Monthly Archives: May 2013

Community Sustainability Wins

The Sustainable Namoi Living Program was recently named Grand Champions at the Tamworth Community Sustainability Awards, run by the Tamworth Tidy Towns Committee. Sustainable Namoi Living is famous for its annual free expo. This year 4,000 people came to learn about the many ways we can all live more sustainably. People made their own mud bricks, built native bird roost boxes, checked out live native animals,...

History preserved at the Society

On Wednesday May 22 the Annual General Meeting was held for the Quirindi and District Historical Society at the cottage. A special item of business was the presentation to the Society of a photograph of Dorothy Durrant, AM, BA (Hons). Dorothy was a member of QDHS since its formation in 1960. Dorothy wrote and/or edited 28 books recording the history of Quirindi and district. Dorothy’s picture...

Emma, Student of the Year

Emma Lawrence should be on top of the world; and she is. After receiving the New England Student of the Year award as well as the Primary Industries Award for studies in Agriculture her world is wonderful and looking as bright as ever. From the age of seven Emma had been living in areas of rural Australia on farming properties. At twelve years of age...