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March 2018 – Latest Newsletter #26 now available

The latest newsletter – #26, March 2018 – is now available. It is a bumper 7-page newsletter, including lots of photos, with larger versions of the photos available in Facebook photo albums (see the links in the newsletter). Highlights:

  • Welcome – to 11 new members in recent months.
  • NEXT Homeleigh Working Bee: 19-20 May, 2018.
  • NEWS: M3 Shades of Death Cave property update, including great photos; and an article on the cave ownership history.
  • Old Timers’ weekend update – Details and photos of the work done, including: rubbish clearing, tip run, cave cleaning/washing, hand rail wire-brushing (with power tools), painting, old fridge disposal, SRT training route planning, power generator maintenance and more.
  • Bowies Cave -Some information about another cave on our M49 Scrubby Creek property.
  • Update on the last Homeleigh working bee (Sept 2017).
  • FMClarity software now being used to assist with tracking and managing property maintenance.

Read all about it, and see the great photos, in Rimstone News #26.

Rob Brain
(assisting the Rimstone Co-operative directors).

18 August 2017 – Notice of 2017 AGM and the latest newsletter

Notice has been posted of the upcoming 2017 Rimstone Cooperative Ltd AGM in the latest Newsletter #25. See the newsletter here.

Also in this newsletter:

  • Latest update on the Shades of Death (M-3) Cave property purchase and the appeal for members and friends to assist with raising funds.
  • Upcoming Homeleigh working bee, 30 Sept – 1 October (plus some days either side of this).
  • Managing Homeleigh – With some current niggling issues, the Rimstone directors are seeking input from members (do we need internet access? improved building security; how to overcome the problem of the hot water being left on after a trip).

Happy reading

Rob Brain
assisting the directors,
Rimstone News – newsletter editor

SPECIAL NEWS – Another cave property purchase – M-3 Shades of Death

Just one snap from Shades of Death (M-3 Cave, Buchan)

Just one snap from Shades of Death (ack: Daryl Carr)


April 2017.  The Rimstone Cooperative directors are announcing the pending purchase of another property* in the Buchan caves region (East Gippsland, Victoria) – the infamous M-3 Cave, known for years as “Shades of Death”.

Appeals for assistance with funding of the purchase are now open. See more details on the new M-3 Cave page.

To download the M-3 Shades-of-Death Cave Purchase Appeal Form with more details and make a speedy donation, download the special Appeal Form.


* This adds to the earlier purchase of the Scrubby Creek property.

May 2017 – Latest Newsletter #24 available

LATEST NEWS: Purchasing M-3 Shades of Death property, and seeking funds to assist the purchase.

The new-look Homeleigh Lounge Room

The new-look Homeleigh Lounge Room

May 19-20 (2017) – Homeleigh Working Bee

  • Scrubby Creek Cave and property news and the tufa terraces.
  • Lounge Room project update (and photo).
  • Report from the recent March Working Bee.
  • New director – Welcome Mark T.

Read all about it in Newsletter #24

June 2016 – Latest Newsletter #23 with key event dates and accomm rates

June 2016 – The latest newsletter is now available to view. See the link on the Newsletters page.

In the newsletter, see details about a small increase in Homeleigh accommodation rates, and upcoming events:

  • 8-10 July – Homeleigh Lounge Room Painting Bee
  • 17-25 September – General Homeleigh Working Bee
  • Friday 7th October – AGM (venue TBA).

See the newsletter for all the details.

August 2015 – Latest Newsletter #22, and AGM in October

See the latest Rimstone newsletter #22 with details about: the Rimstone AGM – Friday 2 October (agenda, venue, supper, etc. details are in the newsletter); the June Monster Working Bee wrap up; the Lounge Room Project update; and the Scrubby Creek latest (including a Tufa Terrace Project 21-22 November). Note that annual Rimstone fees are now due.

See the newsletter on the Rimstone web site, Newsletters page: http://rimstone.org.au/newsletters.html

August 2014 – Latest Newsletter #20, plus upcoming AGM

The latest newsletter #20 is uploaded and available, as is the notice of the 2014 AGM (Friday 12 September) with interim minutes from the previous year AGM. The newsletter also includes a detailed report from the June Working Bee, and a couple of photos. See the newsletter on the Rimstone web site, Newsletters page: http://rimstone.org.au/newsletters.html