COVID19 – A Comic Horror Story

THIS IS A TRUE STORY; IT’S OFFERED AS A COUNTER TO THE ONGOING MISERY BEING FORCED UPON US BY THE MASS MEDIA THAT SEEM NEVER TO OFFER AN ENCOURAGING STORY. BAD NEWS GETS THEM...

First White Foot on Bribie Island

By Barry Clark, Bribie Island Historical Society A memorable day for the indigenous Joondooburri people of Bribie, 211 years ago, when they first saw a Sailing Ship coming to their island. The year was 1799....

Quiet Heroes

Many celebrations this year have been postponed because of COVID19. One is the official opening of the Joondoburri Walk. It is located behind the Bribie Island Community Kindergarten, 34 Cotterill Avenue, Bongaree. The wonderful...

Titanic Disaster – one of the political and financial fallouts

Everyone would be familiar with the story of the wreck of this great ship and the stories of personal tragedy attached to the event, but as with all great disasters there were financial and...

Accessible Australia

We are slowly recovering from the Covid-19 isolation and it’s now time for us as a community to find as many ways as possible to kick start the businesses and allow for us to...

Island Gardens

Hello and welcome back to Island Gardens. Today we're looking at another easy DIY improvement for your garden – a beautiful plant display stand. In this case right outside the kitchen window. A lovely...

Nankeen or Rufous Night-Herons

Nankeen or Rufous Night-Herons as they are sometimes called are often seen on Bribie Island. It is not unusual to see groups of up to 10 roosting in the cottonwood trees at Buckley’s Hole...

Culture and History of the First Nations People

Evidence of their presence can be seen in many places on Bribie Island. Large shell middens present demonstrate continual use of this coastal area over thousands of years. Families journeyed throughout the island, staying...

Home-Schooling

In Queensland, the children are, in the most part, back at school. Much to the relief of those parents who have been attempting to work from home themselves. Maybe it has instilled new respect...

6 Things You Thought You Knew About Salt That Just Aren’t True

Too much salt isn’t great, especially for our health. Salt – it’s a natural resource found everywhere from the ocean to our tears, it’s tasty and it can be really cheap to buy. But...

A Life Well Lived

The 10th of May 1938 was 477 days before the outbreak of the 2nd world war. It was also the day in Ilford, Essex, that proud parents Thomas Bones Cornett (aircraft engineer) and Agnes...

Fascinating Facts About Bribie

Bribie island has a remarkable history, with so many aspects of it about which I can write. Most people just enjoy the wonderful lifestyle here, without much thought of the amazing things that happened...

Getting Older

My regular readers will, by now, have worked out that I am no longer in the first flush of youth. Far from it, yet I do not yearn for my younger years, there are...