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What: Buderim ‘Town Hall’ community meeting.

Play a part in shaping Buderim’s future. Join alongside other Buderim locals to help create a future that meets the needs of both current and future generations. Hear from international experts on what makes a prosperous community and how Buderim can take a lead role – using the outcomes from both the Bendigo Bank Community Forum and a recent survey of resident’s top issues.

SPECIAL SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS: In addition to overall future priorities, learn about environmental initiatives in the region and how you can play a role in a sustainable future, featuring a showcase and information booths about environmental and sustainability groups in the region.

When: Thursday 1st November : 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall (Cnr Main and Church Streets).

Refreshments: Tea and Coffee and some light snacks provided.

Cost/RSVP: Nil cost. No RSVP required.

Hosted by: Buderim War Memorial Community Association in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Futures Conference on Sustainable Villages, put together by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council.

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petrie-workersAs part of Buderim’s B150 events Buderim SAILS (a program of the Brisbane Anglican Diocese) in partnership with Kabbarli, and DASSI is organising a reunion of the local Indigenous and South Sea Islander community at Buderim on Saturday 29th of September.

This event is also to remember the  25 Aboriginal people who brought Tom Petrie to Buderim. We are hoping to identify a few more of the Indigenous people who accompanied Tom Petrie to Buderim in 1862 and came across a letter he wrote from Maroochy in that year asking for a blanket allocation for his workers and naming them all.

Click the image to the right to view and download this list of Tom Petrie’s workers in 1862, if you recognise any of these names or are/know any ancestors of these people, please let us know by contacting Heather Johnston, phone: 5453 4102 email: [email protected]



There will be a walk from Mooloolaba to Buderim in the morning commemorating Tom Petrie’s first visit to Buderim with 25 Indigenous people. The Anglican Archbishop Phillip Aspinall will join the walk at Wirrianda Park at 10am and the group will walk together from there via St Marks to the school for an ecumenical service at 12midday in the Pine Forest.

The service will be followed by a traditional South Sea Islander feast arranged by DASSI (Descendants of Australian South Sea Islanders) cost $5.

At 3pm the DVD Buderim an Indigenous and South Sea Islander history will be shown in St Marks.

For further information contact Heather Johnson on 5453 4102 or [email protected]

Please click the image to the left to download the programme.

The AGM for the Maroochydore 2 Neighbourhood Watch (Buderim East) for 2012 will be held on October 22 at the Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth Street, at 1.30 pm. The guest speaker is a police representative from the Crash Forensic group.

All residents welcome. Afternoon tea supplied.

Contact phone 5445 6279

Did you see the Sunshine Statesmen choir at the Buderim Street Party…they were great weren’t they…did it leave you wanting more?…well, here’s your chance to see them in concert at the Buderim Memorial Hall on Saturday 25th August at 7pm.  Click on the poster below.

Sunshine Statesmen Annual Concert

Another event supporting Buderim150

Another exciting Buderim event!

The Buderim Library is celebrating 125 years of service to the Buderim community with the launch of their book ‘Boxes to Bookshelves’ on August 23rd at 9.30am for a 10am start in the BWMCA hall.  Devonshire tea will be served.

The book will be available for sale at the launch for $10 and afterwards at the Library, the Old Post Office and Books of Buderim.

An RSVP by Monday 20 August is required if you would like to attend.

Phone: (07) 5445 3779  Email: [email protected]

Buderim – Through my lens

A reflection on the strong sense of community

Students are invited to submit a short video-film as part of the Buderim B150 Celebrations

Click on the poster below for details of the competition:

B150 Short Film Competition

Are you new to Buderim?  The BWMCA hosts regular free afternoon teas for Buderim’s new residents for you to meet other newcomers and learn a little more about your community.  This is an opportunity for you to meet your local Councillors and State Member and chat with people who are familiar with all that Buderim has to offer.  Our next event is on Saturday 15th September – so please come along and register at the Old Post Office in Burnett Street and join in an occasion that is friendly and welcoming.

With an increased number of JPs now in attendance at the Old Post Office we were pleased to have Steve Dickson MP personally find time to pop in and present a certificate of acknowledgment, signed by the Attorney-General, to  Gary Flanigan in recognition of 25 years of distinguished service as a Justice of the Peace for the State of Queensland.

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When: Saturday 8th – Sun 16th September 2012, 9am – 4pm daily
Where: Buderim Craft Cottage’s Atrium Gallery
5 Main St Buderim (between St Mark’s and War Memorial Hall)
The popular annual “Sculptured Garden” exhibition is now in its 15th year.
Displaying recent work from up to 40 local sculptors and potters from Buderim’s Craft Cottage, the exhibition promises
to amuse, calm, intrigue, and excite. It will show visitors how sculpture can add an extra dimension to homes and gardens.
All work is for sale. Entry to exhibition is free.
The second weekend of the exhibition coincideswith Buderim’s Spring Garden Festival, organised by the Buderim Garden Club.
Refreshments available on the Cottage terrace throughout the exhibition.

WALK BUDERIM has been developed the Sunshine Coast Council this year to celebrate the sesquicentenary of Buderim and its history. The project includes a brochure and newly erected plaques highlighting some of the historic sites in the town. The walk commences at the Old Post Office where the brochures can be collected.