12 January, 2023
Local phonebook comes to an end
AFTER 30 years of publishing the iconic Mareeba and Atherton Tablelands Telephone Guide, creators Leigh and Rhonda Robinson will be discontinuing the books to retire.
Although the 2023 book for Atherton has already been published for 2023, it will discontinue in 2024. Mareeba’s final book is the 2022 edition.
The Mareeba and Atherton phone books have raised over half a million dollars for BlueCare in both towns.
Leigh said although they would love to continue publishing the guide, health issues and age are holding them back.
“Rhonda and I have both had significant health issues over the past couple of years, and as we are not getting any younger, have decided that now is the right time to retire,” he said.
“It has been a pleasure to assist BlueCare with its fundraising since 1993, and we sincerely thank the many advertisers and recipients of the phone books for their financial support over the years.”
Locals are encouraged to keep their books from 2022