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Ringer to the rescue

Ringer to the rescue

Sammy Ringer is a valuable force for good in the hinterland, and champions those who cannot speak – the native creatures of Australia. But there is much more to Sammy, who lived in America and New Zealand before finding home on the Range. by Gay Liddington A...
Maleny’s Forgotten Soldier Remembered

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...
Passing time with Uncle Jack Charles

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...
Goalie with goals

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...
Rock on

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...
The man behind the mechanic

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...