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The Bribie Islander Gloss Magazine June 19th 2020 Issue 116

Issue 116 OUT NOW. Get all your community news and information. Bribie Islands only community gloss magazine NOW EVERY TWO WEEKS! – Articles on boating, camping, fishing, life, drama, travel destinations, sports and what to see and do on Bribie Island. Covering charities, organisations,...

The Bribie Islander Gloss Magazine June 5th 2020 Issue 115

Issue 115 OUT NOW. Get all your community news and information. Bribie Islands only community gloss magazine NOW EVERY TWO WEEKS! – Articles on boating, camping, fishing, life, drama, travel destinations, sports and what to see and do on Bribie Island. Covering charities, organisations,...

The Bribie Islander Gloss Magazine May 22nd 2020 Issue 114

Issue 114 OUT NOW. Get all your community news and information. Bribie Islands only community gloss magazine NOW EVERY TWO WEEKS! – Articles on boating, camping, fishing, life, drama, travel destinations, sports and what to see and do on Bribie Island. Covering charities, organisations,...

The Bribie Islander Gloss Magazine May 8th 2020 Issue 113

Issue 113 OUT NOW. Get all your community news and information. Bribie Islands only community gloss magazine NOW EVERY TWO WEEKS! – Articles on boating, camping, fishing, life, drama, travel destinations, sports and what to see and do on Bribie Island. Covering charities, organisations,...

The Bribie Islander Gloss Magazine April 24th 2020 Issue 112

Issue 112 OUT NOW. Get all your community news and information. Bribie Islands only community gloss magazine NOW EVERY TWO WEEKS! – Articles on boating, camping, fishing, life, drama, travel destinations, sports and what to see and do on Bribie Island. Covering charities, organisations,...

The Bribie Islander Gloss Magazine April 11th 2020 Issue 111

Issue 111 OUT NOW. Get all your community news and information. Bribie Islands only community gloss magazine NOW EVERY TWO WEEKS! – Articles on boating, camping, fishing, life, drama, travel destinations, sports and what to see and do on Bribie Island. Covering charities, organisations,...

The Commemorative Booklet celebrating the Bribie Island Lions Club’s 50th anniversary

BRIBIE ISLAND LIONS CLUB ANNIVERSARY This booklet is a compilation of photos and information collected from different history books and members sharing the Bribie Lions Club’s hard work and service for our community and surrounds over the past 50 years. It was made possible by...

Bribie Island Wildlife – Black Kite Milvus migrans

Tags: Native wildlife. Birds. Black Kite Moreton Bay. Queensland. Australia. Black Kites are seen very rarely on Bribie Island but are more common on the mainland around Caboolture. I have sometimes seen one flying between the Bribie Bridge and Ningi. They are a little smaller...

History of some sports on Bribie Island

History of Bribie Island sports. Moreton Bay. Brisbane. Queensland This article tells the start of some sporting clubs and activities on Bribie island. The Brisbane Tug & Steamship Co. opened up Bribie island to day-trippers and holidaymakers, when they leased land, built a jetty, and...

Helly’s celebrities of the 20th century – in the kingdom of James Clavell

It’s a bad start to our first meeting in Austria in 1969, interviewing novelist screen writer-director-producer of KING RAT, TAI-PAN, SHOGUN and NOBLE HOUSE fame, JAMES CLAVELL. Each novel is an instant bestseller and all, in the 70s and 80s, will be released globally...

The Illusion of Away

“Greetings one and all, dearest and fair, mighty and little, Island-folk”. Honesty compels me to come clean and confess my - unpatriotic to the last article – behaviour. Help, help! For I have succumbed to the pressure of summer heat and have not only been...

Arrival – Home Swapping Part 1

REGULAR FEATURES “HAVE YOU BEEN OVERSEAS AGAIN?” ASK OUR FRIENDS ENVIOUSLY. “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN THIS TIME?” “HOW CAN YOU AFFORD THREE MONTHS AWAY?” No, we are not millionaires, but like many retirees we have gone some way to solve the dilemma of being time...
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Types of Low or No Alcohol Wines

In recent editions of The Bribie Islander Magazine, we have covered the growth of organic wines which although looks impressive only comes from a very small base. There is another segment that is also continuing to grow but has been around since the making...
What is the Coronavirus, where did it come from and why its so dangerous

What is the Coronavirus, where did it come from and why its so dangerous

"Feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell. I hope this helps. Feel free to share this to others who don’t understand... It has to do with RNA sequencing... I.e. genetics. Seasonal flu is an...
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History – Bribie News 60 years ago

My regular articles about Bribie History are generally bases on research and information from up 100 years ago, but 60 years ago is much more recent. The last article about a “Future Vision for Bribie” was a bit different and got some interesting reactions....
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Little Red Flying Foxes Visit the Sanctuary of Bribie Island

A most remarkable phenomenon is happening right now here on Bribie Island. Thousands of the Little Red Flying Foxes have come to enjoy the flowering trees. They are the only flying fox in the world that almost exclusively eats nectar. As many Australian eucalypts...

Gloss Magazine Bribie Islander March 27th 2020 Issue 110

Get all your community news and information. Bribie Islands only community gloss magazine NOW EVERY TWO WEEKS! – Articles on boating, camping, fishing, life, drama, travel destinations, sports and what to see and do on Bribie Island. Covering charities, organisations, places, children’s activities, arts...
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Australian Wildlife – Arrival – BIRDS IN THE YARD

I have very mixed feelings about our South East Queensland Summers; all that heat and humidity. I found it particularly trying when I first came to Bribie and made my feelings quite clear to my longsuffering husband. However, there are, and were compensations. The...
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THE LAUGHTER CLUB

Ann Mitchell contacted a worldwide organisation which showed her the benefits of laughter. Bribie Let’s Laugh was formed thirteen years ago. Laughter motivates pleasure and feeling good, giving life a meaning and purpose. It is the best medicine and its free. Let yourself go and laugh...
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Department of transport – Pay as you go REGO

We all know car registration is pretty expensive and seems to come around at the worst of times. Mine hits just after Christmas and when the kids go back to school. It would be great if we could have a system in place as...
ELECTRICAL ENERGY and climate change

ELECTRICAL ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE

The western world relies on a stable, regular comparatively cheap supply of generated electricity! Much of it Coal or Gas fired. Today in Australia for various reasons, this has become a problem, particularly the costs to consumers. Prices have risen around 200% in recent...
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WATER SAVING TIPS

Turn the water off while you brush your teeth. Shower with a friend. Use your automatic dishwasher and clothes washer for full loads only. Keep a bottle of cold water in the refrigerator. This eliminates the need to run the tap water until...
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Home and garden – Weed Killers that WON’T Harm Plants

Weeds are also called “invasive plants” because they invade your garden and spread. If left unchecked, a weed infestation can take over an entire yard and turn it into an eyesore. Many people have trouble dealing with aggressive weeds because the poisons and weed...

Proposed Seaweed Farm to be located Southern end of Pumicestone Passage BIEPA In Moreton...

The Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association (BIEPA) has been actively caring for our special habitat and its residents for 41 years. BIEPA supports, in principle, as does Healthy Land and Water, the establishment of commercial seaweed farm industries in Australia. A seaweed farm in...
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What does having the coronavirus feel like?

A doctor explains how COVID-19 attacks the body and why it can make us feel so awful. When Dr. Clare Gerada, a 60-year-old general practitioner (GP) and former chair of the Royal College of GPs in the UK, recently caught coronavirus, she said it was...

Gloss Magazine Bribie Islander March 13th 2020 Issue 109

Get all your community news and information. Bribie Islands only community gloss magazine NOW EVERY TWO WEEKS! – Articles on boating, camping, fishing, life, drama, travel destinations, sports and what to see and do on Bribie Island. Covering charities, organisations, places, children’s activities, arts...
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Australian Bribie Wildlife – Whistling Kite Halaistur Sphenurus

Whistling Kite. Australian, Queensland, Moreton Bay, Bribie Island native wildlife. Birds. Whistling Kites are medium-sized raptors commonly seen and heard while soaring above all areas of Bribie Island. Their whistling calls while in flight or perched are an indication that they are present. Much of...
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THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

Fire is not a gentle master! It is 17 years since my husband, son, golden retriever, Charlie, and I survived the Firestorm that hit Canberra on Saturday 18 January 2003. This was the worst natural disaster to ever strike the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). As...
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HELLY’S CELEBRITIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY – Peter Sellers

THE BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE AND MEN... PETER SELLERS’ films brought laughter and happiness to millions, but in real life, he had more than his share of heartbreak with broken marriages and failed love affairs. Bard Robert Burns’ 1786 proverb “The best-laid plans of...

My Bribie

Sue Wighton is a Brisbane writer and frequent Bribie visitor, who wrote weekly opinion pieces for the Courier-Mail from 2011 to 2014. Sue is keen to contribute regularly to the Bribie Islander, sharing her observations both serious and amusing. She has been known to...
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EDIBLE NATIVE PLANT LIST SUNSHINE COAST REGION Part 1

Everyone is familiar with easy-to-grow edible plants such as mint, rosemary, thyme, and other herbs, but did you know there are a range of native Australian plants that are also edible and can be easily grown at home? These plants are versatile and flavoursome...

Bribie History – How it was in the 1920’s

Tags: History. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Queensland. Australia 1920s WALK IN OLD BRIBIE This article looks into life on Bribie Island in 1920 and is an invitation to come on a free HERITAGE WALK with me in March or May. The attached poster shows the dates of...

Next to the Lap of Luxury – Nikita Chee

Dear Island-friends, Recent wet-weather events have been, in-part, inspiring to the personal development of interesting new thoughts and habits. Oh, and everything is looking so lush, green and healthy! Are we not blessed with the belongings of subtropical climate? As well, recent endeavours along...

ARRIVAL – Scaling & Filleting

My husband and I were both what was termed “frying pan fishermen”, meaning if you can’t eat it; don’t bother trying to catch it. Not for us big game fish, but small sweet winter Whiting, Bream, Flathead, and Moses Perch. The occasional Flatfish we...