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Read the delightful email chat happening between present and past residents of Toowong. If you wish to contribute, please cc me in on the emails. sue@smartype.com.au

Richard Stringer Wine and Cheese Evening was a great success. Thank you everyone.

Next Meeting of the WTCA Inc.
21st of July, 2002

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the very successful working bee on the creek on Sunday the 26th of May.

We managed to get plant over 50 more trees and shrubs, pull more rubbish from the site and survey the creek upstream and down to identify future sites requiring work. The follow up rain that we are now enjoying couldn't have been timed better if we had ordered it.

A good soaking at this stage will help all the plants become estabilished. Special thanks to the members of the University of Queensland Bridge Club from coming along last Sunday morning to work and also for providing the barbque for volunteers that we enjoyed afterwards.

The Bridge Club's continuing support of this project is greatly valued and we appreciate you finding time for projects like our in your busy schedules. Plans of the next working bee will be forwarded when we have them in place. Thanks again Regards Morag.

Subscriptions for 2002 are NOW DUE.
Please send your cheque for $10 per person ($1 for pensioners) to:
Andrew Murdoch
Treasurer, WTCA Inc.
5 Warrawee Street
Toowong Q 4066

Table of Objectives for 2002 from Feb meeting. Download.

History Group
Next Meeting: Thur 30th May 2002 to organise the Wine and Cheese Evening
at Toowong State School at 7:00pm in the Teacher Common Room
(Note the Venue Change)

Contact: Liam Scanlan 3870 5134


Toowong Creek Working Bees - 9:00am , Sunday 26 May
First Sunday of every month. Brosley Road / Exmouth Street part of the creek. Please wear a long sleeve shirt, hat and insect/sun lotion. For further details, please contact the secretary.

West Toowong Creek Rehab Group.
For creek working bee enthusiasts, a schedule of forthcoming bees follows:

The next one is on Sunday 26th May (meeting at 9.00, in the park on the corner of Exmouth and Gower Streets), and is a tree planting and creek walk to survey the creek from head waters to Miskin Street. All welcome!

This rehabilitation work is progressing wonderfully, with lots of successfully established plantings and effective clearing. The madeira vine which infests much of the creek banks takes a lot of beating, but we are making good progress.

Dean - Thanks for your support. Think globally, act locally.

Speech by Ronan Lee
"Mr LEE:
I commend the work carried out by two other groups, the St Lucia History Group and the Toowong History Group, which meet regularly. The Toowong group is in the process of preparing for the centenary of Toowong next year. We are publishing a book about the history of Toowong and I am playing a small part by coordinating the chapter on education in Toowong. I compliment the hard work of Leigh Chamberlain, a local resident who has been a long-time supporter of historical activities in the St Lucia and Toowong areas." MORE

More information about your local councillor Judy Magub

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