Hey days of Coalstoun Lakes revisited
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.
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.