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Maleny’s Forgotten Soldier Remembered

Maleny’s Forgotten Soldier Remembered

Killed on the bloody battlefields of WWI and without a grave for his family to mourn, Maleny man Tom Lillingstone’s story had almost vaporised from history … until now. Armed with dogged determination, Lillingstone’s niece – Jill Lillingstone – meticulously researched...
Passing time with Uncle Jack Charles

Passing time with Uncle Jack Charles

Uncle Jack Charles is often acknowledged as the ‘grandfather of Aboriginal theatre in Australia’, and co-founded the first Aboriginal theatre company, Nindethana Theatre, with Bob Maza, in 1972.  This is just a snippet, however, of the prolific work and rich life...
Goalie with goals

Goalie with goals

Fourteen-year-old Sam Lapsley from Maleny has made five Queensland hockey teams for the last three years running and is working towards a place in an Australian team – it’s safe to say hockey is his passion.  by Jacqui Hensel    Hockey is one of Australia’s most...
Rock on

Rock on

Under the shade of twisted trees and along a worn timber railing, perched upon a large rock and even peeking out amongst town signs is something bright and full of fun that is popping up all over the Sunshine Coast and hinterland. by Rebecca Mugridge   Have you seen...
The man behind the mechanic

The man behind the mechanic

Writer Gay Liddington met David Woolston 20 years ago when new to Maleny and seeking a mechanic. Over the years they’ve bantered about cars and family. However, it wasn’t until his recent departure from business, Range Auto Centre and subsequently, this interview,...
It’s a dog’s life

It’s a dog’s life

Vet nurse Kate Taylor has a great affection for dogs, and also enjoys travelling the globe – so what better way to marry the two than join Vets Beyond Borders and have an unforgettable experience in Cambodia? By Victoria McGuin Kate Taylor loves animals – dogs...