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By Andrea Dudley

How long has Buderim been your home?

If you remember the blue arc of an intact coastline, if you remember the scent of native forest wafting up from vast tracts of undisturbed bush, if the few dwellings you could spy were just peppered among trees in the distance, there’s a good chance you’ve been a Buderim resident for a very long time.

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Doris Crerar learnt at a young age that hard work never kills you. With a mother who “worked like a man” running the family farm and a father who built a thriving painting business on top of farm matters, Doris’s strong work ethic had firm foundations. Continue reading

The earliest living memories of Buderim must surely belong to the elegant Monica Guy, who turns a grand 105 in November. Monica is the oldest resident to grace the list of Buderim’s Living Legend nominees, the much-anticipated celebration of Buderim’s long-standing citizens, integral to the B150 celebrations next year. Continue reading

GINGER ORIGINAL: Olive Ashby, 97, of Buderim, is a nominee for the Living Legends program. PHOTO: CHE CHAPMAN
GINGER ORIGINAL: Olive Ashby, 97, of Buderim, is a nominee for the Living Legends program. PHOTO: CHE CHAPMAN

OLIVE Ashby is responsible for bringing the female shorts trend to Buderim. She is also a living legend. And will be honoured as such when Buderim celebrates its 150th birthday in January next year. Continue reading


LIVING LEGEND: Long-time resident Joyce Short has many memories of early Buderim to share. PHOTO: CADE MOONEY
LIVING LEGEND: Long-time resident Joyce Short has many memories of early Buderim to share. PHOTO: CADE MOONEY

JOYCE Short holds fond memories of Buderim, but would rather forget the thick red mud which sent early Ford T-models sinking into the roadside. Mrs Short was born in 1927 at Palmwoods Hospital and grew up on William St at Buderim, before moving to Lindsay Rd. Continue reading


Buderim B150 logoTUCKED inside Buderim’s Pioneer Cottage are thousands of items, each with a story.
The cottage at Ballinger Cr stands as a symbol of Buderim’s colonial history and has been lovingly cared for by the Buderim Historical Society. The Burnett family cottage will play a pivotal role in the Buderim 150th centenary celebrations next year. Continue reading