About Us



Thorpdale Community News is run by volunteers who give up valuable time to ensure that the news keeps coming in (and out).  

There have only been six editors since its inception in 1994, starting with Angela McNeil and Jenny Missen, two mothers at the Thorpdale Primary School. Taking over the role, Sue (then Jennings) Bruerton, kept up the good work and passed the hot desk over to Kaye Dorling who finally convinced Marj Fraser that knowing absolutely nothing about computers was no reason not to try. 

Marj spent the next five years proving to herself and the community that there is nothing you can't do if you really have the will to try.  I (Barbara Butterworth), a relative newcomer to the district, just happened to be in the right spot when Marj felt that it was the right time to hand over the reins to me at the beginning of 2013.  I have had a long background in Newsletter production so felt this was a happy transition and a great way to get to know the locals.

We have regular contributors from the Baw Baw Shire, Thorpdale Primary School, Thorpdale Kindergarten, sporting clubs and our two local churches to name a few.  

The newsletter is financed by advertising and by donations left at the Post Office/Bakery and Pub. The monthly subscription has not been increased for some time because it is felt that this publication is a service to the community and this subscription is incredibly inexpensive.

If you have any comment to make about what you like or dislike about the publication; what you would like to see or some ideas for articles that would make Thorpynews an even better publication, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.   If you have any photographs that will bring a smile to faces ("remember when..."), please don't hesitate to email them to us with a detailed description, at thorpynews@hotmail.com or leave them at the Post Office for scanning and return (please ensure that you have your name and address marked on an attached paper or envelope).

How you can help with articles:
When emailing articles, please don't embed photographs into the article - send them separately if possible and it makes a better newsletter if your photographs are of high resolution.