Monthly Archives: September 2014

Optometrist opens in Quirindi

Jared Beaman Those living in small communities are often at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing certain amenities. When it comes to eye care, local residents have often been forced to travel to distant centres like Tamworth in order to receive adequate services. Monday September 1 marked the opening of Paul Harvey Optometry in Quirindi. The business has established itself with the goal of providing a...

Celebrating Captain Phillip and the First Fleet

Jared Beaman A First Fleet Descendants’ Picnic was held on August 31 at the Wallabadah First and Second Fleet Memorial Gardens. The event marked the 200th year since the passing of Governor Arthur Phillip, the first British Governor of New South Wales. Phillip, an experienced sea captain, travelled to Australia during 1787 and 1788 as commander of the First Fleet and Governor-designate for that proposed British penal colony...

Talent shines at community event

Sally Alden Outstanding performers took to the stage at this year’s Quirindi’s Got Talent finals. The Royal Theatre was abuzz with dancers, jugglers, guitarists, a pianist, vocalists and a drummer on Saturday evening. The audience of over 200 spectators soaked up the celebration of the arts as competitors battled it out for the nearly $3,000.00 in cash and prizes. The man with the golden voice, radio announcer...