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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Farewell Judy Bromfield OAM

A GRAVESIDE funeral service will be held tomorrow (Thursday) morning for former Derwent Valley councillor Judy Bromfield OAM. Mrs Bromfield passed away on Saturday morning following a long illness. Originally from the Huon, Mrs Bromfield lived in New Norfolk for most of her life and was well known as an

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Vale Sybil Churchill

WELL-KNOWN former community nurse Sybil Churchill passed away on Christmas Eve, aged 73. Mrs Churchill was the sister-in-charge of the New Norfolk Community Health Service for a number of years following her arrival in Tasmania in the 1980s. She brought many innovations to the district nursing service including the introduction

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New roles for youth worker

Matt Hill, centre, with D’FAT members at their AGM last week. OUTGOING Derwent Valley Council youth and community participation officer Matt Hill says he will stay involved with many of his project groups despite parting ways with the council from today. Leaving the council after nearly 15 years service, Mr

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Perri is the King of queens

WINNING the Southern Tasmanian Junior Football Association’s Under 17 women’s best and fairest award was quite the birthday present for New Norfolk’s Perri King. King turned 14 on the day of the STJFL best and fairest award night last month. The New Norfolk Under 17s women’s team member took out

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Brother’s personal monument to Lucille Butterworth

The Lucille Butterworth cairn alongside the Lyell Hwy. A CAIRN in memory of Lucille Butterworth has been erected at a site along the Lyell Highway this weekend. The site between Granton and New Norfolk is where police two years ago conducted a two-week dig for clues into the 1969 disappearance

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Leeroy rides off into the sunset

Natahlia, left, Lee and Sally Smith. ONE of the New Norfolk Old Scholars Hockey Club’s most respected players has hung up the gear after almost 40 years and 700 games. Lee Smith, 58, called it a day after playing her final game last Sunday against University at the Hockey Centre

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Irish rebel to be remembered this Sunday

REMEMBERING the death of Irish exile Thomas Francis Meagher 150 years ago will be theme of two speeches at historic St John’s Catholic Church at Richmond this Sunday. Thomas Francis Meagher, a famous Irish nationalist, was convicted for sedition sent into political exile in Van Diemen’s Land in 1849. While

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Farewell Stan Harrex

A GRAVESIDE service will be held at Malbina Cemetery tomorrow morning to farewell Stan Harrex the well-known veteran athlete and community worker who lost his life in the two-vehicle crash at Lawitta last week. Mr Harrex, of Hayes, was in his 89th year. The service will be held at 11am

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Honour roll recognises five local women

FIVE people with Derwent Valley connections are among the latest inductees to the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women. The roll was established in 2005 to recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to the state. The Honour Roll recognises both historical and contemporary contributions to Tasmania, ensuring women’s achievements

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