Farewell Errol Walsh

MAYDENA identity Errol Walsh will be farewelled at a funeral service at Glenorchy this Thursday, December 13. The former Maydena Community Association president died last Friday at the New Norfolk District Hospital, aged 77. He is survived by his wife Jenny and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service

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Farewell Ellen Sweet

A THANKSGIVING service of Holy Communion will be held for Mrs Ellen Sweet at St Matthew’s Anglican Church in Bathurst St, New Norfolk, at 10.30 tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. A highly regarded former nursing sister at the New Norfolk District Hospital and a member of the leadership team at St Matthew’s

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Vale Sheila Maxfield

FORMER teacher Sheila Maxfield is being remembered by generations of grateful students following her death at New Norfolk yesterday. A long-serving educator, artist and community worker, Mrs Maxfield passed away at Corumbene Nursing Home, aged 89. Best remembered as an art teacher at New Norfolk High School, she also turned

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Vale Peter Birchall

Peter Birchall receiving his Bothwell LionsClub life membership last year. WELL-KNOWN former Derwent Valley and Central Highlands police officer and community worker Peter Birchall died earlier this week, aged 73. A long-serving policeman at New Norfolk and Bothwell, his bravery was officially recognised by Tasmania Police after he and wife

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Maydena remembers its Victoria Cross hero

Percy Statton VC MM A COMMEMORATIVE service and morning tea will be held at the Maydena RSL Club tomorrow (Sunday) at 10.30am to mark the 100th anniversary of local man Percy Statton being awarded the Victoria Cross. The highest award in the honours systems of Australia, Great Britain, Canada, New

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Vale Belle Pearson, 1923-2018

LOCAL musician and educator Belle Pearson has died in her 95th year. Well known to generations of Derwent Valley residents through her work in local schools, in her retirement Mrs Pearson was one of the founders and key supporters of the Derwent Valley Concert Band. Mrs Pearson arrived in New

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Farewell tea for Mrs Thorley

The late Eileen Thorley, left, dressed as the Easter Bunny,with Lydia Graham at an event at the Old Colony Inn. FORMER New Norfolk shopkeeper Eileen Thorley will be remembered by friends at an afternoon tea on July 13. Mrs Thorley, who operated her Pennyworth bric-a-brac shop for about 20 years,

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Crash on Boyer Rd

6.15PM UPDATE: The road is now open to traffic.EARLIER: POLICE have advised that Boyer Rd is closed until further notice tonight, from both the New Norfolk and Bridgewater ends. Emergency services are at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the area and police have advised motorists to avoid the area. Social media commentators say the crash

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Remembering dressmaker Elaine O’Neil

Bridesmaids Helena O’Neill, left, and Edna Gill, 9, with19-year-old bride Elaine Gill. AT the first anniversary of the passing of Elaine O’Neill (nee Gill), her sister the well known local artist Edna “Gillem” Reid wonders know how many people living in the Derwent Valley and surrounds may have memories of

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Ex-servicewoman leads local Dawn Service

Today’s Dawn Service at New Norfolk. ONLOOKERS burst into a round of applause as a parade of about 100 veterans and community members approached the New Norfolk Cenotaph this morning. The New Norfolk RSL Club’s Anzac Day Dawn Service attracted a crowd of several hundred which started to gather around

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Gretna chief’s half-century celebrated

Peter Rainbird, left, receives a certificate for 50years of service to the Gretna Cricket Club fromsecretary Rhys Browning. A REMARKABLE record of 50 years service to the Gretna Cricket Club by its president Peter Rainbird was acknowledged at the  club’s annual dinner and trophy night last Saturday. Rainbird’s contribution to

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Farewell to Rose

IT wasn’t just about cricket at Gretna last Saturday. Sadly during the preceding week, 17-year-old Rose Lillie Ackerly — sister to Gretna Cricket Club member Jackson Ackerly — lost her long battle with neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer. Finding out that Rose was very passionate about raising awareness of

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