HOWARD TO CELEBRATE ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LAUNCH OF A BOOK ON THE HOWARD POOL

AS THE 50th anniversary of the opening of the Howard pool approaches, Burrum swimmer and author China Johnson is launching a book on the history of the pool.


“The Howard pool may be small, relative to pools in other country townships, but it was put there for a purpose – that was to teach children to swim and it has lived up to this expectation,” China said in his book titled Howard Pool the History.
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All proceeds from the sale of the book, to be launched at Howard’s Grand Hotel at 7pm on November 2, will be used to teach the district’s children to swim for free.
“I just love seeing kids get a chance in life,” China said.
He said in the 50 years since the 18m pool was built, it was believed that no child had drowned in the district.
John “Jesse” James said before the pool was built, swimming lessons were held in the Burrum River.
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He said the pool stood as a memorial to those who worked diligently to achieve their goal of building a pool so children could learn to swim as part of their school learning experience.
“Its continuing operation is testimony of the will of the people of the Burrum District to provide well for the youth of the area,” Jesse said.
Along with many fundraising activities such as raffles, China said coal miners showed their support for the project by agreeing to voluntarily contribute one shilling or about $5 in today’s currency, a week for 40 weeks.
“It is believed that this pool was the first one built in the state by the community and then to be open to the community,” he said

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The pool was officially opened on November 17, 1962, after four years and 10 months of paperwork and wading through red tape, and an eight-month construction period.
“One of the main attractions of the pool opening was a contest open to young ladies of the district,” China said.
The winner was judged, by an all-male panel, on her ability to parade in costumes and the title of The Siren of the Pool was awarded to 17-year-old June Bilsborough.
Her prize was a framed studio portrait and it has hung in her lounge room since 1962.
China said June still had the hand-stitched dress and the sashes worn in the photo and current swimming club member Lacee Froeschl would model the outfit during the 50th birthday celebration planned for November 17.
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Among the records that China was able to dig up during his research, was the tale of the “flying tadpole” Leonie Joy who set a club record for backstroke in 1975 that stood for 24 years.
Leonie passed on her sporting genes to her daughter Larrissa Miller who represented Australia in gymnastics at the recent London Olympic Games.
China said Leonie, now living in Brisbane, planned to return to Howard for the 50th birthday celebration on November 17.
The author also discovered a record set by Brad Green, who grew up in Howard but now lives in Hervey Bay, that has stood for 37 years.
In 1975 when Brad was 10, he set a record for a medley swim that has never been broken.
While China spent about 12 months researching the book and found records “the club didn’t even know existed”, he said Pacific Haven’s John and Carol Mitchell pulled all the information and photos together in a book format
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“They’ve done a marvellous job,” he said.
The book, priced at $20, will be available at Howard’s Van Cooten & Son’s Drapery after the November 2 launch.

Sourced from the local chronicle paper & published by Henry Sapiecha

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BUILDING A NEW BRIDGE ACROSS THE BURRUM RIVER NEAR BUXTON WOULD SAVE LIVES

A NEW BURRUM RIVER BRIDGE NEAR BUXTON IS ON THE CARDS SOME SAY

ACTIVISTS lobbying for the construction of a bridge across the Burrum River have renewed calls for it to be built to divert traffic away from the Bruce Hwy.

Lobbyists for the construction of a bridge across the Burrum River, just south of Buxton, have renewed calls for it to be built to divert traffic away from the Bruce Hwy.

Buxton Bridge Steering Committee spokesman Doug Walters said the bridge would permit traffic between Hervey Bay and Bundaberg to avoid the stretch of the Bruce between Maryborough and Childers.

“It is one of the worst black spots in Queensland at the moment,” Mr Walters said

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“If we build the bridge we will have an alternate route between Hervey Bay and Bundy that could take 80km off the round trip and about an hour’s travel.”

The RACQ has indicated that this alternative route could reduce traffic on the Bruce between Bundaberg and Howard by 20%.

Mr Walters said a recent petition circulated in Buxton had gathered universal support from the 300 residents who live in the town.

He conceded that funding was an obstacle as there would need to be about seven kilometres of road constructed as well as the bridge.

“But it is all flat country and advice I have been given is that the bridge itself would be low cost as it is at the narrowest part of the river where it is all rock. It would be easy to establish the footings at low tide.”
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TORBANLEA CRAIGNISH ROAD HAVING A MAKEOVER BY SGQ

MUCH NEEDED UPGRADE OF THE TORBANLEA TOOGOOM ROAD IS UNDER WAY AT LAST

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Resurfacing & restructuring of the road is long overdue but due to the lack of funds has been put off.

Now it is under way and we are so glad for it. Photos above tell the story.

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TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES READY TO GO AS THE BEST EVER YET AGAIN

Torbanlea annual picnic races 2012 Fraser Coast is set to be the biggest ever.

TORBANLEA’S annual picnic races are set to become one of the biggest events of their type in Australia.

The organising committee is re-energising the event and will put up one of the country’s richest picnic race prizes.

This year’s meeting on Saturday, October 20, will feature the Torbanlea Gold Rush Cup, offering $15,000 prizemoney.

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An exclusive field of 25 horses will be invited to compete down a straight, 500-metre course.

Torbanlea Picnic Races chairman Mal Chard said the time had come for a more professional approach to what had started out as a small community picnic meeting.

“We were swamped by supporters last year and the event buckled under the pressure; we just couldn’t continue to try and do things the old ways,” Mr Chard said. “In offering big prizemoney, we are hoping we will attract quality horses from through Queensland and Northern NSW to Torbanlea.”
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Calls from owners have been received from as far afield as Mareeba in far north Queensland.

He said the successful corporate tent area has been scaled back to 400 guests with a view to doing things right and giving every guest a great experience.

“Once again, we haven’t advertised the corporate offer but already more than half the 40 available tables have been locked away,” Mr Chard said. “All we need is good weather and this event will again deliver much-needed funds to many Torbanlea and Burrum community groups.”

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Those wishing to enter a horse in the Torbanlea Gold Rush should phone John Charlton on 0428 842 197 or 4129 9004. Nominations are $20 while the final acceptance fee is $180. Torbanlea is 20 minutes from Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

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HORRIFIC CAR TRUCK ACCIDENT JUST NORTH OF HOWARD CLAIMS LIVES OF FIVE PEOPLE IN THE WALKER FAMILY

BRUCE HIGHWAY NORTH OF HOWARD AT THE FRASER COAST QLD CLAIMS 5 LIVES IN HORRIFIC CRASH

WITNESSES watched horrified as a 4WD drifted across the Bruce Highway yesterday, causing one of Queensland’s worst crashes for more than a decade.

Five  people were killed, all in the Toyota Prado that crashed head-on into a  B-double truck 8km north of Howard at Nulla Flat Creek, midway between  Maryborough and Childers.

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Five members of the Walker  family were killed on their return from a trip away, less than an hour away from their Hervey Bay home when the crash happened at 3.45pm 30th Sunday.2012.

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