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Fears after polio fight pause for COVID-19
Health experts fear that the planned global eradication of potentially-fatal polio has been delayed by COVID-19, and a resurgence of the condition could be felt in Australia. The coronavirus pandemic has diverted polio resources in more than 55 countries,...

COVID-19 a double blow for chronic disease patients
Date: October 23, 2020; Source: University of New South Wales; Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated into a 'syndemic' for people with chronic illnesses, a new study analyzing data from low and middle-income countries shows. Share:.

Two NSW Police officers injured while arresting man in Sydney
A policeman has needed stitches to heal a gash in his head after allegedly being attacked by an accused robber in Sydney's southwest. The officer was allegedly bashed over the head with a police radio in Riverwood on Friday afternoon when a man they...

Pope met Australia envoy 'who had virus'
Pope Francis has been warned of potential exposure to COVID-19 after a Vatican diplomat in Australia was infected, media reports say. Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, the Holy See's ambassador to Australia, had a face-to-face meeting with Pope Francis at...

Local Parks - Wynnum West

Ropley Road
Ropley Road, off Wynnum Road opp Wynnum Plaza

Playground Shelter Toilets Water BBQ Areas Mini Court Basketball Off Road Parking Hand Ball Wall
Ropley Park Flying Fox - Wynnum West
Ropley Park - Wynnum West
Primrose Park
Wynnum and Sibley Roads
UBD REF# 143 B-19
Playground Shelter Toilets Water BBQ Areas Half Court Basketball Off Road Parking Hand Ball Wall
Primrose Park - Wynnum West

Primrose Park

Edward Kelk Park
Cnr Sibley Road and Kianawah Road
UBD REF# 163 A-9
Playground
Edward John Kelk was a pioneer settler in the Lindum and Hemmant Districts. In the early 1860's, 3 brothers William, Henry and Edward Kelk came to settle in the district from Lincolnshire, England and brought land not far from the present day Hemmant. The Kelks called their property Lindum-mere. The name of their home in Lincoln. Lindum is the Latin name from Lincoln.

William and Henry left the district, but Edward build a fine home on the 200 acre/81 hectare property not far from the site of todays Pleasantville. The entrance was near Lindum Railway Station and a Driveway led from the fancy gates up a hill to the house running along the line of the present Rodney Street.

Edward owned and operated a sugar cane plantation and a sugar mill on this Lindum property through which the Cleveland railway now runs. He was a pioneer-settler who was acknowledged as a highly respected citizen. He is remembered not only for his compassionate commitment to the early community, Lindum and Hemmant, but for his compassionate treatment of the local aboriginals who were employed to work on the cane plantations of those days and his implementation of projects to set them up in a local fishing industry by supplying them with boats, gear and supervision.

Edward Kelk Park

Edward Kelk Park - Wynnum