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$2 • PH: 1300 4895 00 • EDITORIAL: • Issue 538 • Thursday, November 3, 2011

Captain Cook in a bottle By Corey Bousen CAPTAIN Cook is cool. Well he is if he’s kept in the fridge or served with a few ice cubes at least. The man who started it all for Cooktown now has his own bottled water with profits from its sale to flow to the Cooktown Re-enactment Association. And yo-ho-ho, there are even plans for Cook-brand rum and Cook-labelled wine to join the product-line in the future. “Cook’s Spring Water”, as the “clean and crisp” drop is labelled, will soon be on sale to local retailers and the public in whole carton quantities from Cooktown Food Services (a.k.a. The Ice Works). When the first pallet-load arrives in the very near future, it will sell at a cost of $23.95 per carton of 24 x 600ml bottles. President Loretta Sullivan said the bottled water was an important step towards greater self reliance for the Re-enactment Association.

“The water is a fundraiser for us and anybody who wants to purchase it for resale in their business are welcome to do so,” said Loretta. “Our aim is to become more independent and not have to keep asking the local community for donations all the time.” It is expected that many retailers around town will stock the water in the near future, while it will also be on sale at the Re-enactment Association headquarters at the Boathouse on Charlotte St. The lack of a local bottling plant means the water will not be local Cape York or Daintree spring water, but will originally be sourced from Noosa. The Association, however, is investigating options for the water to be bottled in Townsville in a bid to reduce shipping costs. As a premanent means of fundraising, Loretta said Captain Cook labelled bottles of wine are being developed, while there might even be a Cook branded rum as some stage.

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Cooktown is enjoying a double-dose of race fever this week with the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday and the Cooktown Amateurs on this Saturday, which is set to be the glamour event of the year. Pictured here on Tuesday was John and Katey working hard spruiking this year’s Melbourne Cup Calcutta at the Top Pub. See page 20 for more Melbourne Cup social photos while a preview of this weekend’s races can be found on the back page.




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What’s On

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have an upcoming event, please let us know by email to au or phone Gary Hutchison on 1300 867 737

NOVEMBER 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. Sat5. 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. Sat 12. Cooktown SSAA shoot from 1.30pm. Sat 12. Beginners soccer coaching session. 8.30am-11 .30am. John Street oval. Sat 12. Cooktown Junior Rugby League. Cooktown Pool. 1pm-2pm. Sat 12. Cooktown Wanderers FC AGM. Events Centre. 1pm. Sat 12. ‘Come and Try it’: Futsal (indoor soccer). Free. Under 9’s - 2 p.m., 10-14s - 3 p.m. and 14 and over including adults 4 p.m. Sat 12. South East Cape Rugby League Football Club presentation dinner at the Events Centre, at a cost of $50 per head. Sat 12. Piano Sunset Concert. 6pm Nature’s Powerhouse. $30 cash at the door. Bookings appreciated. Call Jacqui on 4069 5442. 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. Sun 27. Cooktown SSAA Practical Shoot from 9am. Sun 27. Cooktown SSAA annual presentation and Christmas barbecue will also include the John King Memorial Practical Shoot. Mon 28. SheeSha Fusion Fusion Belly Dancers Class at Lions Hall from 5pm. Call

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 letters to the editor

Air-con not essential for school kids The lady says air-conditioning is an absolute must for our children in the classrooms. Very unfortunate attitude. We are raising a bunch of hopelessly spoilt kids in our schools. No cane. No punishment except temporary suspension which suits some kids fine. Play up and get a few days to roam around

the town. Swear at, or even fight, the teachers and be rewarded. No discipline can be enforced. Kids legally cannot be chastised at home. They can leave home and get Centrelink at an early age citing “home Abuse”. We have lost the plot. Asia has long ago overtaken us in educational progress. Watch a

program on education in China and notice the difference. Those of us that went to bush schools 75 years ago know the difference. We learned and behaved or got six-of-the-best across the backside or hand. That pulled us into gear. We learned of Australia; our people, our geography, our towns and rivers.

Not taught today. We didn’t have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or similar non-sensical ailments. The belt at home or the cane at school prevented kids playing up. Ye a h , g i v e ‘ e m a l l a i rconditioning. It can’t make the educational system any worse. John Bird - Cooktown

Horse killed in truck collision on Mulligan Highway IT WAs tragic to see the death of a horse (background of photo) last Thursday, 27 October, after a collision with a RoadTek truck, which also caused considerable damage to the vehicle. The incident occured on the Mulligan highway, a few kilometres north of the McLeod River crossing. Cooktown Local News, at the time of going to press, hadn’t heard back from Mount Molloy police as to whether or not anyone was injured in the incident.

One keyboard, four hands

Water restrictions for Laura township

ABOVE: Wojtek Wisniewski will display his skill and mastery of the piano when he plays at Nature’s PowerHouse on 12 November. while Evgeny Ukhanov (left) will return to Cooktown for this exciting evening of music by Romantic composers. FOR many of us, the idea of four hands playing one keyboard brings back memories of childhood - making heavy-handed efforts at Chopsticks with a friend or relative. Fortunately, some of the world’s great composers have written more complex and exciting piano works for two pianists sharing a keyboard! Cooktown’s favourite visiting concert pianist, evgeny Ukhanov, is coming back and will share the keyboard with one time visitor, Wojtek Wisniewski . There’s no doubt that these two excellent young musicians will show us just

what skill and mastery is involved in ‘doing it properly’. And before they do that, each will exhibit their solo skills in lovely works by Romantic composers, Chopin, Brahms, Rachmaninov and Lizt. This will be like three concerts in one! saturday, November 12, 6 pm, at Nature’s PowerHouse promises to be a great final Sunset Concert for 2011. At extraordinary value for money, the entry price is $30, cash at the door please. We do appreciate bookings so please call Jacqui on 4069 5442. Will you be there?

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The Cook shire Council is imposing Level 2 water restrictions for the township of Laura, citing that the water supply is operating at 114 per cent. “This is unsustainable and will result in Laura running out of water,” said council CeO steve Wilton. The restrictions come into effect from Thursday, 3 November at 5pm and will remain in place until further notice. For garden beds/ shrubbery areas, the restrictions require that: 1. Micro spray and drip systems must not be used at any time. 2. sprinklers must not be used at any time. 3. hand held hoses must not be used at any time. 4. Watering cans or buckets filled directly from taps can be used between 7pm and 9pm. Also, lawn areas must not be watered at any times. “Offenders with blatant disregard of the restrictions will result in the issue of a written warning and/or fine in accordance with the Water Act 2000 and the local law,” Mr Wilton said in a public notice.

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Golf Club crime frustration

Cooktown Golf Club Manager Kelly Barnett pictured at the scene of the crime. The thief, or thieves, used power tools to remove screws that secured the corrugated iron. By Corey Bousen The Cooktown Golf Club has suffered its second break-in this year with $400 worth

of alcohol and chocolate stolen on Saturday night. Those involved in the offence came well prepared, arriving with specific tools to

facilitate their criminal actions. It is believed a battery-powered electric drill was used to gain entry to the bar area where the alcohol was refrigerated, while wire cutters we’re used to create an exit from the club-house’s female toilets. Club Manager Kelly Barnett expressed her frustration over the break-in. “We’re a community club so those involved in this are just ripping off the community,� she said. “To arrive with a battery powered drill, plus wire cutters to escape from the female toilets; to bring that sort of equipment, obviously those involved have put some thought into it.� With the break-in at the club earlier this year resulting in a man being convicted following the discovery of his finger prints at the crime scene, Ms Barnett is hopefull for a similar outcome following the discovery of finger prints this time around also. “hopefully these guys have a record like the first guy did and we’ll be able to match up some fingerprints,� she said. Commenting on the latest break-in, Cooktown Police’s Senior Sergeant John McArthur said: “We did seize some items for scientific examination and our investigations are ongoing in regard to this particular case.�

A spate of break and enter crimes in the Cooktown area this year has many in the community concerned and frustrated. “With all the break-ins that are happening in Cooktown, it’s getting like Cairns with all the crime,� concluded Ms Barnett.

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CCDEU threatens Entsch with defamation action By Corey Bousen The row over the proposed rehabilitation centre at Flaggy Road has escalated with the developer threatening legal action for defamation against Member for Leichhardt Warren entsch who, in return, has begun an investigation into government funding flowing to the group. Local resident Kate Dagge - who has been campaigning against the location selected for the rehab centre - has been caught in the cross-fire, receiving a letter from the developer’s lawyers demanding she immediately stop the further dissemination of letters by Mr entsch that are at the centre of the wrangle. Lawyers representing the Townsville-based Congress Community Development and education Unit Ltd (CCDeU) wrote to Warren entsch on 28 October demanding a written apology for the contents of a letter Mr entsch wrote to Indigenous health Minister Warren Snowden on 6 October. The CCDeU claims the letter,

in which Mr entsch is critical of the indigenous development organisation, “raise clear and serious defamatory imputations�. A lengthy follow up letter from Mr entsch to CCDeU Chairman Reverend Shayne Blackman on 25 October “exacerbated that defamation�, said the Townsvillebased law firm acting on behalf of the CCDEU. Mr entsch has reacted angrily to the threat of defamation action by the CCDeU, engaging his own lawyer while also looking into state and federal government funding that is flowing to the organisation, which has a wide range of interests focusing on indigenous Australia, including: schooling, aged-care, rehabilitation, construction and publishing. Speaking to Cooktown Local News in a telephone interview on Wednesday morning, Mr entsch said he was particularly angered by the legal letter to Ms Dagge who is “a local mother who has done nothing more but raise concerns about the suitability of the site� for the rehab centre.

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Mr entsch also called on the Cooktown community to stand behind Ms Dagge. Describing the threat of legal action to Ms Dagge as “absolutely appalling�, Mr entsch said: “As a community, we need to step up and back her 1000 per cent�. The Member for Leichhardt, who enjoys some prominence in the federal parliament as Chief Opposition Whip, says he will use the parliamentary resources at his disposal to enquire into the state and federal funding flowing to the CCDEU. “I’m not going to be intimidated by legal threats that are probably being paid for by the tax payer,� Mr entsch told Cooktown Local News. “These organisations exist primarily on government funds and that worries me. I’m going to start looking to see how much federal and state money gets filtered through that organisation,� he said. “I want to see if the taxpayer is getting value for money�. Both Ms Dagge and Mr entsch have been asked to apologise

to the CCDeU for further legal action to be avoided. The letter to Mr entsch from the CCDeU lawyers states: “Our client requires that you confirm in writing to us that an immediate apology (in terms suitable to our client) will be written to each of the recipients of all of the correspondence, withdrawing, without reservation, all of the defamatory materials in the correspondence referred to�. Mr entsch, however, says he has no intention of issuing any such apology. “I stand by what I wrote in that letter. I have no intention of apologising for representing the community,� he said.

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Cooktown Local News 3 - 9 November 2011 – 3

Cyclone Season Information THE EVENTS CENTRE IS A CYCLONE SHELTER The cyclone shelter provides short term shelter from the effects of the cyclone until the cyclone has passed.

How Can you Help?

Join the SES

The SES is a volunteer organisation designed to help Queensland communities in times of emergency and disaster. For more information ningSES.asp or telephone 137468

Join the Australian Red Cross During an emergency, Red Cross mobilises trained and experienced volunteers to assist in the Red Cross response. For more information or telephone 03 9345 1800 Cook Shire Connect Are you a member of Facebook? Cook Shire Connect is Council’s dedicated Facebook page. By ‘liking’ this page you will receive automatic updates from Council during a cyclone or other disaster event.

SERIOUS FUN Cyclone Community Awareness Night Markets Trivia Night Great Prizes Competitions Saturday 26th Nov, 4pm-8pm See other adverts in the Local News for more details

Even with a cyclone shelter the best place to be during a cyclone is in your home or in the home of a friend or family.

Who can use the Cyclone Shelter The cyclone shelter is for community members who have been evacuated, have no friends or family to go to, or feel unsafe in their home.

What you can bring

Evacuation Kit Emergency Kit Swag Esky under 50 litres Laptop/mobile (there will be no access to power) Overnight bag Pram/stroller Snacks/sandwiches/prepared food drink (non alcoholic) Motorised scooter Wheelchair/walking aid

What you can’t bring Chairs Cooking equipment Gas appliances No Alcohol is permitted Unregistered cats and dogs Uncaged cats and dogs Furniture/household goods Desktop computers The shelter does not provide bedding or food. It does provide a safe place and water.

How do I know when the Cyclone Shelter or Place of Refuge is opened? There are several ways of finding this information out - Cook Shire Councils website - Cook Shire Connect on Facebook - Posters on community noticeboards - Listen to the ABC - Receive an SMS. - Telephone Council - Subscribe to Cook Shire Connect newsletter

Prepare an Evacuation Kit Your Evacuation Kit should be kept in a sturdy, easy to carry bag or waterproof storage box and stored in a safe place that is easy to access. It should include - Medicines and prescriptions - Changes of clothes - First Aid kit, sunscreen, insect repellant - Toiletries - Pillows, sleeping bags and blankets or swags - Books and games for children - Baby formula, nappies and food - Valuables, photos (prints, CDs, USB stick) - Extra money as cash - Mobile phone, charger, spare battery Important documents, Originals or certified copies Scan all documents and save on a memory stick - Insurance papers - Inventory of valuables - Wills and life insurance documents - House deeds/mortgage documents - Birth and marriage certificates - Passport/visa details - Stocks and bonds - Medicare and pension cards - Immunisation records - Bank account and credit card details - Back up of computer files - Emergency contact numbers - Copy of household emergency plan If you live in an old home, built before 1982, it may be safer to stay with family or friends in a newer home.

CAN WE BRING PETS TO THE CYCLONE SHELTER? Serious Fun has been made possible through funding provided under the Community Development and Recovery Package, which is a joint initiative of the Australian and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements

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The best place for your pet is in your own home. The cyclone shelter will permit domestic pets in cages Domestic pets are dogs, cats, caged birds and small caged animals such as guinea pigs. Dogs and cats must be registered. Animals not allowed - Livestock, chooks, cattle, pigs, goats, kangaroos, wallabies, reptiles, horses or working dogs, unregistered, uncaged dogs and cats. Animals brought to the cyclone shelter will be housed in a separate room to the people. Owners must ensure adequate water, food and must clean up any waste. More information on preparing your pet can be found at lan.pdf

Places of Refuge A place of refuge is not specifically designed as a public cyclone shelter but is a building that will provide a level of protection from the effects of the cyclone as it passes. The location and opening of a place of refuge will be announced when it is needed by the Mayor or a senior police officer. Communities in Cook Shire with a place of refuge are -

Coen Rossville Bloomfield/Ayton Lakeland Laura Portland Roads


Welcome to Club Veg ... hope you like the garden

Club Veg members inspect a well run organic garden at Gary McClelland’s Lakeland property.

The community is really getting behind ‘Club Veg’, which meets on the first Saturday of every month at the Cooktown District Community Centre - and best of all, it’s free. The following is a few comments from members: ‘’My enjoyment being part of Club Veg is the easy spontaneity with which we all share experiences and tips from our successes and failures. Plus the field trips that are always enjoyable. It has grown from a first meet of around 10 people, to a happy crowd of over forty now,” Trisha Allen said. “Club Veg is a great group - people just getting together to learn more about growing healthy food,” Wendy Seabrook commented. “I enjoy Club Veg because the information shared is so practical and relevant to the Cooktown area and the company of like-minded gardeners is great!”, Jean Stephan said. ‘’A wonderful opportunity to share common knowledge and gardening tips in a friendly fun manner with a community of gardeners,’ Waratah Nichols said. ‘’What I like about Club Veg is the idea of exchanging the knowledge to grow plants in the climate zone we live in. I just joined recently and I don’t know all the members as yet, but the ones I know are very forthcoming with their ideas, that’s what I like,” Otto Hirsch concluded.

Girl gets Halloween fright AN 11-yEAr-Old Cooktown girl, celebrating halloween by ‘Trick or Treating’ on Monday night, had her own frightening experience when her leg got stuck in a drain grate - with police, paramedics and fire-crews arriving on the scene to set her free. The girl had to be cut free from the drain grate on the corner of Walker and May Streets by fire fighters using the ‘jaws-of-life’ at around 7pm. Authorities report the girl was stuck in the metal grate for about 15 minutes before she was freed. Queensland Ambulance Service Advanced Care Paramedic Steve Gulliver said the girl was not hurt. “She’d been trick or treating and she wasn’t watching what she was doing and ended up falling into the drain and getting her leg stuck,” Mr Gulliver told the Courier-Mail. “She had some friends around her and she was very calm, although she was quite afraid of the ‘jaws-of-life’ when the firies started to try and get her out. “I just had to tell her it was going


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Hank Green This drain grate on the corner of Walker and May Streets had to be prised apart with the ‘jaws of life’ to free the girl’s trapped leg. Photo: Corey BouSen to be okay and this was how we were going to get her leg free.’’ The girl didn’t need a visit to hospital but the incident ended her trick-or-treating expedition. “I think she’d only visited one house and was on her way to her second house when she fell in,” Mr Gulliver said.

Police, paramedics and fire crews all arrived at the scene to facilitate the setting free of the girl. Cooktown Shire Council CEO Stephen Wilton said drains in that part of town are being upgraded on an ongoing basis as part of existing infrastructure plans.


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Drunk fisherman fined for cigarette butt injury A fISHErMAN who flicked his cigarette butt into the chest of a female police officer while she was off-duty has been fined $400 for assault occasioning bodily harm. The defendant pleaded guilty to the offence at the Cooktown Magistrates Court on Tuesday and expressed his remorse over the incident. defence counsel for the fisherman said his client’s job meant that he “spends most of his life at sea” and “very rarely does he come in and drink as much as he did on this occasion” on 10 June this year. The man was socialising with a group of friends at a Cooktown hotel, as was the off-duty police officer who was at a table near by. The female police officer noticed a burning sensation on her chest, and subsequent viewing of the hotel’s video security system identified the defendant as the person who flicked the cigarette butt. In handing down his verdict, the Magistrate said the incident was probably the result of carelessness on

the part of the drunken man and did not record a conviction. The defendant was also fined $400 for possession of approximately 1 gram of cannabis, which was detected while he was being searched at the Cooktown Police Station. Good behaviour bond for crude scrawl on the wall A tree-farm manager was released on a a $300 good behaviour bond on Tuesday, after pleading guilty to writing offensive comments about his neighbour on a toilet block wall. defence counsel for the 44 yearold man said his client admits that his behaviour was immature, while he has since made amends with the aggrieved party. $700 fine for pot-growing mum A 50 year-old rossville mother of three children has pleaded guilty to growing 19 cannabis plants in pots on her property. The disability pensioner said the marijuana plants were for personal medical use due to a back ailment, with defence counsel telling the court

that she only smoked cannabis prior to going to bed in the evening. A search of the rossville property by Cooktown police on 6 October also uncovered an lSd tab in the defendant’s freezer, which was said to have been a gift from a friend. The defendant was fined a total of $700 for both drug offences, while no conviction was recorded. Conviction for man who moved car to avoid fight A disability pensioner from Hopevale has been fined $350 and lost his licence for two months after registering a blood-alcohol reading of 0.076%. defence counsel said the man was attending a party at Hopevale on 17 August when a fight broke out. The man, who lived nearby, said he was concerned his car would get damaged as a result of the fracas, so decided to drive it home. Police pulled the man over on Keller road at 11.20pm, with the defendant admitting to having drunk five cans of mid-strength beer.

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All systems go for new admin building By GARY HUTCHISON WHILE work on the Endeavour Christian College is progressing rapidly, the new school’s administration policy will be to “hasten slowly”. An objection to the $1.5M building delayed the start of construction until about a fortnight ago, but with that

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issue resolved, it has been “all systems go” since. Christian Communities Chief Executive Officer John Lyndon addressed a group of 20 parents and grandparents on the school’s progress, its vision and its policies at a meeting held at the Cooktown Baptist Church last Tuesday night, October 25. Mr Lyndon told the audience CCM has its own development company which meant any issues arising now will be swiftly handled. He said that construction on the school and appropriate government accreditation to operate should be completed and obtained by 23 January 2012, with its aim to cater for students from Prep Year to Year 7. “But the classes we start with will be determined by how many students are enrolled, their ages and the classes for which they are eligible,” Mr Lyndon said. Cooktown Baptist Church Pastor Peter Coates will be the school’s first Principal/teacher while his wife Christine, also a qualified teacher will assist in a teaching/administrative role depending on enrolments. On the issue of fees, Mr Lyndon explained the government subsidy scheme, “Socio-Economic Status” (SES), which should make attendance at the school affordable. “Grants are based on the wealth of the community from which a school’s population is coming from,” he said. “The wealthier a set of parents is, the less money the school gets for their children. “Conversely, we will get a higher grant for low income families.” Mr Lyndon outlined an attractive fee structure which will make attending the school more affordable for large families. “Parents will only pay fees for their first two children, the third and fourth will be free,” he said. But he re-enforced the school was open to negotiation if some parents could not pay the fees for their

Cooktown Baptist Church Pastor Peter Coates who will be Endeavour Christian College’s first Principal with Christian Communities Ministries Chief Executive Officer John Lyndon and an artist’s impression of the finished school. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. child to attend. “We do not want to see any child ‘not’ attend our school,” he said. “We’d certainly be open to discussion to try and facilitate a child coming to our school.” On the issue of the size of the school ground, Mr Lyndon joked it probably had

the world’s smallest oval. “But we’re negotiating with Council to try and get more ground behind the school,” he said. Mr Lyndon said future growth to include high school level students would be constantly assessed and addressed as opportunities arose.

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On the beat with Sergeant McArthur A 20-YEAR-OLD Cooktown woman has been charged with assault after the alleged 17yearold victim provided a statement to police re an alleged incident which took place on 17 October 2011. It is alleged the victim suffered internal cuts to her mouth and the displacement of a number of teeth. The matter will go before the Cooktown Magistrates Court on 6 December. A 19 year-old old Hope Vale man was charged with disorderly conduct after an incident on Charlotte St on 21 October. The matter will go before the Cooktown Magistrates Court on


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6 December. On 24 October, a number of local businesses were unlawfully entered overnight and a variety of property stolen and currency was stolen. Scientific staff from Cairns attended the scenes and conducted fingerprint examinations. A 34yr old Cooktown woman has been charged with wilful damage after allegedly breaking a glass sliding door at the front of the QAS station. Police alleged the damage was caused by the woman as she was walking past the station. The matter will go before the Cooktown Magistrates Court on 6 December.

On 26 October, a 38 yearold Aurukun man was detected drink driving and registered a blood-alcohol reading of 0.155%. The matter will go before the Cooktown Magistrates Court on 6 December. 6. On 28 October, a 31year-old Cooktown man was detected drink driving and recorded a bloodalcohol reading of .052%. The matter will go before the Cooktown Magistrates Court on 6 December. On 28 October, a 43 year-old Cooktown man detected drink driving with a blood-alcohol readiong of 0.180%. The matter

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Wujal Wujal artist Maurice Gibson with this piece titled, “Jaljanji Minyaâ€? (Seaside food) at the gallery earlier this year. The centre will ofďŹ cially be opened on 8 November. WUJAL Wujal’s Bana Yirriji Arts and Cultural Centre will be ofďŹ cially opened by the Minister for Disability Services, Mental Health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Curtis Pitt on Tuesday, November 8. Other dignitaries expected to attend the function include the Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and the Member for Cook, Jason O’Brien. Constructed from funds provided by the Queensland government’s Q150 Legacy Program to the tune of $1.75 million, the centre has been operating since January after a traditional opening by the Wujal Wujal community. The federal government also contributed $120,000 for the ďŹ t-out of the premises, which was constructed by Dawsons Engineering

to a Beachcomber Solutions architectural design - both Cairns businesses. Since then, the facility has been a wonderful addition to the arts and cultural services provided by the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, and has already proved popular with budding artists and visitors alike. Complete with all facilities, which include a large workshop area, studio, pottery area, gallery, training room and conference room, there is also a caf‚ within the building, but which operates independently of the centre. Now operating three days per week with workshops and exhibitions, plans are afoot for the centre to be opened seven days, when there will be a full range of artwork on display for sale and an increased opportunity for artists to create their work. Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council

Common names can cause confusion WELCOME plant lovers. This week I would like to talk about Dillenia alata, known as Red Beech or Golden Guinea Tree or Guguu Yimithirr Gabagarr. Dillenia after John James Dillenius, German botanist of the 17th and 18th centuries, alata - bearing a attened, wing-like structure, referring to the winged petioles (leaf stalks). This plant is a prime example of the reason common names are not useful. The same common name can mean different plants in different places and of course a plant can have different common names. Once I was asked what is that tree and I said Red Beech and Lewis said Golden Guinea but we both agreed that it was Dillenia alata! This small to medium tree is endemic and often found with paperbarks, especially near Finch Bay and all through Cooktown Botanic Gardens. A herbarium specimen was collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, the botanists on the Endeavour with Captain Cook in 1770. It was painted by Sydney Parkinson, the artist on board the Endeavour, and is one of the Banks Florilegium copper engravings made by Joseph Banks on his return to England. The bright yellow owers on this tree are followed by red fruits, as attractive as the ower, and often mistaken for owers. I have often been asked what the tree in the botanic gardens with two

different owers can be! The dark seeds are covered with a grey aril, a ‘skin’ which is edible, not much eating but “good pickinsâ€?. These bright yellow owers last for a day but are replaced daily for months. It is rare to ďŹ nd a tree without buds, owers and fruit at any time. The dark red shiny aky papery bark is attractive and rather looks like red aluminium. It is home for epiphytes: Orchids, Button Plants, Anthouse Plants, and other plants that don’t need soil for their roots, rather they bury their roots under the bark. A good cabinet-maker’s wood with a dark and close grain, the timber is easy to work. The bark, owers and thick glossy large leaves all make for an attractive small tree for the subtropical or tropical garden. Propagation is best from seed, though tip cuttings work well. Likes good drainage and a sandy soil so excellent plant for Cooktown. iI is a hardy plant once established and can tolerate dryness. This tree was featured on a stamp issued 12 March 1986. Remember this is your column too, email me on or call me on 40603102 or 0437 910883. Passion Sandy Lloyd for Plants

Mayor Desmond Tayley said it had been a long haul with much consultation about the site and the design. “But we’ve come through with flying colours,â€? Mayor Tayley said. “Our artists and trainees are being given opportunities they never had before, and our community is proud of the progress we are making in the arts. “We now feel they have been given a real chance to create a Wujal Wujal brand.â€? Mayor Tayley said the Traditional Owners are gratiďŹ ed the language and culture of Wujal Wujal will be even further enhanced by the facilities available in the new centre. He said everyone is welcome to attend the opening which is due to start at 10am.

Kennedy to get a new sports colour ON Friday, October 21 a meeting of the Cooktown State School Parents & Citizens Association was held at the Events Centre. It was discussed that a change be made of the sports uniform to give the house of Kennedy a different colour to blue, as blue is the colour of the Cooktown school uniform. It was decided that after public debate at our next meeting of the P & C, a decision will be made whether to change the colour. If this is a favourable decision, the School Council members will vote in the new colour of their choice and the change will be introduced in the 2012 New Year. The P & C would like to hear comments from the community regarding the Kennedy sports uniform colour change, so we are inviting parents, carers and community members to attend the next meeting for discussion. This will be the last meeting for the year and will be held on Friday, November 25 in meeting room #3 of the Events Centre straight after parade at approximately 9.30am. If you are unable to attend and would like your suggestions conveyed to the meeting, please email your comments to me at nikki@capecrusaders. The house of Cook will remain the colour red. Stay safe, stay in school and “Go Kennedy!� Nikki Darvell President Cooktown State School P & C


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A sugar mill on the Bloomfield? The most northern sugar mill attempted in Australia? Will it ever happen? Unlikely, but it’s actually cemented in history, way back in 1884, at Wyalla Plains. That’s the area just to the north of Ayton, the open area flanked by Weary Bay between the Bloomfield River and the start of Cedar Bay National Park. It was an unsuccessful but utterly courageous venture by noted pioneers, Fred and Ann Bauer. That it happened just 11 years after the Palmerston gold rush started to the west, shows how quickly people spread out in their search for gold, tin and eventually red gold (red cedar). Thousands of prospectors, a large number of them Chinese, flooded into Cooktown from 1873 to follow the gold. Anxious to establish an ethnic equilibrium, authorities placed an ethnic quota on the ships’ passengers able to be landed at Cooktown. No problem. The skippers simply landed the Chinese at Weary Bay and the Bloomfield River, with directions to head west - over the mountains through China Camp and on to the goldfields. This helped establish some agricultural interest in the area.

Within 18 months from 1884, Vilele Plantation was established and employed hundreds of workers (“English, Chinese, Malayan, Japanese and local Bama”) over a 3 year period. Buildings included an estate house on Mt Annie, a crushing mill, blacksmith forge, butcher shop, a village with over 20 buildings and a tramway to the wharf. About 500 acres were under production for a few short years, but costs, haste and distance closed the operation. The mill, tramway and machinery were eventually transported to Knockroe Plantation near Bundaberg. Scarcely a trace of this history remains to intrigue the visitor. It seems a pity. But the lovely township of Ayton is the most endearing legacy. Ayton is now a quiet, natural spot to spend a little time. It’s a great base for fishing; camping; and visiting attractions such as China Camp, the Roaring Meg Falls, Shipton’s Flat, the Plantation Creek mouth (Bauer’s inlet), Archer Point, the Cedar Bay National Park and of course the famous Wujal Wujal Falls. James and Danielle Nicholson, honeymooning from the UK, were

shown around Plantation Creek by Gloria and Kath Walker recently. They loved the wild, beautiful scenery only accessible by the rugged 4x4 track. “Much better than Fraser Island. Plenty of birds, but not enough crocs”, was Danielle’s comment. It depends on your viewpoint, Danielle! My own travel along the Bloomfield Track has been curtailed since a selfinflicted injury with a machete became infected. However, Track conditions have been satisfactory and stable, according to colleagues. Morning tides will be benign over the next week, but will be higher (up to 2.4 metres) between 9 and 12 November. Travellers should consult a tide chart, watch out for rain in the catchments and seek Police advice if in doubt. My thanks to Peter Croker for his highly informative publication “Bauer’s Road to Bloomfield -- the trials and triumphs of a 19th Century entrepreneur” 2010. Peter’s email is Happy travelling Mike D’Arcy D’Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours

Along the BLOOMFIELD TRACK Honeymooners James and Danielle Nicholson were shown about by Gloria and Kath Walker at the mouth of Plantation Creek, with Rattlesnake Point in the background.

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Cook Shire Community Plan 2011/2021 The Draft Cook Shire Community Plan 2011/2021 will be on public display from Monday 7th November to Monday 5th December 2011, for comment by all community members and key stakeholders.

NOVEMBER 3 Water Restrictions effective - Laura 4-6 Cooktown Symposium 5 Annual Cooktown Races 7 Draft Cook Shire Community Plan 2011/2021 open for public comment th until 5 December 2011 10 Emergency Drill at Cooktown Airport 11 Remembrance Day Service, at 11am in ANZAC Park 21 Pre-Cyclone Clean Up commencing in Ayton, Coen, Cooktown, Lakeland, Laura, Marton & Rossville. 22 Ordinary Council Meeting of the Shire of Cook, from 9am in Council Chambers 26 Serious Fun Event from 4pm to 8pm at the Cooktown Events Centre

Copies of the draft plan will be available at all Shire libraries, Council’s administration building, at other public venues in Cook Shire and via Council’s website –

Water Restrictions - LAURA Due to excessive consumption in the township of Laura, the water supply is operating at 114%. This is unsustainable and will result in Laura running out of water. Council is imposing Level 2 Water Restrictions effective Thursday 3rd November 2011 at 5pm. The restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

DECEMBER 5 Feedback closes on Cook Shire Community Plan 2011/2021 9 Feedback closes on Cooktown  Foreshore Master-plan

Christmas in Cooktown Dates for this year’s Christmas in Cooktown activities have been set with lots happening in the community.


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Breakfast with Santa – Sunday 4th December This free annual family favourite will again be held at the Cooktown Pool from 7am, for children aged 0 – 8 years. Santa will be arriving at approx. 8:30am; please ensure you arrive early to greet Santa. Each child attending must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Tickets are limited to 150 and are available from Cooktown Library and Council’s administration building.

Council Meeting An Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Cook will be held on Tuesday 22nd November 2011 commencing at 9am at Council Chambers, 10 Furneaux Street, Cooktown. This meeting is open to members of the public.

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Pre-Cyclone Clean Up Residents are advised that a pre-cyclone clean up will take place in the townships of Ayton, Coen, Cooktown, Lakeland, Laura, Marton & Rossville; week commencing:

* Monday 21st November 2011 * This service is provided to remove waste items from your property which may cause a hazard in the event of a cyclone. Please leave items (including palm fronds and other garden waste) on road reserves by the above date to ensure your waste is collected as there will only be one pick up for each household. Council would like to remind residents that NO general household waste, motor vehicles (or parts of), white goods or indoor furniture will be collected. For further information, please contact Cook Shire Council on 4069 5444 or email

Serious Fun Event Trivia Quiz & Night Markets Cook Shire Council along with the Cook Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) will be hosting a cyclone information event at the Cooktown Events Centre, Saturday 26th November from 4pm to 8pm. This event will include night markets, trade and information stands, food stalls and a trivia quiz. All community members are encouraged to come along for what will be an informative yet entertaining evening for the whole family. For any enquiries relating to this event, including market stall applications and trivia quiz team nominations, contact event organiser Ali Ward on 4069 5980 or

Cooktown Foreshore Master-plan Cook Shire Council is in the process of producing a revised plan for the future development and management of the Cooktown foreshore and surrounding areas. Council facilitated a tender by invitation in July 2011, to suitably qualified consultancy firms, to develop the Cooktown Foreshore Master-plan with revised community and Council expectations and considering town planning and regulatory changes. Tract Consulting was successful in the tendering process. A revised Master-plan will be submitted and adopted by Council. The Master-plan structure is to provide a 'project ready' strategic framework from which future funding and development opportunities will be based. Residents and stakeholders who took part in recent consultations for the Cook Shire Community Plan 2011-2021, Tourism Development and Streetscape Plans have already provided valuable feedback regarding the development of Cooktown's foreshore. This feedback, along with past community information and submissions on this area (such as the community petition for a sea-pool) have been provided to Tract Consulting to assist in creating the draft plan. During November a feedback form will be available for anyone wishing to raise any other issues, comments or suggestions relating to the future development of the foreshore. These will be passed onto Tract Consulting. Following endorsement at the next Council meeting (21st to 23rd November 2011), copies of the draft plan and proposed designs will be available for community members to view. Once this phase of the plan is reached, comments and feedback will be welcomed via a survey until Friday 9th December 2011.


The mystery of Black Mountain FOLLOWING a recent request for stories about the mysteries of the Black Mountains, the following articles from old newspapers came to light, with rather enlightening results. The earliest story found was from the Cairns Post, Friday, 19 July 1918 from a column called “On the Tramp” - author unknown. Generally speaking it is an article about a visit to the Mt Amos area by the author, with comments about areas travelled through. “As the buggy rolled along, I thought of the Trevethan mystery and of one Jimmy Wren. Old Jimmy was well known in Cairns and on the Mulgrave goldfield in the early days. When the tin boom was on, he migrated and started to battle for a living on the Annan tin rush, and the mystery happened after a few days of recreation in the old town (Cooktown). There was positive proof that he had received accommodation for the night at the Trevethan on his return journey to the fields, and on the following morning had wandered on, but to where is shrouded in mystery, for no one could claim the pleasure of having seen or met the old man afterwards.” Then the Brisbane Courier, Saturday, February 25 1933 ran the story, “The Road of Tragedy”, ‘Grim, Unsolved Crimes of the Black Mountains of the Palmer’, By

Nancy Francis. In an article solely about the Black Mountains the author paints a picture of gloom and claimed that “tragedy also has been associated with it ever since it has been known by white men.” “As the country around the base of the Black Mountains had good grass, it was usual for bullock and horse owners to put their teams there for feed (during the Palmer Rush days). One of the first-known tragedies occurred at that period - fifty odd years ago (1878), it was that of a man named Graynor, employed by one of the Palmer carriers. He disappeared entirely when looking for horses near the mountains. No trace of the man was ever found. Some ten years later a selector named Owens at Oakey Creek, went out one Sunday morning towards the mountains horse hunting. He was never seen again. It was suspected that he was murdered by a white man, but of that there was no proof. About the same period a man, who was known as ‘Red Faced George’, went from the Four Mile towards the Black Mountains, hunting for horses or cattle and disappeared.” Nancy also went on to recount the tale of Jimmy Wren on his return from visiting Cooktown. Only this time he now has a friend and the Lions Den plays a part. “Late in the afternoon the two men

reached a wayside tavern at Trevethan Creek, a couple of miles on the north side of the Gap, and rested there. Jimmy’s mate had been drinking, and was unwilling to go further, but Jimmy was impatient to get along, and so started off alone. There is a comfortable bush hotel several miles on the south side of the Gap called Helen Vale. Jimmy said he would wait for his friend there. He started along the track towards the forbidding pile of rocks - a quiet, lonely man. But he was never seen again. Somewhere on that few miles of road between the two hotels, probably on the Gap itself, he was done to death, and every trace of the crime removed. Early next morning the mate sober, and ready for the long trail, set out over the Gap. At Helen Vale hotel he enquired for Jimmy. Jimmy had not been seen, and he would never have passed without calling. The hue and cry was raised, settlers, farmers, packers, miners, came from all over the district. The search was kept up for weeks. It was a local sensation, a mystery that all were determined to solve. But Jimmy Wren had vanished Step Back completely.” WITHä #OOKTOWNä Cooktown History Centre. (ISTORIALä Continued next week with 3OCIETY more stories.

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Yiri Harrigan Fundraiser @ The Top Pub

PHOTOS: COREY BOUSEN Saturday night’s fund raiser for Yiri Harrigan was attended by over 400 people with thousands of dollars raised that will go towards his medical expenses while in Melbourne. Baby Yiri suffers from ‘Hypo-plastic left heart syndrome’ and is bravely fighting for his life.With his parents Dylan and Sonnette at his side in Melbourne, Yiri is due to undergo another heart operation on December 5. Dylan Harrigan is a member of the much loved band ‘Black Image’, which played on Saturday night, along with the popular ‘Walker Brothers’ from Mossman and local heroes, the Roadtrippers. Black Image, which counts four of Dylan’s brothers as members, was joined on stage by a number of local musical stars throughout the night. In addition to last Saturday night’s fundraiser at the Top Pop, businesses and organisations from across the Cooktown community have generously contributed, including $1,000 from the Bowls Club and $500 from the Lions Club. The Top Pub’s Brenda and Eddie Krop were a driving force behind last Saturday’s event and a big thanks to them for their efforts, their $1,000 dollar donation and the raffle items they contributed. Commenting on the evening, Brenda said: “It was a fabulous night, there was a great bunch of people and everyone was very generous.”

The Roadtrippers had the crowd heaving, as usual.

Kye Ward, Rebeccas Giddens and Trent Giddens showed their support.

“Yiri’s improving and we wish him well,” said Paul Gibson on the evening.

Calvin enjoyed the evening.

Janelle Bassani, Holly Rogers and Chris Witana joined in the fun.

The dance floor was often packed throughout the night.

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Kris and Steve Wallin enjoyed catching up with Cliff Harrigan.

Yiri Harrigan Fundraiser @ The Top Pub


Donella Gibson, Robert, Charleen Hart, Kimberley Gibson, Valda Ross and Tarlisha Gibson on the night.

It was a evening all about family, with Yiri’s Grandfather Ronnie and Uncle

The ladies had fun on the dance floor. Christine Brady, Tracey Rye, Lena Laursen, Robyn Hodges and Valerie Loftus.

Jesse Stjernqvist and Jesse Stenross and Slim enjoyed the music.

Visiting tradies Warren and Ben enjoyed the evening.

Election selection comes our direction View from the Hill

I wOnder how much time we will have before the Queensland election season completely fills our newspapers. election day must be before 17th June 2012, so I’m guessing we will be left to enjoy Christmas in peace. Then the gloves will come off, new batteries will be put in the megaphones, and we will all be pounded into submission. Can’t say I’m looking forward to it, even if it will be colourful. Train wrecks can be colourful; things left on the pavement at closing time can be colourful - doesn’t mean we have to like them. This time, the main conflict will be between Captain Bligh’s tired and

complacent Government, and an erratic, timid Opposition led by šberfhrer Newman. I can guarantee it will not be a gentlemanly contest, and the battlefield will be littered with discarded promises, speeding tickets, mistresses and large brown envelopes (empty, of course). What may make this election more interesting than most is cavalry charge from the sticks, led by Brigadier Bob Katter and his Australian Party. Now, you may have heard some negative comments about Bob and I’ll admit there are a few around. I’ll also admit that some of his positions are a little strange. Just as a for instance, he does not believe in climate change, but he does believe in coal seam gas, ethanol and wind farms - because those are good for

farmers and country people. There are things that might do very well with the electorate. He wants Aboriginal people to be able to buy their own land, and manage their own rivers. He believes in bitumen and bridges for country roads. He wants to get Australian fruit and veggies into our markets instead of imports. Is this sounding familiar? It should do, and Bob feels deeply for his predecessor - Pauline Hanson. She faced the same entrenched opposition from Brisbane, from parties who would rather preference their deepest enemies than let a country spirit intrude into Parliament. However, Pauline won the seats. Bob is betting that he can do the same, even if he is not half as pretty.

Yiri’s Grandmother Rosie Harrigan and her Granddaughter Kelsey Harrigan worked tirelessly selling raffle tickets to the Top Pub crowd.

God is our personal compass “MASTER, which is the greatest of the commandment of the Law?” A simple question, deserves a simple answer: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind, and the second is like it - “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” All very simple until you realize that the question is not asked without malice; the answer is even less simple when we consider the final sentence: “On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets also.” (Matthew 22:36-40) Jesus has condensed the whole of the Old Testament, its history, its promise, its theology and its philosophy in to a few profound sentences. Jesus put simply what the philosopher Alfred North Whitehead wrote, “We are attuned to coordinates wider than personality.” Since everything is related to everything else in the cosmos, everything is co-ordinated.

Every city, every town and every island is so many degrees latitude and longitude. It is north of one city and west of another point on the compass. Jesus reminds us that our ultimate coordinate is God. God is the master architect who designed the cosmos, set its coordinates and positioned everything in space and time. God is the one who sustains all creatures in existence. God is the love that moves the sun and stars; God is a North Star that guides all movement and the magnetic pole that attracts all things. God is our personal compass who coordinates our journey through life. And Jesus reminds us God is Love - Love unifies. Sr Irene Masterson R S M.

From the Pulpit

Cooktown Local News 3 - 9 November 2011 – 11

Should you leave a window open during a cyclone to equalise the pressure?


What was the name of the cyclone that hit Princess Charlotte Bay in 1899?


Too cool for ghouls

Disastrous Trivia Night

When: Saturday 26th November from 6pm Where: Events Centre

A smAll but discerning group of artlovers attended last Friday night’s auction of Hopevale artworks at Nature’s Powerhouse. more than half of the 20 artworks up for auction were sold for bargain prices on the night, totalling over $2,000 in sales. Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre manager Tara Zaicz, who conducted the auction, said the event was an opportunity to promote the work of Hopevale artists to the Cooktown community.

All questions disaster-related Nominate a team of 6 Kids Welcome Food Stalls Lucky Door Prize

Hopevale artworks auctioned off

Great Prizes Winner Runners Up Wooden Spoon

Are you prepared? Part of the SERIOUS FUN Community Cyclone Awareness event Contact Ali Ward, or 4069 5980

SERIOUS FUN Cyclone Information and Community Awareness

Halloween on Monday night had a few around town out ‘trick or treating’. The kids from Endeavour Valley Road, near McLoud Creek, got into the spirit. They are Jessi, Kaitlyn & Shaylee Darvell, Connor, Kasey & Sage Meldrum and Jake Morris. Photo: Nikki Darvell.

Saturday 26th November 4pm - 8pm at the Events Centre

Information Stands Trade Stands Competitions and quizzes WIN A GENERATOR

Friend’s celebrate John’s birthday

Come and find out all the latest information on cyclone preparedness


Hopevale artist Derek Rosendale discusses the creation-story behind his artwork ‘The Creation of Coloured Sands’, to attendees at the auction. Derek also entertained guests with his singing and acoustic guitar playing. PHOTOS by Corey Bousen

Design a pet cyclone shelter 1st prize - 8gb ipod nano Open to all school aged children within Cook Shire

The events centre is our towns cyclone shelter but what would we do with our pets? Design a cyclone shelter for pets for the events centre. It can be internal or external but must be designed to withstand cyclonic winds and house multiple domestic animals. Any medium is acceptable so you could make a 3d model, produce technical plans, sketches, CAD file or any other computerised plan.

Enjoying themselves at John “The Wog’s” birthday party on 19 October was the birthday boy himself, Mick and Thuy Loughlin and Roger Robinson (front left), who was visiting Cooktown while on holidays from the UK.

Parsons birthday bash

Entries close on the 18th November and will be displayed at the SERIOUS FUN event when the winner will be announced.

Night Markets When: Saturday 26th November 4pm-8pm Where: Events Centre Gifts Toys Trivia Quiz Food Espresso Chocolates Locally dried fruit Bric A Brac Smoothies Local fruit & Veg Cyclone Information Stands

Terry Parsons recently celebrated her birthday with family and friends at the Cooktown Bowls Club. Pictured here are Paul, Kadee & Annie Clemesha, Terry Parsons, Lily, Kiah and Richie Batemberski, Kate and Josie Dagge and Steve Wiese.

RSL visit

Lucky Door Prize - Chainsaw Hidden prize - Yard Clean Up WIN A GENERATOR

STALL HOLDERS Wanted for the night markets. Last weekend before school holidays. Contact Ali Ward, or 4069 5980

Part of the SERIOUS FUN Community Cyclone Awareness event

Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre Manager Tara Zaicz auctioning off the artwork.

Members of Cairns TPI (Totally and Permanently Incapacited) Association made a visit to Cooktown RSL Sub Branch on Tuesday. Photo: Jody Andrews

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Reconciliation focus for symposium DiD you know that the first recorded reconciliation between Europeans and Indigenous Australian’s took place in Queensland in July 1770? Today with a 50/50 population of Indigenous and European residents, Cooktown continues to lead the way in how reconciliation should be managed. This weekend the Cooktown Reenactment Association is holding a Symposium and Major expose’ into the 48 days that Captain Cook and his 86 crew spent at the Endeavour River in Cooktown, Far North Queensland in 1770. Sharing the stage will be historians, botanists and local indigenous descendants of the Guugu Yimithirr people that Cook encountered, who acknowledge

Cooktown’s unique joint history and its importance to the modern Australia. Local Guugu Yimithirr woman, Ms Alberta Hornsby will present an insightful observation into some of the 156 words of the Guugu Yimithirr language which were recorded in the journals of James Cook, Joseph Banks and Sydney Parkinson during the six times the two peoples came together at the Endeavour River in 1770. The Deeral Family - Traditional Guugu Yimithirr Owners, who are descendants of the Aboriginal people who met with Cook here at the Endeavour River in 1770, will speak about the history of this region from the Indigenous perspective.

John Neylon Molony, Emeritus Professor of History, Australian National University will present a keynote address on “Cook at Botany Bay and the Endeavour River in 1770”. Dr Darren Crayn, Director of the Australian Tropical Herbarium at the James Cook University in Cairns and well known North Queensland botanist, will present an informative insight into Joseph Banks, and his botanical exploits. “We believe recognition of the shared history and cultures of both Guugu Yimithirr and European residents, will have a positive influence on the outcomes of the conference, on the future social welfare of our people and the sustainability of the whole region” Symposium organiser,

Mrs Loretta Sullivan, concluded. Don’t miss this inaugural historic three day event this weekend November 4th - 6th 2011. Places are still available. To register for the Symposium

email: cookconference@hotmail. com. For more information Loretta Sullivan can be contacted on - Mobile 0427 194 820.

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Day 1 ~ Friday 4th November Please note: Registrations will be accepted from 10:00am until 3:00pm at The Boathouse, 121a Charlotte Street, Cooktown. 6:00pm WELCOME FUNCTION Venue: Natures Powerhouse Sponsored by Endeavour Pharmacy & Ambience Boutique

Day 2 ~ Saturday 5th November Cooktown Events Centre *Focus on Waalumbaal Birri - The Endeavour River* 8:00am REGISTRATION 8:45am WELCOME TO COUNTRY Guugu Yimithirr & Wayumburr Bama OFFICIAL OPENING-Cook Shire Mayor - Peter Scott 9:00am

OPENING ADDRESS Cooktown Re-enactment Association President - Loretta Sullivan

9:15am “JAMES COOK AND THE ENDEAVOUR AT BOTANY BAY AND COOKTOWN” Emeritus Professor of History (Australian National University) - John Molony 10:15am MORNING TEA - Sponsored by Sue and Dave Scott—Scott’s Earthmoving 10:30am “THROUGH OUR EYES” A presentation from descendants of the Guugu Yimithirr who met with Cook here at Waalumbaal Birri in 1770

1:30pm “A SCIENTIFIC TREASURE TROVE” - BANKS’ AND SOLANDER’S CONTRIBUTION TO BOTANY FROM COOK’S FIRST VOYAGE - Prof. Darren Crayn (Australian Tropical Herbarium) and Robert Jago 2:30pm “GUUGU YIMITHIRR LANGUAGE – KANGAROO OR GUNGUURU?” - A FOCUSON SOME OF THE 156 WORDS RECORDED BY SYDNEY PARKINSON AT WAALUMBAAL BIRRI/ ENDEAVOUR RIVER IN 1770 Alberta Hornsby 3:30pm AFTERNOON TEA Sponsored by Caltex Service Station 3:45pm Travel to the Cooktown Botanic Gardens and meet on the Nature’s Powerhouse verandah. 4:00pm “TOUR THE HISTORIC COOKTOWN BOTANIC GARDENS” Botanic Gardens Curator Sandy Lloyd, will lead a tour with particular emphasis on the plants collected by Banks and Solander at the Endeavour River in 1770 followed by viewing of the Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery including botanical illustrations and Banks Florilegium prints. 5:00pm DAY 1 CONFERENCE CLOSE 6:30pm DINNER GUEST SPEAKER - Waubin Richard Aken Richard is current chairman of Balkanu and a Kaurareg traditional owner whose lands encompass Possession Island. Venue: Sovereign Resort Hotel

Day 3 ~ Sunday 6th November


8:30am “CAPTAIN COOK TOUR” - LED BY BAMA AND WANGAAR GUIDES Visit the landing, careening and water sites, and Reconciliation Rocks.Venue: Meet at Endeavour’s careening site in Bicentennial Park.

“UNCLES & AUNTIES PROGRAM” Debra Taylor and Michael Drahm

10:00am MORNING TEA—James Cook Museum Sponsored by Gungarde Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation Inspect Cook’s anchor and cannon courtesy of James Cook Museum & Return to Events Centre

12:30pm LUNCH Sponsored by Cornett’s IGA

11:30am WORKSHOP 1: “What benefit is our 1770 history to the community?” Local, State, National & International Cook, Bama, Botanical & Towards 2020 Facilitated by Margot Richardson - CYSF and community volunteer Facilitated by Trish Butler CEO - CYSF 1:00pm LUNCH Sponsored by Cooktown State School Workshops 2 and 3 to run concurrently – reports and wrap up in next session 1:45pm WORKSHOP 2: “Building opportunities through social capital” Guest speaker - Dr Judy Bennett, Guurrbi Tours Facilitated by Trish Butler and Penny Johnson WORKSHOP 3: “Captain Cook—Friend or foe?” The legitimacy of Cook’s possession of Eastern Australia. Understanding & Appreciating Aboriginal Culture; Reconciliation. Facilitated by Margot Richardson 3:00pm AFTERNOON TEA Sponsored by Cooktown Chamber of Commerce and Tourism 3:30pm WORKSHOP REPORTS TOWARDS 2020 - WHERE TO FROM HERE? IS THERE A NEED FOR MORE SYMPOSIA? 4:30pm MEETING TIME Meeting 1 - Grassy Hill Signage Meeting 2 - Botany Discussion 6:00pm “FAREWELL TO THE ENDEAVOUR RIVER” Venue: Grassy Hill Lookout Sunset drinks and finger food. Sponsored by Lion’s Den Hotel * Alternate venue Bicentennial Park (subject to weather) Transport available for those who require it Sponsored by Cooktown Tours 7:00pm DINNER Venue: Cooktown Hotel / Top Pub Bistro

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6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 9:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 National News: First At Five 5:30 4WD TV 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:30 Movie: “Get Smart” (PG v,l) 9:45 Movie: “Year One” (M s,l) 11:30 The Mentalist: “The Red Box” Patrick and the team investigate the murder of a tutor. However, the investigation soon turns into a search for a priceless ring stolen from a British museum. 12:30 Adults Only 20 to 1: “Sex On The Screen” Hosted by Bert Newton, counting down the sexiest moments on the screen. The best of film and television, these are the moments that pushed the boundaries and made us blush. From nudity to sexual tension, this countdown has it all - and then some. 1:15 Four Nations Rugby League 2011 3:30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air: You’ve Got To Be A Football Hero:hen Will is challenged to a drinking contest by Jackie’s boyfriend, a popular college football player, he gets drunk and is trapped in a mausoleum with four philosophical ghosts. 4:00 Danoz Direct / 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 Children’s Programs 10:00 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival 4:30 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Movie: “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” (PG l) - A young boy, Elliott ventures into his backyard and discovers something mysterious watching him from the woods. It is an alien that was mistakenly left behind by his people and now does not know how to get home. 9:00 Movie: “Transporter 3” (M s,v,l) 11:15 That ‘70s Show: “(I Can’t Get No) Satistaction/ Beast Of Burden” 12:15 Grey’s Anatomy: “Wishin’ And Hopin’/ Walk On Water” (M) The race for the Chief’s position is on, as the doctors compete for Richard’s attention. Meredith’s mother experiences a change in her medical condition. An unmissable Grey’s Anatomy that will forever change the lives of the interns when a major disaster unfolds as a cargo ship collides with a packed Ferry. 2:15 Special: This Rugged Coast - Ben Cropp explores Middleton Reef, the southern-most coral reef in the world. 3:15 Room For Impovement 4:00 Home Shopping / 5:00 Dr Oz

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Salome 2:55 In Mondrian’s Studio 3:55 James Rhodes: Piano Man: Beethoven 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Catherine Freeman 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Big, Bigger, Biggest: Skyscraper 8:30 Mythbusters - Phonebook Friction -Adam and Jamie test whether it is possible to separate two phone books interleaved page-to-page due to the massive amount of friction between the 800 pages of each book. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory receive a request to test whether the final scene in the film Deep Blue Sea, where the protagonists destroy the last shark with a harpoon gun, some gunpowder, and a car battery, was possible. 9:30 RocKwiz: Ben Salter & Kimbra 10:20 Movie: “My Year Without Sex” (M) - Loving couple Natalie and Ross find their lives turned upside down when Natalie suffers an aneurysm that will prevent them from having sex for an entire year. Coping with spirited children, a tight family budget and job insecurity are common challenges for your typical parent, but for Natalie and Ross, things are about to get a little more complicated. 12:05 SOS: “The Kiss” 1:05 South Park / 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: South Africa 12:00 Landline 1:00 7.30 1:30 Message Stick: In The Frame: The Wenitongs 2:00 Snow Leopard: Beyond The Myth 3:00 Wagner And Me 4:30 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 5:00 Art Nation 5:30 Dance Academy 6:00 Life: Hunters And Hunted 6:50 Minuscule: Zzzeplin 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Restoration Home: Thomas A Beckett Church 8:30 The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency: A Real Botswana Diamond 9:25 Grumy Guide To...: Politics 10:00 Compass: Life’s Big Questions: Di Fingleton 10:30 Pride And Prejudice 11:25 Ladies Of Letters 11:50 Order In The House 1:00 Restoration Home: Thomas A Beckett Church 1:00 Lilies: The Chit Behind King Billy: Share the loves and losses of the Moss family in depression-era Liverpool as they recover from WW1, survive on the breadline and live in the love of the common people. 3:10 To The Manor Bowen: Flood - Dust, noise and builder stress overwhelm the Llewelyn-Bowens and their house seems more like a war zone than a designer pad.

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wild World Of Sports 11:00 Australian Fishing Championships 11:30 Cybershack 12:00 Experience Europe 12:30 TBA 1:00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 1:30 The Celebrity Apprentice 4:30 Manly Surf 5:00 National News: First At Five 5:30 MX TV 6:00 National News 6:30 Frozen Planet 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 Underbelly: Razor: Armageddon - After a decade of gang warfare, Kate and Tilly have their final showdown. Phil Jeffs returns from exile and vows to drive Kate Leigh out of business. Frank and Guido fight to the death over the love of Nellie Cameron, and Razorhurst celebrates the grand opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 9:30 Person Of Interest 10:30 Prime Suspect 11:30 Flashpoint 12:30 The Baron 1:30 Spyforce 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Goodmorning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 Kochie’s Business Builders 10:30 Under The Hammer 11:00 Breaking The Magician’s Code: Magic’s Secrets Revealed 12:00 That ‘70s Show 12:30 Seven’s Motorsport 1:30 Special: Tornado Rampage 2:30 Movie: “Finding Neverland” (PG a) 4:45 Fawlty Towers 5:30 The Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 Wild Boys (PG) 8:30 Bones: “The X In The Files” (M) - In New Mexico, human remains with extraterrestrial attributes are found; the victim was a local UFO fanatic whose relentless search for alien life yielded ‘evidence’ even Brennan and Booth find persuasive. Meanwhile, Angela and Wendell come clean about their relationship. 9:30 Castle: “Boom!” 10:30 Royal Plains 11:30 Forensic Investigators: Australia’s True Crimes 12:30 Grey’s Anatomy 1:30 The Real Seachange 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 UEFA Europa League Highlights 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: Poison Gas Plot In The Bunker 4:00 A Fork In Asia: Nepal 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Salt Mine Of Araya 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: The Bible: A History: Creation 8:30 Dateline 9:30 JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America 11:10 Movie: “Ship Of No Return: The Last Voyage Of The Gustloff: Escape Across The Baltic” (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. In part two, after serious tactical errors by Lieutenant Commander Petri and Captain Petersen, the Gustloff is spotted by a Russian submarine. 12:50 Movie: “Hawaii, Oslo” (M l,a) - In Norwegian. Follows five parallel stories about love, woven together in Oslo during the hottest day of the year. The film starts with a fatal accident, and, as people gather around the site, the narration goes back to the events of the day before that have led to this unfortunate gathering. 3:00 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 Breathing Fire: Secret Weapon Of The Somme 6:45 Animal Rites: Pig 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: A Breath Of French Air: Part 1 (PG) Despite Pop’s reservations about foreign food, the Larkins set off for Brittany having agreed that they definitely need a holiday. 12:30 Monarch Of The Glen 1:20 The Man Who Lost His Head: A comedy drama about a straight-laced museum curator whose life is turned upside down when he’s sent across the world to return an ancient carving to a Maori community. 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 Good Guy Fluctuation” 8:30 The Mentalist 9:30 CSI: Miami: “By The Book” (M) - A maid with vampire bites on her neck is found hanging from a chandelier in an empty mansion on a remote island. The investigation reveals all of her blood has been drained. 10:30 CSI: Miami: “L.A.” (M) 11:30 Better With You: Better With A Bargain - Mia covets a top-ofthe-line stroller for the baby, so granddad-to-be Joel does his wheeling-and-dealing best to score a hefty discount on one. 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: “Never Tell Me Never” (M a) 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: Romeo’s sister, Mink, arrives in Summer Bay. April can’t trust Dex and tells him their relationship is over. Liam is released from hospital and moves back in with Bianca. 7:30 The X Factor 8:30 Body Of Proof: Second Chances/ Helping Hand - Imprisoned felon, Zoe Brant, is a suspect in the murder of Bryn Walker, an expert equestrienne who ran a program for inmates. 10:30 Dual Suspects 11:30 30 Rock 12:00 Special: Sea Snakes Of Marion Reef 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 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?: Freaks Of Nature 8:30 Kill Arman: Okinawa/Karate 9:00 South Park: City Sushi 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Housos: Melbourne 10:30 Skins: Mini 11:30 The World Game: Thee 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: “Campfire” (MA a,l,s) - In Hebrew. A widow with two daughters is struggling for recognition in a national religious environment but has to change her priorities when one of her daughters is accused of seducing some boys from her youth group. Winner of Israel’s Academy Award for Best Film in 2004 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight

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 Breathing Fire: Secret Weapon Of The Somme 1:20 TBA 1:35 Meerkat Manor 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 The Pirvate Life Of: Chickens 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: Chicken ‘n’ Com - Dr Hattaras is confronted by Alice who reveals a painful secret, prompting him to reinvest in Tara, but not before a mysterious new alter emerges. 9:55 Artscape: Ballroom Rules 10:25 Lateline 11:00 Lateline Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Movie: “Drive, He Said” (M l,n,s,v) The longhaired star of an Ohio college team can’t decide if he wants to turn pro or join his radical roommate in bringing about a revolution. 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 Herb Garden Germination” (PG s) 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Agreement Dissection” (PG s) 8:30 Two And A Half Men: “TBA” (M) 9:00 Mike & Molly: Joyce & Vince and Peaches & Herb - Mike gets lazy and wants to stay home all day, and a frustrated Molly goes out with her sister. 9:30 Survivor: South Pacific 10:30 The Joy Of Sets: “The Final Curtain? Or Begging For A Second Series” 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 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Deep Family Secrets” (M v,a) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Security USA 3:30 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: Mink asks Romeo for a loan, Sasha is grounded, and Roo is upset when she sees Sid on a date. 7:30 The X Factor 8:30 TBA 9:30 Parenthood: “Tales From The Luncheonette” (PG) Kristina exhausts herself by diving back into supermom mode while Adam and Crosby prepare their new music studio, in hopes of impressing their first potential client, Cee Lo Green. 10:30 Dinner Date: “Hayley Pert” (PG) 11:30 Parks And Recreation 12:00 Special: Rock Of Ages - Back Stage Special 12:30 Room For Improvement 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: “Look at Me” (M a,l,s) (2004) 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: Southern Style 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Insight 8:30 Breaking Into Europe 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Hot Docs: Sergio - Charismatic Sergio Vieira de Mello was the United Nation’s go-to guy. He could descend into the most dangerous places, charm the worst war criminals and somehow protect the lives of the ordinary people to whom he devoted his life. This documentary tells the story of Vieira de Mello’s most treacherous mission, to Iraq in 2003, where he became a target for Al Qaeda terrorists. 11:40 Movie: “Zion and His Brother” (M v,l) - In Hungarian and English. Gabor is a middle-aged, simple-minded man who witnesses a bank robbery during which his mother is killed by one of the robbers. In fear for his life, he joins forces with a young con-women and embarks on a cross-border journey to Serbia to escape the killers who are after them. 1:25 La Vida Loca / 3:10 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (G) 5:00 Strictly Speaking 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: Deborra-Lee Furness 1:30 Bush Slam 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Country House Rescue: Health House 6:50 Minuscule: United We Stand 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Poh’s Kicthen On The Road 8:30 Spicks and Specks: The Very Best Of Spicks And Specks Part 1 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: Ocean Of Volcanoes - Witness the birth, growth and death of an island in the greatest ocean on Earth. 12:25 Movie: “Another Man’s Poison” (M a) Janet Frobisher is a feisty, man-hungry novelist living on an isolated Yorkshire farm who won’t let her criminal husband, or his crony, get in her way. 2:00 Country House Rescue: Heath House / 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 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9:30 Prime Suspect 10:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 11:30 Better With You: Better With A Baby - Mia goes into labour, only to decide that she and Casey should bring their baby into the world as a married couple. So Casey and Ben zip over to City Hall for a license, while Maddie scrambles to find an authorized official to perform the ceremony. 12:00 Eclipse Music TV 12:30 Entertainment Tonight 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today 4:00 Rage (G) 4:55 National Press Club Address: Deborra-Lee Fur6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 ness 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days of our Lives 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Hope Springs 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National 1:30 Mother And Son 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Mastercrafts: Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat Stonemasonry 6:00 National News 7:00 ABC News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:30 7.30 7:00 The Celebrity Apprentice 8:00 QI: Hocus Pocus 7:30 RBT 8:30 The Slap: Manolis 8:30 Unforgettable 9:30 Crownies 9:30 CSI: Miami: “Getting Axed” 10:30 Lateline 10:30 Chase: “Crazy Love” - A fugitive with a dark past who manipu11:05 Lateline Business lates his teenage girlfriend with promises of freedom and a 11:35 Live From Abbey Road: Green Day/ Bat For Lashes/ Starsailor life filled with romance and adventure flees with his underage victim, destroying anything and anyone that comes in his way. 12:25 Movie: “The Brighton Strangler” (PG) An actor in a horror 11:30 Rubicon: Look To The Ant - Kale invites Will over for dinner play assumes the identity of his stage character. and gives him some interesting information. 1:40 QI: Hocus Pocus 12:30 The Baron 2:10 Visions Of The Future: The Quantum Revolution - Theoreti1:30 Danoz Direct cal physicist Michio Kaku argues that we may be able to 3:00 Newstyle Direct manipulate and create matter itself, but can this development 3:30 Goodmorning America of technology offer a warning - if we have the power to create 5:00 Early Morning News life itself can we handle that? 5:30 Today 3:10 To The Manor Bowen: All About Laurence

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “The Long Island Incident” (M 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: Sasha falls ill from an infected tattoo. Leah hides from Miles. John is asked to step down from the Council. 7:30 The One - Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic 8:30 Criminal Minds: “Risky Business” 9:30 Above Suspicion 10:30 Great Escapes 11:30 Gangs Of Oz: “Taking Care Of Business” (AV v,l,d) Outlaw motorcycle gangs are shrewd criminal business groups who generate extraordinary volumes of cash and assets. 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 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: The Lady Of The Camellias 2:45 His Mother’s Voice 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: Southern 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-to-be and the maternity ward staff. In this episode, three unconventional couples arrive to deliver their babies. One dad does all he can to support his wife through her carefully planned hypnotherapy birth. Another doesn’t even know labour has begun for his first born, because he’s locked behind bars. And a young couple defy those who tell them they’re not old enough to be starting a family. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Movie: “The Man Next Door” (M v,s,l) - In Spanish. When two neighbours clash, their argument becomes less about proposed building alterations and more about the wider battle between class and social status. The hugely impressive building in question is the only example of a Le Corbusier residential home in all of Latin America, adding to the poignancy of their argument, and providing an appropriate trigger for their anger. 11:55 112 Emergency / 1:25 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Gossip” (M s) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Security USA 3:30 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: Miles and Leah consider their future together. Roo gets a mystery date invite. John finds himself booted from Council and Ruby feels that it’s over between her and Casey. 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: “Winter Madness” (PG) 12:00 Trauma: “Protocol” 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 Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 Dateline 2:30 The Squiz 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Noirmoutier to Talmont-SurGironde 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: Mexico 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Big Love: D.I.V.O.R.C.E 11:05 Movie: “ The Easy Way” (M a,s) In French. Based on a true story. In 1976, Albert Spaggiari masterminded an extraordinary robbery of a major French bank where the gang walked out with $40 million in cash. Although captured, he managed to escape police custody, fleeing to South America so as to avoid extradition. A police detective, who is obsessed with bringing Spaggiari to justice, eventually tracks him to a small village in South America. 12:50 Movie: “Bed Education” (MAV v,h) - In Spanish. . An examination of the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two long-time friends. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer: Boy & Bear 11:00 Choccywoccydoodah: It’s Showtime! 11:20 Minuscule: The persevering One 11:30 The Good Cook 12:00 Foreign Correspondent 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Basketball: WNBL: West Coast Vs Townsville 3:00 Football: W-League 5:00 Bowls: Australia Vs RSA 2011 6:00 Planet Food: Greece 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doc Martin - It’s Portwenn Fun Day and the village is buzzing with excitement about this major fund raising event; Louisa’s mother arrives unexpectedly with neither Louisa nor Martin happy about her arrival. 8:20 Poirot: Evil Under the Sun - When a beautiful and vain married woman is murdered Poirot must unravel one of the most complex cases of his career. 10:00 Penn And Teller: Fool Us - The acts performing for Penn and Teller are: Cubic Act - French illusionists; Nick Einhorn - British mentalist; Michael Vincent - British street magician; and Morgan and West - British street magicians. 10:45 Trial And Retribution: Siren - An apparent case of road rage leaves three of the occupants of an ambulance dead, but the patient has been shot in the head. 12:15 Rage


SBS 5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 Korean News 5:45 UEFA Europa League 8:10 World News 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: Douarnenez to Saint-Nazaire 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Felixstowe To Margate - In the final episode, Neil Oliver explores the story of the munitions ship Richard Montgomery, which sunk in the shallow waters of the Thames estuary and could explode with a terrifying force that would devastate the coast. Alice Roberts savours the sea salt at Maldon, and Miranda Krestovnikoff goes in search of the thornback ray, an exotic species that feeds on the seabed close to the capital. 8:30 As It Happened: Spitfire Women 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Happy Hookers 10:55 Movie: “The Man Who Loves” (MA s) - In Italian. The intriguing journey of a confused soul-searcher who tries to live up to the ideal of the perfect, loving relationship of his gay brother. Forty-year-old pharmacist Roberto is broken hearted at the loss of his lover, but then later visits the same pain on the next woman with whom he becomes involved. 12:35 South Park / 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “A Lot Like Love” (M 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: April isn’t ready to forgive Dex, Indi impresses on the first day of her internship, and Harvey blackmails John. 7:30 Better Homes & Gardens 9:00 Movie: “Last Chance Harvey” (PG l,a) 11:00 Movie: “Transporter 2” (M v,l) - Former special-forces officer, Frank Martin is back! Now retired from his chosen profession of moving dangerous goods, he makes a living driving for a wealthy family in Miami, Florida. 12:45 October Road: “Once Around The Block/ Revenge Of The Cupcake Kid” (PG s) - Nick sets up Ronnie with a friend of Aubrey’s, but Ronnie realises he is in love with someone else. A comic book Nick wrote in high school comes back to haunt him, and Eddie defends Janet’s honour. 3:00 Infomercials / 4:00 NBC Today


IMPARJA 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 Celebrity Apprentice 7:30 Two And A Half Men: “The Two Finger Rule” (PG s,l) - Chelsea’s discovery of nude photos of another woman on Charlie’s iPhone leads to him sharing a drunken evening with friends where they recall old memories. 8:00 Two And A Half Men: “Hello, I’m Alan Cousteau” (PG s,l) 8:30 Movie: “Fracture” (M v,l) 10:50 Movie: “Freedomland” (MA a,l,v) 12:30 Word Of Honour: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a hospital 18 years before, the Army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. 2:20 Spyforce 3:20 Nine Presents 3:30 Danoz Direct 4:30 Good Morning America


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’s Miss Marple 2:10 The Genius Of Design 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Choccywoccydoodah: It’s Showtime! 6:25 The Good Cook 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 My Family: Slammertime - The Harpers face a robbery and a simple case of mistaken identity, and are amazed at how quickly Ben can make new friends. 8:30 Midsomer Murders: Blood Wedding: Barnaby becomes an unwelcome guest at a society wedding when the maid of honour is stabbed to death. Will he get to his own daughter’s wedding in time to walk her down the aisle? 10:05 Bored To Death: The Case Of The Stolen Sperm 10:35 Lateline 11:20 Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union - Tracey Ullman continues her tour across America showcasing her vast array of original characters and impersonations in a wide collection of irreverent and hilarious skits, that range from sardonic parody to social satire. 11:45 Rage

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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)


1..... Stimulant in coffee (8) 5..... Road bypass (6) 7..... Paper hanky (6) 8..... Timepiece (5) 10... Story with a moral (5) 12... Gradually (3, 2, 3) 14... Morning after the night before (8) 17... Joint (4) 19... 1980s band (4) 20... Outfit (3, 2) 21... Kind of TV (6) 22... Factual (4) 23... Wages (8)

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.



1..... Lobster (8) 2..... Deadly (5) 3..... Teacher (8) 4..... John Candy film “Uncle ----” (4) 6..... Kind of fish (3) 9..... Cupboard (7) 11 ... Scorch (4) 12... Drink (5) 13... Intrude (8) 15... Shade of red hair (6) 16... Fruit (5) 18... Once more (5)


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)


Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain

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) A meeting with friends at this week will help to put you back in touch with an old friend. This person has been trying to reach you for some time and will be glad that you finally have a chance to catch up with things. Romance. A casual glance from a stranger will intrigue you. Don’t be too slow to make contact with this person - they are very shy and want to know that you are interested.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

You will find it difficult to concentrate on work which you don’t really enjoy. You have a lot to get through, but your willpower is not very strong at the moment! Romance. You may be too shy to tell your partner exactly how you feel. Your emotions might be a little confused at the moment.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) A powerful aspect to Jupiter will help to make you especially confident this week. A possible boost to your career will help even more. All in all, this should be a good time, especially for any long-term projects which have an element of risk. Romance. A minor misunderstanding will be solved as soon as you accept that you are partly to blame. An honest admission will go a long way towards restoring confidence.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) A burst of energy later this week will help you to get on top of things. Focus on what is important and don’t be afraid to cut out tasks which you know are not really important. Romance. A dream about meeting the person of your dreams will not bring this any closer to reality. You need to start taking action.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) Now is the time to deal with an issue which has been coming round again and again for the last few weeks. With enough determination it will finally be solved this time. Romance. An expensive outing may end up being less romantic than you had been hoping for. It will all add up in the long run, however.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) An older person will give you a piece of advice that you may resent. This person will have a lot of experience, so don’t ignore what they say. Romance. A recent change in your emotional state may have a lot to do with a new friend in your life. You will be able to express your feelings very openly with this person.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) Your relations with a key colleague at work will improve dramatically over the next few days. Your life will go much more smoothly once this person is on your side. Romance. You will be extremely aware of your partner’s needs during this upcoming week. A different sort of get-together will give them a chance to show their gratitude.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Try not to be too upset about a recent disappointment. A discussion with a close friend will help to get you back on your feet. Romance. You might be feeling a little fragile at the moment. Your partner will need to be even more understanding than usual.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Time spent wondering what to do may stop you from actually doing it. Don’t wait for the perfect moment - just get down to it! Romance. planned romantic trip sometime this week will give you the chance to unwind. Your relationship will soon be back on track after a recent upset.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Don’t put off doing what needs to be done. The people around you will have much less energy than you, and may try to hold you back. Romance. You will be thinking about your partner a lot at the moment. They will need your emotional support this week, and will need to know that you care about them.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) Be careful of an approach which is too diffuse. If you don’t concentrate your efforts, you will not get everything done on time. Romance. Your partner may be a little tense at the moment. Time spent relaxing will help to put both of you into a more romantic mood.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You need an outlet for your excess energy. A local social event may give you the chance to do this, and to meet some new people at the same time. Romance. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Other people may be much less concerned about your problems than you realise.

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Scott re-elected as Cooktwon league president PETER Scott has been re-elected as President of the South East Cape Rugby League Footlball Club (SECRLFC) following the club AGM on Wednesday, 26 October. The newly elected committe is: President - Peter Scott, Vice President - Kaylene Bowen, Secretary - Gary Hutchinson, Treasurer -Tenielle Nuggins, Rebels delegate - Wunjin McLean, Warriors delegate -Ritchie Ford, Yindili delegate - Telita Nandy and Crocs delegate - Michael Graham. Other Committee members nominated include: Ivan Hegemia, Warren Kulka, Steve Wilton, Robert & Robyn Bloomfield, Alastair Gibson, John McArthure and Laurie Deemal. (Note that committee membership remains open - please come on board) A model contitution provided by QRL was adopted by Three Rivers Local League at last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting also. Mr Scott said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;On behalf of the SECRLFC, I would like to give sincere thanks to all those who were on the committee

in the last 2 years and have contributed to the very successful establishment of the Three Rivers Comp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A special thanks goes to David Westley who got the ball rolling by organising, coaching and referring in the early days and Harry Bowen for his assistance with QRL & governance issues,â&#x20AC;? Mr Scott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanks to Ritchie Ford, Mike Inman, Jason Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien and Tony Quinn for referreeing and thanks to those volunteers involved in setting up and organising players, teams and transport each game night over the last season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This first years competion has been an outstanding success but it would not have gone ahead without the financial assistance from Hopevale, Wujal and Cook Councils and Gungarde, also Cooktown Local News and Cooktown Caltex - sincere thanks and we hope that you can continue your worthy support into the future,â&#x20AC;? he said. The SECRLFC presentation dinner is due to be held on Saturday, 12 November at the Events Centre, at a cost of $50 per head.

HOPE VALE side Wandii performed strongly at the Yarrabah All Blacks carnival last weekend reaching the semi ďŹ nals. Nine sides contested the carnival named after Bishop Arthur Malcolm who was at the ground watching the action. In the qualifying games last Saturday, 29 October,Wandii lost 28-26 to Barkey Warriors which went on to contest the grand ďŹ nal, defeated Palm Island Barracudas White 18-8, and rolled Wujal Wujal 48-12. Wandii coach Wunjun McLean told the Cooktown Local News that all of his players had performed strongly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played as a team and had lots of supporters here from home,â&#x20AC;? he said. After the qualifying round Wandii ďŹ nished second on the table with seven points with only eventual winners Yarrabah Seahawks Gold ahead of them on nine points. Coach McLean nominated utility back James Burns, halfback Brian Murgha, ďŹ ve-eighth Fenton Murgha and forwards Preston Deemal and Richard Ford as standouts.

After the Wujal Wujal was eliminated from Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ nals with eight sides contesting the quarter ďŹ nals which were knockouts. Wandii looked sharp in their quarter ďŹ nal and Fenton Murgha scores early and the teams defeated Northern Knights 36-10. Wandii was eliminated in a semi ďŹ nal and star studded local side Yarrabah Seahawks beat Barkey Warriors 30-22 in the grand ďŹ nal before a large crowd.

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Melbourne Cup @ the Sovereign Hotel and the Top Pub


Horse racing fever will hit Cooktown twice this week. The crowds got their first dose of horse play at the Melbourne Cup functions in Cooktown on Tuesday, as a

FASCINATING: Top Pub’s Brenda and Ziggy both sported feathery fascinators for Melbourne Cup.

TAKING THEIR CHANCES: Brenda, David, Remy, Ruth, Richard, Regine, Marie-Claire, Mr Bruce, Sam & Kaz at the Sovereign Hotel.

Dave & Pauline looked like winners on the day at the Top Pub.

Coral and Larissa lent some glamour to the occasion at the Top Pub.

Irene and Joyce looked great in their ‘fashions on the field’ at the Top Pub. Christine and Kylie (backrow) joined Mick and Mikala for a great time at the Sovereign Hotel.

A GOOD BET: Craig and Cam working the numbers.

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Tracey & Nikki celebrated with some bubbles at the Top Pub.


Busy week around the course A good field of members came out to compete in the Italian Restaurant Weekly Stableford competition between 23 and 28 october in the hope of knocking Kate off the top spot and only Sel came within an iota of Kate to take out the runner up position with a score of 41 points. It is great to see two weekends in a row where nearly 20 members competed in the Saturday competition which happened to be the Cooktown RSL Memorial Club & Italian Restaurant Monthly Medal. The ladies were delighted that the Club Captain decided that the ladies could play off the red tees again and the winner for the ladies division for the day was Alice Burton with a nett score of 67. Marilyn Clark was runner up with a nett score of 75. graham Burton had a personal best and was the men’s division winner for a nett score 58 and dave Collie runner up with a nett score of 64. graham Burton was also lowest gross for the day hitting 68 of the stick. Whist graham had a personal best, Rick Butler had a personal worse hitting 102 off the stick (sorry Rick!). Nearest the pins were landed by Kim Copland for 2/11, Wayne King for 14 and Mark Rolan for 9/18. only 3 members competed in the Cape York Tyres Sunday 9-Hole Stroke competition and the winner for the day was Steve Weise Hatton with a nett score

of 27. only 3 members have put their scores down for this week’s Italian Restaurant Weekly Stroke (white tees) competition and leading the field which is going to be hard to beat is Kim Copland with a nett score of 60. Just a reminder that Wren Timbers are again this year putting on a 3-Person Ambrose competition which is being held on Saturday 19th November 2011. This event last year attracted a field of over 50 players 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 10:00am. A new door is being put on the member’s shed shortly and the same lock is being used. If you would like a key for this shed, please speak with Kelly. The cost of a key is $5.00 per key, which is what the Club paid. on another note concerning the member’s shed, it has come to light that there is a lot of equipment down there that doesn’t seem to be used or doesn’t belong to a current member. To that end, can you please place your identification on your equipment within one (1) month (by 30 Nov). Any equipment after this date which has no identification will be moved to a different storage area. The owners of the unidentified equipment

will then have another month (by 31 dec) to take ownership of their equipment. Any equipment unclaimed as of 1 January 2012 will then become the property of the golf Club. So true is the saying ‘Many Hands Make Light Work’ that the Club is introducing a ‘never tried before’ process for the Cooktown golf Links course and this new process is being called ”The Dedicated Hole For The Week”. What it simply means is that each week a new hole is going to be the ‘dedicated hole’ and we will start this week with the 1st/10th fairway/green and what we ask is that each and every, yes that is right, each and every member fill at least 3 divots each (that’s right ? not just your own!) for that hole and also attend to a little weeding on the way by pulling out sedge grass, sensitive weed, nut grass or any other weed that they happen to come across and also repair any pitch marks on the greens. If everyone starts doing this we may end up with the best course in Far North Queensland or maybe Queensland! Happy golfing everyone Kelly

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>> From page 24 Graeme Arnott, Mark Griffin, Brad Davies, Ashley Hayat, Justin Morris, all guys with a full time job, working a whole year to perform well in this race, were every day in the front. The respect they got from the pro’s was huge. The Crocodile Trophy saw participants from Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Korea, Czech Republic, Italy, USA, South Africa and Denmark. The biggest respect from all participants was for the two US handbikers. After stage 6 they arrived at the Crocodile Trophy Camp after 18 hours on their bikes, unfortunately not able to start the day after, due to a heat stroke (Patrik Doak) and an open skin wound (Carlos Moleda). Their teammate and supporter Andrew Chafer continued till the end in Hope Vale and got the biggest applause of all. The Crocodile Trophy will return to Far North Queensland in 2012 with race organizer Gerhard Schnbacher - “I already have ideas for the track next year?”, he promised at the conclusion of the race.


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NO BYO ALCOHOL PERMITTED ON RACECOURSE Smokin’ Joe Pope has a few treats in store for his opponent.

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By Corey Bousen LoCAL Cooktown talent Smokin’ Joe Pope will fight in Brisbane on Friday night for the Australian Junior Pin Weight Muay Thai title. Joe has been training ferociously for the event and was impressive in his intensity when Cooktown Local News went to watch him train on Tuesday night. “I’ve been training hard and I’m feeling confident,” said Joe when asked about his chances this Friday. Joe has a solid record, with eight wins from 10 fights, including 2 by TKo. Trainer Vince Parkes will travel to Brisbane with Joe and said he’s been putting in the hard work required. “He’s more focused than I’ve every seen him before. Joe’s training morning and night, 15 hours a week - he’s doing a lot of homework for the fight,” said Vince.


Kids improve pool performance

Coaching for soccer novices on saturday november 12 Chris Collins from Far north Queensland soccer Zone will be coming to Cooktown to hold a beginners soccer coaching session. this is a free coaching session to encourage parents to become involved in the soccer club training sessions next season. the beginners training course will be followed up in early 2012 with a junior soccer accredited coaches qualification course for those interested in developing further

skills. the training courses are sponsored by the Priority Country area Programme. the beginners training course will take place from 08.30-11.30 at John street oval and is open to everyone wishing to learn the basics of soccer coaching. Cooktown Wanderers FC will then hold their agM and 2011 season awards presentations at the Events Centre at 1.00. after this we will have a Come and try it

Futsal afternoon - this is free to all players. Futsal is indoor soccer and we would like to start an indoor soccer league. ti m e s a r e u n d e r 9’s - 2 p.m., 10-14s - 3 p.m. and 14 and over including adults 4 p.m. We e n c o u r a g e anyone with a passion for soccer to become involved with the club either by becoming a volunteer coach, helping with administration and playing the beautiful game. David Barker

Congratulations to Edward nivison, who achieved three Personal Bests (PBs) at swimming club on tuesday night. swimmer of the month is Jake Farnan for acheiving four PBs in four events and smashing a total of 25 seconds off his combined times. next Club night is teuesday, 8 november, and every second tuesday following that. Parent participation is important at club night

as it requires time keepers, marshal, starter, and a volunteer cook or two. Come Cheer on the kids next tuesday. there will be training for an extra week in December due to the disruptions with the pool closing last week. See you at the Pool Coach Beck

Crocs to fight Falcons By Alf Wilson tHE Cooktown Crocs Xi will meet townsville Falcons, Cardwell gunduy and defending champions tully Bima on saturday in qualifying games of the rainforest Cup indigenous cricket carnival. the Cooktown Local News has been told that townsville Falcons may have recruited Queensland imparja Cup competition batsman Bradley stout for their rainforest Cup campaign. last year’s competition runners up, the Crocs will play all their Pool one games at tully after having been previously drawn in pool two matches at innisfail. Carnival organizer stan lenoy told the Cooktown Local News on October 31 that a Crocs official had contacted him asking to have their qualifying matches at tully instead of innisfail. “selwyn Mcivor got back to me requesting if Cooktown could be placed in the southern pool as it was closer to their accommodation base of Mission beach and we were happy to do that,” Mr lenoy said. the draw was changed for two other reasons after there had been a death in the Cardwell Camp. “it was thought that Cardwell may not be participating this weekend.

also there was conflicting word from Yarrabah that they might give this year a miss as well. anyway, both Yarrabah and Cardwell have confirmed that they will be playing this weekend. We have a full quota of teams competing,” Mr lenoy said. Mr lenoy said that one team out of each of the two pools will be knocked out of the competition after saturday’s preliminary competition. that will leave a six team knockout competition on sunday in tully. “Pool two consists of innisfail redbacks, ghungalu Warriors, Yarrabah Pelicanos and Mandubarra innisfail. Cooktown’s first game is against the townsville Falcons. Both Innisfail teams will be fielding members from their previous winning sides in the first three years of the rainforest Cup competition so they will be considerably stronger. tully again are fully strength with Cardwell on the improve while ghangalu Warrior have improved every year an missed out on making the final last year narrowly going down to tully in their semi-final match up. Cooktown are as usual a well drilled side and will be strong again this year and Yarrabah are the X Factor and can play quite well on their day making the semi final in the past two years,” Mr lenoy said.

TWIN FINS Amber and Jake Farnan have been swimming circles around their personal best (PBs) times. Jake knocked an impressive 25 seconds of his combined PBs for four events on 18 October, while Amber recorded 1 new PB.

The ‘Learn To Swim’ and ‘Love to Stroke’ kids were all smiles for the camera at the Cooktown swimming pool on Tuesday night. Photo: Corey Bousen.

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Croc race quite the challenge

This horde of hashers found themselves in the Cooktown Cemetery as part of their Halloween journey on Monday night. Photo: No-name Corey. THIS week’s hash fell on 31st October - Hallowe’en - and the hares were not going to miss an opportunity like that. Everyone knows that, during the witching hours before midnight, anyone foolish enough to be on the streets is likely to meet horrible manifestations that spend the rest of the year trapped in the Dungeon Dimensions. Of course, most people avoid them by spending the evening tucked up in bed with a good whisky, but the hash is different. They decided to dress up like a collection of ghouls, vampires and witches, and scare the s*** out of any real ghosts that might be around. Nostrildumass explained that the trail this week was defined by cryptic clues to be searched for and found just about everywhere, and the pack set off to find them. So a wave of horribleness engulfed the town, starting from Racecourse Road, and sweeping on via the cemetery to the Top Pub. Here the ghouls and witches took a break (and a beer) before moving on the various other hostelries further down the hill. It was not long before, despite the

best efforts of the hares, the pack had to be poured into a bus and driven back to the bash. All except Moses and No-name Corey, who showed their moral fibre by walking home. Back at the bash, GM Thermo immediately got stuck into Moses, for having too much fun organised the previous week, and Nostrildumass and Xtraktit for having too much fun this week. There was also recognition for some fine witch’s costumes, and for No-Name Corey who donated a keg of premium German beer. Dinner started with home-made pumpkin soup - very tasty. The meal finished off with suitably ghoulish food, featuring brains, worms, assorted entrails of unknown provenance, and jellied sweets (what was so bad about them?) Never mind, it all tasted good, and made a fine end to the evening. Next week’s run is at Sew Ezy’s, 5:30pm on Monday 7th November. Call Moses on 4069 5854 or 0409 686032 for details, and just turn up to join the fun. On on! Lye Bak

Australia’s Mark Griffin at the finishline. Photo: Vanessa Gillen THE Crocodile Trophy is set to return to the Cook Shire in 2012, with Jeroen Boelen confirming his supremacy by winning the race last week. Boelen is the second Dutchman to be named as overall winner of the

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RACEGOERS are reminded that the Cooktown Amateur Turf Club’s Cup and Bracelet meeting will be held on Saturday. A total of $38,000 in prize money along with added trophies and bonuses is on offer for the five race program. Food, refreshments and a will be available from 12.30pm prior to the first race, which will start at 1.30pm with 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


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Crocodile Trophy. Boelen won five of the ten stages, and was a popular winner among riders and race-staff alike. There’s no doubt that the 33-year-old rider deserves to be the overall winner of the 17th Crocodile Trophy.


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 will start at 4.50pm. Total prize money on offer for this event is $7500. Preceding Saturday’s festivities will be a Calcutta held at the RSL on Friday night. 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

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 04 Time 05:47 11:28 17:47

Sat 05 Ht 1.85 0.97 2.31

Time 00:16 06:22 12:10 18:18


Ht 0.64 2 0.96 2.28 NEW MOON

Fri. Nov 25 . Time: 16.10

Sun 06

Mon 07

Tue 08

Time 00:43 06:54 12:46 18:45

Time 01:07 07:23 13:18 19:07

Time 01:29 07:50 13:47 19:26

Ht 0.59 2.11 0.97 2.22

FIRST QUARTER Fri. Dec 02. Time: 19.52

Ht 0.56 2.2 1 2.15

FULL MOON Fri. Nov 11. Time: 06.16

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Ht 0.54 2.26 1.04 2.07

LAST QUARTER Sat, Nov 19. Time: 01.09

After 1200 kilometers across the rainforests and outback of North Queensland he finished at the top of Grassy Hill in Cooktown with almost an hour’s lead of Austrians Wofgang Krenn and Josef Benedseder. The result could have been different, if main challenger Urs Huber from Switzerland hadn’t dropped out on the eve of the 9th stage. Jeroen Boelen (Milka-Trek) is a successful former road rider and his mountain bike career has now just begun. “This victory is so importanThe Crocodile Trophy is set to return to the Cook Shire in 2012, with Jeroen Boelen confirming his supremacy by winning the race last week. Boelen is the second Dutchman to be named as overall winner of the Crocodile Trophy. Boelen won five of the ten stages, and was a popular winner among riders and race-staff alike. There’s no doubt that the 33-year-old rider deserves to be the overall winner of the 17th Crocodile Trophy. After 1200 kilometers across the rainforests and outback of North Queensland he finished at the top of Grassy Hill in Cooktown with almost an hour’s lead of Austrians Wofgang Krenn and Josef Benedseder. The result could have been different, if main challenger Urs Huber from Switzerland hadn’t dropped out on the eve of the 9th stage. Jeroen Boelen (Milka-Trek) is a successful former road rider and his mountain bike career has now just begun. “This victory is so important for

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Thu 10

Fri 11

Time 01:48 08:16 14:14 19:41

Time 02:06 08:42 14:41 19:53

Time 02:24 09:08 15:10 20:07

Ht 0.53 2.3 1.08 1.99

Ht 0.53 2.32 1.14 1.91

Ht 0.53 2.31 1.2 1.84

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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.

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Cooktown Local News 3 November 2011  

Cooktown Local News 3 November 2011

Cooktown Local News 3 November 2011  

Cooktown Local News 3 November 2011