Maheno District (Ext) b

 

Locations

 Coastal area north of Maryborough

Badge Description

Scout logo

Ship wreck = SS Maheno on Fraser Island

Pineapple = local agriculture

Sugar Cane  = local sugar cane industry

Ribbon version of badge first issued in 1970 [6]

History

The district is named after the SS Maheno, an ocean liner washed ashore on Fraser Island in 1935.  At the time the Maheno was being towed to Japan to an Osaka shipbreaker.  The name “Maheno” is a Maori word meaning “Island” [1].  The district was originally part of the South East Queensland Zone, which was administered by Branch Headquarters in Brisbane, and districts were supported by Field Commissioners [2].  In 1972, the districts within this Zone included: Maryborough, Maheno, Gympie, Cooroora, Beaver Masters, Nambour, D’Agular Range, Murrumba, Bunya, Barambah, Condamine, Dolphin, South Coast, Stradbroke Island and Beaudesert districts.  In 1980 this district was part of Central and Coastal Region [3]. 

Maheno district was formed in 1960-1961 (i.e., mentioned in the Branch Annual Report 1962/63, but not mentioned on Branch Annual Report 1958/59) and the first District Commissioner was W. E. Briskey [4, 5].  The district closed in 1982 when it merged with Maryborough district to become part of Fraser district [6, 7].

Groups

Maheno District Groups (1963) Hervey Bay Scout Group, Pialba Scout Group, Urangan Scout Group [5]

Maheno District Groups (1971): Hervey Bay Scout Group, Pialba Scout Group, Urangan Scout Group [8]

References

  1. Queensland Scouter (1965). “Maheno wreck and district”, Vol 4 (2) Feb, p.22.
  2. Scouting in Queensland (1972). “South-East QLD Zone Conference”. Vol 11 (6), July, p. 5.
  3. Scout (1980). “Coming Regional Events: Central and Coastal Region”. Jan-Feb, p.47.
  4. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1959). Annual Report 1958-1959.
  5. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1963). Annual Report 1962-1963.
  6. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p. 17
  7. Scout (1981). Changes to area and district directory as appeared in September 1980 Scout. July, p. 6.
  8. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.