Buninyong Newsletters

The Buninyong Newsletter is produced by the Buninyong and District Community Association.

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History of the Buninyong News

The first edition hit the streets on 26th July 1977. Reading it today jogs the memory of times past and gives interesting glimpses into life in Buninyong, 35 years ago.     
Issue No.1 July 1977 consisted of eight pages and covered items such as:

* Kid's Corner by Uncle Bill (written by the headmaster of Buninyong Primary School, Peter Carter). A Children's Contribution: "The grade 5 & 6 girls played against the Napoleon and Magpie girls for a game of softball.  As we started the game Joanne Peoples was hit by a football and was taken out of the game";
* Films for Children shown at the school on Saturday afternoons (admission 50cents);
* Concert to Aid School Camps to Halls Gap and Adekate at Dean; 
* News of an Innovation Grant to set up ceramics and photography programs in the restored Miner's Court cottage in the school grounds;
* Badminton team times - the contacts were Mrs L Huggins and Mr & Mrs R Parkinson;  
* Football Club News that announced that Cr Tom Mahoney was re-elected President;  
* Buninyong Gardens Restoration Group progress report of which Mrs D Whykes was the Secretary, with Mr R Vagg President and Cr Tom Mahoney Treasurer; 
* * St Peter and Paul's Catholic Church calling for donations of magazines and books to take to the residents of Brim Brim; 
* Holy Trinity Anglican Church services were in the small Sunday School Hall because the interior walls of the Church were being restored; 

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2012-2014: the change to online publication

The Buninyong and District Community Newsletter marked its 35th Birthday with its first digital edition in July 2012.

Newsletter committee members collating the last copy of the print-only version of the Buninyong News, in the Old Library, July 2012
collating the last printed newsletter

Over its span of 35 years, it produced many memorable issues documenting local events and aspects of the lives of local people. Even the flow of advertisements makes a fascinating record of the coming and goings of Buninyong's small businesses over the years: some remain, such as the Buninyong Supermarket which has just moved to much-enlarged premises, others have been replaced by new ventures. Remember Michael Whiteside's Old tin Shed, Joyce Nicholls' junk shop, the Buninyong Saddlery and the Old Library Pottery?

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The high-quality newsletter is co-ordinated by the Buninyong & District Community Association (BDCA) and is available in print at many designated outlets in Buninyong as well as being posted online each month.

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2018 online editions

August 2018 - Buninyong News - August 2018 (pdf)

July 2018 - Buninyong News - July 2018 (pdf)

June 2018 - Buninyong News - June 2018 (pdf)

May 2018 - Buninyong News - May 2018 (pdf)

April 2018 - Buninyong News - April 2018 (pdf)

March 2018 - Buninyong News - March 2018 (pdf)

February 2018 - Buninyong News - February 2018 (pdf)

2017 online editions

October 2017: Congratulations to the Buninyong & District Community News for its success in this year's Community Newspaper Association of Victoria awards. Our paper was judged winner of the Best Layout and Design and Best Sports Reporting and was a finalist in the Best Feature Story and Best Editorial Comment categories of this year's awards. Well done team!

December 2017 - Buninyong News - December 2017 (pdf)

November 2017 - Buninyong News - November 2017 (pdf)

October 2017 - Buninyong News - October 2017 (pdf)

September 2017 - Buninyong News - September 2017 (pdf)

August 2017 - Buninyong News - August 2017 (pdf)

July 2017 - Buninyong News - July 2017 (pdf)

June 2017 - Buninyong News - June 2017 (pdf)

May 2017 - Buninyong News - May 2017 (pdf)

April 2017 - Buninyong News - April 2017 (pdf)

March 2017 - Buninyong News - March 2017 (pdf)

February 2017 - Buninyong News - February 2017 (pdf)

2016 online editions

December 2016 - Buninyong News - December 2016 (pdf)

November 2016 - Buninyong News - November 2016 (pdf)

October 2016 - Buninyong News - October 2016 (pdf)

September 2016 - Buninyong News - September 2016 (pdf)

August 2016 - Buninyong News - August 2016 (pdf)

July 2016 - Buninyong News - July 2016 (pdf)

June 2016 - Buninyong News - June 2016 (pdf)

May 2016 - Buninyong News - May 2016 (pdf)

April 2016 - Buninyong News - April 2016 (pdf)

March 2016 - Buninyong News - March 2016 (pdf)

February 2016 - Buninyong News - February 2016 (pdf)

2015 online editions

December 2015 - Buninyong News - December 2015 (pdf)

November 2015 - Buninyong News - November 2015 (pdf)

October 2015 - Buninyong News - October 2015 (pdf)

September 2015 - Buninyong News - September 2015 (pdf)

August 2015 - Buninyong News - August 2015 (pdf)

June-July 2015 - Buninyong News - June-July 2015 (pdf)

May-June 2015 - Buninyong News - May-June 2015 (pdf)

April 2015 - Buninyong News - April 2015 (pdf)

February 2015 - Buninyong News - February 2015 (pdf)