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Historic Yungaburra

Yungaburra Rifle Club 1914 – Our Boys Their Stories

HIstoric Yungaburra For some time a small group of Yungaburra volunteers (view Facebook page) – have been working on identifying and commemorating the men from the Yungaburra Rifle Club who volunteered to garrison Thursday Island and take German New Guinea at the outbreak of WW1.

If anyone has any information to help or would like some information please email the volunteers at

Yungaburra Heritage Village

Yungaburra Association Inc.

Let’s create a better and more invigorated Yungaburra and District, for the benefit of community, commerce, and the well-being of its people.

YAI is the umbrella organisation that is a result of the amalgamation of Yungaburra business Association Inc . (YBA), Yungaburra Community Association Inc. (YCA) and Yungaburra Sports and Recreation Association Inc. (YSRA).

In addition to regular social get-togethers involving all members of the association, members have opportunity to be involved in YAI projects suit their interests. Suggested projects include Town Beautification, Seniors’ Resource Centre, Men’s Shed, Events & Publicity, Bingo, Fundraising, plus specific business, sport & leisure activities.

There is an emphasis on maintaining a strong flow of communication throughout the organisation including this Yungaburra Heritage Village website, regular newsletters, and regular social occasions.

Join YAI for only $10 / year to be part of the Revitalisation of Yungaburra.

Download – YAI Membership Application Form – Please fill in and deliver this form along with $10.00 Membership Fee to the Treasurer/ Secretary, Jane Johnson, Curtain Fig Motel, 28 Gillies Hwy, Yungaburra.

YAI is currently updating the “Revitalisation of Yungaburra” document. For more information or if you would like to make a contribution please email –

YAI is currently updating the “Revitalisation of Yungaburra” document. For more information or if you would like to make a contribution please email – –  YAI President Melitta Lewis.

YAI President Melitta Lewis.

The 2015 YAI Branding Survey

Yungaburra Heritage VillageYAI is evaluating the current Yungaburra branding – title, logo and tagline. View / download the completed survey – YAI-Branding-Survey-2015. Thank you to our 24 respondents.

Yungaburra Bowls Club

Yungaburra Bowls Club

Yungaburra Bowls Club“Come and Try Day” each year, which is a lot of fun for young and old and everyone in-between.

The Yungaburra Bowls Club is a great club to be part of. It is a small rural club and very friendly. We have a lot of fun and enjoy the game of lawn bowls. The social life of lawn bowls is very enjoyable. Our members love visitors. We get quite a few grey nomads who would rather play bowls up here in the warmth of winter instead of being down south. Guests are always welcome to come along and give the game of lawn bowls a go. We are a small club and would welcome new members with open arms.

Yungaburra Lawn Bowls
We have two coaches who are members at Yungaburra and are available to show people the basics of lawn bowls.

Yungaburra Bowls Club

Coach Bernie Dobe & Coach Doug Sweedman

The Yungaburra Bowls Club hold games every Wednesday afternoon – Mixed Social (club selected), Friday afternoon – Jackpot Pairs (self selected open pairs) and the first and third Saturday afternoon – Triples (self selected open triples). Membership as of the 31st December, 2013 is $80 and Green Fees are $10 which includes afternoon tea. We also have an open “Come and Try Day” each year, which is a lot of fun for young and old and everyone in-between.

Yungaburra Bowls Club
Jeanette Molloy & Edna Bauld

The Ladies Patron, Edna Bauld who is 94 years young; is still enjoys the odd game of bowls and this is her bowl coming to rest right near the jack – In fact; you can see a white mark on the bowl which represents touching the jack – “the perfect shot”.

Yungaburra Bowls ClubAlec Williams, Robyn Williams, Bob Pritchard

Alec Williams, at the age of 86, is the oldest playing male member, and still plays regularly every week. Robyn Williams, Publicity Officer – enjoys putting all the bowls notes; results, upcoming events etc into the papers each week and putting a weekly newsletter together for the members. It is very satisfying. Bob Pritchard is a Life Member of the Yungaburra Bowls Club and has been at the club for many years and has worked very hard voluntarily for all of them. He is a great ambassador for our club. He always greets everyone with a smile and just loves his bowls and the people around him.

Come along and give the game of lawn bowls a go!

Tablelands Folk Festival at Yungaburra

Tablelands Folk Festival at Yungaburra

Your visit to the beautiful Atherton Tablelands during October would be incomplete without experiencing the TABLELANDS FOLK FESTIVAL.

Held every year on the fourth weekend of October, centered at the historic Yungaburra Hotel, the festival runs throughout the weekend culminating in the final concert on late Sunday afternoon. This event features over 60 local and guest musicians, food stalls, poetry, a fully programmed Children’s Festival, market stalls, Youth Stage, jam sessions, a Wellbeing Fair and much, much more.

Weekend tickets must be pre-booked and can be purchased online from 1st August. Camping is available, or book local accommodation quick. A limited number of session tickets (day or evening) are also available.

Don’t miss out on this Festival with True Community Spirit.

More info:

Yungaburra Sessions

Held at the historic Yungaburra Hotel, 4th Sturday (Markets Day) every month. Presented by the Tablelands Folk Festival, there’s a monthly feature artist, jam session on the front veranday from 3pm and opoen mic session ’till late.


TFF donation

Pictured is the Tablelands Folk Festival Vice President Jenni Kruck handing Brian Walters from the Malanda SES a donation of $1500.00

The Malanda SES have continually supported the Tablelands Folk Festival and have an information booth set up at the Festival every year. 2014 was no exception with those pictured attending the Tablelands Folk Festival information and recruitment booth/stall in Yungaburra. Members are always ready to lend a hand where necessary and are a familiar and friendly sight over the weekend.

The Tablelands Folk Festival Vice -President Jenni Kruck has pleasure in presenting a cheque to Brian Walters from the Malanda SES.

Brian advises the donation will go toward the purchase of new LED emergency lighting.

The new LED flood lights are light and easy to setup, battery powered and replace large, heavy generator powered halogen lights. These new lights have been trialled elsewhere with success and so will make emergence call outs at night safer and more efficient for our local SES teams.

The TFF thanks the Malanda SES and we look forward to continuing mutual support.


The Dam Outrigger Canoe Club

The Dam Outrigger Canoe Club

The Dam Outrigger Canoe Club was formed in 2009 and is a thriving group of keen people who pursue fitness and enjoy the beautiful water of Lake Tinaroo.

The members meet at Tinaburra on Mondays and Thursdays after work at 5.15pm and paddle until dark at around 6.30pm, then gather around 6.30am on Saturday mornings for a longer training session. On weekdays we enjoy glorious sunsets and Saturday mornings we spot platypus as we skim the water silently with the pelicans.

We have two OC6s and a collection of OC 2s and OC1s for club members use. Paddles and coaching are also supplied. If you would like to join us contact us through our Facebook page  –

The Dam Outriggers Canoe Club
From the front of the canoe:
Secretary Jill Holland in seat 1, Sheryll Oliver Treasurer in seat 2 and President Jo Barnes in 3, Paddlers Larry and Bronwynne are in 4 and 5, and our steerer/ coach Andrew in seat 6

The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour

The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour

Avenue of Honour The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour is a living memorial dedicated to the memory of all who served in the fight against terror in Afghanistan and to those brave and selfless Australians who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom and liberty.

The Avenue symbolises the final journey home of the fallen, and preserves forever the gratitude and respect the nation bestows on all those to whom we owe a debt… that can never be repaid.

The Avenue follows the path of fallen Commando Ben Chuck’s Gun Carriage, July 1st 2010, and symbolises the ‘final journey home’ of the Fallen.

A plaque representing each fallen soldier is placed on an ‘Honour Board’ in close proximity to the Memorial. The landscape surrounds give visitors the opportunity to pause and reflect and a place to pay their respects. The emphasis of the Avenue is directed to the living, natural, free, open aspects of the trees, stunning location, pristine water views and the enhancement of the existing picturesque environment.

For more information including location, history, honour roll and events, go to

Avenue of Honour