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New plaque ensures we will remember them


Edmund Jenyns – official AIF photo 1915.

HEIR names have been added to Tamborine Mountain’s Honour Roll almost 100 years after they enlisted to fight for their country, but Gallipoli veterans Edmund Jenyns and Arthur Geissmann were never forgotten. A small plaque has been added to Tamborine Mountain’s War Memorial and their names will be dedicated at this year’s main Anzac Day service on Thursday. However, Tamborine Mountain RSL President, John Brookes, was eager to point out that the new plaque did not mean that an injustice had been done to either digger by their exclusion from the Honour Roll when it was installed in 2002. “These men’s names have never appeared on an Honour Roll here on Tamborine

The new plaque with the added names of Edmund Jenyns and Arthur Geissmann.

Mountain, no matter how far you go back in history, and there are reasons why,” he said. Mr Jenyns was born and raised in the Beaudesert district, where his name appears on the town’s Honour Roll, and came to Tamborine Mountain as a young man. He lived and worked here for a couple of years before enlisting in the AIF in April 1915, at the age of 22, and serving with the reinforcements who were sent to Gallipoli. Having survived Gallipoli and some of the bloodiest fighting in the war in France, where his brother Joshua was killed, Mr Jenyns never returned to the Mountain, seeing opportunities in Australia’s new territory of New Guinea after the war. Mr Geissmann came to the Mountain as a small child but was working on a cattle

station in the Calliope district when World War One was declared, although his name is not listed on that town’s Honour Roll. He also served at Gallipoli, and while it was many years before he returned to his childhood home, Mr Geissmann became a stalwart of the Mountain community. In response to approaches to the RSL by Margaret Jenyns, on behalf of her great uncle, and by Raymond Curtis, on behalf of Mr Geissmann, their names were added to the memorial wall. “The Tamborine Mountain RSL is pleased to place the names of these World War One diggers on the Honour Roll, and even more so with the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing approaching on Anzac Day 2015,” said Mr Brookes.



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CENIC Rim artist Dave Groom is again bringing his unique paintings to his solo exhibition at Marks and Gardner Gallery. Coming from a family whose members have dedicated their lives to nature, his studio borders Lamington National Park, the perfect backdrop for his landscape paintings. Dave’s work not only portrays the changes he sees in his environment, but also his own development as an artist. The bush has always been part of his life. Having grown up on the edge of Lamington National Park as a child, the natural world was in his blood. His grandfather, Arthur Groom, established Binna Burra Lodge in the 1930s and Dave's parents, Tony and Connie, had been involved with Binna Burra for many years before starting a travel company that focussed on national parks. Tony was also a photographer and writer. Dave’s Grandmother Marjorie, a potter who has several works in the Queensland Art Gallery, taught him and his sister Lisa the art of potting and was a gentle mentor in guiding Dave's creative energy.

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN NEWS PO Box 118 North Tamborine Qld 4272 Phone 5545 3170 or 0431 722 177 Managing Editor: Gary Stubbs News Editor: Lisa Stubbs Graphics/Design: Penny Aagaard Printed in the Scenic Rim by Beaudesert Times

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Now he is much sought after, with representation in galleries along the east coast of Australia. His work has also been acquired for collections at the Mater Hospital, as well as the new Gold Coast Hospital, and he has exhibitions lined up at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery and Scenic Rim Regional Art Gallery. Dave’s latest collection focuses on the magical effect autumn has on the forest and also features his charcoal sketches, reflecting his growth and diversity. The exhibition is open to the public at Marks and Gardner Gallery on Friday April 26, at 5:30pm. Dave will be present to discuss his work and drinks will be available.

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Leisha Wheeler presents Year 9 student, Ashleigh Cooper, of Tamborine, with a donation to help her care for her horse.


Ashleigh discovers the kindness of strangers ANURE thieves may be a bunch of stinkers, but Year 9 student Ashleigh Cooper’s faith in human nature has been boosted by two readers of the Tamborine Mountain News. In our last edition we told of Ashleigh’s disappointment after mean-spirited thieves took bags of manure from her roadside stall, which helps to provide for the upkeep of her horse, without paying. Tamborine Mountain residents Gail

Collins and Leisha Wheeler read about Ashleigh’s loss and were moved to offer donations of $25 and $20 respectively so that her entrepreneurial efforts would not be discouraged by the theft. Mrs Wheeler said she wanted to ensure that Asheigh’s experience with “lowlife” did not sour her attitude to people. “I wanted to let her know that there are also many kind, honest and generous people in the world,” she said.

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Above left: Mayor John Brent cuts the cake to celebrate the official opening of Supa IGA, joined by (from left) owner Carlo Cavallaro, Lee George and Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz. Above right: Phil Hunter holds the box while Kim Newman draws the name of Dave Robinson in Thirsty Camel’s lucky raffle which celebrated the opening of the new shopping centre. Left top: Brooke Sleep’s balloon giveaways add to the carnival atmosphere. Left bottom: St Bernard’s Hotel sent along Molly, its real life St Bernard, under the care of Anita Foster, for the opening of the North Tamborine Shopping Square. Top: Perennial favourite fairy floss proved a treat for these children at the opening.

All the fun of the fair at the opening of shopping square


HERE was all the fun of the fair to celebrate the official opening of Tamborine Mountain’s new Shopping Square and the $4 million Supa IGA supermarket. With a chocolate wheel, fairy floss, bags of lollies and other give-aways, it was an added school holiday treat for the children. A balloon artist worked his magic to whip up colourful creations, a face painter entertained the children and the Men’s Shed kept the crowd well fed with a sausage sizzle. Scenic Rim Mayor John Brent carried out the official opening, assisted by


Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz. Owner Carlo Cavallaro said the $4 million investment in the supermarket development represented a vote of confidence in the Mountain. “One of the aspects that pleases me the most is that we are providing employment for 100 local people,” he said. “We have some wonderful people working for us and I am a firm believer that without good people you are nothing.” The original IGA in Main Street will continue to operate, re-branded in the near future as a Friendly Grocer supermarket.

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TMO baton passes to new Director of Music


ANZAC DAY SERVICES Tamborine Mountain Thursday 25 April 2013

0500 hrs – Dawn Service at the War Memorial corner of Main St and Geissmann Rd, North Tamborine. Followed by Gunfire Breakfast at the TM Bowls Club in Beacon Road. Veterans and ex-servicepersons no cost. All others $10. 1000 hrs – ANZAC March forms up adjacent to the Zamia theatre in Main St. Veterans and ex-servicepersons wearing own medals to the front followed by family members wearing medals. Transport provided for incapacitated veterans who wish to partake. 1030 hrs – Marchers step off and proceed north in Main St to intersection with Yuulong St with a right wheel into Main St south. The march will terminate in Griffith St. 1100 hrs approx. – The ANZAC Day Service commences. Anyone wishing to lay a wreath is most welcome to do so. The service followed by light refreshments at the Bowls Club. Please join members of the RSL. All are welcome.


HE long time Director of Music, Malcolm Cunningham, has retired after more than a decade of leading the Tamborine Mountain Orchestra. Malcolm has been a prolific arranger of musical scores, over the years, handwriting some 60 arrangements for the full orchestra. A professional musician of world standing, music is Malcolm’s life. He has generously shared his outstanding musicianship with the members of the orchestra as well as having brought special pleasure to his many followers in the orchestra’s loyal New Director of Music for Tamborine audiences. Malcolm is Mountain Orchestra, Sean Butler now to enjoy a wellearned rest from the demands of the appointment, but there is little doubt that music will continue to be central to Malcolm’s life. We all offer Malcolm and his wife, Elizabeth, every good wish for the future. The baton has now passed to a very worthy successor, Sean Butler. Sean is a consummate, professional musician with many instruments at his command. At present, Sean plays the bassoon in the orchestra but will now give this up for the baton which is a considerably smaller piece of woodwork than his beloved bassoon (known by some in musical circles as a ‘groaning bedpost’). Sean is married with two children and the family lives on the Mountain. He teaches music at the Shailer Park State School and is bringing a wealth of musical knowledge and orchestra experience. The orchestra had an embarrassment of riches in the choice for the new Director of Music appointment – two highly qualified, enthusiastic, professional musicians – Sean Butler and John Cummings. To capitalise on the attractive opportunity for synergy here, a new appointment was created and John has been appointed as the Deputy Director of Music. John is a secondary school music teacher. He has a wide range of impressive music accomplishments and is featured in this issue of the Tamborine Mountain News on page 18. These two enthusiasts have a range of new ideas and have already started writing and arranging new scores. Under Sean’s baton, they will be bringing fresh and exciting programmes to our audiences. There is a wave of enthusiasm throughout the orchestra and our next concert, scheduled for 2.30pm on Sunday 16 June at St George’s Church, promises to be something special. To Malcolm, who has contributed so much to the orchestra, for such a long time, we say thank you. To the new Director, Sean, and his deputy, John, we offer a very warm welcome. If you can play an instrument and can read music, please think about joining our welcoming, non-threatening, happy orchestra. We are prepared to provide mentoring towards orchestra playing to those who would like to play but are a bit rusty and those who are currently studying and would like to expand their music experience in a comfortable way. Contact us on 5545 3257 or 5545 1829, or see our website www.tamborinemountainorchestra Terry Holland


Loyalty and Friendship

HE increasing evidence of the commonality of genetics and biochemistry of all species suggests that the conventional thinking of a universe centred on only one species which is sharply divided from all other forms of life is an outdated relic, yet the scientific taboo of sentimentality and anthropomorphism means that important questions about our commonality with other species are often ignored. One intriguing topic is that of friendship and loyalty in animals, both between unrelated individuals of one species, and between individuals of different species. Observations of social species such as primates, dogs, dolphins, hyenas, bats and elephants show that there can be close, durable relationships between unrelated individuals who seek out each other’s company; help, protect and support each other; and show signs of depression on the death or disappearance of the friend. Elephants show recognition of individual friends even after decades of separation. Recent observations of other less intelligent species also indicate that individuals may have a preference for certain companions. A study of 133 black tipped reef sharks showed that individual sharks persistently associated with selected individuals and persistently avoided others. Proximity and territory could not explain the riddle of their companionship. Such studies indicate that bonds between unrelated individuals may occur in a whole range of species. The theory of reciprocal altruism is often given as the basis for animal friendships (and is probably the rationale for many human ones too) but loyalty to companions may bring

danger as well as benefits, for example it is believed that mass stranding of pilot whales is often the result of the pod following and refusing to desert an individual in distress. Cross species bonds are even more puzzling. It is difficult to observe such relationships between animal species in the wild. Humans who have been in frequent contact with wild species may develop associations with individuals and the foundation of animal domestication must have been the bond that developed between individual humans and those of other species. Unlikely interspecies friendships such as Albert the sheep and Temba the orphan elephant at Shamwari Game Reserve seem exceptional, but it is common practice to provide lonely, stressed, and anxious animals with companions of other species. The famous American racehorse Seabiscuit had an old horse, a dog and a spider monkey as lifelong companions. Certainly many of us who share our lives with other species regard them as friends. As we approach Anzac Day it seems appropriate to acknowledge the many animals which have played a part in human conflicts. The role of the war horse is now mercifully redundant, but dogs not only actively serve in modern warfare but are now also used to provide therapy for human war veterans who are disabled or suffering PTSD. While scientists may describe these animals as conditioned creatures without emotions, I tend to think that their human military companions probably regard them quite differently. Next Birdwalk – Wed 8 May TM Walk Next Bushwalk – Sat 27 April – Dave’s Ck Nadia O’Carroll

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Door-to-door sales regulations

HE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) enforces the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), which includes the national law on unsolicited sales (often referred to as door-to-door sales or telemarketing). The ACCC says that door-to-door sales people can breach Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by: • Not leaving a household when requested, including by not respecting a ‘Do Not Knock’ sticker displayed on a householder’s home. • Visiting a household outside the permissible restricted visitation times. A salesperson can only visit on weekdays from 9am to 6pm, on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and cannot visit on Sundays or public holidays. • Not showing their identification. • Not explaining to the customer that they have a right to cancel the contract within a 10-day cooling-off period. • Misrepresenting to the customer what the purpose of the salesperson’s visit is (for example, by saying that they are promoting a free competition when the purpose of their visit is to try and sell something). If you have a complaint about doorto-door salespersons, please contact the ACCC Infocentre on 1300 302 502 or by using its consumer complaint form. You are also welcome to contact the ACCC Queensland Education Engagement Manager at or (07) 3835 4666. The ACCC says people can obtain ‘Do Not Knock’ stickers from their local police station. The stickers are free of charge. They have arrived at Tamborine Mountain Police Station and can be obtained by contacting 5545 3473; or from ACCC by going to and looking under the ‘more information’ tab.

Blue Light volunteers thanked for their efforts


OLUNTEERS who have helped to make Tamborine Mountain’s Blue Light Discos so successful had a rare opportunity to get together over drinks at a special thank you party last week. Some 40 guests and family members of those who have volunteered at the discos during the past two years gathered at the Belvedere Restaurant on Main Street and enjoyed a chance to talk to each other without having to shout above loud music. They included parents and other community members who help either by working in the kitchen preparing food, looking after belongings in the cloakroom, or helping to supervise the hundreds of youngsters who enjoy a night out at the

Vonda Youngman Community Centre four times a year. There were special thanks to Susan Seymour for her efforts in the kitchen, bus driver Chris Erickson who ensures children whose parents are unable to pick them up are transported home safely at the end of each Blue Light Disco, and Josh Guerin, who provides his services as a DJ free of charge, ensuring maximum funds are raised through each event. As well as giving young people a night out in a fun and safe environment, the discos help to raise funds to provide free driver education training to every Year 12 student on the Mountain annually.

Above: It was smiles all round for this happy group: Rear Gwenda von Kanel (left) and Kylie Edwards; front (from left) Alexandra Stubbs, Robyn Denmeade, Sandy Peters, and Kerriann Jones Right (top): Bus driver Chris Erickson (left) and DJ Josh Guerin were given a special thank you at the Blue Light Disco volunteers party last week. Right: Among the 40 Blue Light Disco volunteers at the Belvedere were Marianne Sluis and Garry Stack. Below: Sergeant Mick Jones gives volunteer worker Susan Seymour a pat on the shoulder for her untiring efforts in the kitchen at the discos held throughout the year.

Memorial garden seat stolen from Gardens A memorial garden seat was stolen from the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens in Forsythia Drive between April 14 and 18. If anyone has any information relating to this crime, please contact North Tamborine Police 5545 3473. 8 – TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN NEWS VOL. 1351, 23 APRIL, 2013

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Extravaganza to make mother’s day

ORE than 50 local craftspeople and artisans from around south east Queensland will be selling their wares at the popular Mother’s Day Craft Extravaganza from May 9 to 12. Now in its 11th year, the Rural Fire Brigade’s fundraiser is now being held on the actual Mother’s Day weekend after last year’s change of date proved so successful. On sale will be a wide range of gift ideas to suit all budgets, from vintage bears and dolls to country woodwork, jewellery, stitcheries, lavender, baby knits, pottery, handmade buttons, silk scarves, garden gifts and jams and preserves. Last year, the introduction of a bric a brac collection proved a big attraction, so this year there will also be a range of quality pre-loved items, all looking for a


new home, on sale. The Tamborine Mountain Rural Fire Brigade will again be the fair’s main beneficiary, but as its financial position has improved in recent years the Craft Extravaganza has also been able to support other local organisations including Community Care, the Tamborine Mountain Community Kindergarten, the defensive driving initiative, Tamborine Mountain Little Theatre and Christian group, JC Epidemic. The fair is open from 10am to 4pm daily at the Vonda Youngman Centre. Admission is free, although a gold coin donation to the Rural Fire Brigade is appreciated. For further information, phone Dorothy on (07) 5545 2822.

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Always check your donated goods

UST as Red Cross stores across Australia start stocking their stores for winter the discovery of a large amount of cash in a suitcase in a Red Cross store in Queensland last week has highlighted the need to check your goods before donating them. Olivia Cozzolino, Australian Red Cross General Manager for Retail Merchandise said: “We often say you never know what you’ll find in a Red Cross store, but the discovery of a substantial stash of cash in a donated suitcase this week just shows how careful people should be when donating goods. “Red Cross has 162 retail stores around the country and donated goods make up 90 percent of our sales. “We now need to fill our stores with good quality, affordable winter stock to satisfy our customers and help raise money for Red Cross. “At this time of the year we just can’t get

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NORTH TAMBORINE SHOPPING SQUARE Now that the new shopping centre is open, any suggestions for improvements should be directed to the Centre Manager at Tamborine Mountain Rentals and Sales on 07 5545 0433. The requirement for a rear access has been acknowledged but, due to underground infrastructure, cannot be realised. SRRC PLANNING SCHEME At present, the Council works to three planning schemes. It is Council’s intention to develop a unified planning scheme for the Scenic Rim region. A single scheme is a good outcome. However, I have raised the point that the region consists of distinct areas and each area needs to be recognised in the new scheme. A “one cap fits all” approach will not be acceptable. It is important that the community gets involved during the consultation phases. Details of the consultation will be announced when known. CONSULTATION ON MAIN STREET MEDIAN STRIP BEAUTIFICATION Although not yet financed, Council has completed its draft design for the beautification of the Main Street median strip. I would like to get some community feedback on the design. I will therefore be setting up a tent on the median strip outside the Post Office on Saturday 27 April from 9am to noon. If you have an interest, pop along and I will explain the design. CHIP IS BACK AGAIN CHIP, The Complete Health Improvement Program, which is a complete lifestyle education program, is returning to the mountain. If you missed the free information sessions and have an interest, call 5545 1090 or 0411 522 232 and speak to Robyn. GREEN WASTE The green waste site at Long Road has now closed and Knoll Road is open again. There has been some comment recently about the waste transfer facility and I would like to add a few points. In December 2005, Council resolved that the Knoll Road waste transfer station site was not a suitable location and that it should be moved by 2010. In 2011, this decision was reversed by a different Council. The $300,000 recently spent on the waste facility on Knoll Road mainly went on the general waste site and I agree that this particular site must now remain where it is. However, there are very good reasons why the green waste site should move and the Long Road site does provide some very good advantages. Despite the recent rejection by Council, I still believe that a cost benefit analysis should be conducted on moving the green waste site to Long Road. If it can be demonstrated that there is community support for the analysis, I am prepared to re-submit the request to Council. OSWALD CLEAN UP AND ENERGEX At the recent Chamber of Commerce lunch when Energex spoke of the problems experienced on the Mountain, I made mention that Mountain people expect the good and the bad. The good are the trees and the bad are blackouts due to falling branches and trees. Energex acknowledged this point and advised that I would be consulted when they liaised with Council on the issue of tree clearing. CONSULTATION The next consultation in the library will be on Monday 13 May, 4pm to 5.30pm. I am also available for one-on-one meetings at your convenience. My contact details are: Home: 07 5545 0223; 0423 931 075 Email:; and

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SCENIC RIM PLANNING SCHEME At present there are three separate planning schemes operating within the Scenic Rim Region – Beaudesert Shire Planning Scheme 2007, Boonah Planning Scheme 2006 and Ipswich Planning Scheme 2006. A unified Scenic Rim Planning Scheme will deliver a single planning instrument, but the Community Plan specifically identifies the diversity of the region and the need to protect it. Consequently it is absolutely essential that this objective is embedded in the new planning scheme. This is mandatory not optional. ANZAC DAY Services on Thursday April 25 are scheduled for Tamborine Mountain at 5am and 10.30am at the Circle of Remembrance; Canungra at 5.20am and 9.15am at the Memorial; Beaudesert at 4.25am and 11.30am at the Monument. GRANTS Applications are open for Queensland Country Community Grants Scheme which covers arts, culture and heritage, education, environment, health, sport and recreation. Applications are also open for round four of the SRRC Community Grants. Both close c.o.b. on Friday May 10. RSPCA MILLION PAWS WALK SUNDAY 19 MAY This is a great fundraiser for the RSPCA and great fun for both two footed and four pawed participants. Register and fund raise on line – our MPW event is held at Geissmann Oval, North Tamborine. Entertainment, activities and registration commence at 8am, the walk with a choice of two or five kilometre courses starts at 10am. On line pre-registration is available until 3pm Friday May 17 or pay on the day. GLOSSY BLACK CONSERVANCY ANNUAL SURVEY Glossy Black cockatoos are a threatened species of cockatoo found in South Queensland and northern New South Waes. Every year the Glossy Black Conservancy, an association of local councils, private sector, NGOs and educational institutions conduct a survey. This year it will be held on Sunday May 19. To volunteer or find out more, refer to Council website: My contact details: Email: Tel: 5540 5402 Mobile: 0418 221 453

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PODIATRISTS: Rachel Knighton and Helene Stehlin House calls available to Mountain Residents

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16- 18 M a in West ern Ro ad N ort h Ta m b orine Gary Brooks BPhty BHMS Physio./Exercise Scientist Steve Schamburg BPhty Physiotherapist


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AT Stockwell took the Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Bird Observers to the broad expanses of the tidal flats of Moreton Bay on March 16. There’s an aura of romance in watching international migratory wading birds; as Pat comments: “It’s amazing to think that these birds will be breeding in Siberia, two weeks from our observations.” The birders saw large numbers of Grey-tailed Tattler, Blacktailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Great Knot and Terek Sandpiper. These and others in the sub-order may present challenges in identification without an experienced leader. Birders live with a latent quickened pulse – a therapy of expectation. The meeting on April 3 heard how Dawn Hooper, working in the Botanic Gardens, was rewarded with close encounters with Little Black Cormorants and Dusky Moorhens enjoying extra space since the water lilies have been removed. Gail Molson’s days are enlivened when Wedge-tailed Eagles patrol near her home. An unusual meeting for John Whyman was the Lyrebird crossing Esme Street one early morning. Mike Russell has renewed acquaintance with a Black-shouldered Kite (above left) in Beacon Road. Some of us have been


Bird lovers’ journal

missing this species for a few years. Elizabeth Russell enjoys the Glossy (above right) and Yellow-tailed BlackCockatoos in their niche. Margaret Eller has recorded flocks of 20 White-naped Honeyeaters in transit. Uncommon birds are always of special interest, like the Little Eagle over Julie and Bob Lake’s place. Very rare Fig Parrots have been seen by Jim Inglis heading towards a native Fig, the seeds are a food source. These birds are sometimes seen in rapid straight flight above the forest canopy in company of Crimson Rosellas or Lorikeets. Susan Cantrell, patrolling over the border, saw a Black Falcon at Glencoe. It is uncommon so far east. On March 20 the team checked out the Beechmont/Binna Burra tracks. There was lively discussion on the identity of a Thrush (top) – was it the Bassian or the Russettailed? A female Koel, late in its northern migration, revealed a light plumage phase. Ivor Filmer Photos Marg Eller

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz, is joined in his ‘mobile office’ by (from left) Colin Lagoon, Jim Stathis, Ken Turnbull and Norman and Marjory Yarrow.


Hot topics discussed over coffee with local residents UPERANNUATION and the growing numbers of boat people arriving in Australia were talking points when our representative in Federal Parliament visited the Mountain recently. Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz briefly made Hillbilly Coffee on Main Street his office and spoke to a steady stream of

constituents about issues of concern in the lead-up to the September federal election. With Mr Buchholz buying the coffees, he was a clear winner in the popularity stakes, both with the management and staff at Hillbilly and those who dropped by to meet their local member.

Nan was born in Melbourne, and graduated from university before being posted to Townsville with the Army during World War II, where she worked on anti aircraft duty. After the war she married Gordon Wilson and moved back to Townsville where she had her children Ross, Meredith Jane, and Peter. Gordon and Nan moved to Magnetic Island where they ran the Arcadia Bay local store and post office. After Gordon’s untimely death in 1966, Nan moved back to Townsville where she ran a boarding house, while working in a jewellery store. In 1977 Nan and family moved to Ashmore on the Gold Coast where she started working as a secretary for various Gold Coast Members of Parliament. She was a JP and was awarded her Silver Certificate for 25 years’ service as a JP in 1975. In 1988, Nan bought her house in the Golf Course Estate, conveniently close to the golf course where she indulged her favourite sport. In 1994 Nan served as the ladies captain of the Tamborine Mountain Golf Club. One of Nan’s other loves was her patchwork, and she made many a wonderful quilt for her family and friends, also giving generously of her knowledge and skills. Only slow degeneration of eyesight forced Nan to give up this hobby. Her cottage garden was another love and it drew the eye of many an admirer. Nan died peacefully at home, and is succeeded by her three children and loving grand-daughter Finlea.

June 1926 – March 2013




Secret Garden Independent Bookshop


Quality new books arriving weekly from publishers. Children's, young adult, adult literature, specialist nonfiction: art, history, military, philosophy, environment, health, lifestyle, sport. Most books can be ordered if not in stock, please ask. 10% Discount when ordering for Book Clubs and Reading Groups of 8 or more. Browse in a treasure trove of books, and then relax on our veranda cafe with a cup of coffee or glass or wine.


Regency no time to be sick or squeamish

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Above: Dancers take a step back in time at the Regency Era ball.

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NYONE hankering for the romance of Regency Era England would have been grateful for 21st century health care, following an incisive and entertaining talk by John Dunn recently. In his guise as a surgeon of the 73rd Regiment of Foot, the former Sydney coroner regaled guests at the Regency Era Day of Dance and Delight at the Zamia Hall with blood curdling accounts of early 1800s medical practices. It may have been an era of elegant clothes and social niceties, as embodied by the romance novels of Jane Austen, but the Regency period was a dangerous time to be ill or injured. There were no antiseptics or anaesthetics, and a patient undergoing surgery, such as it was, was most likely to die of infection or shock, so a surgeon had to work quickly. Brandishing surgical instruments which were accurate reproductions of the implements of the age, Mr Dunn told of the fastest leg amputation on record – two minutes from start to finish. Unfortunately, in the process, the surgeon’s assistant had three fingers accidentally sliced off and later died of infection himself, and a gentleman observing the operation also lost his coattails, Mr Dunn told his stunned audience. The presentation was one of many entertaining activities, with a Regency Era theme, held at the Zamia Hall as a prelude to an elegant evening costume ball.

Right top: Fleshing out some of the barbarities of Regency Era surgery was guest speaker John Dunn. Right: Genteel young ladies, Bonnie and Amber Collings, enjoyed the Regency Era Day of Dance and Delight.


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T U R N I N G T H E S CR E W S O N C R I M E In the Coomera Police District there has been a large quantity of Number Plates stolen from vehicles. Some of the stolen number plates are being used to evade identification in various crimes such as stealing of petrol and robbery or to avoid paying tolls. When a number plate is stolen it can quite often result in great inconvenience to the victim, such as: reporting the matter to police; the possible numerous statutory declarations & letters to explain that it was not your vehicle involved when the stolen plate is photographed on a speeding vehicle or going through a toll booth.


As part of our Crime Prevention Initiative we are offering to supply and fit FREE of charge, one way screws to secure number plates of patrons’ vehicles. When this type of screw is fitted it makes the removal of the number plate very difficult, deterring the theft of that number plate.

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Car of the year is art union first prize

THIS striking metallic silver Kia Rio S Reborn is the fabulous first prize in the Save Our Water Fund’s art union to be drawn on July 7 at Mt Tamborine Brewery. The International Car of the Year in 2011, it is a 1.4 litre, four-seat, five-door manual hatchback with air-conditioning, and is valued at $19,600. Only 1999 tickets, each costing $50, will be sold. The winning ticket-holder will also win four Set for Life Golden Casket tickets. Second prize is a Samsung Smart LED TV to a maximum value of $2000 or a cash voucher to the value of $2000 for goods redeemable at any JBHiFi/Clive Anthonys store, plus two Set for Life Golden Casket tickets. Third prize is a DeLonghi espresso coffee machine to a maximum value of $1500, or a cash voucher to the value of $1500 for goods redeemable at any JBHiFi/Clive Anthonys store, plus two Set for Life Golden Casket tickets. Spokesperson Stuart Wright said the art union would raise funds to help offset legal costs incurred by Tamborine Mountain private citizens over court hearings related to water extraction issues. Ticket inquiries can be made by calling 5545 2253, or emailing:

Tamborine Mountain Bridge Club results M o n 18 M a rch 6 .4 5 p m 7 Ta b le M itchell N o r t h - S o u th 1 D Donaldson & H Edrich 58.7% 2 W Natrop & P Warrell 54.9% 3 D Anderson & M Smith 53.8% E a st -We st 1 J Evans & R Evans 64.7% 2 L Brady & M Gibbons 54.1% 3 D Merrin & D Merrin 52.9% Tu e s 1 9 M a r c h a t 1 2 . 4 5 p m 6 Pa ir Ho w ell 1 D Cowls & J Salter 55.0% 1 R Feige & S Feige 55.0% 3 J Eveleigh & W Wales 51.7% Tu e s 2 6 M a r c h a t 1 2 . 4 5 p m 6 Pa ir Ho w ell 1 D Cowls & J Salter 70% 2 M. Daines H. Braithwaite 53.3% 3 R. Wales & M. Gordon 45.8% T h u r 28 M a r c h a t 1 2 . 4 5 p m N o r t h - S o u th 1 K. Bowman & C. Bowman 62.4% 2 D Cowls & J Salter 58% 3 P. Rasmussen & P. Morris 49.3% E a st -We st


1 S. Pollock & Dell Goodrick 2 Susan Tomkins & Mary Smith 3 R. Gordon & M. Gordon 53.7% M o n 1 A p r i l a t 6. 4 5 p m N o r t h - S o u th 1st M. Daines H. Braithwaite 2nd R. Evans & J. Evans 3rd J. Bates & J. Hay E a st -We st 1 W. Natrop & P. Warrell 2 D. Goodrick & J. Youngman 3 M. Gibbons & S. Pollock T h u r 4 A pr i l a t 1 2 . 4 5 pm N o r t h - S o u th 1 W. Natrop & C. Burns 2 J. Bates & J. Hay 3 D Cowls & J Salter E a st -We st 1 S. Pollock & D. Goodrick 2 S. Feige & R. Feige 3 A. Ihlenfeldt & F. Hay Mo n 8t h April at 6.45 pm N o r t h - S o u th 1 S. Leahy & B. Bull 2 R. Evans & J. Evans

62.9% 53.7%

66.1% 57.5% 51.4% 60.8% 56.3% 53.8% 60.9% 53.8% 51.2% 60.2% 56.9% 55.8% 58.6% 56.5%

3 M. Smith & D,. Anderson E a st -W est 1 D. Goodrick & S. Pollock 2 D.Merrin & D. Merrin 3 K. Ilett & G. Ilett T h ur 1 1 Ap ril a t 1 2 . 4 5 p m No rt h-So ut h 1 D Cowls & J Salter 2 J. Bligh & B. Bailey 3 R. Webb & J. Eveleigh E a st -W est 1 R. Feige & S. Feige 2 R. Wales & Wendy Wales 3 D. Merrin & M. Smith M o n 1 5 A p r i l a t 6. 4 5 p m No rt h-So ut h 1 R. Evans & J. Evans 2 H. Braithwaite & M. Daines 3 W. Natrop & P. Warrell E a st -W est 1 D. Merrin & D. Merrin 2 D. Anderson & M. Smith 3 P. Rasmussen & P. Morris

53.4% 64.7% 60.3% 58.5%

63.3% 58.3% 52.2% 52.7% 52.5% 51.6%

55.7% 52.9% 50% 71.3% 61.3% 60.4%


Buckle up for nostalgia festival over four days

RAB your garterbelt and fasten your seatbelt for a weekend of music, movies, art and nostalgia when the Garterbelts and Gasoline Nostalgia Festival, from May 3 to 6, returns to Tamborine Mountain. The four-day event will include a Rockabilly Ball, with live music and a parade of vintage fashion, at the Vonda Youngman Centre on Friday, May 3. The following day there will be a soap box derby at Curtis Road, a high tea and vintage shopping tour, art exhibition, movie matinee at the Zamia Theatre and a Saturday Night Rockabilly Meltdown at the Vonda Youngman Centre. The showgrounds will come alive with a hot rod carnival on Sunday, May 5, with everything from vintage bikes to custom cars, hot rods and vintage caravans. For further details, go to


Olympian to pound the pavement at Paws Walk

LYMPIC gold medal hurdler Sally Pearson will enjoy a change of pace with her dogs Oscar and Toby as a special guest at Tamborine Mountain’s Million Paws Walk on Sunday, May 19. Sally will swap her running spikes for walking shoes to join hundreds of pet owners and their pooches pounding the pavement to help raise money for the RSPCA. The day will begin at 8am with a barbecue breakfast at Geissmann Oval, where there will be a jumping castle and face painting for children, raffles, live music and competitions for the best dressed dog and owner. The event at Geissmann Oval will conclude at 10am, when the walkers will set out with the option of a two-kilometre or five-kilometre route. Participants can pre-register for the walk by logging on to and following the prompts to fundraising, or by picking up an entry form at the RSPCA shop, 40 Main Street, phone 5545 3988.


HE school holidays are a great time to let your hair down – especially if you are performing in Rapunzel. The fairy tale about the young lady with the long locks was presented at the Zamia Theatre by Inyourface Productions, with members of the cast enjoying the chance to shine on stage as much as the audiences which turned out to see the three daytime shows during the school holidays. With her tresses dressed, Talia Jeuda (above) was ready to enjoy her time in the spotlight as a thorn.

Young performers let their hair down

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OMANCE is often found at country dances, and so it was with John Cummings. It all started because John played the bass guitar with a band at Beaudesert dances and it went on from there. The one who was to become the object of his desires? She was about 180cm tall, well rounded in the top section, narrow waisted and with a formidable bottom. She was shaped like a violin and had a deep voice – the stuff of young men’s dreams. She was a double bass. When John was a music student at college, the lecturers needed a double bass player for a string ensemble. Known as having been a bass guitar player, suddenly, all eyes were on John. And so began John’s life-long romance with the double bass. The double bass is described in the Larousse Encyclopaedia of Music as ‘the lowest stringed instrument used in an orchestra...’ John will hasten to inform that this description refers to the instrument’s register of notes and not her prestige – and certainly not her morality! A Beaudesert lad, at a young age, John became intrigued with the family piano. John’s parents enjoyed music, encouraged John’s interest and were keen to help to develop his obvious musical talent. Mum and Dad’s dedication was well tested, particularly by the long drive to Brisbane and back for piano lessons throughout John’s Year 12. At college, John decided to extend his range of instruments and taught himself the trumpet. Such initiative and industry should have brought smiles of approval from his lecturers. However, John had taught himself to play in Concert C, the almost medieval manner, instead of B flat as trumpets are played today. There were smiles, but they were those of hilarity. John’s music life did not lack variety. Playing in a restaurant one evening, on the anniversary of John Lennon’s death, he was requested to sing Imagine – foolishly, he says, he did. The performance must have been a definitive one – he has never been asked to sing it again! But John did hit the


good times also. At college, he scored a job to improvise piano support for dance classes for 18-year-old girls at $15 an hour. He thought that banging out a few chords while admiring the performance of the nubile dancers was well worth $15 an hour – John was even more delighted when he found that it was they who were going to pay him. The years of study and parental support paid grand dividends. John graduated and now enjoys his appointment as a Classroom Secondary Music Teacher, bringing his music and his enthusiasm to his students. John plays the double bass in the Tamborine Mountain Orchestra, sending that ‘lowest’ sound resonating, sometimes throbbing, through the ranks of the orchestra, giving the lead on timing to the great enjoyment of the other players. Of the orchestra experience, John says that he enjoys the challenge of some of his parts and particularly, he enjoys the conviviality of the ‘assembled throng’. If you can play an instrument and read music, please think about joining John and the others in our friendly, relaxed orchestra. Terry Holland

Only days left for guns amnesty

HE current Queensland firearms and weapons amnesty which began on February 1 ends next Tuesday. The amnesty which will end on April 30 gives people who are in possession of unregistered firearms and other weapons the opportunity to go to their local police station or a firearms dealer to hand them in with no fear of prosecution. It also covers firearm owners who have an unregistered firearm to register it or to apply for the appropriate licence. Weapons handed in so far include double-barrel shotguns, semi-automatic rifles, air rifles and self-loading rifles. Queensland's gun laws will now carry jail sentences ranging from a mandatory one year for the possession of a concealable firearm through to five years for trafficking.



MEDICAL PRACTICE 14 Main Western Road North Tamborine and Shop 1/17 Southport Avenue Eagle Heights

Phone 07 5545 1222 online booking service available at this website

Celebrating (from left) are Neil Bell, Anne Lehman, Amy Kilpatrick, Cary Biem, and Kerrin Bakeney.


Birthday celebrations the icing on the cake ATIENTS at Physique Physiotherapy and Injury Prevention found themselves in for a treat last week when the practice celebrated its first birthday with a big cake. The practice opened on Main Street on April 16 last year, after physiotherapist Neil Bell had spent 10 months operating out of the back of a car. In just one year, the practice has grown to employ seven people with four physios offering a wide range of services that patients previously had to travel to Brisbane or the Gold Coast to access.

As well as general sports and injury rehabilitation, the practice offers a women’s health clinic for those with bladder and pelvic floor weakness, children’s physiotherapy assessment and treatment, a specialized lymphedema service and a range of gentle, targeted exercise classes. “We are so very grateful to the local community and local doctors for their amazing support,” Neil said. “We look forward to many, many more years of making a difference in the lives of all our patients.”

40 years of continuous service to the Tamborine Mountain community Affiliated with three universities

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE SERVICE Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 8.30am - 7pm Friday 8.30am - 5pm Saturday 8.30am - 12noon Sunday 8.30am - 10.30am

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One small place on earth


Graceful Treefrog – Litoria gracilenta, North Tamborine Post Office window HIS plentiful species occurs from Cape York to Sydney in a range of habitats, including rainforest, woodland, gardens and farms and is usually seen after heavy rain during spring and summer. Graceful Treefrogs breed in flooded grassland and small ponds. The adult frog grows to 45mm. This frog is about 25mm long. The question is how did it get to where I filmed it. Its location hints at an epic journey, even if under cover of darkness and in the absence of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The forefinger was provided by a neighbour of mine who was at the right place at the right time, whom I heartily thank.

Frames from video footage celebrating Tamborine Mountain’s biodiversity. Peter Kuttner

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FUTURE UNIFIED PLANNING SCHEME A unified planning scheme for the Scenic Rim Region could become a reality under a new council proposal. According to an article in the Tamborine Mountain News on April 9, the council plans to develop and deliver a singular planning framework for the Scenic Rim planning scheme. This is an announcement that should concern all residents of the shire, yet few seem to know about it. A future unified planning scheme could result in a one size fits all formula. The Shire is very diverse and a one-size-fits-all plan that suits the commercial township of Beaudesert for example could be totally inappropriate for development in areas such as Tamborine Mountain or Canungra. Threats to our chosen lifestyles are not new and in the past the shire communities

EARTH’S CLIMATE IS FOREVER CHANGING Jim Inglis, in his letters of recent years, makes some very valid points about climate changes taking place on our planet. He has pointed out that the Earth’s climate is forever changing due to a number of observable factors, including our sun’s intermittent activity, the Earth’s eccentric orbit, our wobbly axis and our molten core, which causes enormous eruptions of carbon and other gases and materials that blast into our atmosphere from time to time. Of late Julia Gillard and her minions (who have either been badly advised or else are deliberately using scare tactics to further their own ends) love to refer to “Carbon Pollution” when trying to sell their largely ineffective carbon tax. Whether they are referring to free carbon (C) in the atmosphere, which eventually settles out, or the gaseous form of carbon dioxide (CO2), it seems they would have us believe that human activity is the cause of this “Carbon Pollution”. I would like to point out that there is no such thing as “Carbon Pollution”! Carbon dioxide is a tiny trace gas that is naturally occurring and comprises less than one twenty-fifth of one per cent of our atmosphere. It is invisible, odourless, nontoxic, emitted by all animal life by breathing, and is absolutely necessary for all plant life for photosynthesis. Because carbon dioxide is a “greenhouse gas” that must be bad, according to the federal government and others, conveniently leaving out the fact that greenhouse gases make our planet liveable. Our current global average temperature is plus (+) 14°C. Without the greenhouse effect it


have worked hard to safeguard their uniqueness by ensuring their aspirations are reflected in a Development Control Plan for their area. Under a one-size-fits-all there is a possibility we could see the end of the DCPs and the erosion of the unique lifestyles we cherish and enjoy. The Mayor has promised an extensive community consultation process – we can only hope that it is well publicised and that the community is allowed more than the four weeks recently allocated for input to the draft Corporate Plan. The Rate Payers Association will monitor this important issue and publish information as it comes to hand. Keep an eye on our website at Astrid Kennedy Scenic Rim Rate Payers Association

would be something like minus (-)19°C! One massive volcanic eruption does more for temporary climate change than all current human activity. This is because such eruptions blast high into the atmosphere and take considerable periods of time to dissipate. There have been a number of mini “Ice Ages” in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries caused mainly by cyclical lows in solar radiation combined with volcanic activity on Earth. In the late 1700s one such Icelandic eruption caused a mini ice age in the northern hemisphere that lasted for years. People regularly skated on London’s Thames River for example. In the Middle Ages the Earth went through a period known as the Medieval Warm Period (think of Greenland being named and settled by the Vikings because it was green) which was due, according to research, to the relatively higher solar activity and relatively lower volcanic activity. It would appear that this is the current situation with respect to the Earth’s latter day climate change. I could pontificate for ages on this subject, there is so much data available to use and so much misinformation to debunk, but I will end here on an enigmatic note. Carbon is necessary for all crops that sustain human and other life. As our world population continues to increase at an alarming rate agricultural scientists are developing strains of familiar plant species with higher and higher yields. Eventually a point could be reached where we will need more carbon (not less) in the atmosphere in order for these high yielding crops to flourish and feed us all. Now there is something to think about. Roland Lindenmayer

DYE INJECTION COULD BE CAUSE OF UNEXPLAINED HEALTH PROBLEMS I would like to ask your readers: do you have health problems that doctors cannot explain? Maybe years ago you had an injection of a dye into your back and you have steadily got worse over the years, despite continual efforts to receive a diagnosis. You therefore may be suffering from a progressive neurological/physical disease known as Adhesive Arachnoiditis. This disease is the end result of the use of a toxic diagnostic radiological dye used prior to 1987 in an x-ray procedure known as a myelogram. This procedure was commonly used to contrast your spine with this dye so as to detect if you had spinal injuries. Unfortunately if this procedure was not conducted efficiently you could suffer the following consequences. Arachnoiditis is a condition, which begins with inflammation of the arachnoid membrane covering the spinal cord and brain. This can cause a gradual build up of fibrotic scar tissue, which tethers the nerves to the arachnoid membrane. This scarring disrupts the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) around the nerves and deprives them of nutrition. The early symptoms of this condition can be all or some of the following: severe low back and leg pain, numbness and chronic pain in leg(s) and/or feet, burning sensations especially in the legs and feet, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and severe headaches. Many patients with this condition complain of feeling of walking on broken glass, vision disturbances, dizziness/vertigo, ringing or tapping in the ears, spasticity, body seizure, tremors and spasmodic muscles spasms, thyroid dysfunction and auto-immune disease,

DEEPEST THANKS TO A WONDERFUL LADY My deepest and sincere thanks to the wonderful lady who found my handbag


even urticaria (an unexplained crawling sensation on or under the skin). Often there are no outward signs of the condition and sufferers look deceptively “normal”. As the condition progresses the symptoms may increase and become more permanent, part or full paralysis of the lower limbs, maybe weakness in the knees, arms or hands. Some patients use wheelchairs, and most patients with arachnoiditis have to give up work entirely. Some of the known causes of the condition are the following: meningitis, spinal tumors, spinal surgery or trauma. By far, the largest single cause is medical intervention such as myelogram, radiculargrams, epidurals (steroids) and lumbar punctures. If you think you have had a myleogram between 1940-1987 and have had continual mysterious symptoms and poor health, there is a great chance that an oilbased dye called myodil was used to perform this procedure. This may have caused a corrosive effect around the fluids of your spine, gradually creating irreversible health problems. A sufferers group has now been formed to assist people with this debilitating disease, and to attempt to assist patients to ascertain some answers from both the Federal /State Governments as to why this procedure was allowed to be performed with such a dye for such a lengthy period, especially with a dye that was not even licensed by Therapeutic Drug Authority or any other government department, and was banned by several overseas countries as early as 1940. Should you require further information on this dreaded disease you can visit our web address: or contact me on 07-5492 2913. Alan Wood

outside Supa IGA and handed it in. I cannot contact you, but hope you read this. May your honesty be rewarded. Anne Gallagher

Visiting speaker debunks Darwin REATION scientist John Mackay will challenge Darwin’s theory of evolution in a presentation hosted by the Tamborine Community Church next month. A geologist, John Mackay taught science in both Queensland state and private secondary schools before taking on the role of International Director of Creation Research and starting the Creation Science work in

Australia with Ken Ham. John is a creation science crusader, carrying out field research worldwide for the past 30 years and producing television documentaries such as Time’s Up Darwin (2012). He will be speaking at the Tamborine Mountain State High School hall, North Tamborine, on Sunday May 5 at 10am. For further information, contact Pastor Greg Hunt on 0402 662 998.

AA Help Line .................................5591 2062 Alcoholics Anonymous: ................5545 3331 ...............................................or 0416 155 456 Energex .............................................13 62 62 Fire (ask for Southport Control) ............000 Fire (T.M. Rural F.B.) ..............0407 747 999 Fire Permits ..............................0408 199 271 Police ..............................................5545 3473 Ambulance ................................................000 Ambulance (non-urgent) .................13 12 33 Domestic Violence (24 hrs) ......1800 811 811 Child Protection (24 hrs) .........1800 177 135 Lifeline................................................13 1114 13 HEALTH .................................13 43 25 84 S.E.S. .................................................132 500 Emergency Physiotherapy Neil Bell ..........................................5545 1133 T.M. Community Care Service: Home Care and Transport needs ......................5545 4968 Blue Nursing Service ..............(07) 3287 2041 Roslyn Lodge ..................................5545 7822 T.M. Medical Practice.....................5545 1222 Eagle Heights Medical Centre ........5545 2416 QML Pathology Nth Tamborine .....5545 3873 Pharmacies: North Tamborine.........5545 1450 Eagle Heights .............5545 1441 Tamborine Mtn Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic ...................................5545 0500 Tamborine Mountain Optometrist Nicky Carr......................................5545 0277 Dentists: Dr Don Harvey .............................5545 2788 Dr Claudia Rodriguez....................5545 2522 Podiatrist: ..............5545 3311 or 0418 963 969 Veterinary Surgery ..........................5545 2422 Beenleigh Comm. Health ........(07) 3827 9811 Beaudesert Hospital ........................5541 9111 T.M. RURAL FIRE BRIGADE For burnoff notifications, membership & general enquiries ............................Phone: 0407 747 999 For Fires and Emergencies................Phone: 000 Training Meetings are held at 7pm, Wednesdays at the Rural Fire Station, Knoll Rd.



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Church Notices

ANGLICAN CHURCH: St George’s, corner Eagle Heights Road & Dapsang Drive, Eagle Heights. Every Sunday Holy Communion at 9.30am. Weekday Services: Holy Communion 10am Thursdays. Children’s Ministry 2nd & 4th Sundays of month at 9.30am. Kids Club 3pm Fridays during term. Study Groups, Housegroups, Prayer Group, Spiritus Agency, etc. Enq. 5545 2919. St Luke’s Canungra: Holy Communion Sundays 7.45am. BAHA’I FAITH For information and details of meetings and children’s classes in state school please phone 55450605 or 55453674 ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, 90–94 Beacon Rd, North Tamborine: Mass is celebrated on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month at 8am. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, a vigil Mass is celebrated on the Saturday evening before, at 6pm. Weekday Mass is celebrated on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9am, except the first Friday of the month. Phone 5541 1068. CATHOLIC CHURCH MARIAN VALLEY: Beechmont Rd, Canungra. (National Shrine of our Lady Help of Christians). Sunday Masses 11am & 4pm. Weekdays 9am. Sat 11am. Every Friday, after Mass, Eucharistic Adoration concluding 3pm with Divine Mercy Chaplet & Benediction. Shrine open daily Ph 5533 3617. COOMERA CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CHURCH Sunday 6.30pm. Helensvale Community Centre, 31 Discovery Drive Helensvale. Guest Speaker – Clairvoyant. Healing – Meditation. Enq: Lynette 5545 0484. JEHOVAH’S WITNESS: Public Meeting, Kingdom Hall, Holt Rd, Sat. 4pm. 5545 4680. LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH: QCCC Meeting Centre 48 Keswick Rd North Tamborine Sunday morning service 9.30am. Youth meet Thursday 3.45pm and Friday 6pm. ALL WELCOME. Enq: 0419 642 062. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Main St, North Tamborine. Sunday Service 9am. Sunday School 9.15am. Weekly: Growth Groups, Playtime, Kids Kapers. Minister Kim Dale – 5545 2041. More information at THE SALVATION ARMY RECOVERY CHAPEL 168 MacDonnell Road Eagle Heights. Sunday 6pm All welcome Tuesday 7pm Enquiries 5630 7939. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Church Fellowship meets at “The Little School House”, next to Tamborine Village Hall on Saturdays - Sabbath School 9.30am and Church service at 11am. All welcome. Free DVD library delivered to your door. Please phone 5543 8035 or 5541 1224 for enquiries. TAMBORINE COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday Service and Sunday School 10am every Sunday at Community Centre, Knoll Road, North Tamborine. Pastor Greg Hunt. All Welcome. UNITING CHURCH: 41 Appel St, Canungra. Worship first, second and third Sundays 10.30am. Fourth & fifth Sundays 9am; Tamborine Mountain contacts 5545 3773 and 5545 3817.


AQUA AEROBICS Mon Wed Fri 7am, Tues 7.30am; Thurs 7.30am at the pool Phone 5545 2500 BADMINTON Social players, all levels. Mon 7pm9pm at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre (except Public Holidays). BASKETBALL Social. Mon 4.30-5.30pm Fri 3.304.30pm Community Centre. Michele 5545 1569. BOOK READERSʼ GROUP meets once a month, new members welcome. Enquiries at TM library. BOTANIC GARDENS Forsythia Dr, Eagle Hts Volunteers’ working bee every Thurs morning 8-12. Enq: Brian Davison 5545 4926. CHRONIC FATIGUE FIBROMYALGIA Support Group meets monthly Ph 5545 3134. TM CREATIVE ARTS: Mon 9am-12noon: Quilting & Patchwork, Pottery. 1-4pm: Painting. 6.30-10pm: Men’s Group. 7-10pm: Pottery. Tues 9am-12noon: Sewing. 9.30am-12.30pm: Life Drawing. Wed 9am12noon: General Craft, Spinning, Pottery. 12.304.30pm: Bridge. 7-10pm: General Craft. Th u r s 9am-12noon 2nd & 4th Thurs: Folk Art/Botanical Drawing. Each week 1-4pm: Wearable Art. Fr i 9am12noon: Wood Artisans, Pottery. Further info contact Creative Arts Hall Wed mornings 5545 3221. CREATIVE ARTS SOCIAL BRIDGE Wed at 12.30pm. For info contact John Noble, 5545 4022. CROQUET/GATEBALL CLUB Bowls Club, Beacon Road, North Tamborine. All Welcome. Tuition given. Mon & Thurs 9am, Sun pm. INSTITUTE OF MODERN TAE KWON DO, Classes 6-7.30pm Tues & Thurs at TM Showgrounds Hall ph 5545 3173 JOHN DICKSON CONSERVATION PARK: working bees 1st Monday & 3rd Monday of each month. 8am. Ph: Elizabeth Russell 5545 3601. KIDSʼ CLUB: Anglican Church, 2nd & 4th Fridays from 3pm. Ph 5545 1359. MEDITATION: Tuesdays 7pm – New Thought, New Life Centre 5545 3700. MOVIES ON THE MOUNTAIN: Regular screenings of latest releases at the Zamia Theatre. Ph 5545 3517. SHIM JANG TAE KWON DO Mon and Fri, 5.306.30pm Community Centre Ph Martin 5545 0617. TAI CHI Tues mornings, Thurs evenings 110 Eagle Hts Rd, Eagle Hts. Phone Gai Wanless 5545 2409. TM BOWLS CLUB – Tues (2pm or 6pm), Fri & Sat 2.00pm mixed, all by arrangement. Free coaching, new members most welcome. Enquiries: 5545 1308. TM BRIDGE CLUB meets each Monday at 6.45pm, and Thursday at 12.45pm at the TM Creative Arts Centre, Wongawallen Road, Eagle Heights. Duplicate sessions conducted under supervision of qualified directors. Regular Red Point events. New Members and visitors welcome. Inquiries to Secretary Sue Tomkins on 5545 0955. TM BUSH VOLUNTEERS: meet on the first Saturday of the month (except Jan.) To find out where we will be working contact Len on 3355 7288 or 0428335572. TM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 2nd Wed. of month. TM COMMUNITY KINDERGARTEN ASSOC meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at the kindergarten 23 Coleman Square, North Tamborine at 7.15pm. TM FAMILY HISTORY GROUP Meetings held 1st Sunday each month (excl. January) at TM Historical Soc, Wongawallan Rd, Eagle Heights, 3–5 pm approx. Please contact Robyn 5545 2764. TM GARDEN CLUB: 2nd Tues. 9.30am Community Centre. TM GYMNASTICS Vonda Youngman Community Centre. Enquiries: Judy Netel, on 5545 4152. TM HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Member working bee & morning tea every Tuesday mornings. New members always welcome. Please contact Phil Paley 5545 4962 or Ron Pokarier 5545 3929 for further details. TM LADIES CHOIR 9.30am each Mon, Presbyterian Hall. New members welcome. 5545 1231 (AM only).


TM LANDCARE: Volunteers welcome for Forest Regeneration throughout the Mountain. Please visit www.tamborinemtnlandcare. for times, or phone 5545 1847 9am-12 noon Mon-Fri. TMLETS: Join at Community Exchange System . Enq. 5545 3776. TM LIONS CLUB Admin meeting held on the 2nd Monday and dinner meeting on the 4th Monday of the month. For more information please phone 5545 2120 or visit website tamborinemountain.qld. TM LITTLE THEATRE: Meetings held 1st Tuesday of month at 7.00pm.Regular plays, play readings & social events. New members welcome. Warrick Bailey President 5545 0819. TM LOCAL PRODUCERS ASSOC. sell local produce every Sunday at the TM Showgrounds from 7am - 12noon Phone 5545 1527. TM MASONIC LODGE: Meets 3rd Wed each month except Dec. Masonic Centre, 10 Knoll Rd, North Tamborine. Contact 5545 0435. TM MENSʼ SHED: Weekly Activity: Each Thurs at 3.30–5.30pm Workshop Activities at TM State High School for Members. Monthly Get-together and Meeting: First Tues of Month – 7pm at Tennis Club Shed 88 Beacon Road (Tennis Courts). Ring Neville Warner for details on 5545 0709 or 0418 779 382. TM NATURAL HISTORY ASSOC: Birdwatchers meet 1st Wed of the month 4pm. Bushwalkers meet 3rd Tues 7:30pm. Meetings held at Historical Society Wongawallan Rd Eagle Hts. Phone 5545 0995 for Birdwatchers or 5545 0140 for Bushwalkers. TMNHA Website TM NETBALL CLUB. Contact Tarla 5545 4891. TM ORCHESTRA Mondays 7-8.30pm at St George’s Anglican Church, Dapsang Dr, North Tamborine. TM PROBUS CLUB meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre, 10am. Enquiries to Secretary 5545 0737. TM PROGRESS ASSOCIATION: 1st Tuesday in month. 7.30pm Heritage Centre Wongawallen Road. TM RSL Sub–branch general meeting – 2nd Tues of every 2nd month (starting February). 7pm, RSL rooms, below Memorial Centre (Bowls Club). TM RESIDENTS ASSOC: Meets 4th Thurs every 2nd month or as advertised at Masonic Lodge. Contact Pres Richard Adams or Sec Diana Francis on 5545 4009 to arrange attendance or discuss any matters concerning TM residents. TM SENIORS ONTHENET meets 9.30am 2nd Friday of month, Creative Arts Centre, Eagle Heights. Entry $2. Ph: 5545 2247 TAMBORINE SUSTAINABLE GARDENERSʼ SOC (TSGS), a group of enthusiastic gardeners, meets on the last Saturday of each month. Denise James, Phone 5545 4323. TM TENNIS CLUB: 88 Beacon Rd North Tamborine. Contact 5545 2493, 5545 3547. Casual bookings at Bowls Club 5545 1308. TOASTMASTERS: Meetings aimed at enhancing your communication skills are held on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at the Creative Arts Centre, Wongawallan Road from 7:00 to 9:30pm. Contact Ashley Anderssen 5545 0916 or Francesca Thorn on 5545 1294 if you are interested. TRIATHLON CLUB, meets 3rd Monday of each month at the Information Centre, Doughty Park at 7pm. Enquiries Adi 5545 3838 TM WRITERSʼ GROUP: Meets every 1st & 3rd Mon of month, 1.30–3.30pm at Creative Arts Centre, Eagle Heights. Call Ted on 5545 0326 for details. UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (U3A). An association for retirees and those preparing for retirement. Learn, teach, socialise. For more info go to or call Grahame on 5545 0043. YOUTH GROUP: If you are in grade 8-12 please join us Sunday Nights 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Church Hall. Cost $2 – Dinner provided. Weekly Bible Studies also run. Phone Mark 0434434461 for details.


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Main Street, North Tamborine • Ph 5545 3888

Food you can taste! Ph 5545 4445

SPECIAL LUNCH MENU SINCE 2007 $11.90 Winner Best Thai Restaurant 2012 Gold Coast. Lunch: Thur-Sun 11am-2.30pm Dinner: Thur-Tue till closed

Home Deliveries (Fees Apply) $30 min. order • Authentic Thai Chefs • Fully Lic’d & BYO 10 Macdonnell Road Eagle Heights UNPARALLELLED OPPORTUNITY WORKING FROM HOME ~ PART OR FULL TIME ~ ABSOLUTELY NO RISK ~ GENUINE OPPORTUNITY SELDOM KNOCKS TWICE! FREE TRAINING & SUPPORT. PH 0409 771 885. ATTENTION!! What’s on the bottom of your water tank? Dead rats, snakes, toads or worse. Minimum water loss extraction cleaning system now available by The Tank Doctor 0407 649 659 or 5545 3693. AUTO AIRCONDITIONING, for cars, trucks, & machinery. Re-gas for summer. Full service, leak test, diagnostics. We come to you. Phone Dave on 046 848 5545. BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FOR SALE – New/second hand and local authors. Excellent selection $3–$5. Piccabeen Landcare Bookshop, below Joseph the Greengrocer, Main St. 5545 1847. CHIBALL – MOVE WITH THE SEASONS! The ChiBall Class is based on the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a beautiful fusion of modified Tai Chi/Qi Gong,


Yoga and Pilates with ChiBall Dance, Muscle Release and Relaxation. The movements help to unblock meridian pathways and contribute to an improved sense of wellbeing. This “Exercise to music class” will leave you rejuvenated and still balanced and relaxed. Suitable for all ages! Class: Wednesdays 9–10am, at the Mt Tamborine Showground Hall. Fee: $10 per session. Just bring a nonslip Yoga Mat and a smile! Contact: Dagmar van der Lem. Ph: 0434 547 184; email: CHOOKMOBILE is a fully-equipped chook pen on 25cm wheels with a superb mobility system. It is fox and rat-proof. Models for up to 4 hens - $400; for 6 hens $450. Ph: 0418 758 295 or 5545 2206 FOR SALE Large variety of herbal products, dried flowers, and oils etc. Ph: 5545 0625. MULCH: Excellent quality. Aged, clean mulch. $30/metre delivered. Ph: 5545 0467. MOUNTAIN-WIDE PAMPHLETS Distribution service. Advertise your business.

Ph 0438 452 587. NATUROPATH, Nutrition advice, herbalist, 0417 630 615 PAINTER, PROFESSIONAL, licensed and local. Small to large. Decks, Roofs etc. Call Roy on 5545 2323 or 0404 486 579. ROOM FOR RENT. No bond, large room, $130. Call Adam on 0415 312 103. SHOP ASSISTANT WANTED. Casual parttime, 10am to 3.30pm Fridays. Eagle Heights Bakery. Phone 5545 4011.

TAI CHI & QIGONG New Beginners Classes, day & evening, commencing now, Beaudesert, Eagle Hts & Nerang. Accredited Instructor with 29 years experience. See or ph Gai 0409066501 TRADITIONAL REIKI CLASSES Reiki, massage, iridology by appointment. Change your life for the better. Phone Jan 0418 281 227. 20 years experience. VOLVO MECHANIC, Volvo service/ parts and genuine diagnostics. Ph Volvo Dave 0423 334 336



• Business Advice • Tax Planning • Payroll Services

Chartered & CPA Qualified Staff SHOP 3, 15 MAIN WESTERN RD NTH TAMBORINE

PHONE (07)

5545 2588


TV & VCR Tune-ins, Digital Decoders & Antennas, Extra TV Points Supplied & Installed Peter Newman (Reg’d T.E.S.A Member) FREE QUOTES


5543 3331 Mob 0409 729 107

Harding-Smith Builders



BSA 701147 ACN 057 427013

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House & General Builders

Mobile: 0408 772 250

A/h Mark 5545 2063 • David 5545 1620



Building Design & Energy Efficiency Reports BSA Lic 40718 Bers Accr BA 329 Paul Wootton Ph/Fx: 5545 2546 Mob: 0408 989 961


DENTAL PROSTHETIST Hire your building equipment from MITRE 10 North Tamborine

John Nicholsonʼs

• Washers • Dryers • Microwaves • Cooktops • Ovens Agent for: • Dishwashers Hoover - Dishlex • Washing Machines Kleenmaid - Fisher

5543 6858

& Paykel - Asko Asea


Affairs JOE RUSSELL VeteransProvider


Yes, you can.










KITCHENS, LAUNDRIES, ROBES, FURNITURE. Total service, from small improvements or changes to a complete overhaul. Creative budget solutions or more upmarket if you like.

Registered Dental Prosthetist


Shop 10 Eagle Heights Shopping Village

5545 3128


1st Saturday of the month from Feb 2013.

Mobile dog grooming: hydrobath, brushouts, clipping & more.

Bookings: Ph Robyn on 0431 430 094

EARTHMOVING Excavators Bobcats Trucks

Phone 0437 436 552 all hours.

CLEANING & CARPETS Dave and Daniel Pearson

Eagle Heights Cleaning Services Affordable Rates Free Quotes

Mo b : 0 4 0 0 4 5 2 0 5 4 P h : 5 5 4 5 2 0 5 4 For all your Domestic & Commercial Cleaning Needs


Dietzel Homes BUILDER Ph 5545 2557


Mobile: 0407 764 715 or 0409 764 725

Fax 5545 2555 Qld Bldg. Reg No. 24096


• postholes • pads • trenching • tank holes • clearing • burnoffs • landscaping

Specialising in: DRIVEWAYS

Ph: 5545 1979






Landscaping & Fencing


TAMBORINE DAVE • Rubbish Removal • Chainsaw work


G.J. Baldwin & Associates P/L

Tamborine Mtn Electrical ACN 010980695 Lic. 36447

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Domestic/Farm/Commercial Shop 4, Tamborine Plaza Ph: 5545 1207

Ladies & Men’s Hairdressing Shop 4, Southport Ave, Eagle Heights

Ph: 5545 2183 or 0428 713 465

Ph Michelle 5545 1291 for appt







P: 5545 4783

M: 0413 233 530

For hair that looks good beyond the salon doors


Ph 5545 2402 – Opp. St Bernard’s Hotel Open Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm Saturday 9am – 12pm



REFRESH YOUR STYLE. Ladies & Mens Hairdressing For bookings call 5545 3915 Moroccan Oil


Shop 4 - The Town Centre Cnr Main & Griffith Sts North Tamborine (Next to NAB)

Domestic • Commercial • Farm Installation • Repairs

Phone: 5545 2166

Shop 4, 15 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine (opp. Pharmacy)





Aching/burning feet, bunion pain, sore legs, sciatica, headaches, tension, general pain, women’s health HEALTH FUND REBATES • Helen, 0413 919 212







ladies fashion from around the world • Estate Jewellery • Antiques • Shoes, accessories & much, much more. Fig Tree TOP Corner, Gallery Walk, Eagle Heights

5545 0859

Gym and Class Facility – Open to Everyone 8-9, 39 Main Street North Tamborine T: 07 5545 4774 • E: W:

As well as:

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Affinity Landscapes Is your garden ready for spring & summer entertaining? Would you like to attract wildlife? Do you want envious friends & neighbours?

Lo c a l h o r t i cu l t u r a l i s t & l i c ’ d s t r u ct u r a l l a n d s c a p e r • Design • Water features • Stonework • Planting • Paving & retaining walls • Contemporary, native & formal gardens

GROWERS OF: Premium Blue Couch, Greenlees Park and Kikuya Turf.

Ph: All Hrs 5543

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MOWER REPAIRS Tamborine Mower Repairs Suppliers of new & reconditioned • Mowers • Brush Cutters JOHN DEERE Spares & Service

Ph 5545 1892 or 0428 451 892

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eco painters bsa licence 1043639

domestic/commercial paint finishes • colour consulting

Large blocks for retaining walls or heavy-duty control solutions


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PLASTERER Gyprock, ornate & suspended ceilings, fancy cornices, ceiling roses. All Aspects of Trade Phone BRETT CLEARY

5545 0115 PLUMBING

Ian Lloyd • • • • •

Plumbing Drainage Roofing Guttering Pumps

Licensed Plumber QBS Lic No. 62248

LICENSED BACKFLOW PREVENTION Ph: (Mob) 0417 437 143 A/H 5543 6884 Lic No 047179


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Specialising in:• Maintenance • Plumbing • Draining • Roofing • Gasfitting Ph: Dave Angel at Nth Tamborine Ph: 5545 2369 all hours Mobile No: 0419 677 008

• Acreage mowing • Brush cutting • Green waste removal


bagged fertiliser bagged mulches crusher dust drainage gravels P.U. roadbase OR decorative gravels sandstones DELIVER soils for Y nt treated logs ou ads mulches c Dis m3 lo concrete blend rocks 6 sleepers to 4.8m stepping stones sands, barks railway sleepers


Acreage Mowing

PH: 0428 615 833

5545 3390

Private and insurance work Total Car Care




PH: 5545 2319

• Farm pick-up or delivered • Weekend pick-ups must be ordered by Friday • Inspection Invited.

MOB: 0411 805 589 – AH: 5545 3360

L et us p r i ce yo ur l an dsc ap e pl an t n eed s. Bu y di rec t f ro m t he p rod uce r. Q u o t e c o m p a r is o n w e lc o m e . O PE N 7 DAYS . 17 6 L on g R d, Ea gl e He i gh t s • 5 54 5 4 99 9






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VALUER – MALCOLM BISHOPP Independent Property Valuer, all purposes. Assessments market value, compensation, property settlement, stamp duty, GST. Registered Valuer Queensland No. 734. Member Australian Property Institute (Valuers)

PO Box 107, Eagle Heights 4271 Phone 5545 0022 Fax: 5545 0200

VETERINARY SURGEON Canungra Cnr Pine Rd & Franklin St

5543 5622 All Hours

Est 1985 - Maurice & Debbie Friendly, Reliable Delivery

$140 per load BSC Approved

7 DAYS A WEEK Ph: 5545 3935 or 0417 644 498



Windows, Screens, Tracks Mob: 0427 808 341



Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm. Sat 8.30am-11.30am A.H. EMERGENCY SERVICES ALWAYS AVAILABLE

• E x p e rt l y B u i l t • A l l E a r t h w o r k s • En g i ne e r d e s i gn e d , w h en r e qu i r ed • C er t i f i ca t i o n • BS A Li c e n ce d 11 1 1 93 9


Office: 5543 8584 • Mob: 0432 281 075 Email:

T: 07 5545 4774 • W:


Here’s why you should call “Power Pumping”

Established on the Mountain since 1990

VETERINARY SURGERY Andre w Pa x ton-Ha ll BVSc. Chris Corc ora n BVSc. (Hons)

✓ You’ll enjoy our friendly staff ✓ You’ll like our fast response time ✓ You’ll enjoy our reliable service ✓ You can trust us, we’re LOCAL • Septic & Sullage Tanks • Grease Traps • Holding Tanks • Treatment Plants • Pumps • Baffles

Small & Large Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm Animal Practice Saturday 8am - 1pm A fully equipped veterinary hospital right here on the Mountain providing quality service including home visits, x-ray, ultrasound, in-house blood tests, surgery, pet grooming, hydrobath and a full range of pet food supplies.

Tamborine Mountain resident & business for over 20 years.

A/H Emergency Service Always Available

P: 5545 2692 M: 0408 633 260

5545 2422 all hours 2 Main St, Nth Tamborine

THE At rear of Presbyterian Church BARGAIN CENTRE $AVE • Secondhand Furniture • Soft Furnishings • Kitchenware • Books • Toys • Accessories & Costume Jewellery • Ladies, Men’s & Children’s Clothing OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am – 12noon

Other times by appointment


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