Category Archives: People

HEY BORIS! MIND THE ROCK!

Boris Janjic (partner to our editor Di Morrissey) is a member of a very exclusive club – he climbed down Ayers Rock (Uluru) but never up the majestic sacred site. ‘Actually I was half carried down in a daze,’ he

Following our story on Stan Roberts “A Hidden Hero In The Family”

David Miller sent us the following piece about the Sandakan Death March.  To the modern tourist, Sabah’s Mt. Kinabalu is a majestic mountain with a most unusual summit. Its’ features are even more striking when viewed through the frame of

A good place to start

A conversation with a charming, passionate, informed and intelligent woman friend, is hard to beat.  Talking with Patrice Newell is inspiring, depressing, challenging, informative, engaging. But above all educating. She doesn’t lecture, but shares knowledge from experience. And when we’re

MAGICAL TREASURE TROVE

In the jumbled storage area that used to be the nurses old quarters in Manning Rural Referral Hospital, Taree, a forgotten collection of twenty five murals has been re-discovered. They were painted by esteemed children’s artist and author, Pixie O’Harris.

Loss of Tallwoods Pioneer

Vale: William Raymond Richardson (Bill) 17 April 1942 – 11 July 2019 Tallwoods Village pioneer and developer Bill Richardson passed away on July 11, 2019 after a short period in hospital. Richardson was a well known character, thought leader and

A HIDDEN HERO IN THE FAMILY

Every family has its secrets . . . But it’s been a shock when no-one in the family ever knew that the quiet retired local butcher, Stan Roberts, (related to our editor) was a war hero. The first we knew

Leslie Allan Murray AO

With the passing of local legend, and internationally acclaimed poet, Les Murray, we ask, what fitting tribute could we give to establish some kind of local commemoration of him? With the passing of local legend, and internationally acclaimed poet, Les

What low life has done this?

Okay, you can call me a tree hugger along with a lot of others who appreciate trees. Who not only respect and enjoy the beauty, peace and comfort of sheltering shady trees, or who have been awestruck standing in the

No Mines at Gloucester Sets A Precedent

The Rocky Hill Court Decision is a win for Australia “Dear residents of the Manning and Gloucester valleys – The Gloucester community is deeply grateful to EDO NSW staff and Barrister Robert White for their unstinting support of the Gloucester

Bob’s coming for a cuppa, and you’re invited!

In April The Bob Brown Foundation is leading a convoy to drive from Hobart to the Galilee Basin, west of Mackay, in a showdown to stop the Adani mine. And he hopes concerned Aussies will drive with him. There will be

Peter is the big picture man!

Peter Tait is the President of Wingham Golf Club. The kind of job a man who’s retired, but fit and energetic, might take on as he loves golf.  Peter is a local, taught Agriculture at Wingham High for fifteen years.

Travel to a new life, Imran!

Like everyone who has met him, or knows Imran Mohammed’s story,- Rohingya refugee, who suffered for five years in detention on Manus Island after fleeing his homeland, Myanmar, separated from his scattered family, we wish him safety, joy and fulfilment