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Race day fashionistas

A country race day is one day in the year when the local girls can put on their best clothes, make-up and hair to compete in the Fashions On The Field, with Saturday being no exception.

LEFT: Seen here are the winners in the “Local Ladies” category, (from left) Symone Welsh (third), Kirsty Wilding-Davies (second) and Alice Taylor (first).

RIGHT: Winners in the “Visiting Ladies Under 50” category were: (from left) Emily O’Neill (second),

Rachel Goodman (first) and Jessie Garland (third). Photos: GARY HUTCHISON

Endeavour celebration

ENDEAVOUR Christian College was in celebration mode this week after the recent advice the school had received secondary accreditation. The announcement will see this year’s Year 6/7 stu-

will become compulsory for all schools in Queensland to include Year 7 in the secondary school.

Principal Janne Basson said Endeavour’s Year 7s will actually be included in the secondary level a year before it

Mr Basson said the news of the successful accreditation paved the way for a new era in the life of the school.

“This decision will add choice to the schooling options in the region,” he said.

“And next year’s Year 7 students will get a head start on high school life as they pave the way for all other Year 7s in the years to come.

“The Endeavour Christian College is committed to provide the new secondary class with a learning environment and experiences that will cater for young adolescent students, with students offered the support needed to make

the transition from primary to secondary an enjoyable experience.” He said each year will see the addition of an additional secondary class.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have an upcoming event, please let us know by email to or phone Gary Hutchison on (07) 4069 5773.


Every Thursday. Bush Bingo, 9am at the Bowls Club. Every Friday. Monster Meat Raffles in the Caf Bar, @ The Sovereign, from 6pm.

Every Friday. Members Draw, from 6.30pm; Raffles and

Lucky Pokies Seat, 8-8.30pm, at the Bowls Club. Every Friday. Members Draw (7.30-8.30pm) and Cooktown Amateur Turf Club Raffles @ the Cooktown RSL Memorial Club. Every Sunday. Social Bowls, from 1pm, Bowls Club. Every Sunday and Tuesday. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Sunday: from 1.30pm, Tuesday from 8pm. Call 4069 5626 for details. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Swim for Your Life at the Cooktown Pool from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Every Wednesday. Social Bowls, from 8.30am, at the Bowls Club. Every Wednesday and Saturday. Cooktown Pool - Aqua Aerobics: Wednesday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Saturday 9am to 10am.

Council contractor involved in fatal vehicle accident COOK Shire Council has confirmed that a Council contractor died at the scene, after being involved in a single-vehicle accident, which occurred on the Lakefield National Park Road on Sunday night. The deceased, a 31-year-old

Cooktown man who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was last seen on the road at about 7.30pm on Sunday night, but when he failed to report for work, he was located by his colleagues.

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Endeavour’s accreditation


Thu 14. Marlin Coast Veterinary Surgery visiting at

the CWA rooms. Phone 4069 5337 or 4057 6033 for appointments.

Fri 15. Big Wheel live in the Caf Bar from 8pm @ The Sovereign.

Sun 17. Dunlop Volleys live, from 2 pm on the Verandah @ The Sovereign.

Fri 22 - Fri 29. Opening of Art Soup Kitchen art exhibition at the PCYC Cooktown Events Centre from 5.30pm. Featuring work by the Cooktown State School's senior art students. Sat 23. Jabalbina Yalanji Aborginal Corp RNTBC and Jabalbina Yalanji Land Trust AGM's, Mossman Shire Hall, phone 4051 1400. Mon 25. Disaster Preparedness Clean Up commences. Ph: Cook Shire Council 4069 5444. Sat 30. Disaster Awareness Info Stand and FREE barbecue @ Bloomfield markets. Ph: Cook Shire Council 4069 5444.

DECEMBER Sun 1. Breakfast with Santa, from 7.00am @ Cooktown Pool (limited tickets). Ph: Cook Shire Council 4069 5444. Sat 7. Christmas Markets and Photos with Santa. Ph: Cook Shire Council 4069 5444. Can club secretaries please send in a list of their events planned for the year to au so they can be included in the What's On section.

CHURCH SERVICES Baptist: Hogg Street, near IGA, 9.30am Sun. Phone 4069 5155. Cooktown Community Church (AOG/ACC): Gungarde Hall, 9.30am Sun; Home Group 7.30am Wed. Phone 4069 5070, 0427 756 793. Catholic: 6pm Sat and 8.30am Sun, St Mary's, Cooktown. Phone 4069 5730. Anglican: Christ Church Chapel, Sun 8.30am. Phone 4069 6778, 0428 696 493. Lutheran: Hope Vale at 9am on Sunday, Cooktown. Phone either 4060 9197 or 0419 023 114.

Endeavour Christian College students, staff, parents and relatives and friends are delighted with the recent news that the school received secondary accreditation last week. Seen here celebrating outside the school are: (front row from left) Trae Nicholls and Cameron Johnson with (middle row from left) Kyle Crowther, Jeneen Clark, Amy Hang, Ben Francois White, Nathaniel West and Beau Johnson and (back row from left) Principal Jannie Basson, Harison Stroppe, Ethan Wilkin, Chelsea Cantarella, Madison McGowan and Lyeisha Walker. Photo: LOUISE BASSON.

 from page 1 “This means that Endeavour Christian College will cater for Year 8 students in 2014, Year 9 students in 2015 and that 2018 will see the first Year 12 students graduate from the College,” he said. “It is important for the college to grow the secondary school gradually in order to maintain the highest standards.” Two additional staff will be appointed next year to cater for continued growth and to assist in the implementation of secondary school. “Next year will also be a busy year as far as construction is concerned, with a

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flexible learning area, learning support/ library area and another classroom to be built, ready for use at the start of the 2015 calendar year,” he said.

Vicki Stroppe, mother of Harison, who will be one of the students promoted to Year 8 next year said she was thrilled with the announcement.

“To help cater for next year’s building needs, a demountable building has been moved on site, that will mainly cater for the year 7/8 group.”

“It’s wonderful; we need the school,” Ms Stroppe said.

Mr Basson declared there were busy and exciting times ahead.

Ms Stroppe was glowing in her praise of Harison’s progress since enrolling at the Endeavour Christian College.

“But at the core of it all are the students, parents, carers, teachers and management who are dedicated to keeping the school community a place where quality education in a safe and happy learning environment is the ongoing focus,” he said.

“Harison’s done nothing but thrive since he’s been there; he’s improved academically; he’s got discipline; and he’s done nothing but smile since we got the news,” she said.

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Vandals force pool closure

At about 8pm last Thursday, security staff discovered the pool grounds had been unlawfully entered, with tables, chairs, rubbish bins, lane ropes and other items thrown into the deep end of the pool. The pool’s shade cover had been destroyed and the hands of the external

Tables, chairs, lane ropes, rubbish bins and other items were thrown into the deep end of the Cooktown Pool last Thursday night after vandals went on a rampage. Photo submitted. clock had been ripped off, as well as other acts of vandalism committed around the pool. However, the kiosk re-

mained intact. Cook Shire Council’s Pool, Sport and Recreation Co-ordinator, Chris Smith said it took four

staff members to remove everything from the pool, but the rubbish had contaminated the pool’s water.

Rangers 2 – Crocs 0

NATIONAL Parks and Wildlife Rangers trapped a 3.7-metre crocodile in the Endeavour River last Wednesday – bringing the total to two that have been sent to farms in the last fortnight. However, the main target in their sights, a four-metre monster, has so far eluded their traps. This animal surfaced near the Wharf on Sunday night, November 3, scaring a family who was fishing there. Apparently, the croc has been cruising the Wharf, boat ramp and floating pontoon for some time.

Another croc, smaller at about 2.4 metres, seemed to be almost “camera-friendly” as it ‘posed’ for Cook Shire Council worker Pat Wilson under a warning sign opposite the park and near the back of the Bowls Club. That animal is also marked for relocation because of its apparent familiarity with humans. Members of the public are urged to contact CrocWatch immediately on 1300 130 372 to report any sightings of crocodiles.


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Principals at Lakeland, Laura and Rossville State Schools, along with the Endeavour Christian College received advice of the closure on Friday morning while Cook Shire Council staff were engaged in a clean-up of the grounds and the pool.

“We had to treat the pool’s water for the whole of Friday to be sure it was at its usual high quality standard and safe for swimming,” Mr Smith said. The pool was reopened to the public for swimming on Saturday morning. Cooktown police are continuing with their investigations and are asking that anyone with information which might identify the person(s) responsible for these offences contact either them on 4069 5688 of Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

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Paying respect to the fallen COOKTOWN is a community that always pays due respect to those who have fallen, performing their duty in the service of the Australian Defence Forces. So it was no surprise

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passed, were joined by representatives from local schools and organisations to comprise an audience of about 60 men, women and children. This year’s service started early, so that proper recognition of the solemn occasion could be observed with the traditional minute’s silence at the 11th hour of the 11th month. At the conclusion of the service Sub Branch Secretary Treasurer Jim Fay told those in attendance that the completion of the new arch leading to the park was not far away. The old arch, that was originally built in 1951 had become structurally unsafe, which required its removal. After explaining the financial considerations of a federal government grant to fund the project, Mr Fay said the main reason for the delay was caused by a structural engineer in Cairns. “Our Council engineer is regarded as a ‘civil engineer’ and to get our plans approved, we needed the services of a ‘structural engineer’,” Mr Fay said. “The first bloke we sent the plans to was causing all sorts of de-

lays, so we sent them to another engineer who approved them straight away. “So you’ll pretty soon see things happening with the construction of the new arch.”

Below: Representing the Queensland Police Service was Cooktown Police Constable, Josh Seymour.

A stark reminder of the ‘survivors’ of war MARTY Pattie’s stark description of what a “survivor” of war endures long after a return from the battlefield, has not only won him a first place in the West Australian Bush Poets and Yarnspinners Association 2013 State Championships, but also a third in Queensland’s “Bush Lantern”. With Monday’s commemoration of Remembrance Day, we thought it appropriate to include it in this week’s edition.

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He cannot stop his crying. His hands caress his head. Nobody counts the dying - they only count the dead. A life that’s not forsaken; one thing he can’t condone. Whilst others had theirs taken, he cannot take his own. He’s drip-fed by his pension, and whilst he aches for nought, with things he dare not mention, his dreams are dark and fraught. The Oruzgan ‘elective’ and six months in a hole. The draw not so selective, as others made ‘the toll’. It reeked of the unpleasant, that hole; it laid him bare, but where he is at present - that hole; it don’t compare. It’s woken things inside him, as whisky gets him pissed, with half a joint beside him, and form-guide in his fist. Sub-consciously he’s floating, awake at 2am. A cold, hard sweat the coating, the mantra’s ‘us and them’. He’s fighting the resistance; he’s back in Oruzgan, just clinging to existence; just doing what he can. There’s demons as he stumbles, that no one else can tell, and incoherent mumbles, in silence he’ll just yell. There’s no indemnifying on TV, by his bed. Forgotten are the dying - they only count the dead. Of sleeping and of waking; there’s pills to numb the pain. To dull the point of breaking, there’s always Novocaine. The toll it keeps on mounting; the focus – like a score. Whilst counters stop their counting, he’ll always be at war. A sortie slaps the silence when somebody gets close. Involuntary violence; a cruel unmeasured dose. That calm unquiet query inside his silence hemmed; for age that’s left him weary and years that have condemned. A clean, fresh gaze fixated: the ANZAC on the wall. Always commemorated; forever standing tall. His epitaph to follow, his death so held in awe. In hindsight words so hollow; “we fought to fight no more” When men still make their master and all the stats are read, he’ll wish he’d died much faster, but won’t make up ‘the dead’. Mark time; it’s what the day’s for, as longer grow the nights; the women that he pays for. The cigarettes he lights. His incremental trying; so long ago it stopped. But he who’s slowly dying, the dead will not adopt. Much worse than dog’s diseases, he shivers and he sweats. To rectify uneases? No ruse – and no regrets. Whilst clutching fast, yet knowing he’s free... and free he’ll fall. And blood. Just blood a’flowing; he’s sentenced to recall. Each lifeless body broken, each shrapnel-riddled scream of which he’s never spoken, from each tormented dream. Locked in amidst the prying, so harshly cauterised. The dead within the dying; not ever to be prised. To what his life amounted, if he dropped dead today? Not with the fallen counted, just with those passed away. His passing signifying he’ll draw his final breath. Whilst no one mourned his dying, still fewer mourned his death. He’s sapped . . and can’t stop crying, his hands caress his head. Nobody counts the dying. They only count the dead.

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Bridge construction gives hope to Wujal Wujal locals Story and photos by MIKE D’ARCY

Machinery ready for drilling at the new Wujal Wujal Bridge construction site.

CAPE Tribulation and Wujal Wujal residents are getting excited about progress on the two bridges being built at Woobadda Creek and the Bloomfield River. Footings for two of the three pillars at Woobadda have been poured, and once the third has been completed, work will stop until after the wet season. The much bigger Bloomfield Bridge construction has been slowly coming together. A rock working platform has been built parallel to the ford crossing to allow travellers to cross the river without delays. A huge drilling rig has been driven up from Brisbane, and a crane from Townsville. Both crane and rig then had to be brought up along the inland road by low-loaders, then assembled on site. Drilling of 13-metre metal pipes could be completed within three weeks, after which they will be filled with concrete mixed on site. Francis Walker, a member of the Wujal Wujal community, said it is an incredible experience to see the logistical complexity and size of the equipment, and that, having lived through crossings that have regularly washed away, residents are now looking forward to a permanent fix for the river.

A huge drill (white machinery) being connected to a crane (yellow machinery) in readiness for drilling at the Wujal Wujal Bridge construction site.

Gordon to challenge Kempton at next election BILLY Gordon will run for the seat of Cook in the next State election, Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced in Cairns. “Billy will do something the current Member for Cook, David Kempton, and the government he represents have failed to do - listen to locals and offer strong representation on their behalf,” Ms Palaszczuk said. “Mr Kempton has been missing in action from his electorate - unavailable, not engaged and just not turning up. “At the same time he has been happy to sit back and support a government that is determined to take Queensland back 25 years.”

Current MP for Cook David Kempton said: “I will not respond to personal attacks, I am simply getting on with the job of representing the people in my vast electorate. “I will be more than happy to stand on my record on Election Day.” Mr Gordon turns to the State scene after an unsuccessful bid to win the seat of Leichhardt in September’s Federal election from long-serving Liberal Warren Entsch. However, the Labor candidate made in-roads into Mr Entsch’s popularity with swings of more than 20 per cent in some parts of the electorate.

That swing was contrary to the nation-wide movement to an LNP Government. Mr Gordon grew up and worked in North Queensland. “I cannot sit by while this MP ignores his electorate and, while the LNP government he represents, focuses solely on slashing jobs and removing front-line services,” Mr Gordon said. “As a father of five I’m determined that every child has the opportunity for not only a better education but the chance to get a decent job at the end of it.






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“Trump” and “Rube”, the city-based lawyer had cast aside her briefcase just over 12 months ago, to start the ride from Healesville in Victoria.

Triumphant though she was, the conclusion to the sojourn was tinged with a little hint of sadness. “Unfortunately, Rube pulled up lame, so he’s resting at Penny’s (Cook Shire Deputy Mayor Penny Johnson),” Belinda said. “It’s a bit sad Rube couldn’t finish the trek, because the four of us have gone through so much together in the last 12 months. “I’m very proud of my horses.” Belinda said the trek had been very fulfilling for her and that she felt a huge sense of selfachievement

Bicentennial National Trail conqueror Belinda Ritchie, astride “Clincher” and with “Trump” behind, raises her arms and shouts in triumph at the conclusion of her 12-month trek to raise money for the National Stroke Foundation. Photos: GARY HUTCHISON.

But what should have been a 5330km journey probably turned out to be longer. “We got lost along the way a few times,” she laughed. Asked if there had been any dangerous incidents along the way, Belinda said she had been very fortunate. “We saw heaps of snakes,” she said.

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“And one crocodile, but we didn’t get too close to that.” She said the highlight of the journey was meeting a multitude of wonderful people along the east coast of Australia. “We were hosted by a lot of very hospitable people, with food and accommodation for me and hay and stables for the horses,” she said. “There were times when we did it tough, but

“Clincher” and “Trump” about to be tethered to the Bicentennial National Trail marker in Cooktown’s Bicentennial Park after completing the trail ride that started in Victoria 12 months ago. we were spoilt at other times.” Belinda spent Saturday night at the Lions Den before starting the last leg of her journey, which saw her escorted

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Something magical Writers’ Corner

HOPE you had a win at the races! I’m sure that you will have enjoyed the day as the mix of fine

victuals, fun fashions, flying silks and horses and laughing companions is hard to beat. Start sending in your Noel writings for this year’s Christmas columns. Email them to either: or or post them to: PO Box 645, Cooktown, 4895. Dianne Keller Cooktown Writers’ Group.

“Horse On The Fly” There’s something so magical about a horse on the fly, With the jockey, in bright silks, clinging as he flashes by; Stapled steadfastly to sweating hide and four thudding hooves; Equine plus man, in sympathetic sync, as one it moves. We loyalists congregate each year to our homage pay; To cheer, to chatter, to hazard a bet; to herald the day When annually, in Springtime, The Cooktown Races bloom, With stellar stars the horse, the trainer, the jockey, the groom. Fantastic “Fashions on the Field” afford many a treat When they flaunt fabric and flair as those fine fillies compete. There’s tantalising tucker, fine wine, champagne and bold beer, All washed down with movin’ music with swing! See you next year? By DIANNE KELLER.

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Photo competition to close on November 28 Cath Jene’s capture of a Cooktown Wharf serene sunset is this week’s winner of this week’s photo competition. Contributors are advised that the competition will conclude with the November 28 edition of the Cooktown Local News, after which, judging will take place to decide on the yearly winner. However, with this week in mind, photographers are reminded they now have until 5pm today, November 14, to submit their entries for this week’s stage of the competition. Cath’s winning entry will be printed and displayed in a gallery the IGA has prepared in their store. To submit an entry send your photo as an email attachment to and please include your contact phone number. Photos need to be in full resolution, between 1mb and 10mb in size. Photos with date stamps impressed into them will not be considered.... Happy snapping!

How we are growing in the Christian faith

From the Pulpit THE growth of Christian faith is likened to several “word” pictures. Paul says in the Bible: “I delight….to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is. So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness” (Col 2:5-7) It’s interesting to note that we are like a: 1. Soldier - disciplined and firm in our faith in Christ. As members of God’s army we march together under our Supreme Commanding Officer. We’re to “fight the good fight” as we serve side-by-sidel 2. Power Walker - the Christian life is walking in (and availing ourselves of) God’s power. (Otherwise it’s like pushing the car instead of get-

ting in, turning the key); 3. Tree - just as a tree has roots, we are to be deeply grounded in the soil of God’s Word so that we can withstand the storms of life. We’re to daily read the Bible; 4. Building - There continues to be construction on Christ who is our foundation. (“being built up in him”) The building keeps on going. The Christian life is not meant to be a one or two-story house, but rather a skyscraper that just keeps going!; 5. Student - we are “strengthened in the faith as we were taught.” We’re to continue to be students in God’s graduate school so that our faith can be strengthened. We never stop learning!; and 6. River - We’re to be like a river overflowing its banks - “overflowing with thankfulness.” The more we understand God’s amazing grace, the more gratitude we will have. May God bless you and encourage you and may you be able to see yourself in these word pictures as you resolve to grow in your faith! Pastor Peter Cooktown Baptist Church.

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Locals to benefit from RADF grants

Free Wi-Fi now available at library

COOK Shire Mayor Peter Scott has declared that “Projects in Cook Shire will come alive as part of one of the State’s most-active arts programs.”

Members of the public are now able to take a Wi-Fi compatible device - smart phone, laptop or tablet - into the library dur-

Councillor Scott’s declaration has come on the back of the recent announcement of locals in receipt of The Regional Arts Development Fund grants. The latest round of funding from Cook Shire includes: • Rosalie Andre – $1400 against the cost of running an advanced “Elements of Design using a range of eclectic materials in Mosaics” series of classes for experienced students; • Jacqueline Sykes - $1780 towards costs of a choir workshop with American Mezzo Soprano Alteouise de Vaughan and travel costs to Port Douglas for a performance with other choirs in the Far North region; and • Susanne Stannard - $1000 towards the costs of professional development in Photoshop/Digital Photography at McGregor Summer School. “Congratulations to all our successful grant recipients on your dedication to arts development in Cook Shire,” Cr Scott said. “It’s thanks to individuals such as you that people have access to such a great range of arts and cultural experiences in regional and remote Queensland. “We look forward to the positive outcomes of your efforts.” Arts Minister Ian Walker said that in 2013– 14, the Queensland Government will provide $2.037 million towards the Regional Arts Development Fund, with another $1.49 million coming from 55 Queensland councils.”

THANKS to grant assistance from the State Library of Queensland, free Wi-Fi access is now available in the Cooktown Library.

ing opening hours and request a voucher for one hour of internet access. Each voucher is valid for one use only and contains a mixed character password to log in to the library server. For those without access to a compatible device, an iPad is available to borrow for in-library use.

A launch event will take place in the near future, with an introduction to genealogy website, online games and other interesting resources and entertainment. Until then, library members and visitors are welcome to pop in and enjoy free Wi-Fi internet access in air-con-

ditioned comfort. Bloomfield and Coen Libraries will soon have their Wi-Fi service installed. For more information contact Cook Shire Libraries Manager, Diana Burns on (07) 4069 5009 or email cooktown_library@

Next generation of artists on display COOKTOWN’S next generation of artists will display their work in an exhibition titled, “Art Soup Kitchen”, to be held at the PCYC Cooktown Event Centre from November 22 to 29. An annual Cooktown Secondary School Art event, this year’s exhibition will be held in the open foyer of the Events Centre for the first time. About 60 pieces completed by senior students from years 10 to 12 who are studying senior classes in the Visual Arts and Certificate II/Certificate III Visual Art courses will be featured in the exhibition. A selected few of the pieces will be auctioned on opening night, with most works available for sale after that. The exhibition’s opening will be held from 5.30pm on Friday, November 22 at the Events Centre. Light refreshments will be served.

Benson Wiseman working on his “Introspective Self Portrait”.

“This means $3.5 million for arts and cultural projects across the state, enabling communities to choose projects to meet their own needs and opportunities,” he said. “Partnerships like this are a primary focus in the way the Newman Government invests in the arts,. “The Regional Arts Development Fund also delivers on the State Government’s Arts for all Queenslanders strategy.” RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and regional councils and supports more than 3000 arts and cultural projects each year. For more information on RADF contact Council’s RADF Liaison Officer, Johannes Anthonis by phoning 4069 5444 or email, or visit the Cook Shire website

Above: Jess White with two completed works for display. Right: Tijuana Gibson with a completed Cooktown landscape. Photos submitted.

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The remains of a past era IN 1965 I drove up to Cooktown from Townsville in my old 1950 VW Kombi Type 2, when the so-called “road” was hardly that at all! It had poured all the way from Butcher’s Hill (now Lakeland Downs), tired, and well into the hours of darkness, I concluded my journey below - which I was to discover in the morning - was Mount Cook. I had parked not distant from an interesting stone ruin, a square chimney base. It was perhaps, from memory, three metres in height, the mason’s work firmly gripped by the multi fingered hold of a strangler fig, its invasive roots penetrating each and every gap and crack. It looked very Angkor Wat-like. Beside the remains lay a pile mainly broken, bottles from an age past. I considered that this had once performed as the base of a brewery boiler. Although in red firebrick, I had seen an almost identical structure as a boy. It was still in operation, and so much taller. (To this day I still recall the pungent smell of hops that permeated in the air.) When stopped in Cooktown’s main street across from the Commercial Hotel, now the Cooktown Hotel, my old van caught the eye of the “Mr Cooktown” of the day, the late Hans Looser, who approached for a yarn. Hans was a walking Cooktown guidebook and in the course of conversation confirmed that the old ruin I had sighted was the remaining evidence of Cooktown’s Oddy and Lakeland Brewery. From that time on I have maintained an interest and have compiled a thick dossier of pertinent data of which I hope to formulate into a readable document in the not too distant future. Mount Cook Brewery – Joseph Smith Oddy and William Lakeland The above was built at the end of 1885 or in the breaking months of ‘86. (Only one copy of a newspaper of that time has remained extant. It is thought that a fire ravaged the newspaper offices.) The brewery was of substantial structure. It was certainly no tin pot; bring your own billycan affair. Beers, ales and porters could be produced to the volume of twelve hogsheads per day. There was an office, separate bottling and barrelling plants, other sheds, stables, grassed horse paddock and cottages. Building work was undertaken, according to

Cooktown historian Stanley Boyd, by Mr Charles Shields a craftsmen carpenter and architect and Mr Pascoe, a relative of Boyd, a stonemason. The actual brewery was constructed under the skilled guidance of JS Oddy the Yorkshire-born (Nether Hallam, 1834) master brewer, son of George, a hotel owner, and his wife Sarah nee Smith. Joe Oddy was fully experienced in brewery design and construction. The brewing equipment was shipped from the south. The first beer was pulled from the barrel in June 1886. This was produced without licence and it was not until January 1887, that a licence was issued at Brisbane in the name of Joseph Smith Oddy, brewer at Mount Cook, Cooktown. From that date, up until the end of 1885, the partnership of Oddy and Lakeland officially brewed 114,100 gallons. (A thirsty lot were the Cooktownities!) Actually the brewer hired a commercial traveller, a Mr Foley, to promote sales outside of Cooktown. Due to Oddy’s skill and experience things went from good to better, strength to strength. Requests for the various brews came from places that included Maytown, Mareeba, Herberton, Croydon, Normanton and Cairns. The Mount Cook Brewery was on the map! Mount Cook Brewing Company Limited The demand became such that it was deemed necessary to further capitalise and expand. A profit, a figure stated as four thousand pounds (over half a million dollars in today’s currency) was published, and in April 1888, a prospectus was drawn up with the intention to expand. A prospectus was legally drawn up and widely advertised. As I am writing but a newspaper length article, I have no option but to practise restraint and only say that the Mount Cook Brewery Company Limited (Mr Oddy as managing director) with its proposed capital of 25,000 pounds in shares of one pound each never really, as I read it, got properly off the ground. The partnership interest of Oddy and Lakeland continued until November 9, 1888. Things were all a bit heady for Billy Lakeland. He had made a good investment, but the heart of the man lay in the distant unexplored ranges.

This son of a transportee was an explorer and prospector for gold. William “Billy” Lakeland (born Sydney, 1847) who was early on the Palmer diggings with his mate Christie Palmerston, had become restless. On the above date, the partnership was dissolved by mutual consent with Billy disposing of his interest and Joe Oddy accepting responsibility for their accounts. Lakeland received an undisclosed sum for

his half interest. It would not be peanuts. The prospector went bush, and the brewery continued to operate under the brewer’s good direction until, of a sudden, the hand of fate fell – and how! In the action of walking across a covered boiling mash tun (vat) to turn off a tap, Joe Oddy stepped on an inspection cover which turned beneath him causing Cooktown’s much-liked, rustic brewer to suffer the partial scald-

ing of one arm and side. It was thought that he would recover, but the shock and intense tropical heat brought about his death one week later at the hospital. The bighearted, most-generous, Joseph Smith Oddy was buried on February 4, 1889. Numerous sloppy writers, some having the gall to claim the title “historian”, have told how Joe Oddy fell into his beer and drowned. Some even stating: “What a way to

HISTORY Researched and written by JIM McJANNETT

go!” At Tamworth, Joe left a widow, Eliza Mary, nee Topham, and six children to mourn his loss. He died intestate. Opn July 12, 1889, letters in the estate of J S Oddy were produced and sealed. The popular, rustic-mannered, cricket-loving (he even played a time or two against WG Grace’s touring X1 in the 1870s), pioneer townsman, sleeps in an unmarked grave at Cooktown Cemetery. (Considering the generos-

ity of Joe Oddy - he’d donated what would be the equivalent today of some seven thousand-five hundred dollars towards the building of the convent - I thought some thoughtful individual or body might have placed a marker above his grave. Had he not joined the great majority before his time, the brewery would have not failed? Of this I am positive. Continued next week.


The final countdown to digital-only TV has begun!

Areas of remote central and eastern Australia switch on 10 December 2013* The analog TV switch off is happening on 10 December 2013* – and there’s no turning back. After this date you won’t see anything if you’re not ready for digital-only TV.

What do I have to do? Remember, to keep watching free-to-air TV shows, you’ll need either: • one set-top box, or a digital TV recorder for each analog TV you use; or • a new TV with a built-in digital tuner; or • a satellite TV system. Most importantly, you do not have to buy a new TV if you do not want to. Most antennas, satellite dishes and cabling should work after the digital switchover. However, if you have any concerns about your reception, you may consider asking an endorsed Antenna Installer to check your satellite dish or antenna and cabling. If you have any other questions, or to find your nearest endorsed Antenna Installer, visit our website or call the Digital Ready Information Line.

Don’t put it off any longer. Get ready for digital TV today. *Please note: switch off may occur earlier in some towns. Residents in these towns will be informed about the switchover dates. See the website for more information.

For help or more information on how to get digital ready in your area: 1800 20 10 13

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Did Cody Larkin (centre) think his entry in the ‘Best Hats’ competition had a chance against those worn by Sally Craperi and Beaudeane Bird?

Curtis Cantarell, Austin Dressed for the occasion were: and Richard King. McClemens-Morse, Sam Hosking

Was it a ‘Battle of the Hats’ between Cook Shire Mayor, Peter Scott and Scott Orchard?

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Bloomfield girls Tori and Kayla Maloney.

Looking very dapper was Coopper Monkman, seen here with mum, Melissa who was also looking quite fine.

braving the Carol Exton and Kirrily Jordan . sun on early afterno

Annie Hartley and Cathy Jene.

at the cooktown races


11 Local lasses flexing their ‘fashion muscles’ were: Emma Lee, Izzy Johnson, Kathleen Dukes, Ashleigh Jerome and Maggie Guzsely.

Colleen Wright with Bronwyn and

Darcie Sieverding.


‘sunnies’ was Jane Dennis, Still trying to be incognito in her u know better. but Di Spyker and Karen Nicolao

n Maddern ready Cass Sorensen and Fra in the 100 Club to enjoy the hospitality marquee.

with Emma and Samantha Cox (front) is Chr nd frie and ) left k (bac mum, Ann Warren.

Lea Stevens-Liley and Kayla Wetzler.

Hang on to your hats! The ‘gentle Cooktown breeze’ played havoc with the hats worn by the racing fashionista at Saturday’s races. Seen here are Kym Jerome and Jo Stevenson doing their best to hang on to theirs.

ster ia (front) with si ann family, Soph rm party. er to -H y ns ad lli re d Co The essed up an dr l al r te Pe d Chelsea and da

Winners Helen Rowe and Jess Millar in the saddling enclosu re.

Nicole Hammett and Kacy Koy made the trip in from Hope Vale for the races.

Cooktown Local News – Thursday, November 14, 2013 – 13

Cyclone Season Information Get Ready


Ÿ If a natural disaster struck now

would you be prepared?

Ÿ Do you have enough food, water

and equipment to sustain your family for three days or more?

Ÿ Do you have an emergency plan? Ÿ What is your evacuation plan? Ÿ Have you made arrangements for

any pets?

Ayton, Bloomfield, Coen, Cooktown, Lakeland, Laura, Marton & Rossville

Ÿ Are your neighbours prepared for

a disaster?

Ÿ Do you know who the disaster

warden is for your community? This person will be following direction from the Cook Shire LDMG during a disaster.

Don’t leave it until the last moment to prepare your property for a disaster. Fact sheets to help you Get Ready are available from Cook Shire Council’s administration building and local libraries. To register for the Get Ready program visit: or for further disaster management information visit : Look out for a flyer in your letterbox soon, outlining all the essential contacts and Places of Refuge in Cook Shire Communities.

Stay in Touch The Cook Shire Local Disaster Management Group will communicate with the public prior to, before, during and after a disaster via Ÿ Local print media - Cooktown Local News Ÿ Local radio - ABC Far North 105.7FM Ÿ Local noticeboards Ÿ Social media - Facebook - Cook Shire Connect Ÿ Website -

Residents are advised that Cook Shire Council’s disaster preparedness clean up will take place week commencing:

Monday, November 25, 2013 This service is provided to remove waste items from your property which may cause a hazard in the event of a cyclone or other disaster.


Leave items (including palm fronds, sheet metal, timber and loose debris) on road reserves by the above date to ensure your waste is collected. There will only be one pick up for each household. Green waste MUST be kept separate from other waste items.


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Residents are reminded that NO general household waste, motor vehicles (or parts of), white goods or indoor furniture will be collected.

Living safely with storms & cyclones

Are you cyclone ready? COOK Shire Council is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to have residents ready for the next cyclone season. While there are no specific dates as to when the season starts or finishes, locals generally accept it can start from now and go through until January or even February. So Council, in conjunction with the Queensland Government, is urging people to get ready now! And to start the ball rolling, Council will start its Disaster Preparedness Clean-up in the communities of Ayton, Bloomfield, Coen, Cooktown, Lakeland, Laura, Marton and Rossville from Monday, November 25. The his service is provided to remove waste items from your property which may cause a hazard in the event of a cyclone or other disaster. Leave items (including palm fronds, sheet metal, timber and loose debris) on

road reserves by the above date to ensure your waste is collected. There will only be one pick up for each household. Green waste must be kept separate from other items. So, are you cyclone ready - you and your family could be isolated and essential services disrupted for up to three days or more in a major disaster. Do you have enough food, water and equipment to sustain your family for three days or more? What about an emergency plan and an evacuation plan? For more information on local disaster management, contact Cook Shire Council on 4069 5444 or email au. To register for the Get Ready program, visit or for further information.

Heavy rains during a cyclone season can cause flooding which can isolate communities. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

First aid can help save lives Get Ready Queensland With storm season upon us, it’s time to refresh your first aid skills and update your first aid kit. The majority of injuries occur in and around the home and you never know when you might need to save a life. While many people rely on medical services for treatment of injuries, access to services could be delayed in a storm or cyclone. Research shows that initial first aid treatment can reduce the severity of an injury, if the correct treatment is given. St John (Qld) Training Manager Darryl Clare said first aid can preserve life, prevent further injury, promote recovery and keep a casualty alive before professional medical

help arrives. “Having the knowledge and ability to administer basic first aid or perform resuscitation could help save a life,” Mr Clare said. “It’s the people we are closest to that we’re putting at risk if we don’t take the time to learn basic first aid,” he said. “First aid really does mean a second chance.” Mr Clare said homes in storm prone areas should also have a fully stocked first aid kit with a spare one kept in the car. “First aid kits in the home and car should be checked regularly to ensure expired and used supplies are replaced,” he said.

St John first aid tips for stormy weather – be prepared 1. Ensure you have a first aid kit, complete with torch and battery operated radio, and that its contents are up-to-date. 2. Know and follow the DRSABCD action plan for the management of an unconscious casualty (including drowning) to protect yourself and others: • Danger – check for danger, to you, to others and to the casualty. • Response – check for a response. • Send for help. Call triple zero ‘000’ for ambulance. • Airway – make sure the airway is clear and open. • Breathing – check for breathing and signs of life. • CPR – commence CPR if there are no signs of life. Alternate 30 compressions with 2 breaths until medical help arrives. • Defibrillation – apply defibrillator, if available

When it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not so much a matter of ‘if ’ but ‘when’. The more prepared we all are, the faster we’ll bounce back afterwards. By preparing ourselves better before the storm and cyclone season hits, we can help take the strain off the SES and let them focus on those who need help the most. The Queensland Government has launched a “Get Ready Queensland” initiative, available online at getreadyqld.

There are seven fact sheets to download which will help you prepare for the coming storm season: • Emergency Plan • Prepare Evacuation Plan • Emergency Kit • Prepare Your Home • Tune Into Warnings • Check Your Neighbours • Pet Emergency Plan You can also sign-up to “One Step at a Time” a weekly personalised online program that gives you a simple task to tick off every week.

DY Most Queenslanders know they need a A E R T torch, a radio and spare batteries. But GE TIP don’t forget you’ll need to charge your phone if

the power is off, so consider getting a charger for your car. Think about putting your photos on a USB stick so it’s easier to take important mementos with you if you have to evacuate. Always keep cash on hand during the Summer storm season as ATM and EFTPOS facilities are not available if the power is off.

Local emergency telephone numbers and cyclone tracking advice and map can be found in the Cooktown Business and Community Directory which is available for purchase from the Cooktown Newsagency.

When there’s a storm go to on your mobile. Make this your Summer Resolution. That way, you’ll always have the latest information on outages, storm safety and emergency contacts at your fingertips.

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6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Foreign Correspondent 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 1:00 Dalziel And Pascoe 2:35 The Wonder Years 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Spicy And Cool 6:25 Auction Room: Collector 6:55 What’s Your Story? 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 QI: Illumination - Be enlightened on tonight’s episode of QI as the theme ‘illumination’ is discussed. 8:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: There’s a new wireless in the Fisher household, but there’s a murder on the airwaves. Dot suffers the realisation that she doesn’t want to relinquish working for Miss Fisher when she marries. 9:25 Serangoon Road 10:20 Lateline 11:00 Whites 11:30 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “The Special Relationship” (M s,l) 3:00 National News Now 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Transporter Malfunction 7:30 Movie: “Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince” (PG v,s) During Harry Potter’s 6th year at Hogwarts, Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again. 10:30 TBA 12:30 Movie: “Dr T And The Women” (M a) 3:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 3:30 Extra 4:00 Brand Developers / 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Sport Special: Talisker Masters Golf 2013 - Day 2 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Better Homes And Gardens 8:30 TBA 11:30 World’s Wildest Police Videos - Israeli guards take on a terrorist in a vicious alleyway shootout, a half-nakedjunkie swipes a police SUV and tears up traffic, and a stir-crazy prisoner takes a head-first dive from his top bunk into his toilet! 12:30 Off The Map 1:05 Movie: “Mama’s Gone A-Hunting - A psychotic prison escapee and his young partner, decide to kidnap a wealthy couple’s baby and hold it for ransom. Little do they know that the babysitter wants the baby for herself. 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 World News 1:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 Rex In Rome 2:30 Living Black 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Portrait Of A City 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: All At Sea 8:35 The Bible: A History 9:30 As It Happened: War Of The Worlds 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Happy Few” (MA s) - In French. Happy Few follows two couples in their thirties who meet and fall in love. Rachel works in a jewellery shop where she meets Vincent, whose frankness seduces her immediately. She arranges a dinner including each of their spouses, and the two couples quickly fall in love. The four become passionately inseparable, but keep their secret from their children and other friends. 12:55 Movie: “Nesio” (MA s,v,d,n) - In Spanish, English Subtitles. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage Guest Programmer 11:30 Exhumed 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 7.30 QLD 1:00 At The Movies 1:30 Framed 3:00 Basketball: WNBL: Round 7 - Adelaide Vs Townsville 5:05 Mountain Gorilla: Safe In Our Hands 6:00 Saturday Landline 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: Roots 8:30 Whitechapel 9:20 Kingdom: Simon is arrested and Peter feels unable to represent him as this would suggest partiality. And romance is in the air for a member of the Kingdom and Kingdom team. 10:10 Upstairs Downstairs: Storm clouds are gathering at 165 Eaton Place, with Lady Agnes’s growing fear over the imminent arrival of her baby. And Sir Hallam makes a discovery that will change his life forever. 11:10 Woodley: Vern’s Last Gig 11:35 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage

6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 10:00 Danoz Direct 11:00 Antiques Roadshow 11:30 The Garden Gurus 12:00 The Middle 12:30 The New Adventures Of Old Christine 1:00 Street Kids Of Cambodia 2:00 Movie: “Free Willy 3: The Rescue” (PG v,a) 4:00 Explore Fiji 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 Getaway 6:00 National News Saturday 7:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 8:00 TBA 10:00 TBA 12:20 Movie: “The Condemned” (AV v,a,l) - A prisoner on death row is “purchased” by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. 2:35 Spyforce: The Trader - Spyforce operatives Erskine and Gunther are faced with the task of breaking out of New Guinea and escorting a small party to safety. 3:35 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 4:00 Brand Developers 5:00 Life Today With James Robinson / 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:30 Sport Special: Talisker Masters Golf 2013 Day 3 4:30 TBA 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender: Dean Miller and his team cover the length and breadth of Queensland with great suggestions for weekends, short breaks and holidays. 6:00 Seven News 7:00 TBA 11:40 World’s Wildest Police Videos: A meth-running stripper leads police on a wild backroads pursuit, an interrogator tries to match wits with a suspected cold-blooded murderer, and a criminally insane cop-killer forces a bloody, gun-fuelled showdown in a trailer park! 12:40 Off The Map 1:35 Special: The Young Adventures 2:30 Special: The Ghan Is Going 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dr Oz

5:00 World News 1:00 Britten’s Endgame 3:15 The Chopin Preludes 3:25 Elvis Costello 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Finding Your Roots 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Nordic Wild: Reborn 8:30 Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve 9:30 Movie: “Match Point” - In this dramatic thriller, at a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for a femme-fatal type who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brotherin-law. The two embark on an illicit affair which ultimately leads to dire consequences for them and their partners. 11:40 Movie: “The Valet” (M l,s) - In French. Francis Veber, the master of French farce, combines his classic elements of slapstick with quick-witted dialogue in this romantic comedy. François Pignon, a car service valet at a posh Paris hotel, gets caught up in a wealthy industrialist’s marriage infidelities. He and the businessman’s girlfriend, a beautiful model, must pretend to be a couple for a month. 1:10 Shameless / 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 Rage 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Shamwari: A Wild Life 2:00 Fake Or Fortune? 3:00 Football: W-League 5:00 Midsomer Murders 6:30 Compass 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Bodyline 8:30 Luther: The vigilante killer turns his vendetta on Luther and suddenly Luther faces losing all that he holds dear when he is forced to make an impossible choice. 9:30 TBA 11:00 Movie: “The Godfather” (MA v) - The compelling story based on the novel by Mario Puzo about the life and times of Mafia patriarch Don Corleone and his family. 1:50 Order In The House 2:50 My Favourite Album 4:25 The New Inventors 5:00 The Bionic Vet 5:30 Collectors: Toy Soldiers

6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Financial Review Sunday 10:30 Cybershack 11:00 Australian Fishing Championships 11:30 Wild Life Of Tim Faulkner 12:00 TBA 3:00 Australia’s Got Talent 3:30 Deepwater 5:00 Reel Action 5:30 Musomagic Outback Tracks 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 TBA 8:00 60 Minutes 8:30 TBA 10:30 Revolution: No Quarter - On the run from the Militia, Nora leads Miles and Charlie back to the rebel camp. Meanwhile, Aaron and Maggie search for Grace; and Danny stands up to one of Captain Neville’s men. 12:30 Deep Water 1:00 Financial Review Sunday 1:30 Would You Fall For That? 2:30 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sofia The First 6:30 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:00 Kochie’s Business Builders 11:30 Sport Special: Talisker Masters Golf 2013 - Day 4 4:30 TBA 5:30 The Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 TBA 8:30 Bones: The Lady On The List - The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Charlie McCord, a high school principal who, upon learning he had terminal cancer, created a website where people could go and pay for his inspirational videos. 9:30 Castle: Time Will Tell / The Late Shaft 11:30 Family Tools 12:00 Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum 1:15 Harry’s Practice 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Japan Cup Cycle Road Race 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Living Black Conversations 5:30 Mythbusters 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Pompeii: Cellar Of Skeletons 8:30 Love, Marilyn 10:25 Movie: “No Hard Feelings” (M l,s) - In French. In Belgium in 1954, 17-year-old Laurent thinks his French teacher, nicknamed Vapeur, is also his missing WWII fighter pilot father. Vapeur transmits to Laurent his passion for literature and even triggers in him a vocation for writing. With the help of his best friend, Laurent decides to investigate a possible blood relation with Vapeur. 12:20 Movie: “Paper Soldier” (M a,l) - In Russian. In Kazakhstan in 1961, a Soviet doctor is conflicted about his position overseeing the health of future cosmonauts. He can’t agree with the fact that these young men could have to sacrifice their lives for the country. 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Kennedys 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Nigellissima 6:25 Auction Room 6:55 Audrey’s Kitchen 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Dalziel And Pascoe: Walls Of Silence 1:05 Parliament Question Time 2:05 My Family: The Son’ll Come Out 2:40 Yours, Mine And Ours 3:10 Movie: “Sherlock Holmes: Dressed To Kill” (PG) 4:25 Movie: “Mexican Spitfire’s Elephant” (G) 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Not Easily Broken” (M a) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Hawking Excitation 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Romance Resonance 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Closet Reconfiguation 8:30 2 Broke Girls: And That Piece Of Sheet 9:00 Two And A Half Men: Justice In Star-Spangled Hot Pants When Alan learns Walden knows Wonder Woman’s Lynda Carter he asks him to set him up on a date with her. 9:30 TBA 11:30 Nikita: Self-Destruct 12:30 Nitro Circus Live 1:00 Extra 1:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Murder At My Door” (M v,a) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 Highway Patrol 8:00 Air Rescue 8:30 The Blacklist 9:30 Scandal 11:30 Mistresses: Ultimatum - Savi fights for her relationship with Harry. April is still reeling from the revelation that her supposedly dead husband, Paul, is actually alive. 12:30 30 Rock 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Explore - Istanbul And Anatolia 2:00 Grand Central 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Massive Moves 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Portrait Of A City 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Countdown To Catastrophe: Storms 8:30 The Truth About Fat 9:30 Legally Brown 10:00 Swift And Shift Couriers 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Hellfjord: Urban police officer Salmander - a second generation Pakistani immigrant - who, after somewhat accidentally killing his police horse in front of thousands of children, gets relocated to the location farthest north in Norway: Hellfjord. 12:05 Shorts On Screen 12:35 The Family UK / 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Compass 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Nigellissima 6:30 Auction Room 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Keating 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Bragging Rights 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Parliament Question Time 1:35 Outcasts 2:35 My Family: Desperately Stalking Susan 3:05 Shamwari: A Wild Life 3:30 Basketball: WNBL: Round 7 - Adelaide Vs Townsville 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Other People’s Money” (M l) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Launch Acceleration 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Countdown Reflection 8:00 Super Fun Night: The Love Lioness - Kimmie and the gang decide to attend a seminar by Jane Spencer, “The Love Lioness,” a relationship guru who likens finding men to hunting prey in the wild. 8:30 Revolution 10:30 Embarrassing Bodies 11:30 Weeds: See Blue And Smell Cheese And Die 12:00 20/20 1:00 Extra 1:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Captive” (M v,s) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 Dancing With The Stars 9:30 Body Of Proof: Breakout - An inmate violently escapes from a prison transport van and becomes a dangerous fugitive on the run in Philadelphia. Soon another man turns up dead - who’s revealed to be a witness in the escaped prisoner’s murder trial. 10:30 Suits: War - With Hardman and the Folsom Foods case in the rearview, Jessica is ready to celebrate the firm’s newfound strength, and that means a party to announce the merger. 11:30 Go On: Urn-Ed Run 12:00 Always Sunny In Philadelphia 12:30 30 Rock 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today / 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Chris Isaak Bayond The Sun Live 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Portrait Of A City 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 JFK: On the domestic front, civil rights are proving tricky for the administration, as they rely heavily on the support of Southern Democrats. Forced to intervene when Freedom Riders take direct action in Southern states, the administration sends in federal marshals to ensure their safety. But it is only later, when the Governor of Alabama refuses to allow African-American students in the state university, that John F. calls for the passage of a civil rights act. 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Masters Of Sex 12:00 Prisoners Of War 12:55 The Plan 2:15 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Nigellissima 6:25 Auction Room 6:55 Lessons From The Grave 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Would I Lie To You? 8:30 QI: Horrible 9:00 Ja’mie: Private School Girl 9:30 Shock Horror Aunty 10:00 A Moody Christmas: Operation Sex Via The Homeless 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Young James Herriot 12:30 Parliament Question Time 1:35 My Family: Melbourne Identity 2:05 Movie: Every Girl Should Be Married 3:30 Football: W-League 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Hostages 2:00 Prime Suspect 3:00 National News Now 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification 7:30 RBT 8:30 Hostages 9:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Passed Pawn 10:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Fallen Angels 11:30 Dallas 12:30 Extra 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Sex And Lies In Sin City” (M d,s,v,a) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:30 Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D 9:30 Surveillance Oz 10:00 Motorway Patrol 10:30 Air Crash Investigations: Caution To The Wind 11:30 That ‘70s Show 12:00 The Cult 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Portrait Of A City 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Richard Hammond’s Miracles Of Nature 8:35 24 Hours In Emergency: No Regrets 9:30 Borgen 10:35 World News Australia 11:05 Prisoners Of War: Double Agent - Jamal’s past is exposed unveiling startling plot twists. Uri suffers from poor health, and goes to see his family doctor. Yussuf is not pleased with Ismail’s new bond with Abdullah. 12:05 Movie: “Four Minutes” (MA a,l,v) - In German - A bitter female piano teacher takes on the challenge of training a gifted but self-destructive young convict in a women’s penitentiary. A multi-award-winning drama that radiates soul, hope and courage as it brings together and liberates two enigmatic human beings whose secrets, regrets and trepidations are overcome through their love of music. 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Wild China 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 My Family 1:00 Turn Back Time: The High Street 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Nigella Slater’s Simple Cooking: Sweet & Sour 6:30 Auction Room 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Exhumed 8:30 Redfern Now: Consequences 9:30 The Hour 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination 12:25 Parliament Question Time 1:25 My Family: He’s Just Not That Into Ben 1:55 Movie: “The Men” (PG) 3:25 Movie: “The Naked Jungle” (PG) 5:00 Shamwari: A Wild Life / 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 The Ashes: First Test - Australia Vs England 12:00 The Cricket Show 12:30 The Ashes: First Test - Australia Vs England 5:00 National News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Zazzy Substitution - Everyone worries for Sheldon, who begins searching for non-human companionship. 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Hot Troll Deviation - Wolowitz is embarrassed when a secret of his is revealed; and Sheldon and Raj battle at work. 8:00 Top Gear Australia Bathurst Special 9:30 TBA 11:00 True CSI: Cold Blood: Death Of A Beauty King 12:00 TBA 1:00 The Baron 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Breaking The Surface” (M av) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 8:00 How I Met Your Mother 8:30 Beauty And The Geek Australia 9:30 Grey’s Anatomy: I Bet It Stung - Meredith jumps back into work but finds it hard to excel at both motherhood and being a surgeon. 10:30 The Amazing Race 11:30 Grimm 12:30 Harry’s Practice 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Barbados At The Races 1:30 JFK: A Home Coming 2:30 Law Of The Dragon 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Portrait Of A City 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Italian Food Safari 8:00 Destination Flavour: Japan 8:30 Two Greedy Italians: The Family - Chefs Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo tour Italy to discover how their home country’s culture has changed since they left more than 40 years ago, and how this has affected the way the population eats. 9:35 Masters Of Sex 10:35 World News Australia 11:05 UEFA Champions League Magazine 11:30 Thursday FC 12:35 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

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SUDOKU No. 174

Your  Lucky 



Stars  

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

This should be a very good week for catching up on your reading. Invest your time in a good book and a relaxing cup of tea. Snuggle up with your favourite blanket and enjoy! Romance. Give your partner a surprise gift. This romantic gesture will help to bring you closer together.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

You may be a little jealous of a friend’s new acquisition. There could be disadvantages that they have not told you about. Remember, the grass isn’t always greener! Romance. A work romance could gradually become more serious. They may consider changing offices at some point.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

You should have a great deal of extra funds at the moment. Strategize a way to make your money go further for you. You may want to invest. Romance. Your relationship may be on the rocks. Stop ignoring any issues you may have. Bringing them to light is the first step in resolving them!


AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

Don’t be overly enthusiastic about an upcoming event. You don’t want to get your expectations too high, only to be let-down. Romance. You may find yourself wanting some time with your friends instead of your mate. Give yourself the time to be the person you were when you were single.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

Your social life will improve when a friend puts you in touch with an interesting new acquaintance. Make the most of this connection! Romance. Your partner may be demanding more of you than you are accustomed to. They may simply be trying to help you grow as a person.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

A friend who lives a long way away from you may start to play an important role in your life. This person has an important message to give you. Romance. You will be very keen to get on with your job this week. Don’t let other your partner take advantage of your sense of duty.


TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

You may need to be a little firmer than usual. Be careful not to let your colleagues take advantage of your kindness and generosity. Romance. Be careful not to spend too much time thinking about what you want to do. You need actions, rather than thought, at the moment. Get moving!

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

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You may be tempted to boss people around a little. Frustration may set in due to the lack of progress. You may feel that you are the only one who can get things going. Romance. Don’t allow yourself to get in a rut. The Moon/Uranus Midpoint presently in your sign should bring some improvements.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

You will be extremely adventurous and will need to find an outlet for your energy. If you don’t find one, you may start to take your frustration out on other people. Romance. An issue at home will soon be out of the way. Forget about the past and put your energy into more important things.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A recent event may still be on your mind. Until it is resolved, it may be difficult for you to concentrate properly. Sort this out before moving forward. Romance. A recent success only came about because of the help of your partner. Don’t forget to thank them for their contribution and support.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)


Eighty percent of success is

showing up.

–Woody Allen


Make sure that you don’t take sides in a family squabble. You may be able to sort out the disagreement, but only if you are completely impartial. Romance. You may be a little upset with your partner’s friends. They may be too nosey for your own comfort. Address the issue!

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

An interesting turn of events will put you at the centre of the action for a while. You will need to think fast to avoid being cast aside later on! Romance. This will be the week to finally take the break you’ve been yearning for. Your partner is also in need. Pamper and indulge yourselves!

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1. Saffron comes from a species of Crocus flower. 2. b) strontium is named after the Scottish village of Strontian. 3. A ria is an inlet formed when a river valley is flooded by rising sea levels or land sinking. 4. Rabbits and hares are members of the Leporidae family. 5. When your diaphragm contracts, you breathe in.

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Proposed Development From: Educational Establishment To:

MELDRUM, OWEN JOHN – Retired Plant Operator. Late of 44 May Street, Cooktown 4895, who died on the 26th day of October 2013.

Representatives from various emergency service agencies and Cook Shire Council will be in attendance along with local volunteers, to test the emergency response and rescue of a simulated aircraft crash landing. All persons who will be in the vicinity of the Airport during the exercise are reminded that this is a controlled test activity. If you are driving by the western end of the runway while the activity is taking place, do not slow down or stop as this may pose unnecessary risk to participants and cause potential traffic hazards. For more information, contact Cooktown Airport Operations Officer, Chris Vela on 4069 5360 or email November 14, 2013

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Approval sought: Development Permit for a Material Change of Use for Educational Establishment Application No.: DA/3175

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LEGAL NOTICE ANY persons having any claim, whether as creditor or beneficiary or otherwise in regard to the estate of the undermentioned deceased persons are hereby required to send their claims to the Regional Manager, Public Trust Office, Cairns on or before the 5th December 2013. After that date The Public Trustee may distribute such Estate to the persons entitled there to having regard only to the claims of which he shall then have had notice.

To be held Sunday, December 8, 10.30am at the Bowls Club followed by a BBQ lunch and game of bowls.

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Notice of ANNuAl GeNerAl MeetiNGs Apunipima Cape York Health Council has been involved in health and community advocacy since 1994. Over the last five years, Apunipima has been expanding and refining its role, and is now the largest community controlled health agency in Queensland. We deliver high quality, culturally appropriate, comprehensive primary health care using a family-centred approach to 11 Cape York communities through community-based and fly-in fly-out multidisciplinary workforces, Our workforce reflects a full range of health professionals, supported by leadership and corporate support functions. If working in an innovative, leading edge, organisation where you actually make a difference to improving the health outcomes of Cape York people appeals to you, then you should contact us.

Speech Pathologist Full- time position Based in Cairns – servicing the Communities in the Cape York The Role This is a truly satisfying role with the opportunity to contribute to improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. This position provides treatment, diagnosis and management services to the families and children of Cape York with communication disorders including speech, language, voice, fluency and literacy difficulties, and those with physical problems eating or swallowing. You will work with a passionate and dedicated team including other experienced Health Professionals. What are we looking for? We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual with the skills and experience to deliver diverse and culturally appropriate speech pathology programs. Candidates must hold a degree in speech pathology and demonstrate current registration with Speech Pathology Australia. You will have significant experience in Child Health, Community Health, Primary Health or General Practice, preferably in remote regions. Benefits An attractive salary package is available for this position dependant on qualifications and experience. Five weeks annual leave and the option of generous salary sacrifice, a great team environment, supportive networks and diverse roles make for an exciting opportunity. In addition there are opportunities for professional development. Further Information To discuss this role above please contact Rachel Sargeant - Maternal and Child Health Team Leader on (07) 4037 7171 or e-mail How do I apply? An application kit outlining the recruitment process and selection criteria to be addressed is available by contacting the HR team at email: or on ph: 07 4037 7269 Applications close for this position on 22nd November 2013 Apunipima Cape York Health Council is an equal opportunity employer ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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COMMUNITY Story and photos by MICHELLE HODGKISS SAUERKRAUT is an immune booster packed with vitamins and minerals. Sauerkraut contains phytochemicals, which are created during the fermentation process. These naturally occurring, beneficial byproducts of sauerkraut help boost the immune system, which leads to a decrease in a number of health problems. The results of a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry concluded that sauerkraut is a cancer inhibitor. The study discovered that the fermentation of cabbage produced a substance

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called isothiocynates, which prevents cancer growth, particularly in breast, colon, lung and liver. If this is not a good enough reason to at least “try” to eat this wonderful super food, then maybe also consider it’s healing effects to the digestive system and its effect as a flu fighter. Ingredients: 2 large cabbages. (Reserve 3-4 leaves, enough to cover the surface of the brewing container) 2 large onions Other vegetables in season (optional)

Volunteers needed for simulated crash VOLUNTEERS are being sought to participate in an emergency response exercise, which will be held at the Cooktown Airport on the morning of Thursday, November 21. Dubbed “Wind Shear 2013”, the exercise will involve a simulated crash landing, designed to test the skills and response time of local emergency services in responding to and rescuing injured persons from an aviation accident. The scenario will entail a RPT Cessna Caravan crash landing on arrival in Cooktown. The 13 passengers and crew on board will suffer a range of injuries and some will have died. Part of the wreckage will have caught fire, with a resulting grass fire to take place at the western end of the airstrip. Cooktown Airport operations staff have been busy planning the event, in collaboration with representatives from Queensland Health, Queensland Ambulance Services, Queensland Police Service, Queensland Fire and Rescue

Service and State Emergency Services. The exercise is being conducted under the auspices of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s Manual of Standards Part 139 - Aerodromes, the minimum frequency of full-scale aerodrome emergency exercises is at least every two years. All persons who will be in the vicinity of the airport during the exercise, are reminded this is a test activity only. So, if you are driving by the western end of the runway while the activity is taking place, do not slow down or stop as this may pose unnecessary risk to participants and cause potential traffic hazards. Volunteers will be required from about 8am to 12 noon. Lunch will be provided for all those taking part. Contact Cooktown Airport Operations Officer, Chris Vela, on 4069 5360 to register your interest.

MICHELLE HODGKISS 2 tablespoons sea salt. 1 cup of liquid whey. If whey is not available, use 1 cup of lemon juice or half a cup of apple-cider vinegar. 20g seaweed such as wakame, kelp or dulse (optional). Method: Shred the cabbage and other vegetables in a food processor. Put the shredded vegetables in a large container or bucket with the other ingredients. Pound them with a pestle or wooden mallet for 10 minutes, long enough to release the juices.

Sauerkraut - Why is it good for you? Press the mash down. Cover it with the reserved leaves or a plate that fits nicely and seals the top. Put a weight on top to press out the liquid (I would use my cheese press, just two floor tiles with four holes in the corner and four wooden sticks to hold it up). Within a few hours, liquid should cover the top of the shredded mixture (add cold, filtered water with a little salt and lemon juice/vinegar to cover if you realize there is not enough cabbage juice to cover the top of

the mixture to start with). Leave it to ferment at room temperature for 3-7 days depending on the season; our Cooktown weather with its warmth and humidity may not need so long. Within a day or two it will develop an aroma, I would like to say a “delicious aroma”, but everybody to their own. The sauerkraut is ready to jar when it tastes tangy and acidic. Transfer to capped jars. Leave 2-3 cm at the top as they can bubble and leak. However, try not to expose it too much to the

air, as making sauerkraut is an anaerobic (without oxygen) process. The ideal storage is the same as for a fine bottle of wine – cool and dark. Sauerkraut needs at least six months to fully mature. A white, powderylooking scum may form on the surface. This is harmless kahm yeast, however, if a black or

blue mould forms, throw the brew away. Mould forms because there was not enough liquid, it was too warm, or it was not sufficiently acid or salty. Personally, I would just buy a jar like I did from the deli in Mareeba. And, despite my apprehension, it did compliment my salad and chicken dinner.

Along the BLOOMFIELD TRACK Story and photos by MIKE D’ARCY SPECTACULAR, private, utterly scenic and unforgettable - that’s Cowie Beach on the Bloomfield Track between Wujal Wujal and Cape Tribulation. It’s not easy to find. Its entrance is hidden, just like the wildlife of the rainforest. From a subtle carpark, a walk through straggly undergrowth, then – wham - a huge view with stunning layers of sky, water, reef and sand, all nicely framed through the coconut trees. Stunning blue skies merge into even bluer water; a line of brown fringing coral reef out to sea at low tide; red mangroves stand like lone sentries with their weird downwards-hanging roots; scattered coral chunks and high tide lines of pumice floated in from the mid-Pacific Ocean. As you tread quietly out to the high tide mark, ghost crabs scuttle into their holes, then reap-

pear to carefully check out the latest intruders. Watermelon - eating sunbathers are less shy and more transparent. Check out the night tans. Part of Cowie’s charm is its very shallow beach, with a 500 metre expanse at low tide. So the crab life is complex. And where there are so many crabs, there are stingrays and lots of bird species. Among them are crested terns, stilts, whimbrels, plovers, paradise kingfishers, brahminy kites, and torresian pigeons. If you can arrange your visit between the second half of the outgoing and a little of the incoming tide, you might see zillions of soldier crabs marching, feeding, retreating as you get close, digging spiral “foxholes”, or milling and clicking in a circular defensive posture to fool potential predators. The crab clicking is only exceeded by the cameraclicking. The Eighth Wonder of the Natural World, perhaps? Cowie (some people

Above: Sparkling tiers of colour at Cowie Beach with sunbathers eating bush watermelon. Right: Stripey cassowary with Dad, browsing after a cool bath. call it Stingray Bay) Beach is a tremendous part of the Wet Tropics Heritage Area, and its scenic values are as important as its ecological and Indigenous values. As an incredible wilderness area, visitors consistently rate it as one of their special ex-

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periences in Australia. Most can’t get over its quietness, isolation and difference. A reminder that on November 30, there will be a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the famous Bloomfield Blockade, with a dinner at Ferntree resort on No-

vember 29, followed by a walk on the next day. A part of history. Come down and join us then or anytime. Happy travelling, Mike and Trish D’Arcy D’Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours Phone: +61 7 4098 9180 www.darcy of daintree.

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Mixed fortunes for locals in All Blacks carnivals Story and photos by ALF WILSON

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MIXED fortunes greeted local rugby league teams in two separate All Blacks carnivals they contested recently. The Hope Vale Mala Yabbas and Wujal Wujal Yindili contested Yarrabah’s Bishop Arthur Malcolm All Blacks car-

nival on the weekend of October 26 and 27. and had good qualifying round form before meeting each other in a quarter final showdown. The Hope Vale outfit defeated the Yindili 2210 in that quarter final, after which they were eliminated 22-12 in a semi-final by a star-studded Palm Island, team

which went on to win the grand final. Two of the best Hope Vale players were Craig Gibson and Keithean Bowen. “Mala Yabbas means ‘two brothers’ and we have players from Hope Vale and some from Cairns,” Craig said. Keithean Bowen said

nine of the team went to Yarrabah by bus from Hope Vale. “It took four hours and we have really enjoyed it, especially as we won out first two games and reached the finals,” he said. Two of the best players for Wujal Wujal were Johnathan Bassini and Brandon Christie, who

had represented Northern United against Queensland Outback in late June. Wujal Wujal Wujal spokesman Alister Gibson said most of the side made the trip in small buses. “It was a four hour trip and I must praise organisers who got us a place to stay,” he said. “They have been very good.”


But while the Yarrabah event saw some success for the locals, the Cooktown Crocs left the Mossman All Blacks Carnival without one win from the five games in which they played.

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Contested on the weekend of November 9 and 10, the Crocs returned the following results:

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Cooktown lost 44-4 to Jalaymba;


Cooktown lost 30-nil to home side Mossman;

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Cooktown lost 34-6 to Yarrabah;

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Cooktown lost 40-nil to Mudgindigi Warriors; and Cooktown lost their final match to Knights and finished at the bottom of the ladder.

INLAND SERVICE – Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun Departs Cairns 7am. Arrives CTN 11.45am. Departs Cooktown Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat 12.30pm, arrives CNS 5pm. Departs Cooktown Wed, Fri, Sun 1.30pm, arrives CNS 6pm. AGENTS

Top: The Wujal Wujal Yindili side beaten in the quarter-final of the Yarrabah All Blacks Carnival by Hope Vale in late October. Bottom: The Hope Vale Mala Yabbas who made the semifinals of the Yarrabah All Blacks Carnival in late October.

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Winners are grinners at the Cooktown races Left: Winners in the Girls under-13 “Dash for Cash” were, Kali Woods (first), Rommaney Soley (second) and Kasey Meldrum (third) - seen here with Clinton Paradise. Right: Winners in the Boys under-13 “Dash for Cash” were, Bodine Baley (third), Zane Stallan (second) and Dylan Gilmore (first) seen here with Clinton Paradise.

Hashers’ use-by dates expired on Grassy Hill run

THIS week’s run was set by Granddad, who lives on a country block near the centre of town. Of course, living near the centre of town does limit his choices of places to lay a trail, but he seems to manage. This time he led us off down Green Street, but quickly turned up the extension of Helen Street. We bet he was heading for Grassy Hill. Winners in the men’s “Dash for Cash” were Shane White (third), Austin McClemens-Morse (second) and Curtis Cantarella (first - seen here with Sabrina Ebermann and Linda Paradis.

Winners of the ladies’ section of the “Dash for Cash”, were Faith Koy (third), Kayla Wetzler (second) and Stephanie Voigt (first) - seen here with Sabrina Ebermann (last year’s winner) and Linda Paradise.

Mangrove Jack jump onto the Wharf squid, pilchards and cut pieces of bait fish.

MANGROVE Jacks have stepped up to the plate, even the dinner plate, by filling the void after the end of the barra season. A local angler pulled in five solid Jacks at the Wharf one day last week. The bag limit for Mangrove Jacks is five per person. The Jacks are starting to school in the deep water off the Wharf in their November build-up prior to the wet season. The recommended baits are

Estuary fish are still doing fine with grunter dominating the Endeavour River activity. With the moon phase ideal for fishing through the weekend, stock up with prawns and strips of garfish and chase those grunters. The winds are starting to turn into northerly breezes. The wet season weather systems are starting to dominate the weather patterns, so with these calmer conditions, the various mackerel species are expected to appear in gathering numbers. The legal size for grey mackerel is 60cm, school and shark mackerel is 50cm, Spanish is 75cm and spotted mackerel is 60cm. The



And he was, in a way. We followed Baird Road and, when we reached the end, took to the bush. Not many people climb Grassy Hill this way, and I will tell you why. It is very steep, rocky and covered with slippery dead leaves. Several of us were past our use-by dates by the time we arrived at the car park below the summit. At least things got easier from here. We rolled downhill in the direction of the beer truck. When we last visited

GM Thermo had a lot to complain about in the circle. Granddad’s run for a start, and Oyster’s inability to get her run number written correctly in the book. And then there was F*&t for falling over and for whingeing about the location of the Christmas Camp. Then Cracklin and Oyster for being sultry hostesses in the VIP tent at the races (why aren’t they sultry for the rest of us?) Next week’s run will be hosted by Muff and Tuff at the end of Percy Road. Take the Oakey Creek Road for about three kilometres to the left fork marked Percy Rd, and continue to the end. Just turn up at 5.30pm on Monday, November 18 to join the fun. Contact Moses on 4069 5854 or 0409 686 032 for details. On-on! Lye Bak

This weekend’s shoots at Cameron Creek Mackay visitor Kenny Jones with a ‘handsome’ mangrove jack. Photo submitted. change is expected to dominate our weather by today/Thursday or Friday and through the weekend, making offshore boating conditions very nice. So, if you are in the mood for some

reef diving, snorkelling or spearfishing, get ready for this weekend. With the favourable offshore weather and the approaching full moon on Monday, November

18, both pelagic and reef fish are set to be lurking around and fired up for the weekend. Tight lines. Russell Bowman The Lure Shop.




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New grading system to be trialled for shoot COOKTOWN SSAA saw three new pistol shooters contest last Wednesday evening’s shoot after they had successfully completed the Firearms Safety

Granddad’s back in August, we celebrated the completion of his new shed. It was huge and modern, but the cynics amongst us bet we would be back in the garden for our next visit. And so it was. The new shed is so completely full of stuff, the Hash had to sit outside. Granddad denies his shed is so full that you cannot enter, but he admits you need to walk sideways to fit.

Course on Saturday, November 2. With the club now regularly seeing good numbers, we are trialling a club grading system. Twelve


contested the 45-shot Standard Match held on Wednesday, November 6, with the following results returned:

with 398 and Toby second with 393;

Grade A - Mal 416;

Grade D – Lina first with 244 and Jamie V

Grade B - Janne first

Grade C – Christ V first with 343 and Peter second with 339; and

second with178. November dates for your diary include: Wednesday Sunset Shoots - 13, 20 and 27 from 5.30 pm; Service Shoot – Sun-

ed that this weekend’s events at the SSAA Cameron Creek Range are a Pistol Shoot, which will be held from 3pm on Saturday, November 16 and a Service Rifle Shoot to be held from 9am on Sunday, November 17. Anne Williams Secretary. day, 17 from 9.30am; and IPSC Action Shoot – Sunday, 24 at 9am. A general meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 27 from 5.30pm. Mal Soutar President.

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Blanket finish a spectacular end to annual race meeting

By GARY HUTCHISON THEY came by air, they came by sea and they came by road to join the locals to comprise more than 1550 patrons at Saturday’s Cooktown Amateur Race Club’s annual meeting. Among those patrons was a party of 70 who sailed to Cooktown on Sea Swift as part of a fund-raising venture for MS, which was organised by the Cairns Rotary Club. A delighted turf club treasurer, Barry Innes, said the day could not have gone any better, with the event attracting possibly its largest-ever crowd. “It was just a really, fun day for everyone,” Barry said. “Everyone was happy, laughing and enjoying themselves and there weren’t any problems experienced at any time during the day. “Right from Saturday afternoon after it was all over, we started receiving compliments from all sorts of people and everywhere – and they’re still coming in.” Barry credited the day’s success to months and months of endless planning and effort from the small committee and other volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring the event to fruition, and then again on Sunday, when they were back at it cleaning up. “So many people to thank,” he said. “I don’t want to leave anyone out, but they know who they are. We couldn’t have done it without them.” There was plenty of excitement on the course in the sixrace program – starting right from the first race, building

to a crescendo for the last the 1700m Cooktown RSL Memorial Club Cup, which saw the horses spread across the width of the track in a blanket finish with barely a full-horse’s length separating the first four finishers. “It was a pretty spectacular end to what was a great day of racing,” Barry said. “That race lets the spectators see the horses go past at the start and then at the end of the race, just like the Melbourne Cup. “You couldn’t have asked for a better finish to the day.” Included in the program was a race allocated to the winners of the inaugural 100 Club, which saw the winners Rick Reid and Cass Sorensen given the privilege of naming rights to race four and the right to sash the winning horse, along with a host of other prizes. The proud couple named the race Mallee Leucea. Adding to the day’s spectacle, were almost 200 entrants in the Fashions On The Field. “The kids, the ladies and the men could have been at Flemington if you didn’t know better,” he said. “The time, money and effort spent in getting themselves all dressed up was really worth it. “They all looked fabulous and the crowd enjoyed the judging.” But the day did not end

Above: Race 4 of the Cooktown Amateur Turf Club’s meeting on Saturday, the Auswaste Handicap, saw Thirty Three Large take out first place, with Fascia second and Cashed Up Bully third. with the horses, because after they were safely in their stalls, the human racers took to the track to contest four categories in the 100m “Dash for Cash”. Curtis Cantarella and Stephanie Voigt took out the first prize of $500 cash in each of the men’s and ladies’ sections respectively, while in the under-13 Boys’ and under-13 Girls’, Dylan Gilmore and Kali Woods pocketed the $100 cash prize in their respective events. And for the stayers, they were able to party on into the night with food and drinks available, with entertainment provided by local favourites, Rough N Ready.

However, the whole day would not have been possible without the plethora of sponsors who donated prizes, either by way of cash, in-kind support or vouchers. “Look, we are so lucky to have a veritable army of sponsors who support us every year,” Barry said. “From businesses of all sizes, to the Cook Shire Council, to organisations and individuals. “Again, we were able to provide a top-notch field for the patrons, but we couldn’t attract the horses, their owners, trainers and jockeys without the support we have received.”

Winning horses were: Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6

Cooktown Bowls Club Maiden Plate – Air of Heaven Bramwell Station Class B Handicap – Clueless Cooktown Hotel Bracelet Class 1 Handicap – Dr Pegasus Auswaste QTIS Class 3 Handicap – Thirty Three Large Mallee Leucea - 100 Club Class 4 Handicap – Boom Sha La Cooktown RSL Memorial Club Cup Benchmark 70 Handicap – Liberty’s Magic

Tide times – Cooktown

Friday, NOVEMBEr 15 tO Friday, NOVEMBEr 22

NOTE: these are predictions only, subject to change due to prevailing weather conditions. It is recommended you use this table as a guide only. Information from .

Fri 15 Time 0122 0759 1344 1949

Ht 0.44 2.72 0.96 2.44

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Sat 16 Time 0155 0835 1422 2014


Ht 0.43 2.75 1.03 2.31

NEW MOON Tue. Dec 3. Time: 10.22

Below: Winner of the 1700-metre Cooktown RSL Memorial Club Cup, Liberty’s Magic with its owners, trainer and a RSL Club representative. Photos: GARY HUTCHISON.

Sun 17

Time 0226 0907 1460 2039

Ht 0.48 2.74 1.12 2.18

FIRST QUARTER Sun. Nov 10. Time: 15.57

Mon 18 Time 0257 0939 1536 2104

Ht 0.56 2.68 1.24 2.04

FULL MOON Mon. Nov 18. Time: 01.16

Tue 19 Time 0326 1012 1613 2127

Ht 0.68 2.58 1.36 1.89

LAST QUARTER Tues. Nov 26. Time: 05.28

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Wed 20 Time 0353 1045 1653 2145

Ht 0.83 2.46 1.48 1.75

Thu 21

Time 0418 1122 1747 2155

Ht 0.99 2.33 1.59 1.62

Fri 22

Time Ht 0445 1.15 1209 2.21

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Endeavour Valley rainfall total November: 0.5mm

100 Club winners, Cass Sorensen and Rick Reid (first and second right from the winner). They chose to name the race, “Mallee Leucea” which was won by Boom Sha La, also seen here about to be led away, along with the jockey and its connections.



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