The Koonorigan Hall was built in 1935 by those farmers who chose to graze dairy cattle on the steep slopes of Koonorigan. Over the years the Hall was used as a church, Sunday School, CWA, a place to play housie and euchre, hold dances, kitchen teas and Garden Parties. In the war years women made camouflage nets in the Hall. Life-stylers, together with coffee and macadamia growers have moved in to enjoy the rich red soil and fabulous views. There has been a BBQ at the Koonorigan Hall on the second Friday of the month, for the past 50 years. Come and join us, it’s where we meet.
Charity of the Day
Dunoon Preschool is a community based preschool servicing families in the Dunoon District. This includes the villages of Modanville, Dunoon, Whian Whian, Dorroughby, Corndale and The Channon. We provide a high quality Early Childhood Education for 3-5 yr olds, with an emphasis on the individual needs and strengths of children. Our children learn through play and are engaged in activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, in a warm, caring and relaxed atmosphere with well-trained and highly motivated staff. We are a not for profit organisation managed by a committee of parents and community members, and family involvement is invited and encouraged.
Dunoon preschool is partly funded through parent fees, state government funding and fundraisers such as The Channon Market Charity of the Day. We thank you for your donation that will help us to continue to provide high quality education for our local children.
Dunoon Preschool is open between 9am – 3pm, Monday to Friday. Extended hours are also available from 8:00-9:00 and 3:00-4:00 on week days. Playgroup runs at the preschool on Fridays between 9.30am – 11.30am. New enrolments welcome – for more information please contact Director – Kate Scanlan on 66895396 or visit us on the web www.dunoonpreschool.com
The Dunoon rural Fire Brigade is one of 16 brigades that service the Lismore Rural Fire District. Being a neighbouring brigade to The Channon we often assist each other attending bushfires, village structural fires,
as well as motor vehicle accidents, flood rescue and storm damage clean up. We also assist farmers with controlled burn-offs during the year to reduce the risk of bushfires in the summer months.
Our brigade consists of volunteer men and women from the local community who are on call 24 hours a day to respond to any incident. All are certified to a state wide standard and are continually training to upgrade their skills.
Over the last few years several of our members have assisted other agencies fighting fires in Victoria and South Australia as well as attending many major fires across New South Wales, most recently the Sydney/Blue Mountains fires last October.We do all our own fundraising to purchase and maintain additional essential equipment to make our unit as proficient as possible. Any donation will be greatly appreciated.
This month we are supporting the community of Whian Whian, which is in the hills just up the road from The Channon. The Whian Whian P&C supports the local public School, and The Whian Whian Hall Trust maintians the local hall, which is a hub for events in this vibrant corner of the Northern Rivers.