of many other Bowls Clubs throughout

way to take advantage of our beautiful Queensland weather than enjoying a barbecued steak, fries and salad in a relaxing environment, while watching friends learn to play a game of bowls. The clubs perfectly positioned and newly extended deck is the perfect venue for entertaining family, friends, work mates or clients – everyone is sure to go home happy.

Australia. If all this sounds like something you’d enjoy, the Merthyr Bowls Club actively encourages new players, members and barefoot bowlers. You’re welcome to come along and try a free introductory Lawns Bowl lesson, have a lot of fun, and meet other people starting out too. Just call 3358 1291 to book your spot.

Barefoot Bowls is now colour co-ordinated. The Club has recently invested thousands of dollars purchasing numerous sets of brightly coloured bowls to make the barefoot game more lively and fun.

These bowls make it easier to see and understand how your team is positioned in the game. Organise a group of friends for a game soon and the Club will supply the bowls. Barefoot Bowls, popular with large or small groups, is available to book from Wednesday through to Sunday. Barefoot Bowls the popular addition to a Special Occasion bar-b-que lunch, that everyone enjoys, is now also growing in popularity with Corporate and small business as the basis in fun Team Building Events. Phone 3358 1291 to receive further information on our Corporate Day planning facilities.

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Bowler receives Award for long service to the club. Terry Gabbett, Vice President, presents Thelma Smith with an award for being the oldest serving member of the Club. Thelma has seen a lot of changes over the years. She well remembers the days the bowlers wore formal uniforms with the ladies required to wear long skirts. Thelma was a member of Merthyr Bowls Club during the 90’s, when lawn bowls was just not fashionable, and many clubs were going through hard financial times. She’s witnessed and been a major contributor and supporter of the turn-around in the last 10 years to a more relaxed dress code, barefoot bowls, and social bowls which have contributed to the resurgence and enjoyment in a great game.

The Merthyr Bowls, superbly positioned riverside deck has been extended to allow more members and restaurant patrons to enjoy the magnificent view over the river. One of the most comfortable and casual places to while away a balmy Brisbane evening, Merthyr Bowls Club is a seriously good, informal restaurant, serving fresh, generous, pub style grub. To celebrate the opening of our new restaurant deck, you can now order from a large and innovative menu and enjoy a million dollar view. If you are looking for fantastic food at a great price then look no further… you won’t be disappointed. Restaurant is open Monday to Sunday for lunch and evening meals – bookings are essential.

Social Bowls membership is growing fast. Merthyr Bowls encourages and warmly welcomes everyone who think they would like a Social game of bowls, every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere in our magnificent riverside setting, blue skies, green grass, and lush surroundings. A great way to enjoy

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BRISBANE artist Keith Virtue will showcase his recent works in an exhibition at Kylie Farrelly’s London Offices Studio Gallery in Florence St, Teneriffe from May 11 - 25. Mr Virtue began painting five years ago after organising an art show for his sister and turned his background in CAD design and drafting into a career working with acrylics and canvas. A follower of artists Scott Christensen, Tim Storrier and Katsushida Hokusai Mr Virtue takes these influences and melds them with his own unique style, creating contemporary pieces with an interesting edge. "Yes, I have been a disciple of Christensen and Storrier for many years and more recently an artist friend of mine told me something about Hokusai so I immediately thought of

incorporating some sushi fish in on the act," he said. "I went a bit serious and got a book on modern art with the intention of reading it cover to cover. But I found it too punishing. I then thought I would just read the captions under the photos but that was no good either! So in the end I just looked at the pictures and went, ‘Like that, don't like that, like that, don't like that’ from cover to cover,” he said. Mr Virtue will have 20 to 30 pieces for sale with prices ranging from $155 to $930 at Kylie Farrelly’s London Offices Studio Gallery, 2/30 Florence St, Teneriffe from May 11 to 25. Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Visit www.keithvirtue.com for more information.

River’s Edge Strategy moves ahead slowly Set sail on the Young Endeavour and cast off for fun and adventure. By Vanessa Fang ADVENTURE on the high seas is calling and if you think you’ve got what it takes, apply to sail the Young Endeavour along the Australian coast and across the Tasman Sea. Supported by a Royal Australian Navy staff crew, 25 participants learn all aspects of sailing a tall ship, including how to set the sails, take the helm, navigate using the ship’s charts, and climb to the top of the 30m mast before taking a 24-hour command of the ship. The internationally recognised program increases self-awareness, builds self-confidence and teaches how to work as part of a team, as well as communication and leadership skills. Village News writer Vanessa Fang sailed from Townsville to Airlie Beach last April as part of the crew of the Young Endeavour. She said the voyage was a once-in-alifetime experience that challenged her emotionally and physically.

“My time aboard the ship was one of the most exciting, terrifying and unique experiences ever,” she said. “I don’t really remember the harrowing days of seasickness or the insane swells that drenched our clothes. Rather, I remember the life-changing bonds forged with the staff and other youth crew, the brilliant sunsets over the ocean and stepping off feeling like I had just done something truly special.” Since its launch in 1988, the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme has been running since 1988 and has challenged more than 11,000 young Australians. Youth crew aged 16-23 are selected via an online ballot at www. youngendeavour.gov.au. The ballot for voyages in late 2013 and early 2014 will close on May 31. Corporate and community organisations can also provide opportunities for local youth by offering a Young Endeavour Scholarship to a young person in their community.

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Ghostly gums keep secrets of riverbank heartache Erindale Station, summer, 1959 In high summer, the creek was the place to go. Children and adults alike would seek relief from the sun’s scorching rays by sheltering under the

white by the aurora’s intensity and the grass had turned to dust, the creek remained a lushly cool oasis. On those days, Pop would cut a watermelon and we would all sit on the shady creek bank and eat the fruit’s sweet flesh. After we had gorged ourselves, sticky faces and hands were washed in the pools of cool clear spring water that bubbled up through the sandy creek bed. It was considered a grand treat and we would passionately declare the creek far superior to the municipal baths in town. The only person who wasn’t seduced by its verdant beauty was our cousin Phoebe. She would always wave us goodbye from the homestead veranda. No amount of

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spreading canopy of giant river gums that grew along its grassy banks. Even in the driest and hottest of summers, when the sky was bleached

cajoling or teasing would get her to join us. Phoebe had at one time been just as passionate about visiting the creek as the rest of family was but that changed one afternoon in the summer of 1959. The shadows were already long when she and I came to the creek that afternoon. Dappled light played

fitfully across the creek floor and a coolness in the air caused the fine hairs on our arms to rise. There is a majestic old gum tree, much taller than its surrounding companions that the family favoured as a reference point; a place to meet, leave towels and to eat our picnic lunch if we had brought one. The only time we didn’t use the tree was when Pop was with us. He would always move the party further along the bank, well away from the spreading branches of the old river gum. He reasoned that old gum trees were notorious for casting off limbs without warning, thus earning them the rather morbid title of “widowmakers”. It was to this old

eerily ill at ease. It was then I heard her whisper, “Can you see him?”. I turned to the tree but could see no one. Was Phoebe playing one of her famous teases? Her eyes locked with mine, their warning was implicit. This was no tease. “Come away now! This is a bad place,” she said. The urgency and disquietude in her voice convinced me there was indeed something to be feared. And, as if we shared the one mind, we were off running, our long legs pumping furiously with the need to escape the darkly sinister confines of the creek and its towering gum trees. Back at the house, lounging comfortably and safely on the veranda, I ask Phoebe what she had

There is a majestic old gum tree, much taller than its surrounding companions, that the family favoured as a reference point; a place to meet, leave towels and to eat our picnic lunch if we had brought one. mammoth that Phoebe and I were headed. As we approached the tree, Phoebe’s clear, bell-like voice fell suddenly silent, her long slim fingers sought my hand, the surprising strength of her grip pulling me almost to a halt. Breaking free, blithely unaware of her sudden caution, I continued to scramble up the creek bank, my riding boots making a hard go of it in the loose sandy soil. It was her urgent cry demanding that I “Come back!“ that brought me to an abrupt standstill. Looking back, I could see her face. Luminously pale under its sprinkling of caramel freckles, the unruly medusa hair seemed to snake around her head with a life all its own. “What’s wrong?” I asked with dawning apprehension. Phoebe’s pale blue eyes, huge with alarm, were intently focused on the old river gum. A chill breeze eddied softly around us, carrying with it a faint air of menace. I immediately felt

seen down at the creek. She sits in an ancient squatter chair, one leg draped over the armrest, the skirt of her dress shoved determinedly - for the sake of modesty - between her thighs. I know not to push too far or display undue vulgar curiosity. It will only serve to have her withdraw further into silence. With studied nonchalance, I voluptuously lick clean the pink fondant from an Iced Vo-Vo biscuit. I feel confident my pretended disinterest will be the catalyst to trick her into a revelation. Some moments pass and just when I thought my ruse had failed, she says with quiet and chilling certitude, “I saw a ghost. He was standing by that big old man gum tree.” That was the last time Phoebe ever visited the creek. TO BE CONTINUED ...

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Discount Drug Stores move to Brunswick Central location POPULAR pharmacy Discount Drug Stores has moved from New Farm to Brunswick Central in Fortitude Valley. Owner and head pharmacist Chris Owen said he was excited about being able to expand the franchise, which he has owned for four years, to include a bigger range with the same low prices. “There’s still no reason to go out of the New Farm/Fortitude Valley area to get your discount prescriptions. It makes it a lot easier for residents of this area. In this larger space we can offer a bigger range without compromising on the same friendly customer service from before,” Mr Owen said. The move has enabled Discount Drug Stores to offer free home delivery and parking, extended trading hours and dry cleaning with the convenience of being situated next to Central Brunswick Doctors Surgery. Customers can also make use of the professional services ranging from blood pressure checks, prescription management services and home medicine reviews. Mr Owen, who has been a pharmacist for six years, said that he enjoyed working hard to build the business. “I was living in Newstead so I thought

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Pinot passes early days test GOOD wines often taste distinctly of the region from which they hail, carrying signature flavours that reveal their origin. This is often true of Burgundy wines. The influence of different soil types and ‘terroirs’ give a wine its personality. This Comte Armand wine reveals its origins from the very first tasting.

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Discount Drug Stores owner and head pharmacist Chris Owen. it would be a great opportunity to branch out and challenge myself with being a pharmacist and business owner. Most of the staff here are local too,” he said. “I grew up in Toowoomba so that’s where I learned most of my customer service skills so you get the same great country customer service here.” The Valley Discount Drug Store is located at 421 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. Telephone 3257 7761 or email thevalley@discountdrugstores. com.au for more information.

Comte Armand has been a family owned and operated winery for more than two centuries, a rarity in Burgundy. Located in the heart of Pommard, the estate originated on the 13 acre Clos de Epeneaux – an outstanding Monopole Premier Cru vineyard. In many ways this is an historic wine, and while 2006 was a variable vintage, it stands fast as an excellent example of why Burgundy is the benchmark for pinot throughout the world. Typically speaking, Pommards tend to be on the earthier side of the pinot spectrum, often displaying notes of

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An Englishman in New Farm

A life spent journeying to foreign places has brought Christopher Alderson to New Farm, where he’s fiercely proud of his new home. CHRISTOPHER Alderson was an Englishman to the core. Now he is a fair dinkum Australian, and he unabashedly loves Brisbane – so much so that he delights in being part of the Brisbane Greeters program, a group of volunteers who guides tourists around and shows them the sights, the best Brisbane has to offer.

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Born in the affluent commuter town of Harpenden, 45km north of London, Christopher was educated at Westminster, “one of the great public schools of England”, and studied French and German at Cambridge. After an exchange year teaching in Austria – “which was good for my German” – he returned to the UK and taught at Brighton College for 20 years. Along the way he met and married Catherine, an Australian nurse working in London. In 1986 the Aldersons made the great career and family move to Australia, where Christopher was appointed deputy principal of The Southport School, also teaching English. Seventeen years later, Christopher and Catherine both retired and made their home in Brisbane, with the past 10 years spent at Cutters Landing, New Farm, by the Powerhouse. To mark their retirement in 2002 the couple, with Christopher’s brother-in-law, walked the famed French Way, or Camino Frances as the Spanish call it. This ancient Christian pilgrimage begins in France and extends to Spain’s Santiago de Compostella, the reported burial place of St James. The Aldersons began on the French side and walked 750km to the border, and

then another 750km to Santiago de Compostella. Christopher’s sister joined them for the final 200km. The walk typically takes about four weeks to complete. “We walked only 22km daily, on average,” he said, “which gave us time to enjoy and explore. The walk can otherwise become quite abrasive and we didn’t want to wear ourselves down. “In 2010 we returned, this time to walk the Via de la Plata from Seville to Santiago, a 1000km trek. A fascinating history there – covering the periods of the Romans up to the fifth century, the Visigoths, the Moors and then the Spanish after the Reconquest in the fifteenth century.” Each morning the Aldersons walk about seven kilometres, often along the riverside to Newstead. Christopher and Catherine have a long history of volunteering, and have given their time at Ronald McDonald House. They returned to London to volunteer during last year’s Olympics. “We were both assigned to Greenwich for the Games period, the site of the equestrian events – show jumping, dressage, the three day event, and the modern pentathlon – so we were always out in the open,” Christopher recalled. “Our time at Greenwich was busy and most satisfying, receiving athletes, meeting the press and other media as their buses arrived, being at the front gate for TV interviews, or at the VIP car park to meet members of the royal family,” he said. “Catherine, in particular, saw a lot of Zara Phillips and of Princess Benedikte, sister of the Queen of Denmark, whose daughter was competing at Greenwich.” Last year, Christopher became part of the Brisbane Greeters program. “I get to use my French and German in specialist language tours,” he said. “One experience was to show around the wife of a German skin specialist here for a skin cancer convention. I

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English born Christopher Alderson is now one of the Brisbane Greeters took her around (heritage) parts of Paddington and Fortitude Valley and St John’s Cathedral. Most recently a Swiss gentleman and family requested a tour and wanted to see ‘my Brisbane’ which again was very rewarding,” Christopher said. Christopher leads City Hall tours following the building’s restoration and reopening to citizens and tourists. Escorted tours through City Hall are popular with about 60 other Brisbane Greeters taking tours. Christopher’s favourite Brisbane spots are New Farm Park, the Oxford Street Bulimba Heritage Trail, the City Botanic Gardens, Old Government House, and “The Cube” on the ground floor of the new Science Building at QUT. They are all close by the river. Christopher walks along the Brisbane River regularly and he said Words to Walk By, by Todd Barr and Rodney Sullivan, had captured his imagination by allowing him to see the river, amongst other parts of Brisbane, through the eyes of Brisbane writers. “Where some early on saw the river as a ‘problem’ more than an ‘asset’, in 1926 Nettie Palmer writes in the Brisbane Courier-Mail of its ‘beautiful and wayward lines’ as a source of ‘elegance’,” he said. “Later, David Malouf revisits the notion of ‘waywardness’ in pointing out that its

meanders give it an ‘inescapability’,” he said. “That ‘inescapability’ singles it out from other great city rivers, like the Thames and the Seine that separate their cities neatly into a north and a south side with easily recognised left and right banks. “Kevin Hart suggests the Brisbane River “twists and turns like someone unable to sleep”. Venaro Armanno in The Volcano brings us up to date by describing how an old Brisbane man now wakes to the sound of “magpies, the low hum of cicadas, and the even lower hum of the first CityCat, ferrying workers to their offices”,” Christopher said. “But it was Mary-Rose MacColl in 2003 who captured the spirit of the re-opening of City Hall and its appeal when she suggests: “If buildings were relations, perhaps City Hall would be its grandmother, magic and mysterious, extending her arms to hug Brisbane’s people in a way a grandmother would”.” For Christopher, a well-read and highly educated man who has seen and experienced so much all over the world, to list Brisbane sights as among his favourite is high regard indeed, considering the source. And he certainly gives the impression of a satisfied man enjoying this part of his retirement.


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Have your say in Brisbane Central community survey TELL your community leaders how their priorities, what was important to you feel about the issues that matter them, and what they felt needed to be to you in the Brisbane Central addressed,” Mr Cavallucci said. Community Survey, coming to a letter “All of the results will be provided box near you. to stakeholders so State member for that they can can use Brisbane Central Robert the information to Cavallucci has brought deliver improved local together community services,” he said. leaders across a range The results of the of areas to come up survey will be published with questions designed in The Village News, to gauge how you providing a snapshot of feel in key sectors of the community you live government, law and in and insight into how order, commerce and your community feels industry, education, about these important housing and the issues. economy. What are the Don’t miss this local issues that matter opportunity! Have your State member for Brisbane to you? say and let your voice be Central Robert Cavallucci “As a representative heard. Look out for the of the community I survey in your letterbox felt it was imperative to come up this month. Alternatively, complete the with a way, where I, alongside other survey online at www.surveybrisbane. community leaders could reach out to com.au. All Brisbane Central residents the community and provide them with who complete the survey will go in the the opportunity to have their say about draw to win prizes.

Fashionable Pineapples campaign to raise money for breast cancer battle THE National Breast Cancer Foundation joined forces with social enterprise initiative O’Shirt to launch Pineapples, a fundraising and breast cancer awareness campaign running until May 13. During the campaign O’Shirt will be retailing exclusively designed t-shirts with every $7 donated directly to NBCF. O’Shirt co-founder Ryan Williams said he felt privileged to be involved with the foundation after a number of family members were affected by breast cancer. “This campaign, we have teamed up with fashion designer Ana Diaz to design a print that is quirky but yet a serious sense of fun, which in-turn helps to raise awareness of breast cancer,” Mr Williams said. “O’Shirt is

a new initiative geared to empower charities and we’re especially excited by the prospect of supporting a great cause that’s close to our hearts.” Making giving back a fashion trend of its own, O’Shirt partners with a different charity each fortnight to design a fashionable shirt that raises funds and broadcasts the message of the chosen charity. “We started O’Shirt with the idea of inspiring people to care and giving people the opportunity to act by developing a movement of people that respond to world issues and make this global village a better place while giving hope to those who need it most,” Mr Williams said. Visit oshirt.com to purchase a shirt and for upcoming campaigns.

New Neighbourhood Watch CRIMINALS will find it that little bit harder to gain a foothold in the tight-knit communities of New Farm, Teneriffe and Fortitude Valley when the Neighbourhood Watch program is finalised. Fortitude Valley senior constable Vicki Campbell said police were deciding on a model that would best suit these areas before taking it to the community for consultation and involvement. “We want to set up Neighbourhood Watch here for a couple of reasons,” she said. “While there is low crime in these areas we want to protect that and help keep these areas safe by introducing the proven, successful Neighbourhood Watch program. “Also, the program helps forge closer links between police and the

community and we are better able to do our job and benefit the community when those ties are strengthened,” she said. Snr Constable Campbell recognised that the demographic in these areas was quite diverse and so many professionals who work long hours are unable and unwilling to come to evening meetings for Neighbourhood Watch. “We’re looking at a range of options, which could also include an online model,” she said. “We want to give this the best chance to succeed.” For more information or to get involved with Neighbourhood Watch, contact Snr Constable Vicki Campbell: Campbell.victoria@police. qld.gov.au.

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THE Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland (MIFQ) will hold its 22nd Annual Art Exhibition in Brisbane’s King George Square from May 11-16. Themed, ‘Kaleidoscope’, the event will showcase in excess of 350 pieces of work from more than 150 talented artists who have a lived experience of mental illness. The exhibition will open with a cocktail party on May 10 at 6pm. Guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase the artwork and meet and mingle with artists, including featured artist Cate Bond. The Exhibition is a highlight of Schizophrenia Awareness Week and provides an outstanding opportunity for artists to display and sell their artwork, as well as raising awareness within the community of mental health issues. For more information contact the Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland T: 3358 4424 or visit: www.mifq.org.au.

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Tree added to Commercial Rd project COUNCIL is reviewing additional material regarding the development application at 76 Commercial Road, however locals are concerned about changes to the application from developer George Group. The loss of a tree has forced new elements to be added to the plans and a council spokesperson said they had no date for when a decision would be made and that discussions were ongoing. A George Group spokesperson said: “The George Group and BCC are still working together to consider amendments and options post the loss of the tree.” Teneriffe Progress Association president Ben Pritchard said the amended design, to include a tree placed in the actual street, should be considered unacceptable by council.

“They’re going to take away a car park space and put a tree in the road. This means it’s not their (George Group’s) responsibility to maintain it. They offload the responsibility and grief of having a tree onto council,” Mr Pritchard said. “The population of Teneriffe should be deeply concerned about putting the trees in the road corridor. It’s basically saying we want to use the whole of our site for development and we want the tree to be somebody else’s problem.” A development application has been before council since August last year but in January a feature tree split down the trunk and had to be removed. Council has asked for George Group to submit additional information related to the loss of the tree in the plans.

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80% of our listings have sold with multiple offers received with an average of only 14days on the market 07 3358 5444 650 Brunswick Street, New Farm

www.rh.com.au/newfarm Selling New Farm since 1986


reporting on Hickey Street! All SOLD in April!

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ljhooker.com.au 4/599 Brunswick Street, New Farm • Ph: (07) 3146 5400 • newfarm.ljhooker.com.au • newfarm@ljhooker.com.au All information contained herein is gathered from sources we consider to be reliable. However we cannot guarantee or give any warranty about the information provided and interested parties must solely rely on their own enquiries.


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The Word On The Street... Ivo Kornel. With 10 registered Over the past four weeks, buyers there was competitive I have spent time talking to bidding from the $800,000 agents in Sydney, Melbourne, start until it was called “on the Adelaide and obviously market” at $1,050,000. It was Brisbane. The word on the street is that sales are up. This from that point things really started to fire is causing up! The price a disparity then increased between the to $1,146,000 number of sold under new listings With Haesley Cush and the hammer!! and the Next month number of I begin calling auctions in buyers in the market. When Melbourne for the ray White this happens it shifts buyer group. I am looking forward to interest onto ‘older’ listings, offering a first hand insight into and as they start to sell, the how their market compares to market slowly starts to move. ours here on the Peninsula. This does happen from time to We will again hold our time in a market cycle though information night for investors it doesn’t always trigger a or people looking to buy in full market movement, it can the area. Our next buyers push some properties into a evening is on June 10th competitive area. 2013 (see advertisement). I again called auctions from If you would like to discuss New Farm to Ipswich over the our property management month of April. We closed out services, please don’t hesitate the month with a HUGe sale to contact our office on Saturday, April 27th at 23 Chermside Street, Teneriffe for (07) 3606 3800.

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RAY WHITE QUEENSLAND AWARDS 2012 WINNERS

#4 OFFICE IN QLD

SAM MAYES rising star 2012

MATT LANCASHIRE top courier mail advertiser

matt lancashire #3 sales person IN QLD

Ray White New Farm | 3254 1022 | 599 Brunswick Street, New Farm Q 4005 | www.rwnf.com.au


CONGRATULATIONS

New Farm

SAM MAYES

RAY WHITE

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THE YEAR Sam Mayes Sales & Marketing Consultant

Ray White New Farm P 3358 0624 F 3358 4891 E sam.mayes@raywhite.com M 0402 094 553 W rwnf.com.au A 599 Brunswick Street New Farm Q 4005

RECENT SALES 604/448 Boundary St, Spring Hill 3/88 Isaac St, Spring Hill 19/36 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe 7/36 Griffith St, New Farm 1/273 Boundary St, Spring Hill 101/170 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill 150 Warry St, Spring Hill 45/36 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe 17/36 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe 56/101 Bowen St, Spring Hill

38/36 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe 112/16 Skyring Tce, Teneriffe 26/36 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe 1/115 Robertson St, Fortitude Valley 2/74 Kent St, New Farm 8/32 Fortescue St, Spring Hill 4/63 Moray St, New Farm 12/417 Bowen Tce, New Farm 1/20 Bowen St, New Farm 15/170 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill


million “$12 in personal sales for April alone ” the results tell the story...

Our average days on market is 28 days.

(Brisbane average is 100 days)

44% of all New Farm houses were SOLD by Matt Lancashire and his team.*

96% of all properties see a SOLD sticker.

There is no doubt that 2013 has seen the property market shift into a new gear. In the month of April alone, Ray White New Farm has orchestrated 37 transactions, totalling $25,500,000 in sales for the month. Matt Lancashire and his team have managed to sell $11,800,000 worth of property in April, made up of 7 transactions. Right now, stock is limited and the average days on market are becoming shorter and shorter. These are ‘tell-tale’ signs of a strengthening market, and if there was ever a great time to buy and sell New Farm property, its now. If you are looking to engage an agent in the sale of your property, engaging Matt Lancashire and Ray White New Farm is the safest and smartest option. With a team of 4, and a database of 7500 buyers, Matt and the team have the capability to offer more value for money than any single agent in Brisbane possibly can. His formula for success continues to thrive, and his team have again reached new heights, with $30 million dollars’ worth of ‘settled’ sales in 2013. Results matter.

Matt is…

Number 1 Performer Brisbane (*Based on Ray White Settled Commission)

Number 1 Performer Queensland (*Based on Ray White Settled Commission)

Number 1 Performer Queensland (*Real Estate Business Magazine Top 100 Agents List 2012 )

Properties recently SOLD by Matt Lancashire SOLD

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4 Hipwood Road, Hamilton

8/6 Methyr Road, New Farm

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100 James Street, New Farm

126 Ryan Street, West End

SOLD

11/1 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe

Tom Lyne Sales Associate

Robyn Imber PA to the Team

1442/22 Refinery Parade, Teneriffe

SOLD

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922 Brunswick Street, New Farm

Meet the Team

Nicholas Given Sales Associate

SOLD

For the latest news & insights follow Matt on Twitter @Matt_Lancashire

2/25 Abbott Street, New Farm

Contact Matt at the New Farm Office 599 Brunswick Street New Farm 4005 Q P: (07) 3358 0663 F: (07) 3358 4891 E: ml@rwnf.com.au W: www.rwnf.com.au

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Village News May 2013