Vale William Harold Armstrong

13-02-1940 to 08-01-2020   William Harold Armstrong (known to us all as Bill) was born in Sunshine on 13 February 1940 to Myrtle and Harold. He was the youngest son and brother to Joy, Archie and Colin. They lived on a farm up Foster Road for a number of years and then in 1951 moved…

Dave Carstairs- Master Craftsman

The work of Dave Carstairs is now on permanent display at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection in Maffra. Dave worked as a teacher, mechanical engineer and for thirty years, as a wheelwright. A very talented craftsman, Dave produced many varieties and makes of Vintage and Veteran wooden spoked wheels. A couple of his most famous repairs…

Ross Hall celebrates 92 years.

On November 28 William Ross Hall celebrated his ninety second birthday.  Ross was born in 1927 at his Grandmother’s home in South Melbourne.  At a few days old he came back to his family home in Budgeree and has lived here ever since. Ross worked alongside his two brothers, Bruce (Dec) and Alister, on the…

Queen for a day

Budgeree resident, Leanne Potter, recently competed at the Milestone Pageant in the Philippines. Leanne was representing Australia as Mrs Australia Classic and was part of a team of five Australians who travelled to Manilla. Leanne said “It was great fun, although extremely challenging, especially with the humidity which made my hair stand on end.” Mrs…

DELWP Committee of Management Recognition Program 2019: Russell McGlade

A few months ago, the Parks Committee received correspondence from DELWP requesting nominations for people who had provided outstanding service for our committee of management for the reserve. A quick discussion with John Cargill, and we both agreed that the obvious person to be nominated was Russell. A nomination was submitted (see below), and just…

From the farm to fame – Dec. 2019

On Friday 22 November 2019 the Weekly Times announced their six winners of the rural women Shine Awards. The Shine Awards to put the spotlight on the amazing but often silent achievements of women doing incredible things within their communities. The winner of the Most Dedicated was Mrs Jean Beamish from Budgeree. Mrs Beamish was…

Leanne to Walk on the World Stage

Budgeree resident Leanne Potter is travelling to Manilla, Philippines on September 19 as part of the Australian team in the Milestone Global International pageant.   Mrs Potter said “I am very excited but also very nervous, as being in an international pageant is very different to the ones held here in Australia”. Leanne started competing in…

Get to know a local – Jack Richards

Jack Richards was born on July 3rd 1928 at Morwell.  His family lived at Budgeree and as Jack grew he attended the Budgeree school until war broke out and then he went to Hazelwood Estate school for one year.  At the age of 14 he went to Melbourne and worked for the Victorian Railways for…

Town’s Folk – Mr Colin Brick, OAM

As part of a new series within The Boolarra Link, is an editorial focus on one of our community members, so this month our President Mark Cooke interviewed Colin Brick about his life, times and what the Order of Australia Medal means to him. Born in 1957 in Georgetown, Tasmania, Colin was the youngest of…