Connecting Derwent Valley

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Connecting Derwent Valley

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People of the Valley

Everyone has a story to tell . . . here are some interesting profiles of people doing great things in our community.

Irene Taylor-Smith

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 their home in 2012. An Artist and Bookkeeper, Irene has

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Dick Andrew

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 our number two son.” Heather and Dick joined Lions and

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Jack Lomax

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 into which I had been born had a centre, a

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margaret bester

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 the 1980’s. I helped out for quite a number of

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Andrew Lockman

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 and managerial roles for a major telecommunications company for 30

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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 thirteen years of age when his Dad was President of

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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 worked at Tarraleah for 34 years. During that time, he

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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 schooling. Kerry has been married to Michael for 35 years.

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Greg Dawson

Greg Hudson

Greg Hudson is a well-known and popular resident of the Derwent Valley having lived and worked in New Norfolk all of his life. When Greg left school, he completed an apprenticeship and worked as a men’s hairdresser for 7 years before having a career change. For the next 43 years,

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