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Sixty years ago, Kenneth Arthur James Trewlynn was christened with exactly the same name as his father with the letters Jnr trailing. But to make life less confusing for the

The Manilla Hornets were back on the field on Saturday 1st May for the  first round of Tamworth MiniRoos football. There were smiles all round as our six junior teams put

Each class presented an item and of course the Kindergarten students stole the show. Special guest Mr Ken Reilly who was a past student of St Michael’s and could even remember

When Council places its final seal of approval on Fabulous Finds – the region’s newest Op Shop situated in Hallsville’s two Uniting

Family and close friends recently gathered for a surprise celebration of 50 years of wedded bliss for popular Attunga couple

Another successful Barraba Rotary Campdraft was held at Burindi Station on the 9th and 10th April. This popular campdraft was started by Ron Smith, a committed Barraba Rotarian, around 30

On Saturday at the Barraba Golf Club two long serving and recently  retired Barraba fire fighters were honoured with a luncheon. Captain Peter Hancock and Deputy Ian Butler retired last

Quality Lachlan Saunders Farrier Services

The once-popular Somerton Pub recently re-opened its doors under the new management of Annette Mackley. And when future plans already

Somerton Public School held the first Somerton Games. Organised into teams, students participated in a variety of activities, earning points

The premises of North Barraba Diesel at 70 Queen Street have recently had a change of look. Proprietor Adam Russell has had the façade painted a smart white with blue

Shire Engineer shot, murderer commits suicide. Story reprinted from the Manilla Express of 8th September 1921.

Honi Riefler's recollections of growing up in a general store in the 1960's in Barraba.

Bonnett Chartered Accountants
Reopening of Barraba RSL and Recreational Club Ltd.
Manilla Bakery