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Sharmy Cavender was a dedicated volunteer then a senior staff member of Woodfordia Inc. for
many years. Sharmy tragically died at Woodfordia suddenly in 2014 leaving behind a close loving
family and hundreds of tearful Woodfordians. Sharmy so loved her food. Lore Society dedicates this
column to her memory starting with one of her own recipes.
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4 ounces semisweet chocolate
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 large eggs, separated
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
Ingredient #6: Although this is a “Just 5
Ingredients” recipe, if you went for one more
ingredient, it could be 2 tablespoons of Kahlua
added when you add the espresso powder.
Serve it with a small scoop of ice cream or coffee
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Butter and sugar a
4-cup soufflé dish or deep 1-quart baking dish (3
to 4 inches deep).
In a small saucepan, combine the chocolate
and butter, and stir over low heat until melted.
Remove from the heat and whisk in the egg yolks.
Pour the mixture into a large bowl and stir in the
In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with the
cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
Stir one-third of the egg whites into the chocolate
mixture. With a spatula, gently but thoroughly fold
in the remaining egg whites.
Scrape the soufflé into the dish. Place the dish in
a larger baking dish or a small roasting pan and
fill with hot water to come halfway up the sides
of the mold.
Place in the oven, reduce the temperature to
400°F, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until
puffed and beginning to crack around the edges.
Remove from the oven and the water bath and
set on a rack to cool. As it cools, the soufflé
will collapse. Unmold carefully and invert onto a
serving plate. Serve warm or chilled.
As the elected
representative of the
Jinibara, it’s a real honour
to be a part of Woodfordia,
there’s a real harmony and
friendship that connects
everything that happens
When I drove in for
The Planting festival this
year, I was overcome by
the transformation of the
land here, from an old dairy
farm to the beautiful site
it is today, and how the
annual tree plantings have
benefited this land.
There is definitely a
connection between how
Woodfordia is managed and
Jinibara culture. Looking
after the environment, we
did it with fire, making sure
the plants came back, today
it’s the work at The Planting
festival, the staff and the
monthly Treehuggers who
take care of the land. We
didn’t overuse the land,
like here at Woodfordia,
the land gets a chance to
rest between festivals, and
regenerate, it looks better
every time you come back.
Woodfordia has been
transformed by people who
are willing to contribute to
make it the special place
that it is. All the volunteers
who have come over the
years and planted trees
and taken care of the land,
so that this place can be
shown to The Planting, the
volunteers, are so important
and at the same time they
get to enjoy their work.
It’s the same way that
my people would prepare
for a gathering, to share
the environment so that
This place brings
everyone together to
cultures through practices
of arts and craft, song and
dance, the same way that
Aboriginal people came
together in Corroboree.
What impresses me more
than anything else is how
this organisation, Bill and
the staff bring Indigenous
people from all over the
world, that really impresses
There are 3 generations
of my family who come
back to Woodfordia
every year. My little fellas
want to come back to do
Corroboree, that’s all they
talk about. We the Jinibara
are working on that, for our
young people, passing on
the practices and beliefs,
knowledge of the landscape
and the pathways through
In 2014 the Jinibara
were recognised by the
Federal Government as the
Native Title holders of this
area. The court case was
held here at Woodfordia.
This determination has
deepened our commitment
to the partnership we
have. We want everyone,
black, white or brindle to
benefit from this place for
generations to come.
Uncle Noel Blair
From Traditional Owner Noel Blair on behalf of the Jinibara People
The community project, Home’s Where
The Nest Is, was rolled out in Woodford
throughout the months of March, April and
May this year.
The goal of the project, funded by a
grant from Australian Government Regional
Arts Australia and Artslink Queensland, was
to build local community engagement with
Woodfordia and the activities taking place
Students from Woodford State School
and members of Woodford township and
surrounding areas were invited to bird talks
and walks with ornithologist and Woodfordia
Vice-President, Roy Sonnenburg, and woven
nest workshops with natural fibre weaving
artist, Kris Martin.
Attending at the school before the Easter
holiday, Year 4 students shared their bird
awareness with Roy and learned the new skill
of weaving, as taught by Kris, to create small
bird nests. After taking the nest home, each
child created a narrative piece reflecting the
family living in their individual nest.
In early April, two bus tours to Woodfordia
showcased the site, history and bird life to
local residents. Roy passed on his knowledge
and answered questions with aplomb. The
tours were complemented by morning tea
and a nest-weaving workshop with Kris at the
Woodford Library, with capacity attendance at
For The Planting Festival, Kris and
his team harvested sustainable materials,
including piccabeen and the invasive weed
Cat’s Claw, from local sites to build three
large, human-sized nests. These were woven
over a period of four days and then installed
and displayed at the festival accompanied
by the small nests and narratives created
by the Year 4 students. Kris’s nest-weaving
workshops at the event were sold out.
Post-festival, the school took ownership
of one of the large nests, currently being used
as a reading area for younger pupils.
Positive feedback from participants to
Lisa, Project Manager Site Décor and Visual
Arts, is an indicator of the success of the
project together with strategic partners
encouraging future projects of a similar
format and delivery style.
Plantonians resting in the nesting at The Planting
Lovers of fine Tennessee whiskey and bourbon
drinkers will be pleased to hear of a 3 year
sponsorship deal with Jack Daniels (JD) for
the Woodford Folk Festival.
This brand has long been considered
a top shelf of American whiskeys and long
been sought after as sponsor for Woodford.
Organisers concluded the deal in September
According to Deputy General Manager Kim
Pengelly, JD Australian representatives visited
the festival last year and after seeing it were
very keen to see their brand represented.
“Jack Daniels is still a family owned
company and fits the Woodford Folk Festival
beautifully” said Kim.
The Blues Bar was the obvious choice of
JD’s central focus given the American south’s
contribution to the genre.
“We are renaming the bar Jack’s Bar in
their honour, something we didn’t have to do”
Apart from the three year deal, JD have
given generously toward the design and set up
of the venue.
“I think JD will like what we’re doing
here and it’ll be great to welcome their
representatives into our family this year” said
A custom fit out has been designed and
constructed by Woodfordia’s Steve Argo.
Artist Nick Warfield has been commissioned to
install his art sculptures at Jack’s Bar.
Jack Daniels will be stocked across all bars
at the festival.
And Cheers to
Woodford Folk Festival collaborates
with Australian artist and designer
to take a new perspective on
traditional festival merchandise.
The picnic rug was hand
illustrated and designed by textile
designer Sharnee Thorpe. All flowers
on the rug are Woodfordia natives.
It’s been carefully designed
for a festival setting the rug is
light in weight but durability is not
compromised. The underside of the
rug is waterproof and a strap has
been carefully designed to be rolled
up and slung over your shoulder for
the best festival carrying experience.
Organisers think the rug is a
lovely offering to be able to take
a piece of Woodfordia with you
throughout the year.
The picnic rugs are on sale to
the Woodford Folk Festival and will
also e available online pre festival or
at the festival shop.
Wandering Woodfordia Picnic Rug
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