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Stargazing going strong

Stargazing going strong

In just two years the local astronomers have established a presence at Maleny Golf Club. The combination of dark clear skies and the Golf Club’s facilities has made it the number one site for astronomers to gather from both the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.  Convenor...
Montville Cricket – A mostly even playing field

Montville Cricket – A mostly even playing field

Montville Cricket – A mostly even playing field by Cate and Doug Patterson, Montville History Group   Two remarkable photos from the early 1900s came to light from a Smith Family Collection. One is of early settlers with seven of the men named, the other is of an...
Delving into the dairy

Delving into the dairy

Delving into the dairy   by Angela Reedman-Polinski   Viewers all over the world last month saw the gloss and glamour of the Channel Ten MasterChef television show visiting The Old Dairy in Maleny. The media coverage has reached far and wide on that event, but in HT...
Joe’s journey

Joe’s journey

From war, to a cyclone, to toppling in a tank – it’s all part of a rich life story for Maleny local, Joe Beaupellet.  by Victoria McGuin Joe Beaupellet is a gentleman. The welcoming smile, coffee and biscuits upon my arrival gave me this clear impression. He is also a...
Bonjour to beauty

Bonjour to beauty

A new beauty salon is in Maleny, with Emmanuelle (Emma) Bartlett ready to welcome you. So where does Emma hail from and why did she choose Maleny for her new business? “I’m from New-Caledonia,” Emma shared with HT, “a beautiful French Pacific island only two hours...
Putting pineapples on the map

Putting pineapples on the map

Long rows of grey-green spikes once crowned acres of Blackall Range slopes. It was postcard pretty, but represented back-breaking work for farmers. This mighty pineapple realm established a multimillion dollar industry, despite its humble beginnings as a mere...