Amanda Harrison, Sandy MacQuarrie, Dean Cording and Darryl Hall. Image supplied.
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Beechmont set to save lives

Lower Beechmont just became a lot safer with the installation of two community defibrillation units. Three months of fundraising saw over $9,500 raised, culminating in the installation of two defibrillators, a community first aid training […]

Michael and Susan Cully. Photo: Keer Moriarty.
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A Landcare champion

Susan Cully, a stalwart of Beechmont Landcare will soon be leaving the district to move closer to family in Brisbane.  Her knowledge and expertise will be a great loss to the local community. She was […]

Anzac Day service on Beechmont, 2022. Photo: Kim Smith.
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A day of remembrance – Anzac Day 2023

Canungra and Beechmont will remember those who gave their lives in conflicts at services in each town on 25 April 2023. Canungra Services Canungra RSL Sub-Branch President, David Day, said Anzac Day has strong associations […]

Beechmont’s Kuweni Dias Mendis’ project was awarded a $10,000 Big Idea grant from Council’s RADF Program. Photo: Supplied.
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Kuweni’s Big Idea!

Local artist Kuweni Dias Mendis has received a $10,000 Big Idea grant from Scenic Rim Regional Counil. Kuweni’s project called ‘Running Rivers: Pigments of Place’ researches the traditional process of extracting colour pigments from natural […]

Tones and I playing to the crowd at Providence Hall, Beechmont. Photo: Loys Photography.
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Tones and I Busks Beechmont

Global sensation and multiple ARIA Award winning artist Tones And I (Toni Watson)  returned to her roots, performing a one-off gig at Beechmont’s Providence Farm Hall, the location of her first video shoot in 2018. […]

Satin Bowerbird in Gwingana Reserve. Photo: Supplied.
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Gwingana Bushland Reserve

The second in our tour of Beechmont Reserves is the Gwingana Bushland Reserve which is a tiny piece of land high up on Gwingana Court.  Until a couple of years ago this reserve appeared to […]

Rankin home on Beechmont, 1904. Ernie Rankin, Mrs George Rankin (snr), WT (Bill) Rankin, Elsie Rankin, Nell Rankin, Ted Berry (Pitt Sawyer). Photo taken by Bob Marsh and used courtesy of Canungra Visitor Information Centre and Rankin family.
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Beechmont Pioneers

Originally from Bundaberg, the Rankin family first selected land on Beechmont in the late 1800s, moving to the area early in the next century. George Rankin (Snr), his wife Maria moved to the area with […]