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Story: Brooke Jacobson
Published On : Apr 23, 2022
On March 18, 32 seniors from the Forest Lakes Seniors Group travelled to Sandgate to discover the hidden historical treasures at the Sandgate Historical Museum. They were entertained by some of the friendly volunteers and enjoyed browsing the displays, learning about our local history, and finding out about the area’s many beautiful historic and heritage listed buildings. After a drive around some of Shorncliffe’s historic streets and houses they enjoyed morning tea at the Q.C.Y.A. before continuing their tour along Flinders Parade and on to Redcliffe. You too can get a slice of Sandgate history, at the Tea with History event on Thursday, May 26 at 10am at the Sandgate History Museum.

At only $10 per person bookings are essential as numbers are limited.

Phone 3869 2283 on Wednesday or Sunday to book, or email

The next Laurie’s Guided Beach Walk will be held on Monday, May 23 at 10 am. Meet opposite the old Baptist Church, Sandgate. Cost is free and bookings are essential. Contact Pam on: 0410 327 095
The dedication of the Restoration of the Atkin Monument will be held on Sunday, May 29 at 2.30pm at St Margaret’s Anglican Church in Sandgate. The monument, erected in 1872, commemorates journalist and Parliamentarian, Robert Atkin. Atkin was one of Queensland’s earliest social justice campaigners.
Queensland’s COVID-19 restrictions have eased, with most venues now open to everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Those venues include:

  • Pubs, clubs, cafés and restaurants

  • Theme parks, casinos and cinemas

  • Weddings

  • Showgrounds

  • Galleries, libraries, museums and stadiums

Vaccine requirements still apply to visitors and workers in vulnerable settings.
The recent flood crisis brought out the best in our local community. Do you know a local flood hero who deserves to be recognised? Nominate them for the 2022 Lilley Honours List, which is run by Federal MP for Lilley, Anika Wells.

Go to: for more information.
Deagon Ward Councillor Jared Cassidy’s office is a drop off point for donations to Homeless Connect. The event, held at the Brisbane Showgrounds on May 19 provides those doing it tough with food, essential items, and access to support services.

Items to donate include non-perishable food items such as muesli bars and snack bars, tuna, soup and instant meals. Toiletries such as shaving cream and shaving blades, deodorant, shower gel, toothbrushes and toothpaste are also welcome.

The donation period closes Friday May 6. You can find Cr Cassidy’s office upstairs above Aldi in Brighton Road, Sandgate.
Brisbane North Retirees are holding an information presentation on Dementia in the Newman Room of the Geebung RSL on May 20.  There will be a guest speaker from Dementia Australia and the presentation will commence at 9.30am. For more information about the event or to register your interest, please call the Secretary on 0457 029 141 or email

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