News

Residents make mark

As part of the Freestone 150th celebrations Hannah Briggs and Alan Payne will burn their brands into the branding post that has been erected in honour of the occasion.
As part of the Freestone 150th celebrations Hannah Briggs and Alan Payne will burn their brands into the branding post that has been erected in honour of the occasion. Linden Morris

LINE up, take your stance and be sure not to flinch as the hot end of the branding iron sizzles and leaves its mark.

It takes something special to mark an occasion as momentous as 150 years and for the township of Freestone, branding irons will do the trick.

Freestone 150th committee member Steve Turner said the idea of the branding post was about creating another piece of history.

"It is for anyone to burn their brand on and we are encouraging past and currently-used brands," Mr Turner said.

"We are hoping one of the oldest brands will be from about the 1880s and it is one that is still used by the same family.

"We see the branding post as something to be there all the time for today's and tomorrow's residents to remind them of what we did on the day.

"It will be a good example of a time stamp."

Helper to the committee Sue Keong said the branding board concept had been well received.

"It is a great idea and we have had a lot of interest from present and past residents of Freestone that want to be involved," she said.

"We are also trying to put together a board with all the names and brands to go inside the hall."

Mr Turner said the idea of having a branding post was not a new one.

"The thought has been around for a couple of years but we only started putting it together about six weeks ago," he said.

"In all honesty I think the branding post will now outlast the hall."

The branding post will be open for branding all day but will be officially unveiled by local member Lawrence Springborg between 11.30am and noon.

The price to brand your mark on history is $20 a person.

For more information about plans for Saturday at the Freestone Hall and the 150th anniversary visit freestone150th.com.

Topics:  freestone residents warwick



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Man hospitalised after air conditioning leak

Ambulance generic

Man taken to hospital after exposure to leaked refrigerant

WATCH: Cricketers pitch in in fight against violence

TAKING A STAND: Sponsor Adam Colrain and Warwick Zonta president Jacinta Fromm visiting Slade Park where the Warwick Redbacks played in specially made team shirts to support Zonta's message against domestic violence.

Warwick Rosewool Redbacks taking a stand

Fitness challenge no walk in the park

NEW CHALLENGE: Sandra Wilson found herself getting outdoors to walk almost every day as part of the Warwick Daily News Kick the Kilos fitness challenge.

How joining Kick the Kilos gave one Warwick woman motivation

Local Partners

15 things to do on the Southern Downs this weekend

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, here's some awesome ideas


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Don't miss the free Bunnings Christmas party

Free Bunnings Christmas Family Night

WARWICK'S Bunnings Warehouse will come alive tonight for Xmas

Rose City unites in festive event

Erin and Keely Hilton.

Local performers entertain at Carols in the Park

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

Carrie Fisher says Ford will be bugged by affair confession

Carrie Fisher is sure Harrison Ford is annoyed at her

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!