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The heritage of Maleny’s Walter Watson

The heritage of Maleny’s Walter Watson

Since the 1940s the Watson name has been at the core of business endeavours in Maleny. Most known to present day locals is Watson’s Garage, emanating history from its antiquated building. Writer, Gay Liddington, went to hear more about this family with an impressive...
Abbey Medieval Festival

Abbey Medieval Festival

For something completely different, on Saturday, 14 and  Sunday, July 15 you can join the many visitors who will immerse themselves in the spectacle of the 2018 Abbey Medieval Tournament in Caboolture. The Middle Ages (6th-16th century) saw the flowering of art,...
Conondale couple reminisce

Conondale couple reminisce

by Gay Liddington Some people are natural storytellers, and Kevin and Claire English are two such people. With tales of their lives in Conondale, Maleny and Kenilworth, this couple have been through floods, beehives and tornadoes together – and they share it...
Bankfoot House sesquicentenary celebrations

Bankfoot House sesquicentenary celebrations

2018 will mark the 150 -year anniversary of the founding of Bankfoot House by pioneers William and Mary Grigor. Established as the lunch stop and staging post for the Cobb & Co route from Brisbane to the Gympie goldfields, it also served as the post office,...
Rations and song in Montville

Rations and song in Montville

by Montville Historical Group When long-term Montville resident, Les Gittins, told local historian and Montville Village Association President, Deb Davis, about getting into trouble for learning Italian better than English as a two-year-old, she smelt a story. This...
What is in a name?

What is in a name?

We had a few queries about a particular area in Palmwoods, after our recent story on Di Easdale and her Christmas lights display in ‘Landers Shoot’. And, despite various opinions, research and historical anecdotes, the answer is still not clear. Here is some of the...