Tablelands District (Ext)

 

Badge Description

Scout logo

T = may represent either T for tablelands, or alternatively the Tea grown on the Tablelands, or for Tobruk which remembers the 9th Battalion military units who fought at Tobruk and were re-constituted in the Tablelands in 1942

Waterfall = Barron Falls Waterfall [5]

The badge was first issued in 1961 [5]

History

Atherton Tablelands are named after John Atherton, a pioneering pastoralist, who was the first to find tin deposits in Northern Queensland. 

From archival records, Tablelands district was in existence in the late 1950s, and mentioned in early scout magazines [1].  The District Commissioner in 1957 was V. R. Straughan [2].  Tablelands district was part of the Coral Coast Area in 1980 [3].  In 1999, some of the Tablelands district groups were absorbed into the new formed Tinaroo district.  Tablelands district closed in 1999 [4]

Groups

Tablelands District Groups (1961) : Atherton Scout Group, Malanda Scout Group, Mareeba Scout Group, 1st Ravenshoe Scout Group, 2nd Ravenshoe Scout Group, Yungaburra Scout Group [6]

Tablelands District Groups (1971) : Atherton Scout Group, Malanda Scout Group, Milla Milla Scout Group, North Mareeba Scout Group, South Mareeba Scout Group, Ravenshoe Scout Group, St. Barnaba’s School Scout Group, Yungaburra Scout Group [7]

Tablelands District Groups (1983) : Atherton Scout Group, Herberton Scout Group, Malanda Scout Group, Milla Milla Scout Group, North Mareeba Scout Group, South Mareeba Scout Group, Mount Garnet Scout Group, Ravenshoe Scout Group, Yungaburra Scout Group [8]

Tablelands district Scout Groups (1999): Atherton Scout Group, Mareeba Scout Group, Tolga Scout Group [4]

References

  1. The Totem (1957). “Cairns & District Scouting in Retrospect”. Vol. 19 (225), Nov, p. 6.
  2. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1958). Annual Report 1957-1958.
  3. Scout (1980) Area & District Directory, September, p.8.
  4. Whittington, H. Group Leader, Northern Beaches Scout Group, Far North Queensland Personal communique 17.8.2018.
  5. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p.24.
  6. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1962). Annual Report 1961-1962.
  7. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.
  8. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1983). Directory: Areas, Regions, Districts, Groups 1983.