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An African adventure

An African adventure

A childhood spent fantasising about living in the wilds of Africa, inspired by the TV shows On Safari and Daktari, was the original motivation behind Leigh Findlay’s decision to spend six months as a volunteer, monitoring chimpanzee behaviour with the Jane Goodall...
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...
Festival fever with Maleny Ukulele

Festival fever with Maleny Ukulele

When the enthusiastic audience shouted for more at the Baroque Nightclub in Katoomba’s heritage-listed Carrington Hotel, Maleny Ukulele’s Tom Richter issued an open invitation to the packed venue for them to venture north to see the group at the...
Art with a heart

Art with a heart

Local girl Zarah Smolders (ten) is passionate about saving our oceans from plastic. Recently she channelled that passion into creating an artwork for the Hatchery Crusaders Challenge run by the Queensland Museum as a part of World Science Week 2019. Entrants were...
Spartan Race comes to town

Spartan Race comes to town

The Spartan Race, which originated in the USA, is becoming popular across the world, and involves a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from three miles to marathon distances. Rachel Lockman, who runs Get Active Fitness and Personal...