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Book puts changing face of communities in focus


Book puts changing face of communities in focus

Buderim and surrounds are being celebrated in a new book by award-winning local photographer Ross Eason.

The 196-page hardcover coffee table book, Four Five Five Six The Buderim Region, has been a four-year labour of love for Mr Eason.

It tells the stories of the local area, where he, his wife Judy and family have lived for 32 years.

“The idea for the book first came to be in 2012 as part of the 150th anniversary of Buderim’s founding because I wanted to create one book that encapsulated Buderim from the past to present time,” Mr Eason says.

“This book looks at the Buderim region, including Buderim, Forest Glen, Kunda Park, Mons, Tanawha and Sippy Downs and touches on some of the area’s history, with important images that tell the stories of how our lives have changed.

“While I have begun with information about how the Buderim Plateau was formed, our First Nations and Islander peoples, it’s not a chronology or technical history. It is a narrative of the people and events that have shaped the 4556 precinct we enjoy today.

“The book was designed to give both new and long-term residents, visitors and those outside the region just enough information to understand how we got here and what we are as a community, or more so as a collective of communities.”

Many of the images included in the book are Mr Eason’s own, plus historical images that have been collected and carefully restored.

Four Five Five Six The Buderim Region is available from the Buderim Old Post Office until November 15, and will be available in selected local outlets after that time. It is also available at

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