Connecting Derwent Valley

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Connecting Derwent Valley

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Irene Taylor-Smith

After doing a “Grand Tour” of Tassie in 2006, Irene and her family decided that the Derwent Valley had everything – beauty, creativity, peace, and good sense of community.  So after 23 years of living in Canberra, New Norfolk became…

Dick Andrew

Dick has been a resident of the Derwent valley and an energetic member of the New Norfolk Lions Club for over 5 years. “Heather, my wife, and I moved from Maleny (Qld) to Molesworth where we purchased a property with…

Jack Lomax

My name is Jack Lomax and I was born in the late 1920s in a northern English town made infamous by George Orwell in his work of sociology “The Road To Wigan Pier”. He was claiming that the great depression…

Margaret Bester

The New Norfolk Lions Club has been a family affair for Margaret Bester, whose Dad, Sam Wilton, is a life member and whose son Troy is the current president. “Dad and some of my uncles joined the Club in in…

Andrew Lockman

Andrew Lockman calls Tassie home these days after emigrating from the mainland in 2017. Moving to New Norfolk with his wife and 2 sons after 10 years in Melbourne was a welcome change in many ways. Having worked in administration…

Ricky Jackson

Ricky Jackson is a familiar figure in New Norfolk, a local personality who loves to help out in the community and who proudly states that he has “lived in the same house my whole life”. Volunteering began for Ricky at…

First Lego League

 During the COVID-19 pandemic, Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) continued to support it’s Derwent Valley FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team program online through a Google Group and Google Drive with online activities in the Google Group provided by…

Barry McDougall

Barry McDougall grew up on a dairy farm at Ringarooma in north eastern Tasmania. After leaving school, his working life began in the timber industry and then an opportunity to work for the Hydro came up. Barry then lived and…

Kerry Kievit

Kerry Kievit, is a hard-working community volunteer and excellent cook. Kerry was born in Hobart during the 1960’s and in her early childhood travelled with her nomadic parents. The family settled in Hobart in the 1970s where Kerry completed her…
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