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Anecdotes from the coast 

Anecdotes from the coast 

The Wise Women of the West love to share a yarn. Many of their stories are set in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, the Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape or state reserves.  Formed by Eunice Atkins, Jocelyn Flint and Sue Popowski, the Wise Women of the West is an online group for locals and visitors to share their stories and experiences of those areas.  The Circular...
Lifetime of volunteering

Lifetime of volunteering

Recognised in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List, Tom O’Halloran is humbled by his achievements.  The Irishtown local was honoured in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his longstanding service to community.  A familiar face around Irishtown Football Club, there is not a match Tom has missed as a Canary fan through and through.  He is a former president,...
Service to community

Service to community

Most days Lynton Free is at the Circular Head depot of the Tasmanian State Emergency Service, tinkering around trucks or brushing up on his knowledge.  The unit manager of the Circular Head branch recently received an Emergency Services Medal in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List.  The Meritorious Award recognises Lynton’s involvement in the local service for more than a quarter of...
Heart of gold

Heart of gold

Anne Fagg’s proclivity for volunteering comes naturally.  The Rocky Cape resident was recently recognised in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List for her services to the communities of Rocky Cape and Wynyard.  She shares the honour with husband Chris, who was recognised for his services to the Australian Army Cadets and Northern...
Family support, always

Family support, always

Volunteering was instilled in Circular Head’s Citizen of the Year from a young age.  Born and bred in Circular Head, and as a founding member of Circular Head Rural Youth, Jenny Poke played a part in creating a community for young people working on the land.  It is through this group that Jenny met her husband Leighton Poke. Over the years, she took on the role of secretary at club...
Talent on the court

Talent on the court

Marshall Evans, Ella Cobbing, Milana Thorp and Jacob Furphy last week performed among the nation’s best up-and-coming players at the 2019 Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup.  The locals were among more than 700 players, coaches and officials at the annual competition played in Albury–Wodonga on the New South Wales and Victorian border. In his third appearance at the national...

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