Through some stories we may learn a little more about the history of our area. 

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 Lloyd & Shirley - 50 years of wedded bliss

In 1946 a shy junior officer in the R.A.A.F. met a friends of his sister and immediately knew that she was the girl that he was going to marry.

April 6th 1953 saw that officer and his girl marry.  Fifty years later on April 6th, 2003 saw over a hundred of their friends and family get together at the Maleny R.S.L. to celebrate the joy of that past 50 years.

Lloyd & Shirley have had a varied life having traveled around the country with the R.A.A.F. and then being "loaned" to the Australian Army with the introduction of Army helicopters.

Lloyd and Shirley are a pair who join in community organisations - not separately but as a couple.  They are arguably the best known couple in the Maleny community as they are volunteers in over 90% of community organisations.  Neither are happy in an organisation unless they are 100% hands on.  They are not there for the ride.

After leaving the Defence Department both Lloyd and Shirley drove school busses carrying students to both Maleny State and State High schools.

Shirley is foster mother to half the town - even people older than she.

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Sunshine Coast Hinterland

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