News

TIC volunteers go on tour

Noel Pittaway, Barbara Rachmaninoff and Carolyn Rifello(Tourism Officer) from Destination Tweed check out the Museum. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News
Noel Pittaway, Barbara Rachmaninoff and Carolyn Rifello(Tourism Officer) from Destination Tweed check out the Museum. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News Blainey Woodham

VOLUNTEERS who man the tourist information centres in Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads regularly visit accommodation providers and attractions in the area to familiarise themselves with what's on offer to visitors.

Last Friday, 12 volunteers visited the recently renovated Tweed River Regional Museum at Pioneer Park in Kennedy Dr to have a look at the upgraded facility and find out what information they could share with visitors.

Longstanding volunteer Brian Martin went along and found the visit very interesting.

"The museum seems a lot better and brighter and the trip was very informative," Mr Martin said.

The museum contained a lot of new colour photos depicting historic scenes of the area, its resident cedar and cane cutters and their families.

"It shows how Coolangatta and Tweed Heads developed over time," Mr Martin said.

The museum was definitely worth a visit and people interested in the area's history could find out more at the museum's research centre.

Photos of the area, workers and their equipment including historic schooners used to transport goods from Murwillumbah to the Tweed were on display and showed visitors how tough life was all those years ago.

Many of the photos on display were donated by local residents and some families shown in the photos arrived as long ago as the 1860s.

The Boyd family has a prominent place at the museum with former Tweed Shire councillor Max Boyd acting as patron while on display are a number of family members captured on film more than 150 years ago when the family became one of the Tweed's earliest settlers.

Topics:  tweed river regional museum volunteers



Cats prowl for new Starlettes with auditions

Alessandra Salisbury (middle right) with the current Starlettes cast for their adaptation of Cats.

"I use different music and choreography in an adaptation of Cats”

Tigers look to rebound against 'Pies on the road

EARNING HIS STRIPES: Glen Phelps impresses with three goals on debut against Byron.

"I'm really impressed with the effort from our guys”

Strassman takes aim at the modern world

PUPPET MASTER: David Strassman returns with brand new show, iTED E in May.

"America elected an idiot president because of social media”

Local Partners

Amy and Tyson Murr feast on My Kitchen Rules win

Controversial Queensland siblings secure $250,000 prize after out-cooking Valerie and Courtney Ferdinands in MKR finale.

Sam Thaiday stars in Broncos’ carpool karaoke

Sam Thaiday makes people laugh

What's on the small screen this week

My Kitchen Rule's mother and daughter contestants Valerie and Courtney.

MY KITCHEN Rules grand finalists face off and Love Child returns.

Cats prowl for new Starlettes with auditions

Alessandra Salisbury (middle right) with the current Starlettes cast for their adaptation of Cats.

"I use different music and choreography in an adaptation of Cats”

Anthony LaPaglia steps out with new fiancee

Anthony LaPaglia.

Actor Anthony LaPaglia engaged to much younger girlfiend

Ronan Keating a dad for fourth time

Ronan Keating and Storm Keating.

Bouncing baby boy for Boyzone star

Affordable rentals out of reach for North Coast residents

Rental affordability hits new crisis levels

Falling rents could spell doom for housing prices

What if I told you housing in Australia was getting cheaper?

Grand historic farming estate in Mullumbimby

37 Myocum Rd, Mullumbimby

Check out this week's feature property.

Couple gets rich renovating run-down city homes

RENO RADICALS: Baden and Nelson Marino-Hall have turned three Toowoomba homes around for profit, saying the Garden City was a haven for renovators like themselves.

The couple has already turned around three homes

Townhouse pitch raises questions over 'high density'

BIG PLANS: Residents have a chance to offer their opinion on plans to build 42 townhouses at Raceview.

Developer plans 42 townhouses for Ipswich suburb

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!