Book launch

History. Stanley Discovery Museum will launch a new book next month that delves into the allotment history of Stanley. Along the Terrace: The Owners and Occupiers of Stanley 1843 – 1922 is the culmination of three years of research and compilation by Burnie historian Betty Jones. State Minister for Health, Michael Ferguson, will officially launch the …

3 years ago

Connecting with others

Travel. Adventure runs through the blood of Smithton Scouts members, so when given the chance to venture into unfamiliar territory, they accept. Accompanied by two leaders, eight scouts aged between 11 and 13 will spend two weeks in Sydney, attending the 2016 Australian Jamboree. Held at Cataract Scout Park, the scouts will be challenged with BMX riding, …

3 years ago

Rock-steady revamp

Facility. A Stanley wharf ramp that had been derelict for over a decade has been replaced by a more sustainable design over the past four weeks. The Tasports-commissioned project aims to assist larger vessels to dock and load their cargo more efficiently, with ships using a ‘roll on, roll off’ (RORO) method to transport cattle …

3 years ago
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Night of light

Event. The 2015 Science Gig sparked an interest within the community on Monday night, igniting conversations about the science of light. Held at the Circular Head Recreation and Community Centre, organisers welcomed more than 250 people along to the educational evening. Locals were kept entertained by interactive displays produced by students from Smithton High School and Circular …

3 years ago

Cultural appreciation

Scouting. Nathan Scott-Williams recently attended the Winter Ball of Scottish Country Dancing at the Hobart Town Hall. Working toward his Queen Scout Award as a Venturer Scout, Nathan is learning to play the bagpipes and has joined the Burnie Pipe Band, out of respect for his Scottish ancestry. However, this would not be possible without …

3 years ago

Junior mathletes

Education. Primary-aged students from local state schools put their thinking caps on last week as they challenged themselves in the Maths Relay. Grade five and six students from Redpa, Stanley, Smithton, Edith Creek and Forest primary schools took pride in representing their school at the numeracy event held at Forest PS last Tuesday. Schools held …

3 years ago

Konnichiwa Scouts!

Smithton Scouts member Maxwell Pardo recently returned home from the trip of a lifetime, conferring with fellow scouts at an international event. Having travelled to or living in 17 countries around the world, Maxwell has followed his mother Nadira to some exciting destinations including Niagra Falls, the Egyptian Pyramids and Kazakhstan’s version of the Grand …

3 years ago
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Kenneth James Evans (June 11, 1924 – August 3, 2015)

Born in Leesville, Kenneth James was one of Harry and Lavinia Evans’ six children. He attended the local Smithton school and worked in a timber mill before he left for the Army at the age of 15. Though his formal schooling ended in grade four, Mr Evans wrote and published three books concerning local history and a first-hand …

3 years ago

Going troppo for art

Creativity. Emma Berechree’s hobby of painting faces broadened recently as she placed second in the inaugural Tasmanian Body Art Competition. The Smithton woman was one of five competitors from across the state who took part in the event held at the Burnie Town Hall at the beginning of the month. Having previously enjoyed face painting …

3 years ago

Eyes on the prize

Cricket. Smithton’s Pearce Watling will don the Tasmanian colours once more after being named in a 13-man squad in this year’s U/17 Cricket Australia National Championships. After receiving a call-up in the state’s U/15 representative side last year, the 16-year-old has taken the next step in Cricket Tasmania’s development program after being selected for the …

3 years ago