Heroes Of The North


The Ocean Shores Community Association and Golden Jubilee committee invite you to hear the stories of three exceptionally courageous and resilient Indigenous and European pioneering women who lived in the coastal north area of Ocean Shores over 100 years ago.


Bring your friends along for an inspiring presentation and free luncheon.


‘Heroes Of The North’ will be held:


At: The Ocean Shores Country Club


On: International Women’s Day


Date: Friday March 8, 2019


Time: 11am to 3pm, lunch from 12 noon


The stories of these women are anticipated to provide inspiration for today’s generation of women and girls to explore and discover their full potential.


Please respond with your interest to attend and any other queries via email or phone to jan.mangleson3@bigpond.com or phone 0431 477445 by Wednesday, March 6.


Heroes Of The North will celebrate these

three inspiring women:

Founder of Hainsville (present day Ocean Shores), Maria Hains 

Indigenous, Githabul Ngarkwal matriarch Charlotte Williams

Previous owner of a dairy property that was the site of the former Roundhouse administration centre for the Ocean Shores development, Bessie Bower

Join your community in celebration of Ocean Shore’s golden jubilee year.

All community members are welcome.

Learn more about the first Indigenous peoples and also European settlement in the district and how it began with the arrival of timber getters from the Tweed region; who settled near the freshwater creek at Ocean Shores and found safe anchorage at Readings Bay at the entrance to Marshall’s Creek.

“It (present day Ocean Shores) was actually the first European settlement between the Richmond and Tweed Rivers and 1849 was the year,” explained proud long-time resident and community advocate, Jan Mangleson.

An additional series of events will be offered by OSCA and the Golden Jubilee committee throughout the Ocean Shores Golden Jubilee year as the community continues to promote, share and celebrate the town’s history and the contributions of its residents’ past and present.