Hey days of Coal­stoun Lakes re­vis­ited

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Erica Mur­ree

AL­MOST a cen­tury ago Frank Palmer Fowler do­nated land at Coal­stoun Lakes where the Sol­diers Memo­rial Hall now stands.

Daugh­ter Al­li­son White, of Biggen­den, said at the time there was talk that a hall would be built on land op­po­site the state school.

Mr Fowler’s do­na­tion of the par­cel of land – five rods, six perches and two-tenths of a perch – en­abled that hall to be built in 1916.

To­day it has had a num­ber of ex­ten­sions and up­grades and is a well-used fa­cil­ity.

A framed pho­to­graph of the gen­tle­man was un­veiled by Mrs White and her sisterin-law Joyce Fowler last Satur­day when for­mer Coal­stoun Lakes res­i­dents came back to the small vil­lage to rem­i­nisce days gone by.

For­mer res­i­dents trav­elled from Mary­bor­ough, Bris­bane, Mun­dub­bera and the South Bur­nett in­clud­ing Kevin and Heather Polzin of Wondai.

Mr Polzin said the an­nual re­union was an op­por­tu­nity for them to keep in contact with old friends and learn all the news.

Or­gan­iser Vi Rack­e­mann had on dis­play an ar­ray of pa­per clip­pings in­clud­ing many from the Cen­tral and North Bur­nett Times for peo­ple to browse through.

Pho­tos: Erica Mur­ree

OLD PHO­TO­GRAPHS: At Satur­day’s an­nual re­union at Coal­stoun Lakes Hall are Mary Ran­dall, Norma Mar­shall and Vi Rack­e­mann.

ALL RE­LATED: Gwen Kelso, Elaine Hunter, Joyce Fowler and Ellen Radel caught up on fam­ily news at the re­union.

Roy Hunter of Coal­stoun Lakes, Wilf Bott of Mary­bor­ough and Jick Dove of Biggen­den catch up on the past 12 months happenings at Satur­day’s an­nual re­union at the Coal­stoun Lakes Hall.

Heather Polzin (nee Bird) and Zane White check out the clip­pings from the Biggen­den Weekly and Cen­tral and North Bur­nett Times.

RE­MEM­BER­ING OLD TIMES: Es­mond Kim­ber of Mun­dub­bera, Des Staib of Coal­stoun Lakes and Kevin Polzin of Wondai.

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