Monthly Archives: August 2013

Restoring the past

By Sally Alden Hard work and a passion for history have transformed the accommodation at the Terminus Hotel in Quirindi. The spacious 18 rooms and two flats have received the royal treatment with owners Jane and Simon Lewis painstakingly returning the grand accommodation to its former glory. The renovation masterpiece is the hotel’s red cedar stairwell that winds generously over three floors and includes 27 brass stair...

Author’s personal story inspires missing persons fiction nove

A new fiction novel about a missing Australian teenager in the late 1980s explores the far-reaching and long-term impacts when someone goes missing. Melissa-Jane Pouliot, who grew up in Quirindi, released her debut fiction novel 'Write About Me' as part of National Missing Persons Week. The novel is inspired by Melissa-Jane's cousin Ursula Dianne Barwick, who also grew up in Quirindi, who has been missing for 26...

Quirindi couple sign up for Cycle India 2014

By Stephanie McPhee An adventure-loving family from Australia admitted they simply couldn’t resist the challenge when they became the latest recruits for UK-based charity HEAL’s major international fundraiser, Cycle India 2014. HEAL (Health and Education for All) has raised £220,000 from three previous Cycle India events in 2008, 2010 and 2012 and already has cyclists from India, Great Britain, Germany, United States and Australia signed up for...