Sunday, 21 April 2019
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June shire’s number one citizen

June shire’s number one citizen

Far East Gippsland was well represented in this year’s East Gippsland Australia Day Award nominations with Mallacoota and Cann River producing the results.Longtime Mallacoota resident, June Drake, was announced yesterday at a civic ceremony in Bairnsdale as the shire’s 2019 Citizen of the Year. Cann River Community Centre was awarded community event of the year for its International Volunteer...
100-year milestone for Nan Gudgeon

100-year milestone for Nan Gudgeon

Born Daphne May Davis in Richmond, Victoria, on January 16, 1919, Daphne Dudgeon is better known in her now home-town of Mallacoota as Nan.Now Nan has more than a century of living under her belt and last week celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at the Mallacoota Golf and Country Club.Nan worked at the Newman’s chocolate factory in Melbourne during the 1940s where she produced...
Feedback says festival’s a winner

Feedback says festival’s a winner

The changes to the format of the Orbost Christmas Eve Festival were well received by the community according to a review of the event by the committee.The weather on Christmas Eve was perfect, the night beginning with emcee, Mark Reeves, welcoming all and outlining the range of activities for the night.The new activities for the 2018 festival included a bucking bull, games conducted by the...
New Stepping Stones launch

New Stepping Stones launch

With a period of 16 years between editions, the much-awaited fourth edition of Stepping Stones was launched at Mallacoota’s Art Space last Friday.Stepping Stones was one of the early guides of the area of Mallacoota and the Wilderness Coast, with photos and maps describing local flora and fauna, walking tracks and points of interest for visitors.Chris Smyth, a previous resident and one of the...
Happy birthday and thank you, Steve

Happy birthday and thank you, Steve

With much loved local identity, Steve Price, celebrating his 60th birthday yesterday, we look back on the positive impact he and his family have had on the Orbost community.Formerly from South Gippsland, Steve Price and his wife, Karen, moved to Orbost so Steve could pursue a management role within Permewans supermarket in 1983.Three years after arriving to town and just one month before the...
Dawn’s bridge mural

Dawn’s bridge mural

Well-known Orbost artist, Dawn van den Berg, has been putting the finishing touches to her large and impressive mural in the Save The Snowy Rail Bridge shop front display and the results are inspiring.Dawn is noted for her meticulous paintings and drawings, particularly of wildlife, so the challenge of doing a really large-scale impression of the historic railway bridge was “pretty different”...

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