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Have a heart for Yiri

Sonnette Ozies and Dylan Harrigan, with baby Yiri, are showing strength in the face of adversity. By GARY HUTCHISON JUST one week after his birthday on August 24, baby Yiri Harrigan had the first of three life-saving surgeries required to correct his tiny malfunctioning heart. But it is testimony to the emotional strength, faith and devotion of his parents, Dylan Harrigan and Sonnette Ozies that the little bloke is with them in their temporary Melbourne home today. Because you see, when it was

finally confirmed to them that Yiri would be born with hypo-plastic left heart syndrome, they were advised the prognosis for his survival was dim. To a layman, the condition basically means that only half of Yiri’s heart is working. The young couple were offered the option to terminate the pregnancy, and told that he might not survive his birth or the subsequent operation, or that he faced a life of medication. But termination was never an

option for Black Image Band member Dylan and Sonnette. “We don’t believe in termination, so an abortion was never considered,” Dylan said. “We decided were going to give this little man every possible chance, and that we were going to stick together and go through whatever it took.” Dylan described the roller coaster ride their life has been since Cooktown Hospital sonographer, Steve Wallin first became suspicious there

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were issues with Yiri’s development at about 10 weeks into the pregnancy. A trip to a specialist in Brisbane confirmed Mr Wallin’s suspicions and it was then that Dylan and Sonnette were advised of their options. “We were really rocked by what they told us,” he said. “Your life just does a complete 360 (degrees) and we just didn’t know how to think.” And twice after the September 5 operation at Royal Melbourne




Children’s Hospital, their minds were sent reeling when complications set in. “We nearly lost him twice after the operation because of severe internal bleeding,” he said. However, their decision to give Yiri a chance at survival has certainly been justified, because the little bloke has grabbed that opportunity firmly in his tiny hands and astounded his family with his recovery. He is now out of hospital, but returns daily for check-ups to monitor his progress in readiness for the next operation on December 5. “We’re really amazed too, because to be brutally honest, we didn’t expect him to survive,” said proud grandfather Ronnie Harrigan. “That boy sure has strong blood.” From there, the family will leave Melbourne in February and stay for a while in Brisbane until he is strong enough to come home to Cooktown. His third operation will be done when he is three years of age. While Yiri’s life is priceless, the ongoing cost of his operations and treatment is considerable, so with that in mind, Top Pub proprietors Eddie and Brenda Krop have organised a benefit night for this Saturday, October 29 to help the young family with their expenses. Yiri’s uncles in Black Image are providing the entertainment, with the price of their appearance fee being matched by the Krops as their donation. Donations are already flooding in to the pub, and there will be a number of raffles on offer on the night, with the band starting at about 8pm. People can donate to the cause without going to the pub by making to direct deposits into one of two accounts. Details of the first are: Yiri Harrigan Trust, ANZ bank, BSB 014 734, account number 262 336 751. Another account into which direct deposits can be made is: Dylan W Harrigan, BSB 034 197, account number 167 124.

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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 1300 867 737

OCTOBER Thu 27. Cooktown Amateur Swimming Club training from 3.15pm – 5.30pm. Thu 27. Croc Challenge Bike Ride finishes at Hope Vale and then rides into Cooktown. Thu 27. Neighbourhood Watch meeting CANCELLED. Fri 28. Art auction at Nature’s PowerHouse. The Hope Vale Arts Centre concludes exhibition with light refreshments, entertainment and an opportunity to buy last week’s items at reduced prices. Sat 29. Fund raising function to aid Yirri Harrigan, son of Black Image band member Dylan at the Top Pub from 7.30pm. Black Image will be providing the entertainment. More details in next week’s edition. Sun 30. Interdenominational Church service at Gungarde Hall from 7.30pm. All welcome. Mon 31. SheeSha Fusion Fusion Belly Dancers Class at Lions Hall from 5pm. Call 0437 691 664.

NOVEMBER Wed 2. Cooktown SSAA AGM from 5.30pm followed by Sunset Shoot. Wed 2. ZUMBA Fitness Class at Events Centre from 5.30pm Call 0437 691 664. Fri 4. Calcutta at Cooktown RSL Club. Fri 4 - 6. Cook Symposium at Event’s Centre. To register email: or for more information call Mrs Sullivan on 0427 194 820. Sat 5. Annual race meeting. Sat 5. Cape York SSAA Shotgun DTL from 1pm. Call Jim on 4069 5173. Mon 7. SheeSha Fusion Fusion Belly Dancers Class at Lions Hall from 5pm. Call 0437 691 664 Tue 8. Tourism Workshop. Events Centre from 9am. Tue 8. Cape York SSAA AGM at Fishermans Wharf from 6.30pm, followed by general meeting. Wed 9. ZUMBA Fitness Class at Events Centre from 5.30pm Call 0437 691 664. Wed 9. Cooktown SSAA shoot from 5.30pm. Fri 11. Bloomfield Memorial Association Christmas Party - In the Tin Shed, Ayton PH 4060 8153 Sat 12. Cooktown SSAA shoot from 1.30pm. Mon 14. SheeSha Fusion Fusion Belly Dancers Class at Lions Hall from 5pm. Call 0437 691 664 Wed 16. ZUMBA Fitness Class at Events Centre from 5.30pm Call 0437 691 664. Wed 16. Cooktown SSAA shoot from 5.30pm. Mon 21. SheeSha Fusion Fusion Belly Dancers Class at Lions Hall from 5pm. Call 0437 691 664, Tues 22. Oz Trivia night to raise funds for the Cooktown Hospital. Organised by “Friends of the Foundation”. To be held at Restaurant 1770 from 6pm. For more information call Jan on 4069 6019 or 0429 697 021. Wed 23. ZUMBA Fitness Class at Events Centre from 5.30pm Call 0437 691 664. Wed 23. Cooktown SSAA shoot from 5.30pm. Thu 24. Neighbourhood Watch meeting at Cook Shire Chambers from 6.30pm. Fri 25. Cooktown State School P & C meeting at the Events Centre from 9.30am after school parade.

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 letters to the editor Rehab opponent asks for honesty and decisions made on fact I NEED to thank our unbiased journalist Gary Hutchison for presenting both sides of the argument and in the true words of those people quoted. I would now like to focus on the comments of Mr Jason O’Brien (Qld Labor MP for Cook) and Rev Shane Blackman (CCDEU) in last week’s paper, as I believe their comments are erroneous and misleading. Before I continue, I must clarify that neither of these individuals has consulted any of the persons who oppose the location not the concept of this proposed residential rehab service. They both seem to be focusing all their energies on the various local service agencies or businesses with vested financial interest in this service, not its location. I repeat they have a vested interest in the service concept “not” the selected location. Mr O’Brien in my opinion, loves photo opportunities but truly dislikes confrontation, a fact which I believe can be reinforced by his lack of attendance at any meeting on this topic (even at times when he has been in town awaiting yet another photo opportunity at Nature’s PowerHouse back in November, 2010). Reading from Mr O’Brien’s comment in last week’s paper,I need to question whether he really does know or understand the constituency he was voted in to represent. He quotes falsities in relation to his: · Reference to NIMBYs (“not in my back yard” comments) as this we the locals of the Poison Creek Community are not. We are truly knowledgeable individuals who just truly know the land and challenges in relation to living on “grey soil plains” especially in the wet; · Criticism of those brave enough to speak out in opposition of the unsuitability of this site for the proposed service. He has never spoken to me or any other apparently “outspoken” or “vocal” members of this community who simply opposed the location “not” the concept;

· Insults David Kempton, LNP candidate for Cook who I believe really does have the strength to speak out for what is best for Cooktown and the wider community; · Speaks of rehab centres which turn out to be better than first expected, but does not give real examples. I am certain if he was not referring to Douglas House and Lyons House-Cairns, Rose Collis Mareeba or McIvor River-Hopevale to name just a few I know of which did in fact “not” turn out to be better than first expected - three of the four are now closed and one in administration; · Comments that these types of centres don’t have any negative impact on neighbours and impact on community. I ask him, what about the many trained employees currently out of work because of the closure of the services listed above and what about the clients now out on the streets or potential clients in remote centres with nowhere to go despite the fact that we do have beds in Cairns and Mareeba sitting idle with some never even slept in. I ask why? But then again we already have that answer – Mismanagement; and · Suggest that the easiest way to make “Everyone a Winner” is to pour $10s of millions of dollars on a road to nowhere. When we have a current petition of over 300 locals pleading for the sealing of the remaining gravel sections of the Endeavour Valley Road which leads to Hope Vale and is an alternate tourist gateway to the Cape and another similar situation relating to the road to Bloomfield and Wujal-Wujal. Another tourist route leading to another tourist favourite - Cape Tribulation and the coastal road to Cairns. As for Rev Shayne Blackman from the CCDEU, he: · Requests that common-sense prevails. I must clarify common-sense is a term which refers to one’s understanding of an issue based on learned knowledge. This is what the locals have been trying to instil on the powers-

that-be since the first mention of the Poison Creek area for this proposed facility. We can provide the true ‘on the ground’ facts rather than the advice compiled by government-paid consultants performing desk top assessments. They need to come out and camp on this block in the wet to get the true picture of what to professionally advise on; and · Comments on the “fear of a few people”. This I also need to clarify, as I as well as many others are not afraid, we are simply aware. Yes, aware of the facts and realities about the unsuitability of this site. Maybe Rev Blackman is afraid. Yes afraid of losing over $13 million of promised tax payers’ money because, I believe he simply cannot admit his team chose the wrong site. These are just a few of my thoughts for you to ponder and then you make up your own mind on this topic. My wish list, which would need to involve a bit of consultation and yes a bit of “common-sense” is: 1. CCDEU retract their appeal and accept the decision of the Council; 2. DoHA hold promised $13 Million funds in reserve; 3. CCDEU conduct a true consultation involving the local and wider community; 4. CCDEU choose a new site based the results of sound public consultation; 5. New DA submitted (same one as before just refined for new site); 6. Council and concurrent agencies waive fees (exercise their rights under SPA Section 434); 7. DA process fast tracked (if all requirement met under SPA and CSPS); 8. DA approved by Council; 9. DoHA release funds; 10. Centre built using local contractors and service providers; and 11. Cooktown and wider communities reap benefits (socially and economically). Kate Dagge Poison Creek

Rehab opponent questions O’Brien and Blackman JASON O’Brien’s politically astute comments on the Rehab Centre have gone to prove two things. Firstly, there is a huge problem with access to the site and secondly, how poorly informed he is of the issues. Unfortunately Mr O’Brien, the conditions included in the DA to upgrade the road do not guarantee access, nor do they prevent serious damage to our road network. A road surface upgrade is bitumen, would require at least a further $10 million and even then, does not guarantee access as the creeks will still flood. So let’s build culverts and bridges – another few million? Where is all this money to come from Mr O’Brien? Do we increase the national deficit or do you happen to

have “the goose that laid the golden egg” hidden in your chook house? Would it not be far simpler to find an accessible site? Even with assured access, there is a multitude of other problems with the site. The arguments are as much about what is good for the clients and staff of the centre as they are about the negative impacts on the community. So please shelve your NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) comments Mr O’Brien until you are better informed. The Rev Shane Blackman, CCDEU has also failed to recognise the problems with the site and the amount of opposition to it, not the concept. I would remind him that we still live in a democracy. The people are represented at the local

level by their Councillors. A vote of five Councillors to one is not a minority view. Several of his other statements have been misleading. On the ABC radio on October 6, 2011 he stated the roads had already been worked on. They have only had the usual, once-ayear dry season grading – nothing more. He claims CCDEU passed the geotechnical planning process, but serious questions regarding the design of the effluent disposal system remain unanswered, affecting both the health of residents of the facility and the access roads if the system needs pumping out. He claims to have the strong backing of various Cape and Gulf Mayors. Is this for backing of the concept or the site? I’m sure most would laugh

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when they saw the site and its total lack of recreational activities. His attempts to garner the support of local businesses can only be described as divisive. This, combined with their breach of promise to abide by Council’s decision can only result in a poor start for CCDEU in the community. Council did not vote against the Rehab Centre establishment, they voted against the site chosen. My advice to you Rev Blackman is to stop being antagonistic, accept Council’s decision, come back to the table and consult and you might just get a Rehab Centre quicker than you think. Steve Weise Poison Creek

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ADF star shines for former local

Neighbourhood Watch meeting cancelled COOKTOWN Neighbourhood Watch members are advised that the meeting planned for tonight, Thursday, October 27 at the Cook Shire Council Chambers is cancelled. Pressing commitments for a couple

of members has forced the decision. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 24 at the Cook Shire Chambers at 6.30pm. For further information call Gary Hutchison on 0411 722. 807.


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Former Cooktown resident, ADF Sergeant Rachel Ralston (nee Brennan) with the D W McElwain medal she won for her efforts in the Psychology Corps. Photo submitted. FORMER Cooktown State School Captain and Sports Captain Rachel Ralston (nee Brennan) continues her life as a high achiever in her chosen career with the Australian Defence Forces. On Saturday, October 8 in a ceremony in Canberra, Sergeant Ralston was presented with the prestigious D W McElwain Medal, an award given annually to a member of the Army Psychology Corps for outstanding service. But she is no stranger to the honour, with this being her second. Sergeant Ralston said there were a number of personnel around the country who were eligible for the award, so she felt very honoured to have received it. “It’s a great honour to receive the medal,” Sgt Ralston said. “It’s good to be recognised for the work we do.”

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She said her role as a Psychology Examiner was to a Psychologist, what a Medic is to a Doctor. “I do testing and screens on ADF members who have deployed from being on operations overseas,” she said. “The job also involves aptitude testing for members wanting to transfer to different parts of the service.” Married to an ADF member and based in Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney, Sgt Ralston said while babies were in her plans, her parents Pastor Wayne Brennan and his wife Sue would have a little while to wait before she made them grandparents. “I’ve been in the army now since 2003 and I’m really enjoying the army life,” she said. “I like what I do and there’s also lots of travel so a family is not in our immediate plans.”




Councillor lodges complaints COOK Shire Councillor Charlie Martin has confirmed he has lodged official complaints with the Ombudsman, the Crime and Misconduct Commission and the Local Government Authority about a number of issues revolving Council’s handling of various matters since his election. Cr Martin also confirmed he had sent emails to the Mayor,

Council executive staff and the other Councillors to inform them of his actions. However, he has declined to comment further on his complaints. “These matters are now in the hands of the relevant authorities, and for me to comment at this stage could jeopardize the course of any subsequent investigations,” Cr Martin said.

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Mayor Peter Scott confirmed he was aware of Cr Martin’s course of action and said he was comfortable with the decision making process and Council operations about which Cr Martin has complained. Mayor Scott also declined to comment for the reasons that the matters could become subject of official investigations.


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Stolen wages could be lost to descendants Story and photos by ALF WILSON THE monies owed to Indigenous Stolen Wages claimants who die before their claims are settled, may not be eligible to be passed on to their descendants as inheritances, a meeting in Townsville has been told. From 1904 to 1972 the wages and savings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers were forcibly controlled by the state. About 7500 people around Queensland, including numerous from Hope Vale, Lockhart River, Wujal Wujal and other communities, are owed Stolen Wages but some are dieing before receiving their claims. About 80 men and women attended the meeting at St Teresa’s Church in Townsville on October 20, which was organised by the Queensland Council of Unions. The theme of the meeting was “It Is Time To Settle” and renowned Aboriginal poet Coralie Cassady recited one of her works on the subject titled, “A Lousy Little Offer”. The audience heard the QCU had finalised its statement of claim for a test trial on behalf of claimant, Uncle Conrad Yeatman and a date for the hearing is expected to be known soon. Uncle Conrad, a former carpenter and

labourer in Queensland, had his wages withheld from when he began work at the age of 14 years. His story is one of hundreds the QCU has heard in its travels around Indigenous communities from some of the claimants. QCU Secretary Ron Monaghan said setting of a trial date would be a welcome step towards justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers in making the Queensland government move toward addressing injustices of the past. “These workers, some as young as 10 when they started, were denied the basic entitlements all workers take for granted,” Mr Monaghan said. “Workers were not paid their wages, paid more tax than other Queenslanders and were denied the right to use their savings as they saw fit. “For some, this system was imposed for over a decade of employment. “Stolen Wages claimants have fought long and hard for wages justice, and the QCU will continue to offer them every possible assistance to achieve their goal.” During question time from the audience, Mr Monaghan was asked by local Townsville

Russell Butler with his son Darren, who believes that Stolen Indigenous wages of those who died should be considered an inheritance for their descendants.

and Aboriginal Islander Health Service Stolen Wages Councillor Genevieve Meldrum whether entitlements would be passed on to children of claimants if they died before receiving the money. “It is a grey area but the indications are they will not,” Mr Monaghan said. That answer prompted other members of the audience to express in strong terms that in such cases, money owed should be treated as normal inheritances. Darren Butler, who was there with his father Russell, said that in the case of claimants dieing, the payments should go to the next of kin. “It is an inheritance,” Darren Butler said. Aunty Mary Twaddle is aged 82 and owed Stolen Wages from working on Stations, while Patrick Neliman and Loretta Zaro both have one parent who is waiting for Stolen Wages. “I fear all of us older people will die before the money is paid,” Aunty Mary said. The Cooktown Local News attended the meeting and was told of one unusual case in which Thursday Island man Paul Ahwang had been paid some of his Stolen Wages claim. However, his 77-year-old identical twin Arthur Ahwang had worked on the same job

Union officials Les Moffitt and Ron Monaghan speaking at the meeting on Stolen Indigenous Wages.

at the same time and had not been paid. “We worked on a trochus boat at Mackay together,” Paul Ahwang said. “I am still owed some other Stolen Wages as well.” Kenlock Auda from Boigu Island worked as a diver in the Torres Strait and said he was still owed wages. Fay Thimble was another who said she was owed Stolen Wages and hoped the state government would rule that descendants of claimants who die can be paid. Mr Monaghan told the audience that candidates in the coming state election were being asked where they stood on the issue. He said that repaying the Stolen Wages was a key plank of the Charter for Working Queenslanders during a union Week of Action. “Queensland workers will not stand by and see fellow workers being denied their correct entitlements, and obtaining a trial date is a significant step towards resolution,” he said. “The trade union movement is pleased to be able to assist Uncle Conrad in his quest to gain wage justice and in the process, offer hope to all those workers whose wages were stolen.”

Stephanie Miller (left) and Mary Wales were also at the meeting on Stolen Indigenous Wages.

Local sports get funding boost Workshop to examine SPORTS players and youth in Cooktown will benefit from more than $140,000 in grants as part of the Bligh government’s Sport and Recreation Infrastructure program, State Member for Cook Jason O’Brien MP announced recently. Mr O’Brien said the Cook Shire Council would receive $95,700 to construct a skate park, the Cooktown State School would receive $22,457 to install lighting at the swimming pool and Cape York SSAA would receive $22,641 to install lighting their range to support recreational shooting at Hope Vale. “This is great news for these organisations and the community and I’m sure the new projects will be greatly appreciated,” Mr O’Brien said. “As a government, we want to make sure our local sport and recreation clubs have the best facilities so they can continue to provide that vital community service. “We know that clubs are the lifeblood of communities, and by funding new facilities,

upgrades and developments, the Bligh government is helping to secure the future of grassroots clubs. Mr O’Brien said the infrastructure funding was a win-win situation as it would create jobs and provide locals with the facilities they need to get up, get out and get active. “Ultimately, this will help local organisations develop and thrive and will help increase their membership numbers,” he said. Mr O’Brien said the latest Bligh Government funding for sport and recreation compliments other funding initiatives including the Positive or it’s Pointless campaign, the Sport and Recreation Local Jobs Plan and the Sport and Recreation Active Inclusion program. “This government understands the important role sport plays, which is why we invest more in sport and recreation than any other state,” he said. “Developing sport at the grassroots right up to the elite level heightens our chances of hosting events, and reinforces

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our reputation as the Champions State and the Events State as well. “This is underpinned by our Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland initiative to help Queenslanders become the healthiest people in Australia.” Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott welcomed the injection into the community. “This funding will give swimming and the Cape York SSAA shooters a big boost,” he said. “And the announcement of a skate park I made to the kids at the school was eagerly received.” Mayor Scott said an existing skating facility behind the Boat House was inadequate and prone to flooding. “ A l t h o u g h w e h a v e n ’t decided on an exact spot for the new skate park just yet, it will probably be up around the Events Centre,” he said. For more information about sport and recreation funding, call 1300 656 191 or visit http:// sportrec/funding

tourism markets ALL those with a vested interest in the tourism industry and an upcoming review of the Cook Shire’s camping laws are invited to a workshop on the subject to be held at the Events Centre on Tuesday, November 8 from 9am. The event is funded by Tourism Queensland and local Councils to address the changing and more diverse personalities of Touring Market visitors. It will also will help local Councils identify the increasing demands placed on them to meet the needs of these travellers, while at the same time delivering the best possible outcomes for local businesses and the communities they support. The workshop is designed to share the latest research on this market, identify key issues that will impact the community and discuss collaborative solutions and future opportunities. Presenters at the workshop will be Colin Balfour, a Management Consultant and Market Researcher with more than 30 years experience in the Australian tourism industry, Russell Boswell, co-ordinator of Drive North Queensland ( and Manager of Savannah Way Limited. Key questions will include: • How can Councils minimise the impact

of the Touring Market on local amenity and infrastructure? • How can a range of local businesses benefit from these visitors? • How can Caravan Parks enhance their appeal to these increasingly independent travellers? • What are the best means of communication to reach these travellers? and • How can visitors contribute to the community as seasonal labour or volunteers? Local Councils’ tourism, community services and engineering representatives, Chamber of Commerce members and local business leaders, caravan park owners and other tourism operators, Visitor Information Centre staff and Protected Area Managers are invited to the event. Anyone wanting to attend must RSVP to participate and receive a compilation of background research in preparation for the workshop. A report on the workshop’s outcomes will be compiled and distributed to participants. To RSVP and for further information, either email: or call 0408 772 513. The workshop is expected to finish at about 12.30pm, after which a brief, networking lunch will follow.

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Croc Trophy riders Geeni, Huber, Krenn and Mulkens lead the pack across a creek. Photo courtesy of Regina Stanger/Crocodile Trophy. CROCODILES, bush fires, riders finish in Hope Vale before 3pm, where they will turn right crashes and mechanical failures the final and 10th stage 128km at Cape York Tyres and head up to Grassy Hill for the finish of the – they have had them all, but into Cooktown. Boelen was holding a seven event after which presentations they will not stop the intrepid mountain bike riders competing minutes and five seconds lead will be made to the winner. Each year this event attracts in the 2011 Crocodile Trophy over defending champion Urs both international electric and in Cooktown today, Thursday, Huber (SUI). Failing mishap, Boelen will print media, so with our town October 27. As at Wednesday, Jeroen smash Huber’s dream of a third under the world’s spotlight, Cooktowners are urged to line Boelen (NED) looks set to win successive victory. The riders have planned to start the streets and give these intrepid the international mountain bike race, but anything can happen their “Crocodile Trophy Parade� sportsmen the welcome into town between then and today as the down Charlotte Street at about they deserve.

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Lions take pride in busy month HELLO to all our readers. Important - the Bert Mason Scholarship to be awarded to a student going on to university closes at the end of this month. Applications please! Well, we have had a very busy couple of months and have a couple more before the end of the year. A lot of interest was shown in our involvement in the community, in particular the Billy Karts at our display stall at the Events Centre. We took photos of kids in the karts and sent them to their families. More Billy Karts were built at the Trade Show and these will be available for the next Billy Kart Races next year. Lion Mal Ward from Cairns attended our September meeting and gave a talk on the newly constructed Maralyn Mayo Lodge in Cairns for cancer patients and families for all our communities to use. An extremely worthwhile project for all of us. Lion Jean Newman from the Redcliffe-Kippa Ring Lions Club gave a talk on the Lions Recycle Sight program. Lion Jean is senior supervisor for the centres in Caboolture and Redcliffe and 1000 clubs in Australia and hundreds of clubs in Japan are involved. Over 500,000 pairs of used spectacles annually are distributed throughout Australia and worldwide with a value of $150 million in humanitarian aid to the poor in the world. We have received a grant to build the extension to the rear of our clubhouse, which will be used for storage enabling us to remove scooters and other items from our hall. We are waiting on quotes from local builders. I would like to form a Leo Club in Cooktown for all young people between the ages of 10 and 25. A Leo Club will

use our facilities and have our full support and guidance, but will be in charge of, and run their own club with trips to other clubs in Cairns and the Tablelands. I have already spoken to Katherine Macfarlane and attended the high school Student Council meeting. I also gave a talk about forming a Leo Club at school parade a couple of weeks ago and told them of our involvement with the new skate park to be built, and other projects they could start and be involved in such as a Blue Light type disco and probably the new Men’s Shed being formed. Lion Tony also addressed the students at the parade and told them how they can help to have input through a Leo Club in the skate park and other projects. We will run the bar at the Croc Trophy Bike Ride finale evening to be held at the Events Centre tonight, Thursday, October 27. Also, the Lions Seniors Xmas party will be held again at the Bowls Club on Thursday, December 1 from noon. All seniors are invited. Please contact me on 0409 695 123. We will also run a sausage sizzle again this year for the Uniting Church’s Carols by Candlelight in the park in December. I am visiting Hong Kong next month and hope to meet with members of a Lions Club there to exchange banners and ideas for helping the needy in our community. I have also received correspondence from the Kathmandu Club in Nepal asking us to be a twin club with them to exchange ideas and projects. Until next month when Secretary Tony will write this column for you, Jill Williams, President, Endeavour Lions Club, Cooktown


Art bargains at auction ART lovers are reminded the Hope Vale Arts and Cultural Centre’s exhibition which has been on display at Nature’s PowerHouse, will culminate with an auction to be held tomorrow night, Friday, October 28. The exhibition, which opened on October 1, has featured the combined works of celebrated Hope Vale artists Evelyn McGreen, Madge Bowen, Shane Gibson, Harold Bowen, Derek Rosendale, Silas Gordon, and Phylomena Naylor. Also on display have been artefacts produced by Neville Bowen and

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Wanda Gibson. Refreshments and musical entertainment will also be on offer at the function which will start from 5pm. Hope Vale Arts and Cultural Centre Director Tara Zaicz said an open invitation was being extended to locals and visitors alike. “The auction will provide an opportunity to buy some works produced by some of the finest artists in the country,” Mrs Zaicz said. “And there’s a real chance they’ll pick up some bargains in the auction too.”

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A BIG thank-you to the doctors and staff at Cairns Base Hospital, Cooktown Hospital, Cooktown Medical Centre, Community Centre HACC workers Barbara and Mark and the Cooktown Lions Club for the care and help given to “Slinger”. We thank you all. May and Bill Rootsey and family, Cooktown

Kempton backs Cooktown races LABOR Treasurer Andrew Fraser’s attack on the hard working volunteers who support country racing shows just how out of touch he is with regional Queensland and the contempt the Labor government has for the bush. For Mr Fraser to say the LNP policy is “responding to those people who’ve got loud voices, not necessarily the sharpest minds” shows arrogance and disrespect for the racing industry and the thousands of Queenslanders who support it. His comments completely undermine the work of the majority of Queensland trainers, owners, jockeys and punters who were simply voicing their concerns over Labor Government’s efforts to destroy of country racing in a revenue raising exercise. The continued loss of country race meetings has far-reaching consequences across the industry and rural communities.

Campbell Newman and the LNP understand what country racing means both socially and economically to country towns across Queensland and will inject $1 million to create 20 new country race meetings per year. I have already made it very clear what racing means to people in the Cook electorate and especially race clubs in Mareeba, Laura and Cooktown and I will work closely with these clubs to ensure they get a fair share of the funds. Country tracks are where champion jockeys and trainers of the future get a start. They are run by hard working volunteers who have only their community’s best interests at heart. The LNP is committed to giving the bush a fresh start. David Kempton LNP Candidate for Cook

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Chris Bliesner with baby Emmett Dukes and his mum Heidi.

Behrndt: Jack Behrndt, seen here with dad Guido, thinks the beer battered chips served at the Cooktown Bowls Club are just great.

Hanson: Hope Vale butcher Matty Hanson with daughter, Chloe and son Christopher ready to tuck in to some oysters at the Bowls Club.

The rest of the Hanson family, Oliver and mum Jodie at the Bowls Club.

VohlandSullivan: Katie Vohland enjoying Kelly O’Sullivan’s company at the Bowls Club.

Grant Morgan and Rebecca Dukes relaxing with a drinik after dinner at the Cooktown Bowls Club on Saturday night.

Vohland: Leigh and Michelle Vohland after dinner at the Bowls Club.

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Killeen: Maurie and Heather Killeen from Gippsland in Victoria are regular visitors to Cooktown and the Bowls Club.



Annette Whitlock and Deborah Kirwan chatting after dinner at the Bowls Club.

The Kaigey kids - Jefferey, Joanne and Barbara at dinner at the Bowls Club on Monday night.

Belinda Behrndt with baby Emily waiting for their dinner at the Bowls Club.

Work colleagues Petrina Villaflor and Michael Miller at the Bowls Club on Monday night.

Ian and Kati Ramsey having after-dinner drinks at the Bowls Club.

Adelaide visitor Bill Jackson with Maggie Ramsey after dinner at the Bowls Club.

Kev Royce from Samford near Brisbane and Joe Barth from the Sunshine Coast enjoy a drink at the Bowls Club.

Happy local couple Terry and Hazel Wiseman celebrating their seventh wedding anniversary at the Bowls Club on Sunday night.

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5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 Al Jazeera News 3:00 Hitler’s Bodyguard: Nearly Assassinated at the Berghof 4:00 A Fork In Asia: Lebanon 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Singapore’s Subway 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: The Race to Bury King Tut 8:30 Dateline 9:30 Virtual JFK: Vietnam If JFK Had Lived 11:00 Movie: “Ship Of No Return: Tha Last Voyage Of The Gustloff” (M v) - In German. This two-part film focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Friedrich Petersen was in charge of the ship, evacuating wounded soldiers and civilians trapped by the Red Army. 12:45 Movie: “An Italian Romance” (MAV s,v,a) - In Italian. Set in Italy before WWII, Italian heartthrob Stefano Accorsi stars in this elegant period piece about a passionate but bittersweet love affair. A chance meeting rekindles the passion between a married man and his old flame. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight


SBS 5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 Insight 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Cancale To Ushant 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: The Outer Hebrides - Neil Oliver and the team visit the Outer Hebrides. This rugged remote coast is a wonderland of stacks, secret inlets and wind swept secluded beaches. Neil meets historian Collum MacNeil on the deserted island of Mingulay, and discovers why it was abandoned in 1912 after 2,000 years of habitation. 8:30 As It Happened: The Polish Battle Of Britain 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 My Big Breasts and Me 11:05 Movie: “Lie” (M n,l,s) - In Spanish, English Subtitles. This psychological thriller revolves around Henry, an introverted young artist who, seeking to escape the banality and violence of urban life, begins to blur the distinction between fantasy and reality. When Henry meets sexy and mysterious punk photographer Paula, their mutual attraction soon ensures his hitherto contained existence will soon be torn asunder. 12:35 South Park / 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Art Nation 5:30 At The Movies 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Monarch of the Glen 1:25 A Poet’s Guide To Britain 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Time Team America: For James, South Dakota 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:15 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Darling Buds Of May: When The Green Woods Laugh: Part 2 (PG) - Follows the adventures of the indestructible Larkin family as they guard the secret of how Pop Larkin makes his money from the intrusion of the new Tax Inspector. 12:30 Monarch Of The Glen 1:20 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 2:30 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Monsters And Bloodsuckers 3:00 Bowls: Australia Vs RSA 2011

6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Celebrity Apprentice 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Rhinitis Revelation” 8:30 The Mentalist 9:30 CSI: Miami: “Killer Regrets” (M) 10:30 CSI: Miami: “Miami, We Have A Problem” (M) 11:30 Better With You: Better Without A Lying - On the eve of Mia and Casey’s engagement party, the sisters begin to suspect there is something fishy about each other’s tales about how they met their men. 12:00 Undercovers 1:00 The Avengers 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning 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: “If Wishes Were Horses” (M v) 2:00 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Guide To The Good Life 5:30 Deal or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away: Liam wakes from his coma and remembers the accident. Charlie under investigation for missing evidence. VJ runs away. 7:30 The X Factor 8:30 Body Of Proof 9:30 Dual Suspects 10:30 Suits: “Dog Fight” (M) - Harvey believes that a man he put away for murder is innocent. 10:30 30 Rock 12:00 Special: This Rugged Coast 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Dateline 2:00 Insight 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Living Black 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 William Shatner’s Weird Or What?: Parallel Worlds 8:30 Kill Arman: Cambodia/ Bokator 9:00 South Park: Crack Baby Athletic Association 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Housos: Pregnant 10:30 Skins: Rich 11:30 The World Game: The World Game panel offers expert analysis and local perspective on all things football, plus all the latest news and match results. 12:30 Living Black 1:00 Movie: “Kontroll” (MA l,s,v) - In Hungarian. Good and evil battle it out in the underground world of Budapest’s metro system. Trouble stirs when a hooded stranger begins terrorising the subways in this highly original thriller from Hungary. Directed by Antal Nimrod and stars Sandor Csanyi, Zoltan Mucsi and Csaba Pindroch. 2:55 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “How To Make An American Quilt” (PG a,d,s) 2:30 Dr Oz 3:30 Toybox 4:00 It’s Academic 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Guide To The Good Life 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away: Roo is torn between Harvey and Sid. VJ is not coping with Leah and Miles’ break-up. The town rally around Irene to show their support. 7:30 Better Homes & Gardens 9:00 Movie: “Mamma Mia!” (PG s,l) 11:20 That ‘70s Show: “Time Is On My Side/ Let’s Spend The Night Together” 12:20 October Road: “The Infidelity Tour/ Deck The Howls” (PG s) - In an attempt to get over his pain and move on, Owen employs Nick to learn the details of his wife’s affair with his best friend, Ikey. Then, Janet gives Eddie a disturbing Christmas gift while Owen hopes to reconcile with Alison. 2:10 Special: This Rugged Coast 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today

4:00 Rage 5:00 Q&A 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Dangerous Jobs For Girls 1:20 Animal Rites 1:35 Meerkat Manor 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Lost Gardens: Penjerrick 6:50 Miniscule: Caterpillar Dream 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 9:30 United States of Tara: The Electrifying & Magnanimous Return of Beaverlamp - Tara is feeling better than ever and begins planning a birthday party for Max and baby shower for Charmaine. Max is delighted when Tara suggests he also reunite his old band Beaverlamp for the night. 10:00 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:35 Artscape: Artists At Work: Sisters Of Gelam 2:10 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day / 3:00 Big Ideas

6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Celebrity Apprentice 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Prestidigitation Approximation” (PG s) 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Zarnecki Incursion” (PG s) 8:30 Two And A Half Men: “Those Who Fancy Japanese Toilets” (M) 9:00 Mike & Molly: First Valentines Day - The first Valentine’s Day for the couple is in jeopardy when Mike runs into Molly’s ex-boyfriend while making special plans for the big day. 9:30 Survivor: South Pacific 10:30 The Joy Of Sets: “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” 11:00 Embarrassing Bodies 12:00 20/20 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America 5:00 National Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Guide To The Good Life 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away: Bianca lies to Liam about the accident. Charlie and Brax try work out their relationship. Miles and Leah head off on a road trip to find VJ. 7:30 The X Factor 8:30 TBA 9:30 Parenthood: “Nora” (PG) An unlikely accomplice rushes Kristina to the hospital, while Julia and Joel receive positive news on a possible addition to their family. Jasmine’s choice of suitors begins to affect Crosby, while Sarah’s ex, Seth, threatens to disrupt her relationship with Mark . 10:30 Dinner Date: “Ross Gammon” (PG) 11:30 Parks And Recreation 12:00 House Calls To The Rescue 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Little Indian Big City” (PG) (1994) 2:40 Spaceflies 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of Italy: Northern Style 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Insight 8:30 All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace: The Monkey In The Machine And The Machine In The Monkey 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Hot Docs: Deep Water - The amazing true story of the first Golden Globe non-stop round-the-world yacht race initiated by the Sunday Times newspaper in Britain in 1968. 11:40 Movie: “Zion and His Brother” (M v,s,l) - In Hebrew. Set in a working-class suburb of Haifa, a tragic turn of events drives a wedge between a pair of inseparable brothers as the youngest re-examines his loyalty towards the older brother he once looked up to. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Eran Merav and stars Reuven Badalov, 1:10 Fellini: I Am A Born Liar / 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Talking Heads 5:30 Spicks And Specks 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 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 Family Fortunes 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Country House Rescue: Carnfield Hall 6:50 Minuscule: Horse Fly 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Poh’s Kicthen On The Road 8:30 Spicks and Specks 9:00 The Gruen Planet 9:35 The Hamster Wheel 10:05 At The Movies 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Lateline Business 11:40 South Pacific: Endless Blue - The South Pacific is a contrast of environments. While much of the remote blue wilderness is a marine desert, other areas are richer in wildlife, like the quirky Galapagos Islands. 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:35 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Biography 2:00 Country House Rescue: Carnfield Hall 3:00 Big Ideas

6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Celebrity Apprentice 8:00 Young Doctors 8:30 TBA 9:30 Prime Suspect 10:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 11:30 Better With You: Better With Dancing - To prep for their wedding reception, Casey and Mia take a dance class, where he, a very accomplished dancer, discovers that she has two left feet. Meanwhile, Ben seeks relationship advice from talk-show host Larry King, who is staying at Ben’s hotel. 12:00 Eclipse Music TV 12:30 What Would You Do? 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning 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: “Ruthless People” (M l,s,a) 2:00 Chlidren’s Programs 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Guide To The Good Life 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away: Charlie gives Brax an ultimatum, Xavier and John try to sell the V8 and Sasha decides to end things with Stu. 7:30 The One - Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic 8:30 Criminal Minds: “Solitary Man” 9:30 TBA 10:30 Great Escapes 11:30 Gangs Of Oz: “Asian Gangs - Chasing The Dragon” (M v,l,d) Cabramatta’s 5T was heavily involved in the heroin trade and was alleged to have had something to do with the 1994 assassination of State MP John Newman. 12:30 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Room For Improvement 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Korean News 5:30 UEFA Champions League 8:00 World News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions Of Italy: Northern Style 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Amazon With Bruce Parry 8:30 One Born Every Minute: A groundbreaking look at the drama and emotion of a maternity unit, from the perspective of the parents-tobe and the maternity ward staff. In this episode, the stakes are high for two older mums on the labour ward. For Julia this is a miracle baby; her first and possibly only child. For Sara it’s her third and, after a traumatic previous birth, she is truly terrified. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Movie: “Un Secret” (M a,s) - In French. Francois is a sickly boy growing up in post-WWII France. His parents are athletic and obsessed with sport. Francois imagines he has a brother who is the exact opposite of him: handsome, athletic and forceful. At age 15, a neighbour reveals a dark family secret: Francois did indeed have a brother from his father’s previous marriage. Gradually a dark tale emerges of an extended Jewish family torn apart during the Nazi occupation. 11:55 112 Emergency / 1:25 Weatherwatch Overnight


ABC 4:00 Rage (PG) 5:00 Can We Help? 5:30 New Inventors 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Good Morning Kalimantan 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Agatha Christie: Poirot 2:10 Finding The Fallen 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Choccywoccydoodah: I Put A Spell On You 6:25 The Good Cook 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 My Family: He’s Just Not That Into Ben - Ben goes clubbing with his recently ‘out’ son Michael, but soon finds himself more than slightly out of his depth. 8:30 Scott and Bailey: Rachel is living with Nick, but Janet feels he is using her to stop her from reporting his malpractice and, after Rachel is the victim of a dodgy hit-and-run, she tells Gill everything. 9:20 The Jonathan Ross Show 10:05 Bored To Death: The Case Of The Beautiful Blackmailer 10:35 Lateline 11:20 Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union - Written by and starring Emmy Award-winner Tracey Ullman, State of the Union is a collection of irreverent and hilarious skits that range from sardonic parody and social satire to Bollywood musicals. 11:45 Rage

4:00 Rage (G) 4:55 National Press Club Address 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Hope Springs 1:30 Mother And Son 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Mastercrafts: Weaving 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Holidays 8:30 The Slap: Rosie 9:30 Crownies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Live From Abbey Road: Fleet Foxes/ Manchester Orchestra/ PJ Harvey And John Parish 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 1:30 QI: Holidays 2:00 Visions Of The Future: The Biotech Revolution - Physicist Michio Kaku believes that humankind is witnessing a biomolecular revolution that promises the almost godlike ability to manipulate life at the most fundamental level. 3:10 To The Manor Bowen: Builders - Disaster strikes when Jackie takes a break in London, leaving Laurence in charge of renovations, however they kiss and make up in time to spend their 18th wedding anniversary at the London Ritz Hotel.

6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Celebrity Apprentice 7:30 RBT 8:30 Unforgettable 9:30 CSI: Miami: “L.A.” 10:30 Chase: “Crazy Love” 11:30 Better With You: Better With Crying - When a very pregnant Mia realizes her condition will prevent her from participating in many of the wedding-day festivities, she and Casey decide to postpone the ceremony until after the baby is born, and then set out to recoup their deposits. 12:00 Rubicon 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America 5:00 Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Guide To The Good Life 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away: Stu holds Xavier’s V8 ransom. April and Dex get ready to take their relationship to the next level. Romeo’s surf school gets a spike in business as schoolies chicks roll in to town. 7:30 Beauty And The Geek Australia 8:30 The Amazing Race 9:30 How I Met Your Mother 11:30 Outsourced 11:30 30 Rock: “Klaus And Greta” (PG) - Jack regrets drunk-dialing Nancy on New Year’s Eve. Jenna pretends to date James Franco. 12:00 Trauma: “Tunnel Vision” 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Korean News 5:30 UEFA Champions League 8:00 World News 1:30 Dateline 2:30 Italian News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Douarnenez to Saint-Nazaire 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 My Sri Lanka With Peter Kuruvita 8:00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 8:35 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations: Disappearing Manhattan 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Big Love: The Special Relationship - Bill’s success in the senate is offset by new roadblocks set up by the Mormon church; Barb’s frustration with her internship prompts a life-changing decision; Cara Lynn’s adoption faces legal hurdles; Lois fondly recalls her life with Frank; and Don comes through for Bill once again. 11:05 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:05 Movie: “The Red Shoes” (MAV v,h) - Director Yong-gyun Kim’s Korean horror version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Red Shoes. A pair of rose coloured satin stilettos brings about the grisly demise of the women who ‘must’ possess them. Stars Kim Hye-su, Kim Sung-su and Park Yeon-ah. 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affiar 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Terminator Decoupling” (PG s) A train trip to San Francisco takes a major detour when Leonard, Sheldon, Wolowitz and Raj discover that beautiful actress Summer Glau is onboard. 7:30 Two And A Half Men: “‘Ocu’ or the ‘Pado’?” 8:00 Two And A Half Men: “My Son’s Enormous Head” 8:30 U.S. Marshals 11:15 Dead Clam 12:30 Caddyshack: A caddy, who works at a staid country club, sets out to win the club’s scholarship in a big golfing tournament, and so begins a riotous round of fairway foolishness. The judge plays to win but his niece has her mind set on scoring her own way. 2:30 The Baron 3:30 Danoz Direct 4:45 Four Nations Rugby League 2011

12 – Cooktown Local News 27 Oct - 2 Nov 2011



Your Lucky

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) Time spent helping out a friend at work may take up more of your energy than you expect. Your input will not go unnoticed, however. Romance. Don’t allow yourself to be ruled by your emotions. You need to make an important decision and must wait until you are more relaxed.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Once you have started a new project nobody will be able to stop you! Your momentum will help you to push through a barrier which has stopped other people in their tracks. Romance. Your partner may find it hard to cope with all your excess energy! A powerful aspect to Mars later in the week could make you a little tense: do your best to use your excess energy constructively.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


4....Storm that wrecked parts of Queenland (7, 4) 7....In the song, where was my darling Clementines cabin? (6) 8....Childhood illness (5) 10..More scarce (5) 11 ..Shellfish (7) 12..Bedroom (7) 16..Lolly (6) 17..Cooking method (5)

18..Female or male relation (11)


1....Favourite dessert (7) 2....Kangaroo rat (7) 3....Spotted cat, also luxury car (6) 5....Opposite (11) 6....Mimic someone (11) 9....Multiply by three (6) 13..Imaginary (6) 14..Revolve (6) 15..Book of maps (5)


A few negative comments this week may sap your confidence for a while. You need to take the remarks in context, however, and not overreact. Romance. A person whom you have known for some time may still be interested in you. They will do their best to pretend not to be interested, but their actions will give them away.


CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Be careful that problems at work don’t spill over into your home-life. So long as you try hard to be patient, everything will be resolved. Romance. You may need a little extra emotional support from your partner at the moment. Communications between you will be especially strong, but be careful not to be too demanding.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) Activities which don’t need much money will give you a chance to get back on your feet financially. Some recent extravagances have taken their toll. Romance. A favourable aspect to Venus will give your love-life a push in the right direction. A romantic get-together this week will put your relationship onto much firmer ground after a recent misunderstanding.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) A surprise move later in the week may leave you wondering what is going on. Talk to a person whom you can trust – your other colleagues may not be so quick to tell you everything. Romance. A power-struggle between you and your partner will not help either of you. Do your best to settle a recent dispute in a way which satisfies both sides.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) You may find it difficult to tolerate people who don’t know what they are doing. You won’t appreciate having to clear up a mess caused by someone else. Romance. If you are able to relax properly this will be an excellent week for both of you. Be especially careful not to get into arguments, especially ones involving money. You won’t be in a mood for compromise at the moment!


SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) At times this week you will need to spend more time by yourself. You have a lot of work to get through and won’t be happy if you are constantly interrupted. Romance. A new relationship may pick up speed faster than you expect. Very soon you will have to make a decision about how quickly you want to get involved with this person.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) A kind word will go a– long way. Your enthuFor all your printing needs siasm and energy will be appreciated by the people around you; however you must be sympathetic to people who are not so dynamic. Romance. A favourable aspect to Neptune this week will improve your powers of intuition, just when you most need them!


CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Your ability to spot a financial opportunity will help to bring in some money just when you need it most. Make sure you don’t take any more risks than you have to, however. Romance. Time spent with someone whom you hardly know could prove interesting. This person may be much keener on you than you realised. Don’t expect any dramatic developments for the time being, however.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


You can do

anything, but

not everything.

– David Allen

A favourable aspect to Jupiter will help to bring a little more luck into your life over the next few days. Don’t miss an opportunity just because a friend tries to put you off. Romance. Your self-confidence will be especially high at the moment. You may need to be the one who takes the initiative in a new relationship.


PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A favourable aspect to Jupiter will give you the confidence you need to sort out a long-standing problem. You need to deal head-on with an issue which you have been trying to avoid. Romance. Your partner will appreciate a few words of encouragement. You might not realise how much they value your support.

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ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) You might be a little too full of yourself at the moment. You are good at organising the people around you. However you should do your best not to boss them around more than is absolutely necessary. Romance. This will be a good time for a few quiet evenings at home. A favourable aspect to Neptune later in the week will help to put you in a very impractical mood.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) The answer to a recent problem will not come any more easily if you concentrate on it. Try to put your mind to other things. Romance. Your partner’s advice may not be quite as relevant as you think. Talk to your friends before you decide what to do, and don’t give into any pressure.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) A lack of communication could cause problems which will be difficult to address until it is too late. You need to keep your eye on the ball this week. Romance. Don’t say anything that could antagonise your partner. You may be a little tense at the moment, especially towards the end of the week.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Don’t feel guilty about taking a break for a few days. You have been over-worked recently and need to give yourself a chance to unwind. Romance. You may have to forgive your partner for a recent disappointment. If you understand everything that happened you will be a lot more sympathetic.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) A powerful aspect to Jupiter will help to boost your confidence, at least for a while. Don’t be afraid to take a risk which you might otherwise have passed by. Romance. Good communications will be absolutely essential this week. You must say what you mean and be as direct as possible about expressing your feelings.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) Don’t “accidentally” open a letter addressed to someone else. You may be so curious that you forget what you are doing. The person concerned won’t thank you for the intrusion. Romance. Your love-life will be having a short break at the moment. Your energy levels are high, so it won’t be too long before things start to pick up again.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

You might be put in a difficult position by a friend. This person does not want to inconvenience you, but they may not realise the consequences of letting you down. Romance. Drop an issue which is not very important before it creates tension between you and your partner. If you persist you could end up in an argument which is difficult to get out of.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) A friend whom you have known for some time may have some personal issues which need to be resolved. Do your best to help this person, even if you have other things to do which seem more urgent. Romance. A powerful aspect to Saturn will help to ground you thoughts in reality. You need to take account of a recent change in your relationship, and adapt to it.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) A mistake made by a friend may inconvenience you. If you are going to have to depend on this person again make sure that they are very clear about your feelings about this matter. Romance. Your partner will appreciate a small present, especially if it is something which you cannot normally afford to buy.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) A favourable aspect to Mars will help you to be a little more assertive than usual this week. Romance. Someone you have been admiring from afar will suddenly take an interest in you. This person won’t take “no” for an answer! The more time you spend together the more you will grow to like them.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) A call from out of the blue will cheer you up. This person will want to talk for hours, but you will be glad that they phoned. Romance. A meeting which you didn’t expect to take place will go extremely well. You will be thinking about this new friend a lot over the subsequent few days.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) An argument later in the week could be stressful if you don’t manage to keep a proper perspective on the situation. Romance. A colleague at work who hasn’t shown much interest in you in the past will suddenly want to see much more of you. Don’t be too suspicious of this person – they mean well.

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Along the Bloomfield track... Crossing survives heavy rain THE Bloomfield Crossing was opened again on Sunday after heavy rain and it remains open for all traffic -- subject to tides and rainfall, of course. The problem last week was the sudden, unpredicted and heavy rain that fell in the region. In one unofficial recording at China Camp, more than 450mm were recorded. The Bloomfield Crossing was well under water and some uprooted debris gave us all a fright that the Crossing had been damaged. Fortunately, we missed the bullet this time. In response to our request, a Transport and Main Roads spokesperson released the following statement. “Transport and Main Roads is on track to finish the construction of a new $5.5 million bridge over the Bloomfield River before the start of the 2012-13 wet season. “The project is in the final stages of the design phase. Once design is complete, tenders will be called for pre-cast deck units and head stocks. “Construction is expected to start in 2012, after the wet season. We had looked at fast-tracking the start of construction, but this would have involved significant risks, like the partly constructed bridge potentially being damaged during the wet season, and would not have necessarily resulted in the project being completed any sooner. “Funding for this project is provided equally by state and federal government”. Hopefully, this dispels the rumours that funding or commitment has disappeared. The Kiwis, or was it the All Blacks, came, saw and conquered. It’s now history the All Blacks scraped home against the marvellous French in a thoroughly deserved finals victory in the Rugby World Cup. To add piquancy and sparkle, the Schulze/Guthrie family made a little bit of history by coining a name for an iconic tree near Thompsons Creek. Until otherwise claimed (and please forward your own nomination), McKenzie Guthrie dubbed it the

“hanging, dangling, strangler fig”. McKenzie was intrigued by an epiphyte (umbrella tree), growing on an epiphyte (elk horn) growing on a strangler fig that started as an epiphyte and is now a marvellous ancient tree. Complicated? Yes! But that’s what makes this tree so interesting and the region so special. In McKenzie’s words, “The Daintree is the Wild West of our trip. It’s so wild and different” In the meantime, young Ash displayed eagle eyes as sharp as any I’ve seen. He continually was the first to spot caterpillars of the Four O’clock Moth, noisy pittas, stick insects, cauliflorous fruit and sundry other natural oddities. The rain has certainly freshened up the Track. Plants are sparkling, creeks have been flowing and the Wujal Wujal (Bloomfield) Falls have been running really nicely. On one lucky afternoon on Thornton Beach, we saw a sea eagle, a brahminy kite and a lesser frigate bird – the latter a marvellous soaring, aerial master of the sky. Lots of cassowary sightings and photos from Emmagen Creek to Noah’s Valley. It’s a great time to travel, so plan a trip along the Track within the next week. There are some big morning tides on Thursday, October 27 (2.9 m at 0904), Friday 28 (2.86 m at 0951), Saturday 29 (2.74m at 1044) and Sunday 30 (2.57m at 1147). So, read a tide chart, get advice and watch out for heavy rains in the catchment area. If you can’t make the Track, enjoy the Daintree Coast around Cow Bay and Cape Trib. There’s plenty to see and do. From Cooktown? Head south down to Wujal Falls, Archer Point or one of the other waterfalls. Happy travelling Mike D'Arcy D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours Ph: (07) 4098 9180

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Concluding the “Faces” story of Abbie Claussen, researched and written by Jean Stephan. THE image of miners in the remote bush eking out a living as rather solitary souls – some described as “half crazed with long solitude” - does not seem to apply to Abbie

Claussen. Socially, he was involved in a variety of activities in Cooktown and the surrounding district as a plethora of news snippets demonstrate: In 1927, “Albie Clausen (sic) was reported to be a guest of Fischer Bros, staying at ‘Alexandra View’, a property on the Upper Daintree Road. The Cooktown Annual Races were another attraction with ‘A Clauson’ (sic) and his friend the artist, Garnet Agnew, amongst the attendees at the 1932 Annual Race Ball.” The racing scene must have been a continuing interest. In 1936, “Mr A Claussen went up to Laura to take his horses out of the Fairview paddock for the Laura races” and later in the same month for the Cooktown Races. Various trips to Cooktown were deemed worthy of mention in newspapers, even as far away as Townsville, indicative of Abbie’s and his family’s standing in the wider community. In 1930 Abbie was listed travelling with E G Olufson (sic) on his motor boat, the “Kiora” from Bloomfield to Cooktown, a trip which must have made a pleasant change from slogging by horse through the bush to town. His brother Lennie, who was still associated with China Camp, also took the opportunity of a sea trip to Cooktown, again with an “Ollufsen” (sic) launch, the ‘Atlas’ for ‘holidays in town’. Even Abbie’s weekend’s stay at the West Coast Hotel in 1936 was considered newsworthy.

The ultimate in Abbie’s social pursuits occurred when he was 63 years of age. At a quiet ceremony in Herberton, Mrs McBride of the Innot Hot Springs Hotel was married to Mr Abbie Claussen of Cooktown. The couple proceeded to Hot Springs later in the day. No doubt congratulations would have been forthcoming from Abbie’s many friends. Perhaps the Herberton venue relieved the necessity for a grand celebration. Albert Cook Claussen passed away in 1962 after what appears to have been a hard-working but fulfilling and happy life. He was a pioneer in his own right, as were his parents before him. Where Abbie was laid to rest is somewhat of a mystery. Did he remain in the Innot Hot Springs area following his marriage or did he return to the location which had been his base and the source of his livelihood for so long – a place full of memories and no doubt emotional attachment? An unknown author has written of “prospectors who came and lived in these mountains” [around China Camp], who “inevitably died there”. According to this record, Abbie Claussen was one of those, “buried on a flat alongside Claussen Creek, a tributary of Baird’s Creek”. We have been unable to find any other record indicating Abbie’s final resting place, or for that matter a “Claussen Creek”. We would welcome any further information... Post Script: Since compiling this story, we have been informed, courtesy Eacham Historical Society, that Albert was resident with his wife, Mabel Constance in Rankin Street, Mareeba in 1959, having moved there from Innot Hot Springs. His occupation was still listed as “Miner”. According to this reliable source, Abbie died on March 29, 1962 aged 72 years, and was buried in Cairns Cemetery. For the romantics amongst us, a “flat alongside a (perhaps mythical) Claussen Creek”, somewhere in the vicinity of China Camp, would have been a more fitting conclusion to Abbie’s story.

LEFT: "Hanging, dangling strangler fig" at Thompsons Creek. Photos: MIKE D'ARCY. ABOVE: The Schultze/Guthrie family - From left Bruce, McKenzie (seated), Ash, tour guide Frances Walker, Bruce, Shelley and Helen.

Cooktown politics preferred I HAVE to say I prefer Cooktown politics to the national variety. Not that they are any more polite, effective and far-sighted, but at least I can understand a good deal of what they are fighting about. Even in my decrepit old age I can spot the size difference between a big wheelie bin and a small one, and understand that we have managed to keep the cost of emptying bins stable by halving the size of the bin. This is perfectly acceptable behaviour in every sector of Australian life with one exception - beer. Try halving the size of a can of beer while keeping the price stable and you will quickly find the red flag of revolution flying over Canberra. As I say, local politics is more understandable. Sure, we have plenty of loud-mouthed idiots whose decibels far exceed their IQs, but they are “our” loud-mouthed idiots. Not blow-ins from somewhere down south, intent on using Cooktown and the Cape as a backdrop for their own political ambitions. We had the latest one last week: Tony Abbott flew in to explain to us all the vital issues confronting Australia (and Cooktown) today. Actually, the issues all boiled down to one - our Tony is not PM. We can be sure all our concerns, from Climate Change to the antique check-out desks in our supermarket will be solved the instant that problem is fixed.

View from the Hill Unfortunately for him, Tony miscalculated. He rushed off to tap-dance in the minefield of Hope Vale politics, only to find the media had failed to follow him. Why were there no national spreads showing St Tony returning Cape York to its inhabitants, or feeding Green senators to the crocodiles? Well, it was Monday and the media folk were still in their hutches, recovering from the weekend. It is hard to take any politician seriously if it means giving up your Sunday to fly into the wilds of northern Queensland. And besides, you have to remember that Hope Vale lacks the support and public research facilities newshounds need - that is to say, it’s a long way to the nearest pub.

Cooktown Local News 27 Oct - 2 Nov 2011 – 17


Top purse for races

COOKTOWN Amateur Turf Club’s Cup and Bracelet meeting which will be held on Saturday, November 5, will feature a total prize purse of $38,000 along with added trophies and bonuses. First event on the five-race program will be the Mitavite Maiden Plate for 2-year-olds and up. To be run over 1000m the total purse for this event is $6500. Second race on the card will be the Tableland Veterinary Service Handicap over 1000 metres. Total prize money for this event which will start at 2.10pm is $7000. That will be followed by the afternoon’s feature event, the RSL Memorial Cup which will start at 2.50pm. To be run over 1290m, the total prize purse for this race is $10,000. Race four will be the Cooktown Business Proprietors’ Handicap for a total purse of $7000, run over 1000m and will start at 3.50pm. Final race on the program will be the Cooktown Bracelet Handicap to be run over 1290m. This race, with a total purse of $7500 on offer, will

Bowen plays deadly for Hope Vale in carnival

start at 4.50pm. Preceding Saturday’s festivities will be a Calcutta held at the RSL on Friday night. A bar, food and refreshments will be available at the racecourse from noon. But the horses and jockeys will not be the only ones sweating it out, with men’s and ladies’ 100 m races to be held later in day with $500 prize money on offer for each race. Entries for these races will be taken on the day. And prizes for running style are not restricted to the athletically gifted, with $1500 on offer in the Fashions on the Field. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Local Lady, Best Visiting Lady and to the lady wearing the Best Hat. Ex-Servicemen and women will be admitted free, with the cost of admission being $8 for adults and $3 for school-aged children and age pensioners. Following the meeting, a dinner and presentation night which will include musical entertainment will be held at the Turf Club from 6.30pm.

Some of the racegoers at the last race meeting in Cooktown, which was in 2009. Photo: VANESSA GILLEN.

By ALF WILSON PLAYING beside champion North Queensland Cowboys fullblack Matty Bowen at the Cairns Allblacks rugby league carnival was “Deadly” according to team organizer Jaidyn Bowen. Bowen was a member of the for Hope Vale side, the Dhaarrba Bulls. “Matty Bowen was playing in a mentor role and we had a young side and it was great experience. We all considered it Deadly with Matty in the team,” Jaidyn said. The Cairns event boasted the most men’s teams of all Queensland Allblacks carnivals held during 2011 with 26 contesting the carnival which was held at the Mann Street Cairns Junior Rugby League grounds from October 14 to 16. More than 10,000 people attended the carnival, which included a large contingent of supporters who travelled from Hope Vale. There were also five ladies sides and 10 under-18 teams. Jaidyn Bowen told the Cooktown Local News defeated the highly-rated Torres Strait Island team Wagadagam Storm in the first of their two games, which was a great effort against a team which included Billo Mosby who is rated one of the best Allblacks carnival footballers in Queensland. “We made the final 16 in the

winner’s comp, but lost that game to Palm Island side Curacoa Crusaders,” Jaidyn said. Best players for the Bulls were forwards Jerome Woibo, Javid Bowen, Dwayne Bowen and Jaidyn. He another Hope vale side, the Red Soil Warriors also competed, but they lost their first game to Badu Island team, Kulpiyam. The Red Soil Warriors made the plate final series but lost to Normanton in a semi final. Most of the Crusaders players were in the Cannonballs team which had won the Bindal Sharks Allblacks carnival at Townsville a week earlier. Crusaders had also won the Rockhampton Reconciliation carnival last January. Matty Bowen was amongst a cavalcade of NRL stars who lined up at the Cairns carnival. An Argun Warriors side which included NRL stars Chris Sandow and Travis Waddell won the men’s grand final on October 16 beating East Coast Dolphins 32-24. In June this year Argun Warriors also won the grand final of the Island of Origin series on Badu Island beating Saguci 20-14 in the final. Sandow was the leading point scorer in the 2011 NRL season when he played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, but has signed with the Parramatta Eels for next year.

Sandow was arguably the form halfback of the NRL especially in the last half of the season and scored 196 points consisting of six tries, 82 goals and three field goals. He beat such champions as Tigers’ Benji Marshall (186), Warriors’ James Maloney (180), Eels’ Luke Burt (164) and Cowboys’ Johnathan Thurston (158), so it was a great coup by the Argun Warriors to secure him. Travis Waddell played with the Canberra Raiders and has twice represented the Indigenous All Stars team in 2010 and 2011. East Coast Dolphins had the services of former Cowboys, Queensland State of Origin and now Northern Pride back Ty Williams. In the semi finals Argun Warriors defeated the powerful Curacoa Crusaders team from Townsville and East Coast Dolphins rolled a Yarrabah side. Other NRL stars who lined up at the Cairns carnival included Bulldogs back Ben Barba, Melbourne Storm and Queensland State of Origin centre Dane Nielsen and Manly Sea Eagles forward George Rose who teamed up with the Mackay Stallions. The ladies final was won by Townsville side Coastal Tiddas which defeated Lightning Storm in the grand final. Kantok beating Badu United 31-18 in the under-18 final.

SSAA AGM reminder CAPE York SSAA members are reminded a Shotgun DTL is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 at 1pm. For details ring Jim on 4069 5173. Another reminder is that the

AGM will be held on Tuesday, November 8 from 6.30pm at Fishermans Wharf followed by the general monthly meeting. Anne Williams Secretary.

Crocs hungry for Rainforest Cup Story and photos by ALF WILSON THE Cooktown Crocs cricket team will be hoping to win the prestigious Rainforest Cup Indigenous Cricket carnival to be held at Innisfail and Tully on November 5 and 6, with team spokesman Selwyn McIvor quietly confident of success. At the 2010 carnival, the Cooktown side did their region proud reaching the grand final before losing to the strong Tully Bima XI, which included players who competed in the Cairns and District A grade cricket competition. The 2010 Crocs side consisted of six players from Cooktown and six from Hopevale with players driving for six hours to get to Tully. Along the way to the final, the Crocs rolled Yarrabah in the semifinal and the Townsville Falcons and won a match on forfeit. Rainforest Cup matches will be played on turf wickets, while the Cooktown cricket competition is contested on concrete pitches, which proved a disadvantage in the

last campaign for Crocs players. Carnival organiser Stan Lenoy told the Cooktown Local News that both Tully and Innisfail will host games on November 5 and 6. "The bulk of the matches will be played in Tully,” said Mr Lenoy. “The decision to co-host the carnival was made earlier in the year, with the decision designed basically to support and cover more widely the area affected by Cyclone Yasi last February. “There were some question marks over whether the carnival would go ahead this year following such a natural disaster. “However, the cancellation of the Charters Towers Indigenous cricket carnival prompted organisers to push for, and go ahead with this year's Rainforest Cup. “It was generally felt that because of this natural disaster, and the stress placed on the Indigenous communities in and around Tully, Cardwell and Innisfail, that they needed this carnival to lift and support them. “Generally, these communities have been a bit down with Cyclone

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Yasi having a major impact on day-to-day life." Mr Lenoy said in the wake of Category Five Yasi, there had been little or no work with the wiping out of the banana and tourist industries with accommodation also being limited. "A number of Indigenous businesses in the tourism community are still struggling,” he said. “The Cassowary Coast Indigenous Corporation which sponsors the event feels these communities do need a lift and the carnival is the perfect event to allow other communities to come and show their support. “We have received nominations from all of last year's competing teams – two teams from Townsville, two from Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell and Yarrabah and last year's finalists and runners-up, Cooktown. “We are confident they will be competing again this year. “If it is successful it may become the format in which the committee will follow in the future as ground infrastructure has been an issue, particularly with the increasing

Last year's Cooktown Crocs team that contested the Rainforest Cup Indigenous Cricket Carnival. Photo: ALF WILSON. growth of the carnival." Selwyn McIvor told the Cooktown Local News he had spoken to the players and they were ready to go. "We have to travel 600km to get there, but it is great this year that we will play our qualifying games in Innisfail,” Selwyn said. “If we make the final though it will be held in Tully, that is another 50km south

of Innisfail.” Selwyn said the side would nominate this week, and like last year, would include six players from Hope Vale and as many again from Cooktown. "We have some young fellas in Georgie Kulka, Tim Rosendale and Preston Deemal and they are all-rounders so we are pretty keen," he said.


New moon sends barra crazy THEY reckon the moon brings out some extreme behavior in some people and it is no different for Barra either with the lead up to the new moon having them well and truly on the chew. There have been some good numbers of Barra smashing lures in the Endeavour River. Anglers are reminded though, that there are only a few days left for you to land a Barra because the 2011 season closes on Midday, November 1.

And with the Spawning Closures in force this week, there have been no reports from offshore. Otherwise, Mangrove Jacks are starting to show up around the Wharf, while Queenfish and Trevelly are also keeping anglers busy. Tight lines Russell Bowman The Lure Shop.

ABOVE: Visitor Bruce Morgenstern with an arm stretching Chinaman caught on a recent trip. The fish was released immediately this photo was taken. Photo submitted. LEFT: Local boys Col Jackson, Russell Bowman, David Mead, Phil Boneham with Errol, Wassa, Bruce and Peter as crew on their trip to Bathurst Bay. Photo submitted.

Rolan unbeatable in stroke

MARK Rolan’s nett score of 58 was simply unbeatable during last week’s Italian Restaurant Weekly Stroke competition contested by an average field of members. A count-back was required between Graham Burton and Don Keller who both finished with 64 to decide who got the runners-up award, with the prize going to Don. It seems that whenever John Moulton visits us, he not only brings the rain but also attracts good playing numbers for the Saturday competition as we had more than 20 members compete on Saturday. Stableford competitions usually suit a highhandicapped players but this didn’t stop one of our lowest-handicapped members, Kim Copland from

winning the day’s event with 40 points. Hot on his heels was Peter Monkman in runner-up position with 30. All the nearest the pins were landed with Luke Sullivan landing 2/11, Dave Collie 14 and Kim Copland for 9/18. We all know the saying, “anything boys can do, girls can do better” and our very own Kate Thomson proved this when she played Sunday’s 9-Hole Stableford competition. Kate had a very relaxing round with Julie Sauer and won the day’s event with 25 points. In runner-up position was yet another esteemed lady member, Alice Burton, who had 21 points. Good one girls! Only three members have recorded for this week’s Italian Restaurant Weekly Stableford competition, and it isn’t a big surprise to note that

Kate Thomson is also leading the field with an impressive score of 46. Just a “heads up” to let everyone know that Wren Timbers are again this year putting on a 3-Person Ambrose competition which is being held on Saturday, November 19. This event last year attracted a lot of “oncea-year” golfers, and we are hoping that this year will be just as big, if not better. Wren Timbers give out some fantastic prizes on the day so get a team together and come out for a hit for a shot-gun start at 10am. Happy golfing everyone. Kelly Barnett - Manager Cooktown Golf Club.

Rain washed out shoot

RAIN washed out last Wednesday night’s shoot, however, we had fine weather for the practical shoot

on Sunday. In the Rimfire, Ian was first with a time of 54.43secs, Dizzy was second with 56.67 and Ken was third with 60.82. Dizzy scored 93.16 secs in the Revolver, and Frank 74.64 secs in the Centrefire. We have postponed the AGM until Wednesday, November 2 at 5.30pm, which will be followed by the shoot. It is important that you attend the AGM to elect the committee for next year Note these November dates in your diary: • Annual General Meeting –

Wednesday, 2 from 5.30pm. Please be there; • Sunset shoots – Wednesdays – 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 5.30pm, alternating between Combined Service Core and Sports Pistol/ Centrefire; • Saturday shoot – November 12 from 1.30pm; • Practical shoot – Sunday, 27 from 9am; and • General meeting – Wednesday, 30 from 5.30pm. Janne Stewart Secretary.

Marlin Coast Veterinary Surgery Will be visiting Cooktown WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 from 2pm and THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 until 12 noon Clinic is at the CWA rooms FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE PHONE

Sylvia Geraghty 4069 5337 or Clinic 4057 6033 Appointments are essential


Transport Solutions Body Truck Monday to Friday Departs Cooktown for Cairns approx 4pm daily

Chiller and Freezer Product accepted in Cairns Monday – Thursday by 3pm For delivery in Cooktown Tuesday – Friday Semi Trailer out of Cairns

 Dry goods to depot Monday to Friday by 3pm  Van and Truck pick-ups to be phoned in by 2pm Monday to Friday

Cooktown Office and Yard – Phone: (07) 4069 5661 After Hours: Ken 0417 645 101 Endeavour Valley Road, Cooktown • Office Hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

Cairns Yard – Phone: (07) 4035 6696 169 Little Spence Street, Monday to Friday Depot: 8am-3pm, Office: 8am-5pm

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 Container and Oversize Transport also available – Phone enquiries on (07) 4035 3360

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Dropped catches = dropped matches BLACK Mountain Panthers opening batsman Geoff Kulka used up all his nine lives and a couple more against Council on Sunday, smashing 135 runs in an innings in which the Council fielders could not take the catches he was offering. Council won the toss in the 40-over match and sent BMP in to bat. Openers Glen and Geoff Kulka had a good start making 47 runs in five overs before Glen was bowled by Dan Ellis. Adrian Kulka joined making a quick 17 before he was bowled by Jamie Greaves. Dallas Rootsey came and went for a duck but shared in a 18 run partnership as Geoff Kulka continued to hit freely, giving plenty of chances to the fielding side. Stumpy Kulka made 7 runs before Brad Atkin claimed his wicket, caught by Wilbur Tomlinson. Billy Dukes picked up Wulbar Kulka who made two runs, but provided good support for his brother Geoff in a 35 run partnership. Council was still in the game with the score on 5 for 144 however, the sixth wicket partnership of 118 runs from Geoff Kulka and Brett Pickup was taking the game out of Council’s reach. Geoff Kulka was eventually caught by Dan Ellis off Scott Stallan’s bowling for a mighty score of 135. This was after he had been dropped at least 10 times throughout his innings. Brett had a great innings of 46 before Steve Wilton picked up his wicket when he was caught by Jayde McGowan. Young Dylan Mitchell made one run before Kevin Dukes got his wicket caught in slips. The not out batsmen were John O’Neil (18) and David Curtis (8) with the total on 9 for 326. The wickets shared by Council bowlers were Kevin Dukes 1 for 25, Dan Ellis 1 for 32, Jamie Greaves 1 for 33, Wilbur Tomlinson 1 for 24, Steve Wilton 1 for 25, Billy Dukes 1 for 28 Scott Stallan 1 for 15 and Brad Atkin 2 for 25. Council’s run chase had a bad start when Wilbur Tomlinson was bowled by Glen Kulka for eight in the first over. The other opener Brad Atkin was joined by Dan Ellis to try to consolidate the Council innings. However, the BMP bowlers were very tidy and kept the run rate below six when they broke

through when Wulbar Kulka took a great catch on the boundary to dismiss Dan off Stumpy Kulka’s bowling. Jayde McGowan was caught by Brett Pickup for a duck from a Dallas Rootsey delivery. The score was 3 for 40 after eight overs. Wal Welsh joined Brad and steadied the run chase for a while, but when Brad retired hurt with a finger injury, Council were not looking good. Scott Stallan made a quick 42 before pulling a lifting ball out to Glen Kulka off David Curtis’s bowling. Jamie Greaves added seven before John O’Neil had his wicket caught by Adrian Kulka. Brad Atkin then re-entered and made another seven before being bowled by Geoff Kulka on 58, with total at 6 for 167. Steve Wilton was bowled for a duck by Adrian Kulka, Shawn Law was caught behind by Geoff Kulka off a Adrian Kulka ball and both Kevin and Billy Dukes were run out in the 36th over. Council were all out for 214 runs with Wal Welsh the not out batsmen on 37 runs. BMP bowlers also shared the wickets with Glen Kulka 1 for 30, Geoff Kulka 1 for 16, Stumpy Kulka 1 for 10, Dallas Rootsey 1 for 15, David Curtis 1 for 10, John O’Neil 1 for 12 and Adrian Kulka 2 for 34. A very strong win to BMP with some great hitting and tidy bowling. Once again the younger players Dylan Mitchell, Wulbar Kulka, Shawn Law, Kevin Dukes and Bill Dukes put in a great effort particularly in the field and the improvement in their bowling throughout the season has been terrific. Next Sunday, October 30 will see Council face up against Hope Vale in the last of the 40-over games before the finals. It was planned to have the T20 final on November 6, followed by the 40-over final on November 13. However, with the Rain Forest Cup being played in Tully on November 5 and 6, it is now intended to put both of our finals back one week to allow players to attend the Rain Forest Cup.

Cooktown Bowls Club 82. - S. Maddern FRIDAY, October 28: Jackpot $600 Bonus Draw after 8pm if not won in the Early draw between 6.30 and 7pm.

Social Bowls:

Every Wed and Sat, register by 1pm for 1.30pm start. Jackpot $173.


THIS week’s Hash was hosted by Moses and Yoyo. They started the run at Keatings Lagoon because it is especially pretty at this time of year and has lots of Magpie Geese. They did not choose that area because it has no hills, and they would like to make that point perfectly clear to everyone. After the trail took left at the reservation, it took off into uncharted bush, sadly wrong-footing Deep Throat, who has yet to learn how devious hares can be. F*&t knows very well and rejected the obvious trail for the real one which wove through more bush land to Crocodile Bend. From there, the real Hashers pushed through to Ladies’ Mile, but there were some wimps who chose to return to the cars along the highway. Back at the bash, it turned out to be a special occasion - Moses’ birthday. He is now somewhat older than 29, and Yoyo had planned a treat. Not only did she have a wide spread of nibblies, but she had laid on Moses’ second and third most favourite things - champagne and dancing girls. (Moses’ most favourite thing is, of course,


Barefoot Bowls:

Starts again: Wednesday, November 2 Register by 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Jackpot is $622.


Pokies Lucky Seat:

EVERY FRIDAY: Drawn between 8pm and 8.30pm. 4 x $25 raffles for food or fuel. Cannot be exchanged for cash.

Bush Bingo:

Every Thursday morning, 9am start. New Jackpot $120 in 52 calls.

Wednesdays and Fridays – Courtesy Bus – out to Marton & Keatings Lagoon –

Ph 4069 5819

Tide times – Cooktown

Black Mountain Panthers batsman Geoffrey Kulka dispatches this delivery from Council's Steve Wilton away to his leg side.

Hasher swallows the hare's trail


Members’ Draw & Raffles: Members not present for $550 early draw

Adrian Kulka watches the flight of this hook to the boundary in Sunday's match against Council. Photos: GARY HUTCHISON.


Datum is Lowest Astronomical Tide. Tide times are provided by courtesy of Maritime Safety Queensland, © The State of Queensland (Department of Transport and Main Roads) 2010.

Fri 28 Time 03:14 09:50 16:10 21:42

Sat 29 Ht 0.16 2.72 0.86 2.04

Time 03:58 10:46 17:19 22:33


Ht 0.3 2.59 1.04 1.76 NEW MOON

Fri. Nov 25. Time: 16.10

Sun 30

Mon 31

Tue 01

Wed 02

Thu 03

Fri 04

Time 04:47 11:56 18:58 23:42

Time 05:49 13:30 21:00

Time 01:50 07:22 15:03 22:31

Time 03:52 09:07 16:18 23:15

Time 05:03 10:31 17:09 23:47

Time 05:47 11:28 17:47

Ht 0.51 2.43 1.15 1.51

FIRST QUARTER Thur. Nov 03. Time: 02.38

Ht 0.75 2.31 1.1

FULL MOON Fri. Nov 11. Time: 06.16

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Ht 1.39 0.95 2.29 0.95

LAST QUARTER Sat, Nov 19. Time: 01.09

Ht 1.49 1.03 2.31 0.82

Ht 1.67 1.01 2.32 0.72

Ht 1.85 0.97 2.31

Weather Watch

Endeavour Valley October monthly rainfall totals: 105.5ml


Yoyo.)*see below. GM Thermo awarded a beer to Moses, and to Offal in memory of Custard Tart, and to herself for reaching 1200 runs (that’s a very big number of wasted Mondays). After that, she called on the Dancing Girls, who were completely wonderful and far too cultured for the Hash. They danced around jangling their jangly things, and then changed to dancing with fire. Very, very spectacular, and it turns out one of the ankle biters is an absolute natural dancer. I expect she will be appearing with the other girls next year, as long as her mother gives her permission. The Dancing Girls were very special but, as things turned out, they do have a soft spot for champagne. Next week’s run is at Nostrildumass and Xtraktit’s and is on Halloween, Monday, October 31 - so dress accordingly. Call Moses on 0409 686 032 or 4069 5854 for details. *Moses is married, and has to say these things. On-on! Lye bak


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