HISTORIC: Never seen before photos of the Fraser Coast region uncovered

IN AN incredible twist of fate, 82 glass negatives from the late 1800s to early 1900s – donated by three different Fraser Coast families – have all found their way to the QLD Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum.

There are many pieces to the pie-chart-like puzzle, starting with a pioneering family called the Hendersons who discovered the first lot of glass negatives under an old home in Pialba and donated the small collection to the museum about eight years ago.

The second historic collection of glass negatives and an antique camera were gifted to the museum by the pioneering Hervey Bay Kaminski family.

Going for a picnic was very different back in those early days.
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The third and final piece of the pie is remarkable.

Five boxes of glass negatives, still in their original cardboard cases, were found by a local at the tip 20 years ago, salvaged and given to his friend

Bob Winnett, who had a special interest in photography.

Bob kept the historic artefacts safe for all these years until recently when he decided they were in better hands with the folks at the museum.

While digitising the collection about eight weeks ago, Hervey Bay historian and museum volunteer John Andersen made a phenomenal discovery.

The collection of negatives donated by Bob were identical to the ones gifted by the Kaminski family, and taken on the same camera that was donated.

“These things are just meant to be somehow,” MrAndersen said.

“It’s just the circumstance of how they were found. If that fellow hadn’t been at the tip at that particular moment, those negatives would have been buried forever and gone.

“Now some 20 years later they have finished up in a place where they should be, they are here for keeps and digitised so the public can see them.”

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Mr Andersen said the only people who would have ever seen the historically significant prints would have been the Kaminski family some 120 years ago.

“We know they are local scenes because there’s photos of scenes like the crossing on the Burrum River and a couple of negatives that are identical almost to the ones that the Kaminski family gave us – same boxes too.

“They are without a doubt the same local family.”

Mr Andersen said the family owned a dairy farm covering most of Scarness heights and would have been one of very few to own a camera in that era.

“In those days there were very few people who had cameras like that, it was quite an  expensive sort of thing to have.

“The Kaminski family obviously had wealth to have had such a camera. These photos are an absolute snapshot record of what life was like in the 1800 to 1900s, with an absolutly amazing collection of local scenery pics.

“The others have photos of boats, someone taking a staghorn from what looks like Fraser Island … there’s some classic ones like a fellow catching a kangaroo by the tail.

“With beach scenes, timber getting, bush camping, farming and coal mining at Howard, the collection, which was almost lost forever, is now preserved as an important historical record of the time,” Mr Andersen said.

“There really is no other photographic record of the period showing life of the era in such detail.”

Many of the never-before-seen photographs will be included in a new publication called Moments In Time: A Pictorial History of Hervey Bay and Surrounds from 1890 to 2018.

The book, which is an initiative of the museum and Fraser Coast Regional Council, is expected to be printed by April 2019.

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Henry Sapiecha

 

WE JUST LOVE THE FRASER COAST, BUT WHY THIS HERVEY BAY ENTRY SIGN STIGMA FOR 16 YEARS?

This sign has been looking at me for 16 years every time I go to Hervey Bay from the Bruce Highway. It is situated in the Craignish area on the main road leading to Hervey Bay.

It is such a let down that nobody in The Fraser Coast Regional Council has noticed or done anything about it. It is one of two ways that visitors gain access from the Bruce Highway to Hervey Bay. One from Torbanlea & the other from the Burrum District or road.

Please correct me if I am wrong.. Even if I am wrong in some respects the sign needs urgently to be redone or replaced. The sign entry to Hervey Bay from Maryborough I am told cost around $70,000. THIS ONE WOULD COST PROBABLY UNDER $1K TO FIX.

Read my lips guys. Not all visitors to Hervey Bay come via Maryborough.

The Virgin or Greyhound bus uses ‘this sign route’ sometimes & we would be seen as a joke.

Everyone in the last several councils must be living in dreamland or out of touch. The Bruce Highway entrance from Torbanlea or the Burrum River Road needs some serious welcome to visitors to our region.

The only reason this is being posted is because after 16 years of looking at this pathetic entry sign it is about time it was fixed.It looks worse in real life, believe me. Check it out.

Look at the sign & judge for yourself. Why has it been not noticed and fixed before???

Well am I wrong or is this acceptable?????  FIX IT ANYWAY MR COUNCILLORS PLEASE

Let’s just see how long it takes to get this sign upgraded..

MAKE THIS GREAT FRASER COAST AREA EVEN GREATER.

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Henry

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WHAT EVENTS ARE HAPPENING IN THE FRASER COAST NOV-DEC 2013

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18 November – 18 December
Maryborough Open House Photography Exhibition, Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough

30 November
Toogoom Christmas Fair, Toogoom Community Hall

Maryborough Creative Collective Christmas Showcase,
St Stephens Hall, Sussex Street

Bauple Music Club, Bauple Q 150 Centre, Recreation Grounds

30 November – 1 December
Interschool Equestrian Showcase, Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park

8 December
Christmas Carols in the Park, Queens Park, Maryborough  

Apex’s Christmas Santa Fair, Queens Park, Maryborough

14 December
Carols by Candlelight Christmas Concert, Seafront Oval, Pialba

22 – 23 December
Scotts Army Christmas Fundraiser, Seafront Oval, Pialba

25 December
Picnic at the Pines, The Pines, Point Vernon  

LARGE RECTANGLE

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HOWARD BURRUM DISTRICT KINDY NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT TO STAY OPEN-RALLY NOW – APPROACH YOUR MEMBER-WHERE ELSE CAN YOU GET CHILDCARE AT $5-$10 PER DAY

THE BURRUM DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE KINDY IS NOT TO BE SHUT DOWN IF WE HAVE ANY SAY IN IT

BURRUM District Community Kindy at Howard is closing due to financial stress caused by Bligh Government funding changes, low enrolment numbers and a lack of community funding support.

A kindy spokeswoman said an executive meeting of the Burrum District Community Kindy decided for financial reasons to close the kindy doors.

She said they deeply regretted the decision but to continue to operate the facility under the current funding situation would have been illegal and irresponsible for an incorporated body.

“We would have been trading while insolvent,” the spokeswoman said.

“Staff have been notified about their jobs and we are notifying parents.”

The kindergarten has been operating out of the Burrum District Community Centre at Howard for a number of years.

“This will also be a blow to the Community Centre, as they rely on the rent from the kindy as part of their operational revenue,” she said.

“So this closure affects the whole area.

“The financial stress has been brought about by the funding changes made by the Bligh Government.

“Sadly, lack of community funding support and low enrolment numbers has also contributed.

“The committee has met with the ruling body C and K  to follow all possible avenues of recovery funding, but so far have been unsuccessful.

“We will continue to work together to try to solve the financial problems but at this stage we have no resolution and will need to commence selling off the assets.

“If the community wants to see the kindy re-open they can register their interest in fundraising support by contacting the Kindy on 4129 0994 immediately, before the assets need to be sold off.”

The content of this posting was sourced from the local Chronicle newspaper with my comments as the headlines & notes below.
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Published here as a community contribution by Henry Sapiecha

As a result of being notified today 23rd Jan 2013 by Ailsa of the centre of the impending closure of this much valued kindy, a well structured & heavy support campaign to retain the kindy facility shall be undertaken by this web site and support requests shall be sent to the many thousands of emails in our data base so that the kindy centre shall become viable & government support continued

In the meantime send your email & or letter of support to the centre.

41290994      [email protected]

NEW HOPE CORPORATION THAT OWNS THE COLTON COAL MINE PROJECT IN THE FRASER COAST IS UP FOR SALE

THE COLTON MINE PROJECT IN ALDERSHOT  FRASER COAST IS UP FOR SALE

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BILLIONAIRE Robert Millner’s coalminer, New Hope Corporation, up for sale with hopes of more than $5 billion, said while several third parties had been undertaking ”detailed due diligence” to acquire the company, there was yet no certainty of a deal.

Already this month media reports have highlighted a thinning number of buyers for New Hope, which is 60 per cent owned by listed conglomerate Washington H. Soul Pattinson, controlled by Mr Millner who is non-executive chairman of both companies.

Prospective Korean and Indian buyers have reportedly withdrawn, while China’s Yanzhou Coal is pursuing a $700 million merger with Gloucester Coal. Analysts are sceptical a deal will result.

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New Hope gave its first earnings guidance for 2011-12 yesterday, indicating net profit for the six months to January 31 would be in the range of $96 million to 101 million, down about 75 per cent from the $407 million in the previous corresponding period, when New Hope sold Arrow Energy for $326 million.

After stripping out non-recurring items, the forecast first-half profit this year will be about 18-25 per cent higher than in 2011, driven by a stronger operational result with production volumes up 31 per cent to 3.2 million tonnes.

Meanwhile, Gloucester Coal said yesterday merger discussions with Yanzhou Coal were progressing to schedule and it would update the market next week. Gloucester blamed a weak export market for its reported interim net loss of $37 million, down from a $23 million a year ago, despite big rises in production and sales volumes. Gloucester said the market would remain weak for the rest of the financial year, particularly in metallurgical coal. It forecast EBITDA (excluding merger transaction costs) for the full year of between $45 million and $55 million in 2011-12.

New Hope shares were unchanged at $5.72 while Gloucester fell 1¢ to $8.14.
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Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

FRASER COAST COUNCIL MEETINGS HERE ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ATTENDING

  • FRASER COAST COUNCIL MEETINGS DATES TO ATTEND HERE

AUGUST

*Wednesday 3rd August 9:30am Ordinary meting #14 Hervey Bay Qld

*Wednesday 10th August 9:30am. Planning & Development. Committee meeting #6. Hervey Bay Qld

*Wednesday 17th August.Ordinary meeting #15 Maryborough Qld

SEPTEMBER

*Wednesday 7th September. 9:30am. Ordinary meeting #16.Hervey Bay Qld

*Wednesday 14th September.9:30am.Planning & Development Committee meeting #7 Hervey Bay Qld.

*Wednesday 21st September.9;30am.Ordinary meeting #17.Maryborough Qld.

OCTOBER

*Wednesday 5th October. 9:30am.Ordinary meeting #18. Hervey Bay Qld

*Wednesday 12th October.9:30am.Planning & Development Committee meeting #8. Hervey Bay Qld

*Wednesday 19th October. Ordinary meeting #19.Maryborough

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OCTOBER

MAINTENANCE ISSUES TO ADDRESS AT THE FRASER COAST? THEN REPORT THEM HERE…

MAINTENANCE TO BE DONE IN THE AREA BY COUNCIL?

THEN CLICK HERE AND REPORT FOR ATTENTION

http://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/web/guest/report-an-issue

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FRASER COAST COUNCILLORS & BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEET AT HOWARD

FRASER COAST BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAD THEIR FIRST MEETING OF 2011 WITH TWO LOCAL COUNCILLORS IN ATTENDANCE.

Also in attendace were representatives from the ‘friends of the burrum’ group who sought our support for a government grant to increase their web presence

Various items were discussed and the details will be supplied in due course by the secretary in the minutes that will be published & sent out to members.

In the meantime here are some pics of the evening.

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CHAMBER BREAKFAST – GUEST SPEAKERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY @ the BOAT CLUB SEPT 30TH 2009

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Dear Members and Guests,
Chamber Breakfast – Wednesday 30 September, 2009

(next week)
at 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive Urangan

SEPTEMBER – HERVEY BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST

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Topic: Development Industry Briefing

At the next breakfast, the Chamber focuses on the Development Industry in THE FRASER COAST

  • What is the outlook for the Development Industry?
  • What is the effect of the increased infrastructure charges?
  • What is happening at Council?

Our Guest Speakers this Month will be:

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Daniel Poacher, the President of the Fraser Coast Branch of the Urban Developers Institute of Australia, who will speak from the industry perspective

and

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David King, the Director of the Council’s Development Services Section, who will speak from the Council’s perspective


PRE-PAYMENT OF CHAMBER BREAKFASTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR EFTPOS.
CASH AND CHEQUES STILL BEING ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR

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For a low Cost of of $15 for Chamber members or $20 Non Members you really can’t afford to miss these discussions on development in the region

Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 28 September 2009

Click Here to RSVP (if you wish to pay at the door)
Click Here to RSVP (f you wish to pay by EFT or Credit Card)

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 23rd Sept 2009

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