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Zombie alert!

Zombie alert!

Series 2 of the zombie tv ‘Glitch’ largely shot around the shire is coming to get us. Take care around the intersection of Miners Hut, Goldspeck Gully and Wattle Roads this week.


CFA Bushlands fire briefing December 2016

CFA Bushlands fire briefing December 2016

Antoinette Birkenbeil reports on the CFA Chewton Community Fire Meeting at Chewton Cemetery on Saturday December 10,  2016, attended by Kylie, Jim, Hannah, Tim, Ann Quinton, Glen, Chris, Fran, Jill, John Ellis, Karen, and four dogs, with CFA presenters Alan (from the CFA Community Education Group in Bendigo), David Button (CFA Chewton Captain), Barry Mousey (Second Lieutenant) and his daughter […]


Understanding Fire in our Landscape

Understanding Fire in our Landscape

A Community Conversation was a community event held on the weekend of the 12-13 November 2016, in Newstead, a town in Central Victoria.


Our 2016 AGM

Our 2016 AGM

The 2016 AGM for the Association was held in the Chewton Town Hall at 6pm on Friday 4 November 2016.  Chewton Bushlands Association 2016 AGM Your committee for 2017 is: Mark Carter (President), Ken Savage (Vice president), Margot Ryan (Secretary), Karen Baker (Treasurer), along with Charles Affleck, Antoinette Birkenbeil, Kate Elliot, Fran Joyce, Hannah Nichols, […]


Curry nights are back on the table

Curry nights are back on the table

Set your alarm clock now for a mid-hibernation awakening to the imminent lengthening of days. The mid-winter curry night is back. Saturday 18 June at Ian and Robyn Robinson’s, 43 Miners Hut Road. To help them out with their preparations please RSVP asap to igar@bigpond.com.  Rice and roti are taken care of but please rock up […]


Bush cinema by Bushlanders

Bush cinema by Bushlanders

Our second screening was on last Saturday February 20 at Mark and Kim’s. We watched two good docos… Wild Will / Doco / 7 mins Directed by Kieran Watson-Bonnice About an Australian boxer Harold: A portrait of Harold Blair / Doco  Produced by John Moore This documentary reveals how Harold emerged from the Queensland Reserve system in […]


Bush xmas 2015

Bush xmas 2015

A dream has been realised!

A dream has been realised!

Like our roads, the journey of A dream realised: Chewton Bushlands stories has been long, steep and rocky. But the book has now arrived. As the back cover blurb says: “In 1967 Brian and Merle Parsons purchased a parcel of land near Chewton in Victoria. A dream realised tells how Brian’s dream of creating a […]


Kundry’s seduction of Parsifal

Kundry’s seduction of Parsifal

Kundry’s seduction of Parsifal, the extraordinary love scene at the heart of Wagner’s final opera Parsifal, will be performed at Castlemaine Art Gallery on Saturday February 14 at 7.30 pm, Valentine’s Day. In a concert staging, US-born mezzo soprano Kristen Leich sings Kundry, the beautiful woman conjured up by dark forces to seduce and corrupt the unknowing Parsifal. Kristen made […]


Culling the creeper

Culling the creeper

  Last February 23, 2014 a big push by a group of us really set back the invasion of Bluebell Creeper (Solly heterophylla) taking place in the North/East Bushlands. A further onslaught in November 2014 is planned and details will be posted here.