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$2 • PH: 1300 4895 00 • EDITORIAL: • Issue 614 • Thursday, May 9, 2013

Triple croc threat concerns locals

This image shows how close this sunbaking croc is to the shore and Lions Park nearby. Photo: TOM NEVINS. A LOCAL fisherman and tour guide operator is deeply fearful it is a matter of sooner rather than later that a child or tourist will be taken by one of three territorial crocodiles that patrol the Endeavour River from behind the Lions Park through to the Wharf. And he is calling on Queensland Parks and Wildlife to relocate the trio. Cooktown Barra Charters and Cooktown Adventure Camping and Scenic Tours proprietor Tom Nevins was offshore with clients two weeks ago when he took the photo above using his iPhone. They depict a young adult male about 1.6 metres long, sunning itself about 100 metres from the children’s park across the road from the shore. He said the others are about five metres and one metre in length. “No matter how good a parent you are, your child can disappear from you view in minutes and if they happen to stray down to the waterfront, there could be a tragedy for sure,” he said. “The kids don’t know any danger, and neither do many of the tourists who come here, despite the nearby warning signs.” He said the three to which he referred had

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been in the area for some time and had become familiar with the human presence and at this time of year are in hunting mode. “I think the powers-that-be should be making it safe for people within the town limits to be safe at the water front,” he said. “The ones that are at the front are getting too complacent and will in time hurt or kill someone “It’s not just locals we have to protect, the tourists know nothing of the threat that lays there, locals do. “The ones at the waterfront are hunting there, only fish now, but it’s only a matter of time before some one is hurt. “Crocs have their place, up river away from the town.” He said some locals do take risks, but are aware of them from the start. Tom said while he has been in Cooktown for about seven years, he has lived in areas with croc infested waters his whole life and knows their behavioural patterns and the dangers he described. “Crocs are a creature of habit and with people using the boat ramps all the time or swimming out the front, an attack is very likely,” he said. His concerns are not limited only to the town limits though, with a dog taken by a croc from

the water near the Marton Boat Ramp after it fell off its boat. He said he knew of six crocs that had taken up residence at the ramp and on the rocks nearby - one which he estimated at six metres long, another at about two and a half metres, while the others are juveniles. “I saw some tourists swimming there,” he said. “They were looking for someone’s keys that had fallen out of their pockets getting in and out of their boat they were launching there.” In relating his concerns, Tom said crocs too close to Cairns and Port Douglas are relocated. “So why can’t they do that here,” he asked. “It seems like there are double standards for down there and up here.” Recently appointed to a croc management advisory committee by Andrew Powell, Minister for Environment, Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott said he would fully support the removal of crocs from populated areas if they started showing aggressive behaviour or became too familiar with a human presence. Mayor Scott said for his support to be successful, he needed confirmation of a threat in the way of written complaints, detailing time, place and where, along with a description of the

croc’s behaviour. “Armed with that information, I can go to the relevant authorities with a view to having troublesome crocs removed,” he said. “There have been a number of deaths and injuries by salties in the Cape over the years and the frequency of incidents, recorded numbers and the level of risk is increasing daily. “Tourism numbers are increasing steadily and forms one of our main economic contributors.” He said it is also government policy to try and populate regional Australia. “Tourists, visitors and new residents are often unaware or ignorant of the threat posed and simply - crocs and humans cannot coexist,” he said. “Children and pets should not be under mortal threat because they come to Cape York for a holiday and there are innumerable instances of past swimming holes, beaches, fishing and picnic places that are no longer safe.” He said he recently spoke to three female Traditional Owners who were fishing on the river bank by the bowls club where a croc has been regularly spotted and asked them their opinions on the issue. “One of them said, ‘the best thing you can do is shoot them’, that was her answer,” he said.

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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.

MAY Thu 9. Swim for Your Life at the Cooktown Pool from 11.30am to 12.30am.

Sat 11. Rossville State School P & C Markets at the Rossville Marketplace from 9am.

Sat 11. Cooktown Pool - Aqua Aerobics - 9am to 10am.

(trial only at this stage.) Sat 11. Cape York SSAA Shotgun Shoot from 1pm. Sat 11. Cooktown SSAA Target Shoot from 1.30pm. Sun 12. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details. Sun 12. Cooktown SSAA Rimfire Silhouettes Shoot from 9.30am. Mon 13. Free "Cook the Books" seminar on superannuation from 2pm at the Cooktown Cafe. All welcome. Tue 14. Swim for Your Life at the Cooktown Pool from 11.30am to 12.30am. Tue 14. Cape York SSAA meeting from 7pm at Fisherman's Wharf. Tue 14. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 8pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details. Tue 14. Endeavour Lions Club meeting at the Lions Hall in Amos Street from 7pm. Wed 15. Cooktown Pool - Aqua Aerobics - from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Wed 15. Cooktown SSAA Service Core Shoot from 5.30pm. Wed 15. Choir Workshop with Alteouise DeVaughn from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Baptist Church in Hogg Street. Thu 16. Swim for Your Life at the Cooktown Pool from 11.30am to 12.30am. Fri 17. Concert at Nature's PowerHousefrom 7.30pm. $25 cash at door. Fri 17. Discovery Festival fundraiser at the Top Pub from 7.30pm, featuring Barefoot Belles and Roswell. Sat 18. Cooktown Junior Rugby League ladies afternoon and fashion parade. Cooktown Bowls Club from 12.30pm. $20 per ticket. Bookings essential. Contact Sylvia on either 4069 5865 or 0429 062 262 or Nardia on either 4069 6683 or 0447 240 677. Sat 18. Cooktown Pool - Aqua Aerobics - 9am to 10am. (trial only at this stage.) Sat 18. Cape York SSAA Pistol Shoot from 1pm. Sat 18. Cooktown SSAA Service 25 Match (revolvers) Shoot from 3.30pm.

Kristy Turners image titled, “Isabella Falls” is this

Kristy falls for photo comp. ALREADY winning a prize has encouraged Kristy Turner to keep submitting photos in the Cornett’s IGA Cooktown and Cooktown Local News weekly photo competition, and her enthusiasm has once again reaped reward for her with her image titled, “Isabella Falls” taking the prize. And it wasn’t her first choice entry that has won her the $25 meat voucher, but her second. Kristy, like many other entrants, submitted multiple entries. But while Kristy is this week’s winner, kudos must be given to our regular contributors who continually

enter images of very high quality, so good in fact, that choosing just one winner each week is becoming more and more difficult. As before, her winning entry now goes into the draw for the end of year grand prize, and she can keep entering each week for as long as she pleases. You now have until 5pm on Thursday, May 16 to submit your entry for this week’s stage of the competition, and remember, entries need to be full resolution - between 1mb and 10mb in size and they need to be forwarded as an email attachment to editor@ .

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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.

Pat and Joan Hagarty have been able to solve Loretta Sullivan’s mystery by supplying the names of the crew in this early Cooktown Re-enactment photo – with the exception of one given name, they are: (front row from left) Bert Francis, Roy (Coco) Rootsey, James Percival (Bunny) Lund, Stan and Kevin Miller with (back row from left) Johny Kaine, Tom Penny, Jack Hartley, Des Savage and Pax Peal. Photo submitted.

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‘Spunky old’ girl makes April Fool of burglar I DON’T know what was happening with Australia, but April 1 seemed to pass without anything outrageous View happening. The ABC was quiet and refined, none of my friends made from prank phone calls, and the newsthe Hill papers were full of their normal indigestible mass of politics and sport. Although - let me think about that. Would I have noticed if anyone had published a spoof story about Australian politics or sport? Both of them are so outlandish in the first place that they are hard to parody and be believed. I’ll have to go back and check. The biggest April 1st joke story is disqualified from running. Firstly because it did not appear until April 23, and secondly because it was true. It runs like this. . . . It was one in the morning when an anonymous Sydney lady, she refuses to divulge her name, but does tell reporters that she is 68 years old. As I was saying, when an anonymous Sydney lady heard a noise in her kitchen, she got out of bed and went to investigate. She found a man, who had already collected her television, crouched in front of her fridge looking for some alcohol to take along with it. Now you or I would probably flee the scene screaming, but our anonymous heroine is made of tougher stuff. She grabbed a chair, set it over the intruder and stood on it. He was trapped, unable to move, and the lady’s husband called the police to arrest him. I am positive the lady was fêted in her local bowls club, and will be remembered far into the future. The burglar’s future does not look so bright. Just imagine his friends in the pub, “Oh yes, that’s Fingers McGee. You know, the guy who got trapped by a 68-year-old girl with a chair.” That will not look good on his CV. There is a lesson to be learned here. We have more than enough stupid burglaries. We also have plenty of spunky old ladies. What we should do immediately is apply for a government grant to buy them all the right sort of chair. That’s a move that should work wonders.

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RV parks gets positive feedback, says CSC COOK Shire Council’s Adelaide Street RV trial park has hit some dangerous curves and hairpin bends in its short journey to help increase the grey nomad visitation numbers to the town. A damning submission to the Cooktown Local News facebook page by an RV traveller using a facebook alias, was subsequently removed because its author failed to identify himself or provide contact details so his issues could be explored in an interview. That person was particularly critical of the confronting attitudes of Council staff, which saw Council take the unprecedented action of submitting an apology to that particular person. Since then though, the Cooktown Local News has received written complaints from other RV travellers, as well as being informed by locals of having complaints related to them. Essentially, the complaints revolved around inadequate signage within the area; inadequate signage to the Visitors’ Information Centre located at Nature’s PowerHouse as well as not knowing what the “PowerHouse” was; Council staff attitudes when dealing with complaints; Confusion over which RVs are eligible to be there; what grey water disposal is; if RVs are required to have grey water disposal units (apparently many don’t) and Advertising a free site and charging $5. Another complaint was the harassing tactics of locals driving by, taking photos, but Council was not asked to respond to this issue. A Cook Shire Council spokeswoman said that of the dozen or so vehicles already accommodated in the Rest Area, feedback has been very positive. She acknowledged while there will always be some people who will not be 100% satisfied with their experience at the Rest Area, Council felt that most people will enjoy their stay and spread positive reviews along their travels. “By offering this kind of accommodation to self-contained travellers, Council aims to increase tourism to Cook Shire, which will in turn contribute to the economic sustainability and development of our region,” she said. In regards to the signage issues, she said signage in the Adelaide Street RV Rest Area has been installed as Council resources have become available. “Additional signs have now arrived and are due to be installed this week,” she said. With respect to Nature’s PowerHouse signage she advised that signage used to direct visitors to the VICentre is by use of the National Accreditation Symbol for Visitor Centre “i” logo. “These signs are used to direct visitors to the Visitor Information Centre from both the Charlotte Street and Hope Street entrances to town,” she said. “The majority of visitors will be familiar with this symbol. “Most Cooktown and Cook Shire locals will refer to the building, affectionately known as simply ‘the Powerhouse’, as opposed to the VIC which is where visitor confusion may occur.” And in regard to complaints about staff attitudes, she said Council’s customer service team, along with staff at the VIC, deal with numerous requests on a daily basis and are often a customer’s the first point of contact with Council. “All Council staff are committed to providing prompt, accurate and courteous service to local and visiting customers,” she said. The spokeswoman then went on to clarify the eligibility of vehicles to use the area. “Cook Shire Council has established and continues to enforce a strict policy as to the type of self-accommodating recreational vehicles are allowed to stay in

Waste dispsosal facilities in the Adelaide Street RV trial park.

the newly established RV Rest Area in Adelaide Street, and their conditions for doing so,” she said. “The type of vehicles allowed to stay in the 48-hour accommodation must be self-contained, motorised, wheeled vehicles used for camping or other recreational activities.” She said allowable vehicles must be one of the following: • A Class A RV is a motorised RV built on a chassis that is designed specifically for motor homes. The large size of these RVs allows them to have most of the comforts of a house including a full kitchen, bathroom and self-contained water and sanitation systems. Many of them have a full enclosed bedroom and a washer and dryer. These RVs are rectangular in shape, most commonly between 30 and 40 feet in length. Some people use Class A RVs for full-time traveling around the country. • A bus conversion, which is a bus that has been converted into a recreational vehicle and has all the required amenities and self-containing grey and black water facilities of a Class A RV. • A caravan which has all the required amenities and self-containing grey and black water facilities of a Class A RV. • Towable RVs / 5th Wheeler which does not have a motor and is instead pulled behind a truck or a car, and which has all the required amenities and self-containing grey and black water facilities of a Class A RV. And she denied that Council advertised the RV Rest Area as being a “free” site. “The site is for use by visitors who have satisfied  the required criteria for the self-containing qualities of  their vehicle and obtained a paid permit ($5 per night)  for a maximum period of 48 hours,” she said.         Tuesday saw possibly the most RV campers in the         area since it was opened on April 1, with more than seven vehicles settled and more looking to park.            Scarborough’s (near Redcliffe) Phil Goodall was  unanimously joined by some of the travellers on the  day in endorsing Council service they had received, but         were also criticial of the signage issues, with a request for a better determination as to how the Rvs should be        parked within the area.   “The girl at the VIC was very helpful and friendly,”  Phil said.  “And the Economic Development Director (Katrina  Houghton) went out of her way to come down in her own time after work to be sure we were settled and        comfortable.”  They applauded the Council initiative, citing the  economic benefits such a facility has already had in other towns.  Home Hill was in big trouble about eight years ago  until they put a park in,     Phil said.     “Now it’s booming.” At the same time, he also related to what a city or    town could sacrifice by ignoring this burgeoning aspect       of Australian tourism  “Not so long ago, Rockhampton knocked back an RV rally,” he said. “So they went somewhere else, and during the rally collected the receipts Phone BOOKINGS APPRECIATED from purchases they had 4069 5819 made. • Aircon “They amounted to • Bar about $3 million.” • Pokies And had they experienced having their photos TONIGHT AT THE BOWLO taken by locals? Live music from 6.30pm onwards • Courtesy bus running “No, we’ll just wave and smile, they won’t Come along and try worry us,” he said. SUNDAY SOCIAL BOWLS 8.30am, cost only $8.50 includes BBQ lunch and raffle. ALL WELCOME – CAN’T PLAY? WE ARE HAPPY TO SHOW YOU HOW! Strategically WEDNESDAY ARVO be there by 1pm. placed Every Thursday 9am. boulders ALL WELCOME. in Adelaide Street prvent MEMBERS DRAW * RVs parking Members not present: #616 M Clarke in the wrong and #35 S Harvey. Draw jackpots to Bookings essential: 4069 5829 $600 – 1st draw between 6.30 – 7pm, area.

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Cooktown Bowls Club Thirsty Thursday

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Cooktown features in new NBN plan COOKTOWN is featured in an updated National Broadband Network rollout plan, which will see the town with either construction commmenced, or people able to order an NBN service by June 2016. In all, 255,700 Queensland homes and businesses added to the NBN construction timetable in the updated three-year plan that covers 934,300 premises across the State Cooktown’s inclusion makes it one of 46 towns and suburbs across the state to be added to the new NBN roll-out footprint.

Ryan Williams, NBN Co’s Community Relations Manager for Queensland said the entire roll-out is scheduled to be complete in 2021. “It’s not just faster speeds, but what they enable that makes the NBN such an exciting prospect for families in Queensland,” Mr Williams said. “People can work from home like they would from the office; get all the family online at once and stream TV shows smoothly. “What’s more, NBN packages are com-

petitively priced.” According to Mr Williams, the NBN is much in demand in places that have already connected. “Around a third of eligible homes on average have already signed up to the NBN in neighbourhoods where the fibre has been up and running for more than 12 months. “Moreover, households in the NBN fibre footprint are downloading around fifty per cent more data than the average Australian broadband connection every month.”

Why Lakeland State School is so good LAKELAND State School has only two grade four pupils, one of whom is Julia Arnold. Nine-years-old, she was born in the bustling metropolis of Atherton, but has lived in Lakeland all of her life. She currently resides on a farm with her parents Monika and Martin, her youngest brother Patrick, four dogs and three horses. Julia’s older brother and sister Sonja and Lukas are, like many older children in the town, away at boarding school. Julia enjoys reading and you can usually find her with her nose in a book when she has finished her set tasks. Outside of school she enjoys watching television and travelling to Cairns to pick up her siblings. She also has a passion for going to Sugar World. Although this has been her only school since prep, Julia has very strong views on why this is the school she likes to attend. She likes that there is only a small number of students - 12 to be precise - and that together they are more like family than classmates,

Lakeland State School grade 4 pupil Julia Arnold especially the new preppie Patrick as he is literally family. She is fond of the fact that there is no bullying, and with such a small class, there is more one-on-one time with the teacher. But the thing that Julia likes best about going to Lakeland State School is that she is able to be in the same class as all three of her siblings.

She has aspirations to one day be a zoo keeper. She is well on her way to this with the amount of pets she has at home and her keen interest in learning new things every day. She says that the best thing about her teachers at Lakeland State School is that they are happy and like to joke around.

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FRIDAY, May 17, is going to be one amazing night in Cooktown. At 7.30 pm at Nature’s PowerHouse, two international performers will present a range of classic arias and duets, art songs, and a selection of sacred music including spirituals and hymns - with the participation of our local HoRoCo Singers. Cooktown favourite, Mezzo Soprano Alteouise DeVaughn, will be back to introduce her good friend, Jolie Rocke Brown, to our part of the world. These two highly experienced performers have been singing in Opera Houses and concert halls around the world. They grew up on opposite sides of the United

Take it away, Santi! We are driving our truck to Brisbane on Sunday, May 12, 2013. If you want a bargain price for moving furniture and goods south at that time, please call us at Cooktown Bargain Barn on (07) 4069 5117.

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States - Jolie in New York and Alteouise in California - and although they have been travelling in the same circles, have not performed in concert before. “We met over 15 years ago touring Europe in Porgy and Bess,” said Alteouise just back up north from several months working with Opera Australia, “but this will be the first time we have done a concert together. We have been planning the music and talking back and forth over Skype from America to Australia, so it will be good fun to actually be performing together. “After all these years one thing has become certain - we have great chemistry and will complement each other.” This will be one of the most exciting musical events to be held here in Cooktown ever, so I hope everyone will make the most of this wonderful opportunity. The start is later than usual: 7.30pm at Nature’s PowerHouse on Friday, May 17. The cost is $25 (cash at the door please) and that includes supper in the interval. Please let us know if you plan to come along by phoning Jacqui on 4069 5442.

LEFT: Jolie Rocke Brown will be performing with Alteouise DeVaughn in a concert at Nature’s PowerHouse on May 17. Photo submitted.

BELOW: Alteouise DeVaughn will be holding a workshop with the HoRoCo Choir on May 15, the performing with them and Jolie Rocke Brown at Nature’s PowerHouse on May 17. Photo submitted.

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Cooktown Local News 9 - 15 May 2013 – 5


Cyclone of 1913 delivers rain that we missed WITH the near cyclone of last week fresh in our minds, it was interesting to note that it was much the same 100 hundred years ago in early May, only this time they received the rain that we all yearned for last week. I reproduce here the weather report from the Courier Mail of the day, and the weather map, to show the extent of the report. Bear in mind, this report is dated 1st May, published 2nd May and probably not seen in Cooktown until later in the week. No such thing as an early warning system back then. The Brisbane Courier, Friday 2 May 1913, CAIRNS: May 1 “Over 5in of rain fell during the 24 hours ended at 9 o’clock this morning and the Railway Department was advised that 8in fell during the same period at Aloomba, while almost the same fall was

registered at Step Back Babinda, where with rain was still Cooktown falling heavily Historial Society at the time the advice was sent. Six inches fell at Kuranda, causing the Barron River to rise. Good rains have fallen throughout the Hinterland, the heaviest being 4in at Malanda. The rain ceased at Cairns tonight, but the weather is still threatening, strong squalls were experienced this morning. Divisional Meteorological Office, May 1 - A marked increase of pressure over the south island of New Zealand and the shifting of the central space of the great anticyclone across Tasmania are indications that the latter has resumed its easterly progress. Its wedge-shaped northerly extension is, however, causing ba-

rometers to remain fairly steady in south-eastern and eastern Queensland and that is probably why the tropical disturbance to the north east has not made any further movement towards our seaboard: in fact, this afternoon’s observations afford distinct evidence that the barometric gradient is decreasing with a . . . . . . of wind and sea. Very gloomy and unsettled conditions are however, still general along the entire Pacific slope with showers falling at many places. Monsoonal influences have developed considerably over north western and central Queensland and the loop formation has been communicated to the isobars as far southwards as north western Victoria. The rain which has fallen in the mid interior of the tropical half of our State is doubtless due to the operation of the monsoonal trough in conjunction with the

Treat mum to a Mother’s Day gift from P & C stall THE Cooktown State School Parents and Citizens Association will be holding their annual Mother’s Day Stall at the

school this Friday, May 10. As this event has been so well supported in the past, we have increased

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the spending capacity for students to a limit of $10 with no items priced over $8. We were able to order stock early this year so we have received an excellent supply of quality gifts for mum, grandma or female carers. We have the largest range ever on offer, with prices starting from $2. The stall will be available to all primary school students as well as the year-8 students and all gifts unsold by second lunch, will be made available to the whole school community. So please, parents and carers, send your students to school with some cash on Friday to buy something special for the lady in their life. Please also ensure all money is in an envelope with your students name on it. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums of Cooktown. Nikki Darvell President Cooktown State School P&C.

disturbance off the coast and is likely that the central districts and the south-eastern interior will share in the precipitation during the next 48 hours or so. The rear edge of the anticyclone has almost passed away from Western Australia, and a new ‘high’ is just beginning to overlap the western coast. A monsoonal depression has, however, pushed south-eastwards from the north-western coast and gloomy conditions prevail to-day in consequence over the goldfields, while a little rain has already fallen. The Antarctic depression has now moved to the Western Bight, but its energy is inconsiderable as the wind is merely a fresh breeze at The Leeuwin, and the sea slight between Fremantle and Esperance. Cooktown received over 4ins, and rain was recorded over most of the Far North. Following is a telegram from

Hug Mum today Give a Mum a hug today! Mums are nice, sugar and spice. Say, “I love you and say it twice”. Email your original writings for our column to either: or or send them to: P O Box 645, Cooktown, 4895. Dianne Keller, Cooktown Writers’ Group.

Hinterland Aviation provides a reliable, regular transport service each week between Cairns and the Cooktown and Coen communities. That’s 26 scheduled flights between Cairns and Cooktown from Monday through to Saturday. As well as direct flights to Coen now every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For a reliable service, you can count on Hinterland Aviation to get you to where you need to be.

the District Engineer at Cairns, to the Chief Engineer for Railways, Brisbane, timed 2.11pm yesterday:- ‘Heavy general rain has fallen throughout the coastal district. The Mulgrave River and Behans and Babinda Creeks are over the rails. The train service is blocked at Nelson, flood water was 2ft 6in over the Mulgrave Bridge today. Still raining. The rainfall at Babinda for 24 hours was 8.31in., Kuranda 6.51in., and Malanda 4in. No damage is reported so far. I am arranging with the Traffic Manager to convey foodstuffs if necessary over the Babinda Line, as thereis no train on the Aloomba side of the Mulgrave river.”

Personal faith

Writers’ Corner

“My Day” I’ve written to tell you a mother’s view concerning Cooktown living; Of days filled with crying kids all wanting my love giving. Our pack of dogs bark early morning as hubby leaves for work. Suddenly all three under three wake up with instant perk. “I’m hungry!” is their chant that continues through the day. Constant eating, pooing and peeing just dwindle the hours away. Once fed and clean it’s finally fresh air and the great pram push commences, Over sticks and stones to rattle their bones, whilst weeds are pulled from fences.

The joy begins all over again with the change to afternoon; Bums, bottles, boots for outside again with help on his way soon. Hubby calls. He’s at IGA. “Do you need anything for yourself?” “Sanity, peace and a house cleaner, if they have them on the shelf?”

With luck my two babies will sleep at once, if not, there’ll be hell on earth As unsync twins and a two year old will surely test my worth. Back indoors for lunchtime naps. I’ve a dishwasher to stack. There are toys to pick up off the floor and a moment to be slack.

Bedtime has become much better since we got the smallest a cot A n d S u p e r N a n n y ’s changed our ways which has truly helped a lot. Finally my day is ending, as tiresome as it began. Hopefully some staggered sleep then, lovingly, do it all again! By NICOLE DARVELL.

Now it’s time to cruise the driveway, backyard and feed the stock, Disabling the electric fence so the kiddies don’t get a shock. With setting sun their chant continues; the vegemite’s opened one last time; Some telly then a showerbath with bubbles to scrub their grime.

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Courier Mail weather map from 1913. Photo submitted.

REMEMBER as kids religiously doing our homework or facing the consequences? If it wasn’t good enough, one could still get the cane. Many religiously take the dog for a walk every day regardless of the weather. Being “religious” is really (and hopefully) the sign of a personal adoption of faith and a system of beliefs. In Christianity, those beliefs are Bible-based - providing advice, knowledge and instruction, enabling “ the good life” to be lived. ( John 10:10 Jesus said, “My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.) Even the Golden Rule is found in Matthew’s Gospel 7:12 - “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you.” Talking about faith, a great Bible verse reminds us that it is by God’s grace (“Amazing Grace”) or undeserved favour, (not anything we do) that we are able to live this ‘good life’. Ephesians 2:8-10 reminds us - “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you

can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it”. Some great words of wisdom are contained in our “handbook for living” eg Matthew 7:20: ‘Thus you will recognize them by their fruits’. (You should be able to pick a follower of Christ just as you tell a grapevine from a passion fruit vine.) Gal 5:22 challenges us with the list of what these “fruits” are - Galatians 5:22-23 ?.. love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. . . Being religious carries with it the doubt as to whether what one does will ever be enough to please God. Being Christian accepts what Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished”. The price has been paid. Hope you are enjoying “the good life”. Pastor Peter Cooktown Baptist Church

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Amanda trades lab-life for Coffee Capers Story and photo by ERIC GEORGE

Capers manager Amanda McCall at work with Charline Pearson (left) preparing coffee.

COFFEE is a very fine and sophisticated drink, although if you travel Australia you will find many roadhouses who believe their customers are happy enough simply stirring an indeterminate brown powder into hot water. It has been that way for years, but times are changing. Espresso machines are common, and Cooktown has several venues vying to produce the best cup of coffee in town. The newest, and possibly the most prestigious, is Capers. It has only been open for 15 months, but Cooktowners are now used to sitting on the verandah opposite the cannon, enjoying good coffee and the magnificent view. The manager of Capers is Amanda McCall and we recently had a chat. Over a good coffee, of course. Amanada is a new-comer. “I’ve only been here a year and a half. I was brought up in Townsville, and was there until I left Uni.” I asked Amanda what sort of a kid she and been, and she looked embarrassed. “Very average. I tried not to stand out too much. Pretty boring, really. I’m very shy.” Amanda went on to study Environmental Science and Resource Management. “I started work with the Department of Primary Industries in Charters Towers, studying agricultural pests and diseases. I really liked it, and I liked Charters Towers as well.


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“My contract finished there, and I got transferred to Cairns. Still with the Department of Primary industries, but based in their bio-security section. Mainly invasive plants and animals, weeds and bugs. It’s really hard to get into that field of work at the moment. There’s no jobs in it.” Amanda’s big move to Cooktown came in 2011. “I have always had a fascination with Cooktown. As a kid, I had seen a documentary on Black Mountain, and how people could get lost in it. I wanted to come up this way and see it. We went camping at Archer Point. “Cooktown is just different. Good fishing, good camping, quiet. . . More relaxed, and a long way away from Cairns, and I liked that.” So Amanda gave away her life in the laboratory and began to run the Capers coffee shop in Charlotte Street. “I worked as a barista all through Uni, so I went back to that.” A barista (the word simply means ‘bar-tender’ in Italian) is a person skilled in preparing coffee. The average customer knows very little of the magic that goes into producing the perfect cup, so can Amanda walk us through the process? “You have to have the right coffee blend, and everybody has their own preference. Some people like their coffee really strong, some like it bitter, some like it milder. Capers choose a middle of the road blend, not too strong, not too weak. “The espresso machine is the best way of getting the flavour from the coffee beans. We get the beans ready roasted and store them in the cold so they stay fresh. We grind the coffee for each cup that we make, so the ground coffee is not sitting there absorbing moisture. We grind per cup, so it is nice and fresh. That really helps the flavour. “We use fresh milk. For lattes and cappuccinos, it should never be heated to more than seventy degrees. Once it is heated above seventy, it breaks down the proteins in the milk and turns it a different flavour. We make sure that everybody makes the milk with the thermometer, and we keep the temperature between sixty-five and seventy degrees. Every time we make a coffee - it is so important. We try and make sure that everything is consistent, so we don’t have mistakes.” Does Amanda make the best coffee in town? “I guess everybody has different opinions. I’m biased, but a lot of people enjoy our coffee. I think we do a pretty

good job. We h a v e had a lot of people, particularly from down south, who really enjoy our coffee and it is always nice to hear that. People who come back from Cape York have been hanging out for a good coffee, and it is nice to have a chat with them about their trip. “There is something about going out for a coffee. An excuse to catch up with friends, or just take a break.” Next to the coffee machine, Capers has an attractive display of cakes and light meals, and there is a menu on the wall to tempt you more. “People might come in for lunch or whatever, but we have a lot of regulars who just come in for a coffee and a quick chat. It is their smoko break.” As we talk, some-one picks up a tray of take-away coffees from the counter. “The hospital likes to get their coffee supplied, and Council come down and put in a bit of an order. “Some people, particularly on Saturdays, will come in and sit for hours and hours, and that’s fine. We also have a group of mothers who meet on Tuesday mornings and they will sit and talk for a couple of hours.” Amanda has been talking of us locals. Does she get a lot of tourists in the season? Half of her business? “More than half. It can get really, really busy, and things get hectic, but it is nice in the afternoons when people come in and you can have time to ask them where they are going. We always try to give them a brochure about Cooktown, and maps. Lots of people ask where the supermarket is, and how to get to the museum. It is good to have a quick chat to them and be a friendly face. “A lot of grey nomads come in and they are always up for a talk. Sometimes it can be hard if we are really busy, but we try to be as friendly as we can. Most of them are happy to come to the North, and they are definitely essential for the town.” So, for Amanda, what stands out most about Cooktown? “I really like the sunsets. I like watching the sun go down over the ranges and over the river. It’s a really beautiful place.” I don’t think she will find anyone to argue with that.

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‘Little Birung’ tells family story ON Wednesday, April 24 the people of Cooktown and surrounds were enthralled by visiting Indigenous performer, Megan Sarmardin. Megan’s performance, a combination of song, spoken word, photographs and videos told us the story of her grandmother, “Little Birung”. Megan, who is related to the local Gertz family, took us on a journey through six generations of Indigenous history through the eyes of her beloved grandmother, now 97 years old. Those present were privileged to hear stories of love and loss, of the tragedy of family being taken to Palm Island, of Russian nobility and Spanish lullabies and of families living under the Act. Locally, Megan’s visit was packaged as “Generations of Women-The Journey Continues” and a committee of local women worked with Cooktown State School over several months to plan a series of events focusing on women’s health and education. Before dinner, more than 40 local women, for example, joined in a women’s yarning circle at the PCYC Cooktown Events Centre, with many sharing their own journey through

Locals line up for dinner after a women’s yarning session at the Little Birung concert. Photo: PETER HERRMANN.

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                       

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            

8 – Cooktown Local News 9 - 15 May 2013


   

     

  

  

                

     

life, especially how school and life-long learning played a pivotal role in them achieving their goals. After the forum, we all enjoyed a delicious bush tucker barbeque cooked for the women by many of the local men including Mayor Peter Scott and members of the local men’s group. “Generations of WomenThe Journey Continues”, was the brainchild of local Queensland Health employee, Michael Drahm, who had been approached by Artour late in 2012 about the ‘Little Birung’ tour. Michael approached key organisations who work in Cooktown and the local area, including Queensland Health, Apunipima - Cape York Health Council, Education Queensland, RFDS, Medicare Local, RAATSICC, Gungarde, Cooktown PaCE, Cooktown District Community Centre and the Cook Shire Council. A local working committee of representative women from these organisations was formed, with Priscilla Gibson (Apunipima), Larissa Walker (RAATSICC) and Debra Taylor (Education Queensland) under Michael’s guidance, forming the nu-

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    


  •  •  •  •  

    

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cleus of the team. The “Little Birung” performance was funded by the award winning ‘Uncles and Aunties’ Indigenous mentoring program, that fully funded the afternoon tea and pampering session, the barbeque and the performance itself. Earlier in the week, Cooktown State School also supported the two-day Indigenous Mental Health First Aid course at the Events Centre, which was offered to new Indigenous staff at Cooktown State School, as well as health and other workers who work within the school’s catchment of local communities. This acclaimed course was facilitated by Michael and co-facilitated by Fiona and Jenny Gibson. There were participants from Cooktown, Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal and visitors from as far away as Cairns and the Torres Strait. At a time when there is much talk about the cuts to health care, events such as this are critical to getting the message out there that good health and good education are paramount to good life outcomes. “Generations of WomenThe Journey Continues” was just the beginning!

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      


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Locals rally to ensure a great Discovery Festival for 2013 DISCOVERY Festival organisers and its supporters have taken a recent funding setback in their stride to get on with the business of raising enough money to ensure Cooktown’s iconic annual event can enjoy the activities planned for this year. Co-ordinator Bronwyn Sieverding said an unexpected shortfall in a grant application saw some of the Festival’s regular activities at risk or in danger of not being able to provide the prizes she had hoped. However, she said once the locals heard of the event’s plight they rallied magnificently to raise the necessary funds. “People just don’t realise how much is involved in running an event like this,” Bronwyn said. “It’s not just the cost of raw materials like the fireworks, but it’s the prizes and prize money on offer for some of the entertainment. “And then there’s the cost of insurances, that has to be met too.” Already started are a “scratchy board” at Ian and Carol McKinna’s Cooktown Newsagency, while there are also donation tins at the Top

Pub, Cooktown Cafe and Ambience. A monster raffle is also going with more local businesses wasting no time in donating valuable prizes, which should see lots of tickets sold. Prizes include: a reef trip for two on the Hurricane or a family river cruise with Mollo or a Guurrbi Tour for two adults and two children or a 20-minute helicopter flight for three people or three nights’ accommodation for two adults and two children at the Big 4. Tickets are on sale at Bronwyn’s Saturday market stall, the Big 4 caravan Park or the Bowls Club. She said she was excited by a new competition that is being introduced this year. “We’re going to run a “Best Dressed Business or Shopfront” competition, for which there will be a perpetual trophy, whilc hopefully we can attract a sponsor to offer a cash prize.” Topping the effort off has been the offer by local bands, the Barefoot Belles and Roswell of performances at the Top Pub on Friday, May 17. “That’s a wonderful gesture, both bands are popular, so we’re hoping

for a really big night,” she said. “As well as the entertainment, we’ll be running raffles during the night as well as other activities. And the biggest, most exciting, breaking news are the prospects of someone becoming the World Champion Banana Eater, a competition sanctioned by the Guinness Book of World Records. Bronwyn said Cooktown should almost assuredly provide a new champion because of the official ba-

nana sizes. “Apparently Australian bananas are generally bigger than in America which is where the current world champion is,” she said weighing the product on offer at the IGA. “The bananas we have to use must be a minimum of 128 gms. “The ones here are bigger than that, but smaller than what we used last year.” To offer your financial or in-kind support, contact Bronwyn Sieverding on 0467 058 731.

Cooktown Discovery Festival Co-ordinator Bronwyn Sieverding with Benjamin Broad at the IGA, weighing bananas to get an idea of what sizes will be eligible for this year’s World Banana Eating competition. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.


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PETE’S back! And he’s looking to rebuild his business, Cooktown Blinds to its former status, but not only that, he intends expanding further into the Cape and up to the Torres Strait. Recovering from a recent, debilitating illness, founder and former sole operator of the business, Peter Bertino Cooktown Blinds said he has enlisted top staff proprietor Peter Bertino to facilitate the expansion, is back. Photo: GARY which will not only include HUTCHISON. the manufacture and installation of blinds, but also the installation of safe-fall rubber matting in playgrounds. With Paul McBride now living in the 55 Hope Street headquarters of the operation, Peter said his team will aim for a much faster, more efficient ordering and delivery process. “I’ll still be involved in a very much hands-on capacity,” Peter said. “But initially, people can contact Paul either by phone or drop into Hope Street. “The way I intend restructuring the business will see an efficient expansion into the Cape and Torres Strait. “We’re back in business!” He said his plans included the Aboriginal communities as well as the town in the areas. “We’re already servicing Hope Vale,” he said. No job too big or too small, Peter said he was very excited by the prospects the rubber safe-fall offered his expansion plans. “We can install this safe-fall rubber into public parks, school playgrounds and back yard play areas as well,” “It really offers a wonderfully safe environment for kids to play in.” For further inquiries or to place orders, contact Paul McBride on 0499 022 739.

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Fifty years married, Peter and Helen Fowler from Warragul in Victoria were on their second visit to Cooktown and having their second dinner at the Wog’s.

Xania Gordon (front) with her family (from left) Conrad Michael, Helen Gordon and Julie McIvor waiting for their Bowls Club dinner.

David and Jen Ford from Esperance in Western Australia flew their own aircraft into Cooktown.

Bribie Island’s Paul and Shirley King at the Bowls Club with Tania Park from Busselton in Western Australia.

Loretta Sullivan with Phil Rouse.

Glenn, Cobi and Rick Smith from Airlie Beach waiting for their Bowls Club dinner. Jacob Enever and Sally Craperi enjoying their night off at the Bowls Club.

At the Bowls Club were Janelle and Geoff Woods who left their Sunshine Coast paradise to sample Cooktown’s.

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Alberta Hornsby and Amy Burkett.


Peter and Dianna Smith from Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast at dinner at the Bowls Club said they could not speak highly enough of the hospitality extended to them by the Bowls Club and the Big 4 Caravan Park.

The last time Melbourne couple Robyn and Cliff Evans were in Cooktown, they were unable to see as much as they would have liked, so they have taken some time off from a seminar they are attending in Cairns to see some more.

Bev McGown and Robyn Carlile enjoying a lively Monday night at the Bowls Club.


Carol and Bryan Hubbard from Cessnock in New South Wales at the Bowls Club.

Celebrating her 17th birthday at the Wogs on Tuesday night was T J Gibson (left) who was joined by Shianne Gibson.

Brisbane’s Anne Morelli was Joined by Mareeba’s Paul Battistin for dinner at the Wog’s.

Peter Carlile and Ross McGown were laid back while waiting for dinner at the Bowls Club. Enjoying pre-dinner drinks at the Wog’s were Tomoe Nakagawa and Greg De Fraine who are from Clifton Beach in Cairns.

Newlyweds Kerry and Dennis Inch from Lightning Ridge in honeymoon mode at the Bowls Club.

Mareeba girls Gail Campbell and Margaret Tabone relaxing after their Wog pizza.

Cooktown Local News 9 - 15 May 2013 – 11


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6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Absence Of The Good” (M) 2:00 Winners And Losers 3:00 Dr Oz 4:00 New Zealand On A Plate 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:30 Criminal Minds: The Wheels On The Bus... / Out Of The Light - The BAU team goes in pursuit of a missing school bus full of children outside the Washington, D.C. area, and it becomes a race against time for them to bring them home safely. 10:30 Hannibal: Coquilles” The team tracks a killer who is turning his victims into ‘angels’. As the hunt continues, Jack must juggle the investigation with the realization that his wife has terminal cancer. 11:30 Man Up! 12:00 The Take 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

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6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Top Gear - Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond design a vehicle exclusively for the elderly. James May assesses the new Range Rover around London and actor James McAvoy is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car. 8:30 The NRL Footy Show 10:30 Two And A Half Men: Yay, No Polyps! - Charlie gets a colonoscopy to avoid visiting Chelsea’s parents. However, she turns the tables by getting them to fly to Malibu for a visit. 11:00 Two And A Half Men: Crude And Uncalled For 11:30 The AFL Footy Show 1:30 Extra 2:00 Danoz 2:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

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SBS 5:00 World News 2:30 Living Black 1:00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1:30 Don Matteo: Dance Competition 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 Climbing Great Buildings: Burghley House 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Urban Secrets: Liverpool 8:30 The Queen’s Mother in Law 9:35 As It Happened: Cassino: Nine Months in Hell 10:35 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Mancora” (MA s,d) - In Spanish. Following his father’s suicide and haunted by his inner demons and hatred for the world in general, 22-year-old Santiago decides to escape the crude Lima winter to take refuge in Mancora, a beach in the north of Peru where it is always summer 12:55 Movie: “Days Of Glory” (M v,l) - In French. In World War Two, four North African men are recruited to fight for their colonial motherland, France. During the campaign in Italy, France and Alsace, they come to realise that French soldiers are promoted and have better food and leave entitlements, while Arab soldiers are shamefully discriminated against. 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight


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6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Double Trouble Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 TBA 3:00 National News 10:30 Motel Deception 10:35 Conversations With Australian Artists Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 11:00 Stephen Fry: Gadget Man 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 1:00 Poirot 2:00 Return To 5:30 Hot Seat Cranford 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: 6:00 National News Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 ABC News 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Jimmy Conjecture - Leonard and 7:30 7.30 QLD Penny struggle to recover from an awkward first hook-up, 8:00 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House?: Oljato - Just who is while Sheldon and Howard stake their best comic books on a responsible for this house’s ingenious architecture? Can the bet to determine an insect species. meaning of its puzzling name Oljato be unlocked? Adam Ford 7:30 Friday Night Football: South Sydney Rabbitohs vs North also investigates every archaeologist’s dream - a box of treasure Quuensland Cowboys found hidden in the wall 9:30 Friday Night Football: Wests Tigers v Cronulla Sharks 8:30 Silent Witness: True Love Waits (Part 1) - In part one of a 11:30 Movie: “Pale Rider” (M) Clint Eastwood stars as a nameless double episode, the case of a pub landlady found stabbed to stranger who rides into a small California gold rush town death with her little finger cut off leads pathologist Nikki to and finds himself in the middle of a feud between a mining several old murder cases. syndicate and a group of independent prospectors. 9:30 Good Cop: Police officer, Sav, is stalked by an unpredictable gang “Logan’s Run” (PG) - In the year 2274, the world’s urmember and a catch up with his estranged partner doesn’t turn out 1:30 Movie: ban centres have been abandoned due to ecological disaster, as planned. and the remaining population has forged a society in a domed 10:30 Lateline city, where no one is allowed to live past age 30. 11:05 Lowdown: A Lavish Swinger 4:00 Brand Developers / 4:30 Good Morning America 11:35 Rage



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6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 TBA 11:30 Worst Case Senario: Elevator Plunge/Blackout - Bear shows how to brace for impact during an elevator plunge and how to navigate to safety during a blackout. 12:00 Extra 12:30 The Avengers: The Bird Who Knew Too Much - Secret Agent Danvers pursued by a young thug, Robin, makes his way to a field telephone box. As he desperately attempts to contact Steed, Robin fires....beside Danvers body lays a pile of birdseed from the bag in his pocket. 1:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 Danoz 2:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

5:00 World News 1:00 The Secret History of Eurovision 2:00 The Road To Eurovision with Julia Zemiro 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Market Of The Poor 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings: Caernarfon Castle 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? Rove McManus 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (M s) In Thai This is the wonderfully whimsical story of Uncle Boonmee as he recalls his past lives from his deathbed, surrounded by loved ones and the caring ghosts of his wife and son. A stunningly beautiful and often comedic meditation on life. 1:05 Anna Pihl - (M) The hunt for 14-year-old Alexander and his kidnappers continues in Sweden, where the Swedish police have taken over. Anna has joined them in her capacity as Danish negotiator, but their collaboration doesn’t proceed entirely by the book. 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight


SUDOKU No. 147

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TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

Your own morals may be very different from those of your friends. Don’t allow yourself to be influenced too strongly - you must make up your own mind. Romance. Don’t forget that your partner doesn’t share exactly the same interests as you. Meet others to share your activities with.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

Be careful not to be too extravagant! You are not normally a greedy person, but this week it may be much easier to start than to stop. Romance. Some exciting news will be too good to keep to yourself. Make sure that you are not passing on more than you should, however.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)


You will be getting much more attention than you are used to. Try not to become too egotistical, however, since “pride comes before a fall”. Romance. Your love-life may be in dire need of a change. This is not necessarily bad. It just means that your relationship is evolving.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

Once you have started something, it is difficult to stop you! This momentum will be very valuable this week. Romance. You may have to be less than subtle in fending off an unwanted admirer. This person will not give up unless you tell them directly! Be sure you are heard!

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

A burst of energy will help you to get things done. You will be surprised how much you can achieve when you put your mind to it. Romance. An event which happens in the course of the week could bring back memories from your childhood. Share these stories with your partner.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


Don’t take the credit for everything. Somebody who helped you may need more encouragement than you realise this week. Romance. Some recent advice from your partner may have been misunderstood. Don’t be angry when things don’t turn out as you had expected.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

You mustn’t allow yourself to be held back by other people’s negativity. You have plenty to do and need to overcome their scepticism. Stand tall! Romance. Stop comparing your partner to other people. Remind yourself about what it was that attracted you to them in the first place.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

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You may think that diligent preparation will help you at work. However, you may end up at the same place, but only with time lost. Romance. A fleeting encounter with a person born overseas will prove interesting. Be careful not to get too involved, though. This is only a temporary contact.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

You may soon regret making an impulsive move. Back out, before it is too late! Seek out a more fruitful option instead. Romance. Don’t worry too much if your partner doesn’t seem to be interested in what you’re saying this week. They really are listening, but are multi-tasking as well.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

A surge of energy will help you to push through an important change. Don’t stop trying until you get everything that you need. You deserve it! Romance. You will be a little under the weather at the moment and will not be in the mood for going out. Your partner will cater to your needs.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)


It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

– Dalai Lama


You need to put a few projects on the back burner to make more time for yourself and other interests. Romance. A person who is extremely keen on you may have an unusual way of showing their affection. Unfortunately, you may have to spend a lot of time deciphering their gestures.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

Somebody who wastes your time could cause you to lose your temper. You have a lot to do, and won’t want to be held up. Romance. Your positive mood will help to break down barriers between you and your partner. Keep this momentum going while you improve other aspects.

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They care for the rainforest, too. The Sand Bubblers are so small (and the size of their hole/home in the sand reflects this), that photos are difficult as they move quickly and are superbly camouflaged. But their crab art is magnificent and much admired at low tides. The blue-bodied Soldier crabs, the only forward moving crabs in the world, grow to thumbnail size and move along together in their hundreds or thousands on the outgoing tides. So, they’re very social animals which get together as a defence against predator birds. Finally, much larger Ghost crabs are incredibly fast, and usually dominate the area around the high water mark. Their foraging is longer ranging and their pellets longer and bigger. So, when you visit a beach two or three hours after the tide has started going out, look to see which crabs are on your beach. Archer Point, Cowie Beach, Cape Trib and Thorntons Beach are four interesting ones, each with a different crab range. Along the Track, constant rain has made gravel surfaces very slippery at times, and there are uncleared tree falls at the Cairns Council end. From Monday, a backhoe will start work to clear the trees and even out a few of the potholes. Occasional rainfall in the catchment area has stretched the Bloomfield River Crossing to its limits and levels of 300mm or so start to become dangerous, although vehicles have been able to get through safely this last week. The good news is that the Wujal Wujal Falls have been booming. Tremendous water and a great sight. On the rivers, crocs are being sighted every day at low tides on sunny days. Go and have a look yourselves. Mike and Trish D’Arcy D’Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours Ph: +61 7 4098 9180 Sand Bubbler crab art at Noah’s Beach.

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Black sapote indulgence HERE’S an indulgence - a treat for my last week in Cooktown. If you know someone with a black sapote tree, then ask to get some fruit next time they are mature. Generally, but not always thanks to our erratic weather, black sapote ripen in the dry season. Black sapote, like avocados, ripen off the tree. The trick to knowing if they are mature and ready to pick is to look at the sepals - the petal like bits at the top of the fruit around where it attaches to the branch). There should be space between the sepals and the skin of the fruit and they will be arching up above the skin slightly. If they are still sitting flush to the skin, the fruit is not ready to pick. Black sapote are often described as “chocolate pudding fruit”, but to my mind that does them an injustice. Not all black sapote taste like chocolate pudding, so the name can lead to disappointment and put people off the fruit, which is a pity because they have a lovely subtle flavour of their own. I’ve had different black sapote which, depending on the variety and level of ripeness, have tasted mildly of strawberries, raspberries or (yes indeed) mild milk chocolate.

Mix black sapote flesh with some cream and vanilla essence for a quick, simple “chocolate pudding”. The look and texture of the flesh certainly have a look and texture like chocolate pudding. If you don’t have access to black sapotes, you could try this recipe with other fruits that have a thick-ish gel texture like persimmon, or maybe soursop or rollinia flesh (in which case I would probably add a teaspoon of wheat-free cornflour to the egg yolks as the flesh is runnier). The trick to this recipe is to ensure you don’t overcook the chocolate. Heat it with the butter until it just melts. Again, when heating the chocolate custard in the double boiler or microwave, stop immediately it shows any signs of splitting. This mousse is great just as it is, but also lovely with a little pool of passion fruit pulp drizzled on top. You can make the mousse a day or two in advance as it keeps well in the fridge, and it also freezes well. Makes 6 small ramekins. Black Sapote Chocolate Mousse • 1 ½ cups blended and strained black sapote pulp • 250g 55-60% cocoa dark chocolate

Black Sapote chocolate mousse. Photo: CLARE RICHARDS. • 60g unsalted butter, diced • 3 egg yolks • 3 tablespoons strong brewed coffee, or coffee liqueur Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, or in the microwave on 80% power for 2 minutes, checking and stirring every 30 seconds. Stir the egg yolks into the black sapote pulp and mix well then add to the melted

chocolate, blending for a second or two with a stick blender to ensure mixture is fully incorporated. Heat custard in the double boiler for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, or in the microwave on high for 2 minutes, checking and stirring every 3 seconds. Pour into 6 small ramekins, cool completely, cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving.








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Jakeb Whitman (right) in his fight.

‘Courage’ the catch cry for Muay Thai warriors

Storm Damschke (right) keeps his guard up while attempting a body kick. Photos: SARAH MARTIN.

Keller claims a hat-trick IAN Keller has claimed a hat trick and won his second Italian Restaurant Weekly competition for two weeks in a row. Ian had a great round last week to return a score of 40 Stableford points. Paul Haley was not that far behind in runner-up position with 36 on a count back from Peter Shields. Only a mediocre field turned out to play in the Ayton Butchery and IGA Express Bisque Par competition last Saturday and birthday boy, Steve Butler’s bubble was burst when Steve Weise claimed first place. Steve Weise returned a score of +7 while Steve Butler returned a score of +6. I’m sure Hazel’s birthday lasagne put a smile back on Steve’s face. Nearest-the-pins were landed by Paul Haley for 2/11, Blue Hobbs for 14 and Steve Weise for 9/18. Then on Sunday, Keith Bradford and Rick Cowe were the only competitors for the Cape York Tyres Sunday 9-Hole Stroke competition, with Keith the winner for the day with a nett score of 31. It is anyone’s game this week for the Italian Restaurant Weekly Stroke competition, which is being played off the red tees. The weekly competition finishes on Friday. This Saturday’s competition is Round 2 of

the self-funded 2-Person Ambrose competition. Tee off time is 12.30pm. Just a reminder, if you are not playing in this year’s Cooktown In the Open, the Club is in need of Bunker volunteers. On the Saturday we need a “spotter” for the 4th/13th Fairway; on both days we need two on-course bar persons for the 7th/8th bar and a course bar person for the Sunday for the 3rd/4th bar as well as a gofer for both days. Volunteers are also needed on the Friday to help set things up and to collect the chairs and tables from the Lions Club. Please speak with me if you can volunteer some of your time, even if it is for one day. To that end, I would like to thank the following members who have already put their hand up to volunteer - Doug McKinless is doing the bar on the 3rd/4th for the Saturday; Kate Thomson is our Starter for both days and Barry Moran is out spotter for the Sunday. Thanks guys! Happy golfing everyone Kelly Barnett Manager Cooktown Golf Links

COURAGE was the catch cry for Cooktown’s Full Boar Muay Thai Boxing warriors in Cairns over the weekend, where they ignored huge weight differences in their battles on the “BBQ Beatdown” card. Weighing in at only 52kg, Storm Damschke, in his first Muay Thai fight was pitched against another first timer who enjoyed a whopping 9k advantage, weighing in at 61kg. But the size difference failed to faze Storm who put in a gutsy effort to go the distance, only losing in a 2-1 split decision. Trainer Vince Parkes said the almost 10kg difference in weight left the youngster a little overwhelmed, but he did his

club, his parents and his town proud in an impressive display that included some real finesse. “The weight difference went against Storm, especially when it came to trading punches,” Parkes said. “But he landed some awesome body kicks, including two spectacular spinning back kicks which connected perfectly.” Jakeb Whittman was another to confront a weight difference, with his opponent weighing in at 5kg heavier than the 53kg Jakeb. But after a gruelling three rounds with both boys working hard to score points against each other, Jakeb enjoyed the sweet taste of victory. And then, if fighting

one heavier opponent wasn’t enough for him, he then put his hands up to challenge the lad who had earlier defeated Storm. Ultimately the weight, height and age difference proved too much for Jakeb, who although he gave a good account of himself, was finished off in his second fight of the day. With only a 2kg obstacle in his battle, Zane Stallan continued on his winning way to record a victory, dominating the entire fight in an awesome display of power, strength and determination. “Zane just kept hitting his opponent with push kicks to the face, body shots and leg kicks to win in a unanimous decision,” Parkes said.

Lack of interest kills-off netball competition TWO consecutive weeks of game cancellations, along with consistently dwindling player numbers dealt the death knell for Cooktown’s ailing netball competition last week. The decision to call an end to the competition was made at a recent meeting of the Cooktown Tennis Club,

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Autumn days, sunny with light winds - come on Mother Nature WITH the constant southeasters, anglers are being forced to explore the estuaries and inland rivers, but their searches have been worth it, with some great results being reported. One local group made the best of the big tides last weekend to chase mangrove Jacks, with a tally of around 35 or more being landed, but with most released to fight another day, although a couple were kept for dinner. Grunter,queen ish, flounder, flat head and trevally have also been hitting the dinner plates. However, finger mark and barra have been the most reliable in the main rivers, with cruising visitors enjoying some fresh barra by simply casting and retrieving with a slow rolling retrieve on minnow lures at night with the barra attracted by the light. The Webber esplanade boat ramp has been a prime spot on the last of the run out, and the first of the flood tide, while the fishing club lease has also produced good fish in the morning full tides. Also keep a keen eye out for squid around the Wharf at night. They make great live bait for barra, or a feed if you catch enough of them. Small jigs or a cast net work the best for them. And the Annan River has some big queen fish on the prowl, they love surface lures on the calm mornings. Tight lines Russell Bowman The Lure Shop

Shooters to return from outside competitions SOME of the club members have travelled long distances to compete in various disciplines at different venues throughout Queensland recently, so we are looking forward to their reports. The next shoot at the SSAA Cameron Creek Range is a DTL Shotgun event this Saturday, May 11 from 1pm. Members are also reminded of our next monthly meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, May 14 from 7pm at Fishermans Wharf. Anne Williams Secretary

South Australian visitor Chris with a finger mark or golden snapper. Photos submitted.

Grant, also from South Australia with a mangrove Jack.

News NRL Tipping Competition Cooktown Local

Wombat dominates comp, ahead of Mrs Fox WOMBAT_101 has maintained his/her dominant position on the Cooktown Local News/Hinterland Aviation/Inn Cairns NRL footy tipping competition, clinging to a fourpoint lead after round eight fixtures. Wombat_101 has reached the half-century mark with 50, with TheFantasticMrsFox holding onto second place with 46. Eye of the Tiger is on 45, one ahead of Prickly on 44, with Nikki and Maggie_P on 43. Beagleb2 is on 42, with Superstar and Kintaine on 41, and sitting on 40 are Harry The Bear, Pootie Tang and Whiteyfunk. In a difficult round for tipsters, not surprisingly, no one scored all eight winners. Matthew Thompson was the only one to score seven to take his total to 38.

No one predicted the Raiders’ stunning upset against the previously unbeaten Storm. And only three - Matthew Thompson, Gracie and Superstar - were on target with the Sharks’ golden-point win against the Knights. The winner of the Cooktown Local News/ Hintertland Aviation and Inn Cairns NRL footy tipping competition will received a return flight to Cairns with Hinterland Aviation and three nights’ accommodation in Inn Cairns right in the heart of Cairns. The runner-up will receive $250 from the Cooktown Local News. The Hinterland Aviaton/Inn Cairns/ Cooktown Local News NRL footy tipping competition is free - there is no joining fee and no charges whatsoever are associated with it.

The competition is computer generated, with all selections being lodged to an independent, national footy tipping website. Neither the Cooktown Local News nor sponsors can access the website, and all results are generated by the website operators. The results will be provided in the Cooktown Local News, the Cooktown Local News facebook page and the competition operator’s website after each round. Staff from the Cooktown Local News and sponsors are ineligible to enter. In the event of a tie, the prize value will be divided among the joint winners. Only residents with local post codes and subscribers to the Cooktown Local News are eligible to enter.

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Big attendance at carnival By ABI JOHNSON

Killian Finall. Photos: Abi Johnson.

Shaelanee Hegamaer and Trinity McCudden

Savannah Frame.

Banjo Dignan.

SUNDAY saw the Cooktown Swimming Club’s annual swimming carnival. With short notice for the event, it was wonderful to see so many families in attendance especially, Russell Clark who made the trip from Cairns to join in. The learn to swim kids put in a great effort and it was great to have them there. It turned out to be a beautiful day, with some excellent swimming, PBs broken and lots of fun had. The fun relays were the highlight

of the swimmers day, especially the “Clarks V Swimming Club” relay. The team consisting of Kelly Miller, Alistair Frame, Gauia Wallace Jr and Ros Smith proved too much for the Clark family this year. Thanks to all the families who helped make this a great day by helping with timekeeping, record keeping and cooking all the fabulous food for the day. It has been a great finish to our swimming year. Presentation night will be held on Friday June 14, with the venue to still be advised.

Cooktown Swimming Club members at the end of a good day.

Kiana Michaels.

Russell Clark.

Jeneen Clark, Savannah Frame, Carly Johnson and Amber and Jake Farnan show off their medals. RIGHT: Jaymie Vela and Carly Johnson are just ecstatic  about swimming, while Bec Keegan is not so impressed.

Cameron Johnson and Ben Keegan.

Cameron Johnson and Amber Frame. BELOW: Gauai Wallace Jr.

Jeneen Clark and Gaui Wallce Jr enjoying the end of the relay.

Ben Keegan.

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Prize a boost for Turf Club

Cooktown Amateur Turf Club President Peter Staig and Barry Innes are delighted with the club’s first prize win in the Cairns Jockey Club’s inaugural 100 Club. PHoto: GARY HUTCHISON.

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G’day again, LAST Saturday night saw us with another win under our belt and I can tell you we were glad to get out of Parramatta Stadium with that victory. We started very well, getting away to an early lead with the fans expecting a white wash, but you can never take it for granted against the Eels, they’re a side capable of anything at any time. They really lifted their standards to turn the game into a real defensive grind, and full credit to our boys they were up to the challenge to take the win in a hard fought, low scoring game. All in all, I thought it was a good game for us, with everyone playing very well, especially Matty Scott and Jimmy Tamou up front. They’re not the Australian front row for nothing, but in saying that, I thought “Morgo” (Michael Morgan) also had a great game, particularly after taking a heavy knock. For my own game, I didn’t start that well and I know there is plenty of room for improvement and I’m always working on that. Something I especially want to work on is “tracking” the ball more when the opposition is threatening our line. Basically that means following the ball across from side to side, so I can be there quicker to make a tackle or get on to the ball if it is kicked through. Doing that will see a good improvement in my defensive game for sure. Injury wise, I pulled up good, and I think the rest of the boys did too. We’ll all have to be firing on all cylinders against the Rabbitohs on Friday night. Not only are they currently undefeated as competition leaders, but we’re playing them at their home, so we are expecting a sea of red and green in a packed stadium. But I can’t wait. Really looking forward to that game, they are the sort of matches you dream about playing and have no problems getting motivated for. While their forward pack seems to be dominating the competition, I think we have the boys to match them, but in this game, every one of the Cowboys has to stand up to the challenge. The Rabbitohs are strong in every position on the field, so it will be a real test for us as to our premiership aspirations. It is only Round 9, but games like these really give you an indication of how you’re travelling and what you have to work on. This week though, as usual we’ll be concentrating on our own game - that’s the one we can control. So don’t forget to tune in to Imparja for the game which will start at about 7.30pm.

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HUGE grins have been permanently etched into the faces of Peter Staig and Barry Innes since the announcement that the Cooktown Amateur Turf Club had won the lucrative first prize in the Cairns Jockey Club’s inaugural 100 Club. President and Treasurer respectively, they were both excited by the boost the win will not only give Cooktown’s local club, but also Cooktown through a generous promotional campaign which is a facet of the prize. Not only are they excited by the club’s win, but similar fabulous benefits are being offered to individuals and businesses who might win Cooktown Amateur Turf Club’s own 100 Club’s first prize. “Originally, we decided to run our own 100 Club, which will also be a first for us,” said Barry. “Then we heard about the one in Cairns, so we thought we would have a crack at that and bought a ticket. “Lo and behold we won the big one.” First prize will see Cooktown with naming rights to a feature race on Cairns Cup Day, which is August 10, presentation of the sash and trophy to the winning horse and its owners and 10 VIP premium seats on the exclusive Cairns Jockey Club’s verandah. But what has them most excited is the advertising and promotions campaign also featured in the prize pool. “We’ll get a full page ad beside the feature race in the program on the day,” Barry said.

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THIS week’s run started on a road in the trackless wastes behind Mount Tully. And it was raining. Muff was the hare, and he started off by sending the pack along the road and up a small hill, where they found the two markers that meant they were on a false trail. That was handy for the late-comers Moses and No Name Konrad who arrived just in time to meet the pack as they came back down the hill. The real trail was along another track in the trackless waste (they seem to be all over the place out there) and we all plodded along, enjoying the rain soaking our clothes, running down our necks and making our toes wrinkle. Then we had a choice. The people with wobbly knees could go a bit further along the road and then return home the way they came. The real Hashers took to the long grass and followed the scraps of toilet paper tied to bushes. Fortunately the rain had not washed them away and after a pleasant trip through the bush we came to - yet another track. This one led us home to the cars, where we had to wait for the wimps to find their way back.


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20 – Cooktown Local News 9 - 15 May 2013

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“And mentions in radio, and print promotions during their advertising campaign for the day.” Also included will a perpetual trophy, which will see Cooktown Amateur Turf Club’s name engraved as the inaugural winners. “It’s a great thing for us (CATC) and the town,” Barry said. Already running though is Cooktown’s 100 Club which offers a similar prize pool along with some attractive added extras. As well as the naming rights to a feature race, presenting the sash to the race winner, inclusion in the November 10 event’s advertising campaign, 12 concession tickets and other bonuses, this year’s winner will also see them receive the use of a corporate marquis for their guests and a $500 worth of alcohol. Peter said businesses buy a ticket could claim it as a tax deduction, but he warned that with only 100 tickets on offer and 60 already sold, people interested in trying their luck should hurry. “The tickets are selling fast, so people shouldn’t waste any time in getting theirs,” he said. Applications for tickets are available from the notice boards at the IGA and Post Office and from the Cooktown Bargain Barn. For more information, contact either Barry Innes on 4069 600 or Peter Staig on 0419 593 694 or Darryl Paradise on 4060 3114.

Toes wrinkle on trackless wastes

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It gets dark early at this time of year - especially when it is raining - and we arrived back at Muff and Tuff’s palace on the hill after the light had gone. We fumbled our way up to Muff’s workshop where there were bright lights, beer, nibblies and no rain at all. It did not take long to get comfortable. Fakawe was GM for the evening and she immediately picked on Moses who has reached his 333rd run, and on No Name Jess who was on her first run. Next up were Sewezy and Granddad, for getting lost on the way to the run. Then we said goodbye to Muff, who is about to set off on another of his trips, and congratulated Whizz who is practising for his 55 carton run (1320 runs) next week, before settling down to Muff’s famous chicken curry. Next week’s run is at Cracklin’s at 5.30pm on Monday, May 13. Call Moses on either 4069 5854 or 0409 686 032 for details. On-on! Lye Bak


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2013-05-09 Cooktown Local News  

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