Feature Stories

Leading with the Light Horse

As ANZAC Day approaches, Lyn Gurney will have been preparing herself and her horses, Bella and Ollie, for many months. Parade appearances as a member of the 5th Light Horse Regiment: Maleny Troop, is Lyn’s way of honouring the fallen men and horses of World War I. by...

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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...

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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...

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Maleny cricket memories

The beer was cold, the pitch was hot and there were yarns aplenty at the 50-year reunion of the Maleny District Cricket Association (MDCA) at the Maleny showgrounds on January 19. In their heyday, the Maleny cricketers were a formidable force, claiming one of...

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Mapleton WILVOS provide a safe haven

HT’s Victoria McGuin recently heard about Rachel and Philip Aspinall who, as members of WILVOS (Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc.), are regularly nursing and rehabilitating rescued wildlife on the Range. A list of their daily feeding schedule is enough to make your...

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Sunshine Coast’s purposeful puppets

Disillusioned with working in high-end fashion in Sydney, Rebecca Dostal decided to put her creative talents to better use, bringing wonderment and joy to thousands with her colourful and intriguing puppets.   By Judy Fredriksen Convention is not a doctrine that...

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Local fights for a good cause

By Matt Norman Jess Rand is a self-described ‘gamer girl’ who grew up, went to school and works as a coffee roaster in the hinterland town of Montville. While 27-year-old Jess remembers a childhood filled with imaginary quests, adventures and sword fights, it was...

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Poetic conversations with Kevin Smith

Writer, Gay Liddington, saw on social media that local writer and poet, Kevin Smith, was presented with an award at the 2018 Newcastle Poetry Prize. Gay’s interest was piqued, so she headed for Reesville to meet the man behind the award. by Gay Liddington Driving to...

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