Women celebrate 100 years

ONE HUNDRED years ago women across the world wore purple, green and white as a show of solidarity in fighting for women’s right to vote.

Yesterday the colours donned by the suffragettes decorated the tables of restaurants and function centres as International Women’s Day celebrations were held across the region.

About 100 people, including a handful of men, gathered at the Carriers Arms Hotel at Maryborough for the Zonta Club’s annual International Women’s Day breakfast.

Former Fraser Coast Chronicle editor Nancy Bates was guest speaker, with her speech titled I Am Woman, Hear Me Squeak – although anyone who knows Nancy knows she is not a squeaker.

Her entertaining banter covered issues that affect women everywhere: politics, family, self-image, career and the struggle of keeping them all in balance.

International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world on March 8 and is used as an opportunity to promote women’s social and political rights and advancement.

Thieves spotting easy steals on Fraser Coast

premium_icon Thieves spotting easy steals on Fraser Coast

Since July more than 50 vehicles across the region have been stolen

Cash splash at Coast hotels for school holidays

premium_icon Cash splash at Coast hotels for school holidays

Tourists are seeing what the Fraser Coast has to offer.

Drug driver jailed

premium_icon Drug driver jailed

He tested positive when intercepted by police.

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