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Wildlife. Native. Birds. Cuckoo. Australian. Queensland. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay (1)

Bribie Island Wildlife – BRONZE – CUCKOOS

Tags: Wildlife. Native. Birds. Cuckoo. Australian. Queensland. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay Bronze-Cuckoos are the smallest of the Cuckoo species in Australia. They have iridescent bronze-green plumage and are barred on their underparts. Their calls are similar. All are parasitic and lay their eggs in other...

THE DUNNY DOOR

Generally speaking, I am not one for collecting material washed up on the beach. I left that to my husband who could not wander along the strand without bringing home a selection of hooks, lines, and sinkers, along with a variety of other objects...
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The Bribie WINELANDER

The merry go round of the judging of wines around Australia has begun with the Royal Queensland Wine Show and it was a $15 Shiraz from Deep Woods Estate near Yallingup in Western Australia that took out the trophy and gold medal for Best...

BEAUTY VS BURGLARY

Familiar old sayings such as “good as gold, cheaper than chips” have long been around in the Aussie vernacular but “beauty vs burglary” is not normally as common as maybe it should. The past 23 years living on our beautiful island, 14 of which...
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BRIBIE BOWLS CLUB BOTTLE CAP CAMPAIGN

Bottle caps are fully recyclable. Unfortunately, as reported on ABC’s ‘War on Waste’, they aren’t being recycled. They get sent to landfill, they fall through machinery, and in worst-case scenarios, if attached to a bottle, they can explode and force expensive repacking issues. This...

GOING OUT ON A HIGH

After seven years of hosting the New Year’s Eve markets and fireworks in Brennan Park, the BIDCA (Bribie Island District Community Appeal) team are ready to hand over the event to any organisation that would like to take it on. BIDCA President Sharon Parsons has...

Craig’s Artist of the Month talk 9th August

A MOUNTAIN AND HIS CAMERA Our favourite 6ft 5in ‘mountain’ is back with us as Artist of the Month for August, right on time for the Matthew Flinders Art Prize in the gallery. And that, as many readers will know, is significant because Craig Rohse...
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Helly’s Celebrities of the 20th Century – KENNY BAKER

Tags: Celebrities. Famous People. Actors. KENNY BAKER C 3PO Star Wars. “I’d sooner be a dwarf than a giant!” declares 44-year-old Kenny Baker bravely with vehemence and philosophical conviction that belies his 112 cm (3’8”) frame as the smallest man in England. But what an icon...
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Queensland History – STEPPING THROUGH HISTORY

Tags: History. Historical. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Queensland. Australia WALK WITH ME THRO’ OLD BRIBIE Barry Clark I write this regular History Page to introduce readers to a few fascinating facts about this place where we live. For those who are recent arrivals, and those who have...
Native Australian Wildlife. Birds. BooBook Owls. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Queensland (3)

AUSTRALIAN BOOBOOK OWL – NINOX NOVAESEELANDIAE

Tags: Native Australian Wildlife. Birds. BooBook Owls. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Queensland Australian Boobook Owls are the smallest and most common of the Australian Owls and are reasonably common breeding residents on Bribie Island. They are 30-35 cm in length and weigh 120-350 g. They...

Need grant money for your community group?

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has committed $150,000 to fund up to 20 local community infrastructure projects across the electorate of Longman. Federal Member for Longman Terry Young said projects would be funded as part of a $22.65 million investment nationwide under Round 5 of...

THE CHANGING FACE OF TELEVISION

SEEING IS BELIEVING! HARVEY NORMAN ROTHWELL HAS THE AMAZING SAMSUNG 8K TV... AND YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT. According to John Manning, Electrical Proprietor of Harvey Norman Rothwell, Harvey Norman as a brand, is always the first choice retailer by all suppliers...

Gloss Magazine Bribie Islander 16th Edition August 1st 2019 Issue 93

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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Bribie Island – Fishing report, tide times – July – August 2019

Tags: Fishing report Bribie Island. Tide Times. Moreton Bay. Caboolture. Beachmere. Sandstone Point. Bellara. Bongaree. Woorim. Banksia Beach Ask any tradie around about the importance of having the right tools for the job, same goes for fishing. It can become pretty tricky when selecting a...

SERPENTINE STORIES

It would seem that St Patrick never visited Bribie Island, or if he did, he had forgotten his Irish miracles. Now that the cooler weather has arrived and the snakes are snoozing, I feel I can recount a few snake stories without tempting fate....
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MOVIE REVIEW – YESTERDAY

Tags: Yesterday. Movie Reviews. Bizarre or imaginative; far-fetched or creative… You will be on one side or the other as a viewer of Yesterday by filmmaker, Daniel Boyle. Jack Malik, played by Himesh Patel is a struggling British musician hoping for fame and fortune in...
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SOPHIA LOREN – HELLY’S CELEBRITIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Tags: Sophia Loren Celebrities. Actors. Movie Stars. Famous People Behind a large semicircular glass table, at London’s Harvey Nichols department store, Sophia Loren is holding court. The Academy Award-winning 52-year-old actress, born in Rome, is still one of the most beautiful women of the 20th...
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History – REMEMBER AUSTRALIA?

Tags: History. Historical. Australia. This month the world remembers the day 50 years ago when man first landed on the moon in 1969. A few special “Senior” readers may be able to remember things that happened more than 80 years ago, such as the opening...
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Bribie Island Wildlife MICRO BATS

Tags: Native wildlife. Bats. Australian. Queensland. Bribie Island There are two types of bats - Mega Bats and Micro Bats. Mega Bats are large and Micro Bats are small being 4-16 cm in length and weighing 3-150 grams and makeup about 70% of all bats....
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The Bribie Winelander July 2019

Tags: Wine. Wineries. Red. White. Australian. Queensland A few weeks ago we noted the contribution that Mr Tom Angove made to the Australian wine industry when he invented the first wine cask in 1965 which after some improvements went on to introduce thousands of consumers...
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TEACH THE TEACHER’ FUNDING – ROTARY HELPS OUR SCHOOLS!

Tags: Rotary Club. Queensland. Bribie Island. Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program The Rotary Club of Bribie Island has received a Rotary District Grant to assist with the training of teachers at the three Island schools and St Michael’s College, Caboolture. Rotary District grants are...
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BIG PLANS FOR PENSIONERS’ CLUB

Tags: Bribie Island Clubs and Groups. Recently the Toorbul & Donnybrook Pensioners’ Club held its AGM at Toorbul. The current committee was congratulated, and the new committee received their badges from our local member Simone Wilson. Simone is always a welcome visitor at the TDPC...
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Art Gallery – EXCITEMENT BUILDING AT THE GALLERY

Tags: Matthew Flinders Art Gallery. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Brisbane. Artists Meet the 2019 MFAP Judges Meet the 2019 Matthew Flinders Art Prize Judges at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre this morning Friday 19 July. Hear Lyne Marshall and Michael Brennan in their Question &...
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ARE YOU DRY IN JULY

For many of us, a beer or a glass of wine on occasions, at a barbie, a party or on a regular basis is just a part of our everyday life. Some of us are alcohol-free and don’t touch a drop. I met with...

EMERGENCY ON BRIBIE

A new proposed multi-level Minor Accident/ Emergency Centre & Hospital for Bribie Island and nearby areas. Husband and wife Raahul and Arti Vaid are the Doctors making this happen with plans waiting for imminent council DA approval for a five-story building on lot 8...

Gloss Magazine Bribie Islander 15th Edition July 19 2019 Issue 92

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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History – SHAPING BRIBIE’S FUTURE IN 1920’S

Tags: History. Historical. Bribie Island. Queensland. Brisbane. Moreton Bay. Australia Future Fishing In the 1920’s people came in their thousands by Steamship to the peace and quiet of Bribie Island to camp and enjoy the extensive wildlife, and always get a good catch of fish. Much...
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Bribie Island – 100-YEAR MILESTONE FOR GIRL GUIDES

Tags: Bribie Island Girl Guides. Girl Guides have been active on Bribie Island for 47 years, opening the doors at Webster Street in 1972. The girls and their volunteer leaders have been involved in lots of community activities. You’ve probably seen us along the beaches...

FINDING BRIBIE ENDS COUPLE’S SEARCH

Tags: Retirement. Travel. Tourism destinations. Queensland. Moreton Bay. Three years ago, my hubby Ian and I visited the Sunshine Coast region, from NSW, searching for a change, looking at over 50 resorts and parks, we came across Bribie Island and an over 50’s new resort...
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History – Queensland LOOKING BACK 250 YEARS

Tags: Captain Cook. History. Historical events. Queensland. Australia In a few months’ time, we will all be preparing for the start of the year 2020, which is the 250 year Anniversary of James Cook being the first to sail and claim the East Coast of...
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Bribie Island Wildlife – GREY SHRIKE – THRUSH – COLLURICINCLA HARMONICA

Tags: Native wildlife. Birds. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Queensland. Australia Grey Shrike-thrushes are moderately common on Bribie Island in forest areas and occasionally venture into suburbia. Their melodious call is often a signal that this rather plain bird is nearby. Throughout Australia, there are several...
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MATTHEW FLINDERS ART PRIZE 2019 Gallery – Starts July 20th

Tags: art gallery, Matthew Flinders, artist, artwork, Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Brisbane Excitement is building for the opening of this year’s Matthew Flinders Art Prize. Now in its 21st year, the Matthew Flinders Art Prize honours artists of all mediums and showcases the wonderful Bribie...
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Gloss Magazine Bribie Islander 14th Edition July 5 2019 Issue 91

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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PREPARATION KEY TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Tags: Bribie Island Emergency Services When disaster strikes, either by natural or man-made means, it is what happens immediately after the initial event that sets the scene for the effectiveness of any response. Bribie Islanders have been blessed that we have not had to deal with...

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