Penola memories shared

DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY: Penola resident Brian Pannell with a picture of himself at the Penola State Forest Reserve.

THE tranquility and simplicity of life in Penola attracted 94-year-old resident Brian Pannell to settle, contribute to and represent the town.

Born in 1923, Mr Pannell had a humble upbringing, with his father working in a tree nursery at the Woods and Forest Department and his mother in a confectionary shop – previously located at the now Thomas De Garis and Clarkson Stock and Station Agents site.

Mr Pannell enjoyed helping his mother in


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