Old woman. Elderly female at home. Photo: thinkstock
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OPINION: Don’t look down your nose at Curra

IT IS constantly brought to my attention that some townspeople (maybe all) frown upon those who live in Curra, north of Gympie.

Curra, like Glenwood, used to have a reputation because drug users and pushers, (non-approved ones) tended to gravitate to these areas when things were much quieter than they are now.

Talk about give a dog a bad name!

I am reminded of the criminologist who infamously called Gympie a Helltown.

I don’t think Gympie has still lived that one down.

If I am to be frowned upon when I write to The Gympie Times and claim that my address is Curra then I can’t stop that prevailing attitude.

What I can say is that the people I have met in Curra since I moved here nigh on three years ago have been decent, hard working people or retired and looking for peace..

I have met a lot worse in fancier clothes and who live in fancy homes in popular areas deemed to be up-market. Whoops, sorry, my plum slipped from my mouth.

Before the slanderers decide to rubbish somewhere they know nothing about I challenge them to actually get a map to find out just how big Curra is and then to drive around allL the streets and then reassess their views.

Some homes are modest, some are new brick and some in-between, just like most places.

This place is a haven to us and we appreciate it more each day.

I have spoken to others who have lived here and they all loved it and their children did too.

We love it here and are disappointed that some people think they are superior and entitled to denigrate others for whatever reason.

It’s particularly humorous that some who have rubbished this area live in places we wouldn’t.

So you see, it’s all relative.

But before you think you know what you are talking about put some effort into finding out the truth.

We looked for 18 months before we found what we were looking for and it happened to be at Curra.

Some houses in more highly thought of areas left a lot to be desired.

I could be rude. I certainly feel like being rude; but then that would only add to the prevailing opinion of people who live at Curra, wouldn’t it?

Sue Humphris,

Curra.

Gympie Times


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