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trench for irrigation and planting holes dug

Southern Plantings proceeding at Molloy

The southern planting crew is staying on schedule with the recent completion of holes and trenching in preparation for planting. The idea was to put a 50cm auger down to about 90cm. The soil will be sufficiently loosened so that the new trees will have a bit easier time of it trying to get established. Ace local contractor Brad Bell made short work of the task with his portable rig running up one side of the road and down the other.…

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Trees funded by Council

JAMARR is pleased to thank the Mareeba Shire Council for a cash donation to secure the trees for our Southern Approach beautification project. Cr Nipper Brown led the effort to secure the funding for a project that has attracted interests across the region. Working group member Rupert Russell noted: “This will enable us to purchase really good stock from excellent nurseries.” Rupert has already placed the order for 25 trees from Gaylene Sheather, the head of Douglas Shire’s nursery and…

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World Labyrinth Day 2018

A harmonious gathering of nearly 40 people enlivened the Labyrinth Oval at Mount Molloy on 5 May 2018. Although the turf and the inter-row growth was looking a bit splotchy, the locals and visitors were pleased to circulate and chat on a beautiful early Dry afternoon. Celebrating community, contemplation, kids, and a couple of coldies: We were especially lucky to share the event with some of Mount Molloy’s early pioneer families, the Clacherty’s. They settled in Julatten in the late 1920’s,…

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Welcome to the 2018 Committee

JAMARR turned the wheels on another year and celebrated our 22nd JAMARR AGM on 12 April 2018 with 20 locals attending along with Mareeba Shire Mayor Tom Gilmore and Councillors Angela Toppin and Lenore Wyatt. (Shown above, L-R: TJ McCaldin, John Brisbin, Rupert Russell, Gerda Domen – Marc and Julie Nolan in the background) Finances were presented by the much-appreciated outgoing Treasurer Julie Nolan. JAMARR is solvent and making modest gains thanks to the influx of administrative fees via a…

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Heritage Trail Planning Day

A modest yet lively group assembled on Father’s Day morning in August to undertake the much-anticipated Heritage Trail Planning exercise. The session was facilitated by Dr Wendy Seabrook, whose consultancy Learning from Nature, is focussed on low-input productive landscapes. Wendy led a brief introduction and orientation to how the day might unfold. The three stages of the design process involve: visualising what our goals and aspirations are for the site surveying and assessing the site combining these two frameworks into…

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Council visit to Babbler Hill

On a hot Dry afternoon a delegation of Councillors and CEO Peter Franks rolled in for a visit and orientation to Babbler Hill. The Councillors–Nipper Brown, Lenore Wyatt, and Mary Graham–were returning from an inspection trip to spectacular Mt Spurgeon, and were appreciative of the cool coconut water and shade provided at Babbler Hill. Rupert Russell gave a bit of history to how Babbler Hill came into being. He noted the section of plantings that had been tenderly nurtured by…

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General Meeting: 2017-08

The General Meeting at Molloy on 10 Aug 2017 was a well-attended and lively affair. We thank in particular Alan (Nevo) and Lesley Neven for attending and updating folks about the Friends of Molloy Cemetery project. Please see the draft minutes and Financial report attached for more details. Minutes_201708-draft jamarr-treasurer-report-201708

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Friends of Molloy Cemetery starting strong

(An update on progress provided by Cr Lenore Wyatt) I wanted to update you on the progress we are making in the Mt Molloy community in relation to the cemetery.  I’m really happy to say that the community have taken this on with both hands and I really interested in looking after their cemetery in conjunction with council. The main contact for this pilot project is Alan Neven 0427 405 320 (Nevo) as he prefers to be called. We met with…

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