Hawkesdale is 150 years old in 2011

The small township of Hawkesdale will celebrate 150 years from being first gazetted. Celebrations are now be organised and the committee is seeking photographs and memorabilia for display at this event.

Here is a podcast of a radio  interview from the ABC with AnneMaree Huglin, one of the chief organisers. Please leave comments here if you have questions or could help us out.

Hawkesdale suffers from flooding

After many years of near drought, low rainfall etc, Hawkesdale has finally had heavy downpours of rain. In fact 100 ml of rain has fallen within 12 hours. School buses had to detour, parents had to pick up some students and roads were closed in the flooding that occurred in some areas.

Here is  a sign that is rarely seen on a busy intersection just up the road from where I live. It is the Woolsthorpe-Heywood Road section between Hawkesdale and Woolsthortpe.

detour sign