THE HOWARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM AT THE FRASER COAST IN PICTURES

VISIT SEE & APPRECIATE THE HISTORY OF THE HOWARD TORBANLEA REGION

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A must see facility for all visitors to the Fraser Coast region is this great intimate museum where the ambiance wreaks of historical artifacts & information making you feel like you have gone back in time.So enjoy your journey through the historical museum in Howard Qld.

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Henry Sapiecha

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TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES EVENT IS ON 22ND OCTOBER 2011

COUNTDOWN TO THE YEARLY EVENT KNOW AS THE TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES BEGINS.

The event is on October 22nd starting 10am on that Saturday.

Corporate support is well on track with around 500 supporters to be there in that area alone.

Helicopter joy flights will be on between races & the Miners Arms hotel will launch the event at 2pm on the same day.

More to come here in the next few days. This years event promises to be the best ever yet, so be there to enjoy the festivities.

Enquiries & ticket purchases should be directed to  >>>

Edith Rutherford     M-0409609971

[email protected]
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COASTAL SHORE LINE OF HERVEY BAY. LEAVE IT OR FIX IT. HAVE YOUR SAY

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE HERVEY BAY FORESHORE DEVELOPMENT OR CLEANUP

RSVP BY FRIDAY, 12 NOVEMBER-FRASER COAST CHRONICLE


As you are aware, the Fraser Coast Chronicle has asked the question about whether or not the Foreshore area of Hervey Bay should be left as it is or have work undertaken to provide better usage for the broader community. The Esplanade represents one of the key assets for the Fraser Coast and the question about what to do with the foreshore is a question that has been sitting unanswered for too long. What do we, as a community, want from our Esplanade and our foreshore for the next twenty years?

Peter Chapman has offered to conduct a survey of the wider community to gain an understanding of their views and the Chamber believes it is important that as many people as possible participate so that the outcome is truly representative of the wider community and not the vocal minorities. This is a rare chance for you to have a say and let your voice be heard.

To participate in the survey email [email protected] and tell the Chronicle what you think should be done. You must attach your name and suburb for the vote to be recognized.

For the record, I believe the Foreshore needs to be cleaned up and have emailed the Chronicle saying so. What do you think?

Bernard Whebell
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BURRUM HEADS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER

BURRUM HEADS NEWSLETTER FOR NOVEMBER

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Get the latest info on the Burrum Heads businesses in the coastal region of the Fraser Coast Queensland

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TORBANLEA HISTORICAL MINE HUTS MOVED TO HOWARD MUSEUM PRESINCT

What a great initiative to move these huts into one location

Added benefits & expansion to the existing Burrum District museum


Common sense prevailed with the moving of the mining huts at Torbanlea to the Burrum District Museum at Howard. Not good to see some of the old turn of the century buildings demolished, but we cannot have everything I suppose.

Can’t wait to see the restored huts in Howard when completed.

Was keeping my eyes on a red passion flower vine growing on one of the buildings over a few months as the seeds are hard to come by, but by the time I was aware that the buildings were being demolished when driving by it was a bit late to rescue the rare seeds from the vine as the building was half demolished.

It would have been great if some thought was given to not only the buildings etc but also some of the plants that were at the complex that deserve saving.

To the credit of the demo boys they gave me some leeway to look for some seeds after the demolition but it was a bit late to rescue any.

Early days of demolition @ Torbanlea and removal for re-instatement

@ the Howard Museum presinct.

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TORBANLEA ANNUAL PICNIC RACES OCTOBER – GET READY

STOP PRESS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Yes! They are racing…

TORBANLEA ANNUAL

PICNIC RACES

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Best race day by a country mile!

Pencil Saturday October 24 in your diary now…

Torbanlea Picnic Races are a must see in the region’s annual event calendar. The race track at Torbanlea was first created in 1890 as a half mile track that had no rails, and dodged trees and stumps along the way. Twenty years on it was extended to five furlong, and in 1946 finally extended to six furlongs.

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By 1951 the race day had dwindled, with no more racing at Torbanlea until the late 1970’s. Local support recreated the picnic races, firstly with the local Lions club for a few years, and then with the Torbanlea Recreation Reserve committee who continue to run it today.

Camels raced in 2007 when Equine Influenza stopped the horses, but in 2008 the horses were back, and the event was bigger and better than ever.

“We have a program that will entertain people of all ages, with good old fashioned fun,” says Bradley Roderick of the organising committee. We want everyone to have a great day, it’s the best family day out for the year.”

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Seven races on the track start with the Stock Horse Open Challenge, which used to be the Coal Miners Challenge. These days, with no local coal mines, this event is open to all comers. If you’ve ever fancied winning a horse race, perhaps this one will suit you.

“We’d welcome some more comers, especially for the stock horse open. There must still be riders about the place who can handle a sprint and want a bit of excitement,” says John Charlton race steward. “This is for amateurs, not the professionals, so give us a call.”

Then there’s the 400m Maiden, 500m Open, 800m Open, Maiden 500m, Open 500m, Challenge 800m, and in between times there will be so much action trackside you will be amazed.

The John McRae Tug-O-War in teams of seven is an annual highlight, guaranteed to get the crowd roaring. The Woodchop, chainsaw and cross cut saw displays another popular highlight on the day.

There are rides, stalls, entertainment, food to choose from, and of course on site camp sites, with hot and cold showers for those who want to make a weekend of it.

The committee would like to hear from anyone who has mementoes or photos of race days of old, to celebrate Q150, and more than 120 years since the first horse race at Torbanlea

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For more details & media enquiries please contact :

Edith Rutherford cellphonex073 0409 609 971

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For racing nominations please contact steward:

John Charlton (evenings) red-dial-phone(07)41299 004

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 28th July 2009

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