Wednesday, 19 February 2020
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Celebrating all things seafood

Celebrating all things seafood

With plenty to offer locals and visitors, the inaugural Wild Harvest Seafood Festival showcased and celebrated an abundance of local seafood and had plenty to offer beyond the culinary experience on the weekend.An initiative of East Gippsland Marketing and the East Gippsland Food Cluster, conducted by a small but enthusiastic team, around 1000 attended the festival with a huge variety of...
Good Friday Appeal travelling the area

Good Friday Appeal travelling the area

The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal is on again across the state this Easter and locals will once again be out in force supporting it.This Friday, April 19, local fire trucks from Orbost, Newmerella and Marlo will be circulating with many excited children rattling the tins in aid of the cause.When you hear the sirens in your street, please bring your donation and meet the volunteers...
New sign for old school

New sign for old school

From 1886 to 1948, Jarrahmond had its own local school. In fact, it shifted location several times before it finally closed down at the end of 1948.A new sign by the Orbost and District Historical Society has recently been installed to show the final location of the school. This is on the riverbank, a short distance past the Jarrahmond Avenue of Honour.In 1886, the Jarrahmond School and Orbost...
Bridge restoration’s next step

Bridge restoration’s next step

Those behind the Save The Snowy Rail Bridge campaign were pleased with the outcome of the recent information gathering meetings in Orbost.The group’s vice president, May Leatch, said she was “really pleased with the comments made by people who attended the two consultation meetings with SGS Economics and Planning”.“All comments and questions were very thoughtful,” Ms Leatch said.“Also, there...
Seafood’s Wild Harvest

Seafood’s Wild Harvest

The inaugural Mallacoota Wild Harvest Seafood Festival is only days away! So it’s time to head East and get your taste buds cranking.Immerse yourself in a weekend of all things seafood. Opening this Friday, April 12, at 5pm and running through until Sunday, April 14, the Wild Harvest Seafood Festival caters for everyone.From abalone to sea urchins, mussels to oysters, and everything in between,...
Fishing is in the blood of whaling descendent

Fishing is in the blood of whaling descendent

A descendant of the Davidson family, the legendary 18th century whalers of Eden, Elsie Severs-Hancock has returned to her former home of Mallacoota after several years in Melbourne.The seventh child in the Severs family, Elsie went to school in Mallacoota and eventually worked in real estate when she and her husband, Peter Hancock, moved to Melbourne.Elsie is named after her famous forbearer,...

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