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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...

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Passing time with Uncle Jack Charles

Passing time with Uncle Jack Charles

Uncle Jack Charles is often acknowledged as the ‘grandfather of Aboriginal theatre in Australia’, and co-founded the first Aboriginal theatre company, Nindethana Theatre, with Bob Maza, in 1972.  This is just a snippet, however, of the prolific work and rich life...

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Ryno’s Round Up

Ryno’s Round Up

Sally-Anne and Herby Engle are the essence of what a community is built on; honesty, love and integrity. A family who give so much without thought or want for anything in return. Now this family has a hard road in front of them.Ryan Engle sadly took ill with...

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A cause for celebration

A cause for celebration

The Maleny Youth Festival is coming and, after meeting the team behind it, HT’s Victoria McGuin is hoping it’s the best year ever for them all.  By Victoria McGuin Do you ever have a day where you meet a group of people who fill you will hope and joy? I had one...

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Stargazing going strong

Stargazing going strong

In just two years the local astronomers have established a presence at Maleny Golf Club. The combination of dark clear skies and the Golf Club’s facilities has made it the number one site for astronomers to gather from both the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.  Convenor...

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Montville Cricket – A mostly even playing field

Montville Cricket – A mostly even playing field

Montville Cricket – A mostly even playing field by Cate and Doug Patterson, Montville History Group   Two remarkable photos from the early 1900s came to light from a Smith Family Collection. One is of early settlers with seven of the men named, the other is of an...

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Delving into the dairy

Delving into the dairy

Delving into the dairy   by Angela Reedman-Polinski   Viewers all over the world last month saw the gloss and glamour of the Channel Ten MasterChef television show visiting The Old Dairy in Maleny. The media coverage has reached far and wide on that event, but in HT...

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Joe’s journey

Joe’s journey

From war, to a cyclone, to toppling in a tank – it’s all part of a rich life story for Maleny local, Joe Beaupellet.  by Victoria McGuin Joe Beaupellet is a gentleman. The welcoming smile, coffee and biscuits upon my arrival gave me this clear impression. He is also a...

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Bonjour to beauty

Bonjour to beauty

A new beauty salon is in Maleny, with Emmanuelle (Emma) Bartlett ready to welcome you. So where does Emma hail from and why did she choose Maleny for her new business? “I’m from New-Caledonia,” Emma shared with HT, “a beautiful French Pacific island only two hours...

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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...

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HT Young Writer of the Year Award

HT Young Writer of the Year Award

The Hinterland Times newspaper is very excited to announce our new award, HINTERLAND TIMES YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR For 2019, the subject is ‘A Day in the Life’ It could be yourself, someone you know or admire, a character you’ve created, an animal, even an alien life...

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New restaurant for Kondalilla

New restaurant for Kondalilla

Kondalilla Eco Resort’s owner/director, Gene Thompson, and his team have worked tirelessly to create a peaceful oasis for retreat and holiday guests in the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The resort consists of 20 cabins spread over 22 acres of pristine bushland....

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The colour and creativity at the 2018 Maleny Youth Festival

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