Mudgeeraba, 28 November 2020

  The name Mudgeeraba was in use before the 1860s and while the precise meaning of the word is uncertain, a number of different meanings are recorded, including ‘Place of sticky soil’ and ‘Low lying ground’   The original hall, built from locally hewn timber, was erected in 1922 – 1923 by the community, to commemorate those who served in World War One and to perpetuate the memory of those who gave their lives.  It was designed by…

Eudlo, 29 November 2020

Eudlo Hall sits fair and square in the centre of Eudlo village (pop. approx 1,000), on the train line to Cairns. A tiny town, but one with a big heart in the lush Sunshine Coast hinterland, home to Gubbi Gubbi legends of eels a plenty when the silky oaks are flowering. Eudlo has barley been…

Springbrook, 14 October 2020

  Thanks to the eruption of an ancient volcano 23 million years ago, Springbrook is home to a multitude of things that grow, gurgle and glow. Spectacular waterfalls and lookouts abound as The Natural Bridge cave twinkles with resident glow worms. The wilderness is marked by strangler figs, rare birds and glow-in-the-dark mushrooms. The historically…

Jondaryan, 15 October 2020

Jondaryan Public Hall stands proudly in the centre of the little village of Jondaryan, off to the north west of Toowoomba – one of few early structures still remaining. Though droughts, floods, a neighbouring fire and the occasional tornado have come and gone the timber building remains firmly entrenched in the landscape. The only unplanned…