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Winter warmers: plenty of good reading at the Piccabeen Bookshop
Curl up with a good book these cold evenings! Check out the great range of quality second-hand books at low cost. Given the quck turnover of books, you're sure to find a book you're keen to read!

Do drop in to chat with the volunteers, find information about our Landcare  work and browse the hundreds of donated books while you're there.

Gift vouchers are available too.
The Piccabeen Bookshop is maintained entirely by volunteers and all income is returned to TM Landcare's projects.
Shop 15 / 10 Main St Nth Tamborine (behind the shops and down the laneway)

News Flash

 Sunday 10th May 2015

A poet's environmental legacy
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This year marks the centenary of the birth of Judith Wright, the renowned Australian poet, who lived on our mountain for a number of years. During this time she worked very actively for the preservation of our rainforests. We're all the beneficiaries of her vision for the mountain.


Judith Wright's legacy will be discussed by a panel of speakers at

the Friday Night Philosopher's Club

Zamia Theatre

Friday 22nd May at 7:30pm


One of our Landcare members, Elizabeth Russell, will talk about Wright's environmental work on the mountain.


This evening promises to give us an insight into the passions that drove Wright's poetic and activist work.


Come and listen, celebrate, join in the discussions.   

Young volunteers support our work
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During April an enthusiastic Conservation Volunteers Australia team of five young people from overseas put in a week's great regeneration work at the Ohia Court site. They were joined for one day by a group of volunteers from Brisbane. Their combined efforts during that week resulted in the clearing of a large weed infested area and the planting of more than 250 trees. This brings the restoration of this site's rainforest closer to completion. 


In September the Ohia Court Reserve will celebrate 10 years of regeneration. Landcare members, local residents and the public will be invited to tour the site during the weekend of 12th - 13th September. Watch for more information about the celebrations closer to the time.    



BREWing up a story
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Bush Retreats for Eco-Writers (BREW) offers short (10 day) fellowships to environmental writers. The organisation provides accommodation on ecologically significant private properties in various parts of Australia so that writers and scholars can undertake ecological writing projects. A studio on Tamborine Mountain is among those available.  
Do consider letting people in your networks know about this fine initiative, designed to foster environmental culture in Australia. And if you know any environmental writers - do encourage them to apply.


For more details check their website:  

Have you renewed your membership?
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Annual membership fees were due on 1st March. Your contribution is vitally important in supporting the good regeneration work we do on the mountain. Please renew your membership promptly, and make the work of Maureen Booth, our Membership Secretary, so much easier!


Single membership: $10

Family membership: $15

Business: $50


It's easy to do: you can make your payment in one of several ways:   

  • by Direct Deposit: BSB 084 835 Account 896195989 (Bank: NAB; Account Name: Tamborine Mountain Landcare). Important! Please use your surname & initials as the Reference
  • at Piccabeen Bookshop 10/15 Main St (behind Joseph the Greengrocer: go down the lane beside the health shop)
  • by cheque, made out to Tamborine Mountain Landcare Inc. and posted to The Membership Secretary, PO Box 161, North Tamborine, QLD, 4272


If you have any changes to your contact details (particularly postal or email address), please let us know by filling in a Membership Application / Renewal form and leaving it at the bookshop or posting it to the Membership Secretary. Forms are available at the bookshop, the TM library, or online: - click on the link under Administration.


Thanks for attending to your renewal promptly!  

Join a working bee in 2015
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 ... and help restore our mountain's rainforests. 


Our friendly working groups are always glad to welcome new volunteers to join in the satisfying work of weeding, planting - and learning more about our wonderful natural forest environment. Whether you're a long-time member or a newcomer to Landcare, there's sure to be a team close to where you live.  


If you'd like to join in, learn more about a site and the work, find out when the next working bee is scheduled, contact one of our site team coordinators: 


  • Youngman Family Park: Karin Schianetz, 0413 532 953
  • Manitzky Park: Caroline Edwards, 5545 0453
  • Contour/Kinabalu Roads: Wendy Morgan, 5545 4618
  • Rosser Park: Gillian Blowers, 5545 4335
  • John Dickson Conservation Park: Elizabeth Russell, 5545 3601
  • Landcare Centre on Hartley Road: Judith Roland, 5545 2052
  • Ohia Court: Judith Roland, 5545 2052
  • Kalmia Court: Alan O'Neill, 0400 544 440


Our site teams know the truth of the saying, The more the merrier!  

Need more information? Want to know how you can help in our work?

Contact Judith Roland on 5545 2052 / 0429 808 206 or email her on  




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