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Reunion for descendants of Tasmania’s VC recipients

Reunion for descendants of Tasmania’s VC recipients

Descendants of nearly all of Tasmania’s 15 Victoria Cross (VC) recipients will meet for the first time over lunch, just after ANZAC Day this year. Originally scheduled to be held last August, the gathering had to be postponed due to COVID-19 public health restrictions. Since then, the guest list has had to be expanded to include descendants of Teddy Sheean, after he was posthumously awarded...
The end of an era

The end of an era

On Tuesday, December 14, the Huonville Auxiliary for Eldercare (Huonville Auxiliary for Huon Regional Care) held its annual Christmas lunch combined with a general meeting to wind up operations after 69 years of support for the Beaumont Franklin, the Huon District Hospital, Eldercare and Huon Regional Care. Founded by Dr O.T. Kyle, Huon Regional Care, originally known as Huon Eldercare, opened...
Breaking world records with camels

Breaking world records with camels

‘The Camel Man’, John Elliott, has celebrated Christmas and New Year in the Huon Valley, after being held up for a week at Willie Smith’s with a pulled muscle - in one of his camels. Giving up the corporate life, a Google search on ‘how to buy a camel’ in 2019, eventually saw Elliott embark on a trek around the nation on behalf of Beard Season, a not-for-profit charity championing the early...
A safe space for she

A safe space for she

The Huon She Shed was launched at the Cygnet Town Hall last Saturday by inaugural president Mon Lulan and Huon Valley Mayor Bec Enders. The Huon She Shed was born of a casual post on social media that drew a huge response, when Mon asked if there were any local women who were interested in becoming more self-reliant when it comes to handy jobs around the home. With the support of Huon...
Get bushfire ready

Get bushfire ready

As we move into warmer and drier months, Huon Valley residents are reminded to be pre- pared for the upcoming summer bushfire season. The Franklin Volunteer Fire Brigade hosted a Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods drop in session at the Franklin Palais Theatre last Wednesday, December 2, supported by Selina Young from the Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) Community Development and Education Team,...
A meeting of art and science

A meeting of art and science

Art and entomology (the scientific study of insects) have gone hand in hand for centuries, Maria Sibylla Merian, for example, was an important early scientist and artist in the 17th century who helped make it possible for naturalists to study insects in minute detail. While the need for entomologists to have artis- tic ability faded with the invention of high-powered microscopes and...

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