Lenore Meldrum
  • Last updated:
  • 16 Nov 2015

Lenore Meldrum

Professional background

  • 2002 - Consultancy, Manager, Stress Project, Education Qld (Aug-Dec.)
  • 1995-2001 - Research and Evaluation Psychologist, Integrated Mental Health Service
  • 1994-1995 - Senior Research Assistant, Primary Health Care Reference Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Queensland.


  • Joint Degree in Education and Psychology, James Cook University
  • Masters of Medical Science, University of Queensland.


  • Raised in a family with an intense interest in local history and genealogy.
  • Along with her husband reprinted the original Hinka Booma to Kenilworth in 2005 after extensive research, re-editing and reformatting of the publication.
  • Designed the Kenilworth Walk brochure with input from various members of the Historical Association Committee.
  • Conducted Historic Walks through the township in association with the Kenilworth Celebrates Festival.
  • Currently write regular historical articles for the local community newspaper the Mary Valley Voice.

Community Groups

  • President, Kenilworth and District Historical Association Inc.
  • Member Kenilworth Hall Committee
  • Member Gheerulla Hall Committee
  • Member Management Committee Mary Valley Voice Community News
  • Website Administrator for Kenilworth Hall[include7], Kenilworth Museum[include7] and the Gheerulla[include7] websites.


  • Her father Bert Sims was Councillor for Division 1 of the Maroochy Shire (1967-1981) and responsible for the protection of numerous historical sites, the development of Pioneer Park on land that he had donated to the State Government in 1940; negotiating the lease of council land for the Museum site in Alexandra Street.
  • Her uncle Will Sims was one of the co-authors of Hina Booma to Kenilworth in 1950. Uncle Ed Sims is the narrator of the DVD presentation Looking Back – Ed Sims Memories of Kenilworth.