Picture perfect

Deserved recognition for years of volunteer work

MALENY’s Marsha Lindenthal has been recognised after years of quiet dedication to a cause close to her heart – the safety and well-being of her community.
Last week, at the Mooloolaba Police Beat Headquarters, Marsha’s commitment as a Volunteer Photographer for Crime Stoppers Sunshine Coast was recognised.
Director of the Queensland Crime Stoppers board, Tim Ryan OAM, presented the well-deserved award to Marsha (pictured).
Marsha’s journey into community service is a testament to her philosophy: “I just want to help the community feel safe. And if you see something, say something.”
Originally drawn to a career in law enforcement, Marsha’s path took an unexpected turn involving a decade-long stint overseas as a radio presenter from 1996 to 2006 – aided by being fluent in Dutch, Indonesian, and Portuguese! In 2007, a new chapter began as Marsha married and moved to Australia where she soon found a niche in helping capture community moments through her photography.
Starting with a pocket camera, Marsha now wields serious camera gear, capturing the essence of community moments.
Marsha’s dedication to community service extends beyond Crime Stoppers, with a rich history of voluntary work.
Her involvement has spanned events like the Maleny Show as well as the Witta Festival, where she first encountered the late Gail Denver and Penny Edwards from Pattemore House.
She has been a Volunteer Photographer at Find A Grave for Maleny First Settlers and Witta Settlers to volunteering at Pattemore House, showcasing her commitment to preserving and sharing the local heritage.
Since 2016, she has been a dedicated Volunteer Photographer for Visit Maleny, contributing to the promotion of the region. Congratulations Marsha!