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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...
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...
ANZAC DAY SERVICES

ANZAC DAY SERVICES

ANZAC Day, April 25, an important day of commemoration.   For those who don’t hail from the southern hemisphere, and may be visiting at this time, ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces became known as Anzacs, something...
Italian POWs in Montville: The story continues

Italian POWs in Montville: The story continues

In February 2018, the Hinterland Times published an article, Rations and Song, on Italian POWs serving on farms around Montville from 1944 to 1945. The story was written by the Montville History Group and was based on early research and incomplete information. The...
Maleny is home to many personal histories

Maleny is home to many personal histories

So often we pass the elders of our community on the street, stand behind them at the checkout, sit near them in a coffee shop. We may notice their frailty, clear a corridor on the footpath for electric scooters. But, do you ever wonder, asks writer Gay Liddington, who...
Bankfoot House restoration underway

Bankfoot House restoration underway

Sunshine Coast Council has begun a $250,000 Cultural Heritage Levy funded project to restore the state heritage-listed shed at Bankfoot House that was built by William Burgess in 1935. The condition of the shed had deteriorated significantly in recent times due to...