Historical team looks at Remarkable People

DON'T miss the second title in the Capricorn Coast Historical Society's series of books about the Coast. Remarkable People reveals the extraordinary lives of three people whose work made a difference to their community. Rutherford Armstrong strove to build up the fledgling sugar industry near Yeppoon.

Annie Wheeler provided aid to Queensland soldiers and acted as a link with their families when she found herself in London at the outbreak of World War I. Dr Ernest Beaman became the first superintendent of the newly commissioned Yeppoon Hospital in 1922 and served the community for 23 years.

These stories are closely linked to the developing communities on the Capricorn Coast. A Swamp to a Town; Yeppoon 1865 to 1890 was the first in the series and recounts the very earliest white settlement in Yeppoon, when tourists made the arduous journey from Rockhampton for a weekend by the seaside and celebrated Boxing Day with horse racing and sporting events on the beach. Where was the first house in Yeppoon? Three more titles in this series are scheduled for this year: two pictorial works and a history of the Pineapple Festival which will be launched at Pinefest in October. Both Swamp to a Town and Remarkable People are now available from the Historical Society, from Yellow Door Bookshop and Keppel Bay Plaza Newsagency in Yeppoon, and from Kern Arcade Newsagency in Rockhampton.

Or stop and speak to our members each Wednesday this month at Yeppoon Central to view the books and tell us what you know of our local history.


BELATED city birthdays: Pat Svendsen, June Anderson.

City birthdays: Matt Cumming, Lesley Green, Graham Hubbert, Lesly Bennett.

Country birthdays: Caiden Dwyer (Emerald).

Happy wedding anniversary wishes to Terry and Robin Cardwell.

Drink up

LARRIKIN Lyn believes learn to drink the cup of life as it comes.

Coffee meet

ALL ladies are invited to a Coffee and Dessert Evening (cost $8) tomorrow, September 17, at 7.30pm at North Rockhampton Berserker Street Uniting Church.

Tutor visits

THE Emu Park Cuppa will have Catherine Spain, an administrator and voluntary tutor from Capricornia Adult Literacy Services, who will inform us of their role in the community and maybe how we can help.

On Friday, September 18, we meet at Sunset Ridge Recreation Hall Svendsen Road, Zilzie at 10am for morning tea and fun.

We look forward to you joining us.

For bookings and further information, call David and Sue on 4938 7167, or Don and Frances on 4938 8129

Guest speaker

WESLEYAN Methodist Church Ladies morning tea is on September 18 at 10am with guest speaker Kay Becker of the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service. Venue: 1 Fred Lawn Drive, Yeppoon. Enquiries 4934 4794 or 4938 7639.


THE September meeting of the Rocky Bonsai group will be at Brad's place, 66 Springfield Drive, North Rockhampton, on Saturday, September 19, starting at noon for a steakburger and salad lunch, which will cost $5 per person and all money raised will go to the local bonsai society. Please bring a tree to work on if you can.

If you are planning to come or have any questions, please ring Brad on 4939 7025 or Chris on 4926 0169.

As usual, bring a chair, cup, and something to have with a cuppa as well as a tree to work on if you can.

Hospital AGM

CAPRICORN Coast Hospital and Health Services Association, formerly known as the Yeppoon Hospital and Nursing Home Association will hold its AGM on Wednesday, September 23, at 1pm in the Community Health Centre, Queen Street, Yeppoon.

As this will be the first AGM under the new name and with the new hospital to open shortly, it is the perfect opportunity for the community to come along and share in this occasion.

Raffle win

EMU Park RSL Women's Auxiliary would like to thank all who bought tickets in the Father's Day raffle which was won by Jan Knox.

Water Police

ON Thursday, September 24 the Probus Club of Yeppoon will visit the new Yeppoon police station at 9.30am and inspect the Water Police office at Rosslyn Bay (and the new police boat if it is not out on a job), with lunch to follow at the Waterline Café.

Market day

CAUSEWAY Lake market day is September 27 from 7am until 1pm with a variety of stalls, music, food, drinks, and entertainment.

Everyone is welcome so come and join us in a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere within the tranquil setting of The Causeway Lake.

Those wishing to have a stall, please call Judi on 4933 6356. Stall cost from $10.


A BIG thank-you from the Baptist Church Yeppoon on behalf of the chaplains.

To all who donated and attended the garage sale with all your help to keep the chaplains in the schools, your community support is much appreciated.

Please remember we will be collecting throughout the year for the next garage sale and your donations would be much appreciated. For pick-up, call 4939 5949 or delivery can be arranged at a time to suit all.

Art display

PAINTING on a Small Space is the wonderful exhibition by well-known local artist Marie Kearney at Paint Pot Gallery Yeppoon Town Hall. It is open for viewing until the end of the month.


EVERYONE is invited to join in a range of activities in the Town Hall during Pinefest.

This year, the Historical Society will be organising the Yeppoon Town Hall entertainment on Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11.

While this year's festival has a strong heritage theme, the Pineapple Festival has drawn on all forms of popular group activities for entertainment.

Games, displays, dance and vocal performances, and fence painting are already planned and more are required. Promote your group with a display with information, or show off your singing, dancing, artistic or dramatic skills.

This is to be a fun day for everyone. Old Australian movies will be running continuously and best of all - entry is free. Snacks will be available for purchase to keep your energy up while you enjoy the show.

Anyone interested in participating is asked to contact Peter Cook on 4939 2491 or Mary Bevis on 4933 7006, or email cchistsoc@yahoo.com.au. Join in and make this Pineapple Festival one to remember!

Tai Chi

TAI Chi fundamentals (Shi Fa) free sessions at the beach with Rob Fennell Tai Chi Group.

Suitable for all adults on Sundays, 7am, at Lioness Park, Scenic Highway opposite Lammermoor Native Gardens, and Wednesdays, 7am, at Bell Park, Emu Park. Enquiries Rob: 4939 6094.

Camp out

BUSH and Beach Camping group welcomes everyone, any age to come camping. Camping on regular weekends. Enquiries 0428 135 598.

Just tell me

I AM keen to hear from Morning Bully readers with interesting stories, photographs, newsworthy items and feedback regarding local issues.

Please feel free to contact me by email: lyn.stephens@capnews.com.au or call 0412 760 160 or drop copy to The Mirror office (deadline Fridays 5pm).

Photos taken by LYN STEPHENS can be purchased from The Morning Bulletin and Mirror offices or by calling 4930 4222 or by visiting www.tmbphotosales.com.au.

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