Agricultural shows, with their ballyhoo and eclectic mix of rustic exhibits, have long been the highlight of the social calendar in many Australian country towns, and nobody knows more about them than Maleny’s own Monica Skerman. by Judy Fredriksen She’s been the...read more
by Jacqui Hensel Margaret Thompson is a spritely, energetic woman with eyes that look to the future with excitement. As someone who has lived all her life on the Hinterland, she has seen and been a part of driving wide-ranging changes and innovations in her industry,...read more
Maleny is home to many creatives, and this month Victoria McGuin caught up with a local artist and an actor/writer who, between them, have been nurturing a feature film and an Archibald Prize entry. Theirs is a story of friendship, forging a personal path and trusting...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Andy Pether is a familiar face around the streets of Maleny, often with a big smile on his face and plenty of energy in his step. Through his Live Foods venue, he has had the opportunity to share his passion for health and love of plant-based fresh food with customers...read more
The Glass House Mountains is home to Amanda Smyth, a farmer, cookbook author and blogger, who has brought inspiration, humour and comfort to many on her journey so far. Amanda’s story began in last month’s HT, and there was much to share - here is the second...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Did you know there are messages and signs in the trees? Rebecca Mugridge met Kerry Neil and went on a discovery of scar trees - living, ancient relics of our past and an important part of local culture and heritage. By Rebecca Mugridge A scar tree is a...read more
From the heart of the Glasshouse Mountains, at the base of Wild Horse Mountain is a woman bringing farm life into homes and especially kitchens everywhere. Amanda Smyth is many things, but above all, she is inspiring. By Rebecca Mugridge Local author and farmer Amanda...read more
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