At the hall at 7.30pm on the 30th May 2013


Election of the Management Committee and a Special Meeting for alterations to the Association’s constitution.

See the previous 08.05.13 post for details of the Special meeting.


Parking at the hall.

The Management Committee would like to erect a barrier along the Staves Road boundary on the western side of the hall.

hall property contour 4a1

The red line indicates where the barrier will be erected.


The aim of the barrier is to reduce vehicle access to the area to the side and front of the hall, reserving this area for any outside activities associated with the hall.


The existing star picket and electric fence tape fence


The Management Committee envisages a barrier similar to the barrier below but with the rail part to be flat on top of the posts making the barrier suitable for sitting on.


These are situated at the junction of Obi Obi Rd and the Kenilworth-Eumundi Road.


Two types of barrier section construction have been suggested.

1.  Hardwood round posts and railway sleeper seat.

2.  200 x 70mm posts with 200 x 70mm seat.

If any members can help with materials or construction, please contact the Management Committee.


From the Comments section

From Frank Nolan:

Wow! This brings back very fond memories. In the mid 80’s I was living on Coolabine rd, off  Obi Obi rd, and was playing a regular acoustic guitar gig at Mapleton Pub on Sundays. I used to drive by the old hall all the time and think, what a great place that would be to hold a party. Back then there were a couple of old outhouses as toilets, one of which was almost falling over. The interior of the hall was overrun with pigeons and cow paddy’s. Yes the cows used to walk up the front stairs and through the broken front door.
I approached the farmer up behind the hall and asked if I could rent it for a weekend. He explained that it hadn’t been used in about 20 years and that I would have to talk to another farmer who lived across  the other side of Obi Obi creek. After speaking with that farmer, I secured a date to rent the hall, paid a $6.00 rental fee and gathered a group of friends from the area and proceeded to clean up the hall and get it ready for our event. We rented a couple of portable out houses to supplement the existing one and thus began “The Obi-Doo”. My acoustic duo partner, Jamie, and I played that saturday night along with a 3 piece classic rock band from Brisbane, “Deep Puddle”. We had a pig on a spit, a stew that didn’t turn out so well, but lots of Jack Daniels, beer and a great time. We did it again for the next couple of years and then I moved away from the area, however Jamie continued with the Obi-Doo for a few more years from what I understand.
It is so good to see the hall in its present condition and to know it is still benefitting the local community to this day. It would have been a shame to leave it to the cows.


Hall hire.

The Obi Obi hall has been listed on the following business directory web sites, which will improve our internet exposure.

Aussieweb, Australian Caterers, Community Hub, Halls for Hire, Local, and Start local.

The Association is also promoting the hall’s services by networking with local community development organisations.


Tortoises and Turtles

Australian freshwater turtles having paddles or webbed feet designed for swimming are often refered to as freshwater  tortoises, but actual tortoises are terrestrial  and have short thick feet for walking on land. There are no true terrestrial or land tortoises in Australia.

The Mary River turtle


Photo by John Cutmore


 Turtle fundraising campaign

The Australian Geographic Society, and their Australian Geographic Retail stores, run fundraising campaigns,which are held on a quarterly basis and run for 3 months. The campaign provides funds for scientific and conservation organisations around Australia to  promote their research and work.

The Australian Geographic Society is running a fundraising campaign during May and June this year which will aid the Tairo & District Landcare Group’s campaign to save the Mary River turtle.

To donate visit Aust Geo shops or online via the site below.


The Mary River turtle


Photo by John Cutmore


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