Archive for the 'Local history' Category

Then and Now – Celebrating the rich history of Tintenbar over the past century

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Then, people used to hang a sheet outside their property to alert others that they needed to fetch a doctor : now the community of Tintenbar has a fully staffed medical practice Then ,it used to take a week to get to Grafton for the races via horse and cart: now it takes only an […]

Historical moments captured in Lennox Head

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Ballina Shire Council, together with the Lennox Head Heritage Committee, a sub-committee of the Lennox Head Residents Association, is proud to launch two new interpretive signage panels in Lennox Head. Following the success of the Historic Ballina Waterfront Trail installed along the Richmond River in Ballina, the Lennox Head panels tell two important stories. The […]

Does your community hall have a story to tell?

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Hall committees on the Northern Rivers were given the rock star treatment last Wednesday with Brian Ritchie, Curator of MONA FOMA and bassist of American alternative rock band Violent Femmes, officially launching Arts Northern Rivers’ new arts project, If These Halls Could Talk. Arts Northern Rivers received Arts NSW Regional Partnerships funding for the two-year […]

Ballina’s Historic Waterfront Trail launched

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Ballina Shire Council has announced the launch of Ballina Shire’s first interpretive signage trail, Historic Ballina Waterfront. The trail consists of 19 signage panels that are located along the pathway between North Wall and Fawcett Park in Ballina. The trail provides brief insights into the historic importance of the river to the shire’s earliest European […]

New Bunnings Store for Ballina to open Monday 29th July 2013

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

The new Bunnings store in Ballina is all set for the opening on Monday 29th July. With over 6,000 pallets delivered over the past four weeks, the shelves are fully stocked for the anticipated buzz of shoppers. Manager, Mr Brett Jones said that the 140 team members have been busy preparing for the opening, the […]

Pioneer history on display at Visitor Information Centre

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The Ballina Visitor Information Centre is featuring ‘Pioneering the Northern Rivers’, a new exhibition by local artists Riki and Bill Mason. The exhibition takes visitors on a colourful journey into our past, featuring original artworks and woodworks depicting our pioneering heritage from 1840-1935. The exhibition is currently on display and will run until Wednesday, September […]

Dust Storm in Alstonville

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

After Barry posted the Dust Storm in Ballina story, we have had a few responses from readers of our blog. One of our Ballina.Info readers, Rose from Alstonville, has sent us a few photos of the dust storm over Alstonville.

Book tells the story of Ballina’s waterfront dance hall, skating rink

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

A recently published book on the East Ballina Waterfront Dance Hall and Skating Rink is sure to bring the memories flooding back for long-time Ballina locals. The book traces the history of the dance hall, built originally as an open-air dance floor on Byron Creek at Bangalow in the 1920s, its removal to the waterfront […]

Workshop will help with your family memorabilia

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

A skills development workshop for people interested in learning about archival and conservation techniques for personal collections of memorabilia will be held on Saturday (April 28) at Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus library. The workshop is being hosted by the Aquarian Archive Inc in conjunction with the Richmond River Historical Society, Southern Cross University library […]

The life of a riverman to be recorded

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Tregeagle retired boat skipper Tom Kyle has spent the best part of six decades on Lismore’s Wilsons River and now his memories are to be recorded for all time. Mr Kyle is one of the many Northern Rivers locals who are being invited to share their stories about life on the river, from the early […]

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