OBI OBI HALL

Next month’s Obi Surplus

Wednesday, 2nd of May 2018, 9.30 am to 11.30 am

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A gathering at the hall for a wedding

Photo by All the love in the world

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Last week’s wedding

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Obi Obi Creek spider bridge 1935

Photo from State Library of Queensland

The winding nature of Obi Obi Creek necessitated various crossing which hindered transport during the wet season. This difficulty was overcome in 1928-29 when three spider bridges were erected. Each consisted of two girders, squared with a 15 inch face and spaced at a distance apart to suit motor traffic. The absence of decking made them unsuitable for horse-drawn vehicles. These bridges were built about four feet above ordinary water level; this being regard as the most satisfactory height; the creek is subject to rises of 20 to 30 feet in a few hours during the wet season. This bridge height allowed the large amounts of debris coming down the creek during floods to pass well above the submerged bridges, and as the flood subsided quickly the bridges were soon open for traffic. Before their erection cream and produce had to be ferried on a wire and pulley during the rainy season. ( from  National Library of Australia – Nambour Chronicle, 16th October 1931 p7.)

Photo from sunshine Coast Council

 

A new sign erected at Obi Obi Creek Crossing number 4

Closed waters (regulated waters) prevent people from fishing in certain areas and these may be:

  • where a population of endangered or threatened species live
  • where fish congregate during or before spawning
  • where fish may mass or be stranded near artificial barriers and be susceptible to overfishing
  • to separate incompatible uses, for example spearfishing in a bathing area
  • to enable successful migration of fish through fishways.

No fish can be taken from Obi Obi Creek all year round between the Baroon Pocket Dam wall and the shortest line across the creek at the downstream side of Obi Obi Creek crossing 4 (Manuel Hornibrook Bridge). The use and possession of any fishing equipment in this section of Obi Obi Creek is not permitted.

Queensland Government, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

 

Hall fire circle

Timber supplied by Buster

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 Some of the hall’s regular inhabitants

Southern Orange-eyed Tree frog

Inside on top of the main door

Inside on top of the front door

Outside on top of the key safe at the main door

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Another wedding

 

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Last month’s Obi Surplus

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Origami demonstration

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