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Suspended sentence, fines for 5 drink-drive and licence offences in one month A COOKTOWN woman convicted of three, drink-driving offences and two disqualified driving offences, all committed during the month of April, will not see jail time after her appearance in the Cooktown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, July 3. Sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment for having driven with a blood alcohol reading of .236 per cent and three months’ imprisonment for driving while disqualified on April 22, the 55-year-old’s penalties were suspended. The woman was also disqualified from driving for two years in relation to these charges. She was first intercepted and charged on April 1, when she was found to be driving with a reading of .095 per cent. Then on April 4, she was intercepted driving with a reading of .205 per cent and was then again intercepted on April 11, when she was found to be driving whilst disqualified. In relation to those charges, the woman was convicted and fined $400 and $500 respectively for the two drink driving charges, but while convicted for the disqualified driving offence, she received no punishment. Two of the drink driving charges involved readings which were more than four times the legal limit, while the third reading was almost twice the legal limit.

SCIENTISTS IN COOKTOWN: A six-man crew of Russian scientists and explorers will use this inflatable catamaran and other means of transportation to circumnavigate the planet, collecting scientific and meteoroligical data along the way. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. Report on Page 3.>>



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search for  letters to the editor Police missing person in Grateful for community support I AM the niece of Evan Arnold Ives who was accidently killed at his home in McIvor St, Cooktown on June 13, 2012. My brother and I (from Caboolture) attended his funeral in Cooktown on June 28 and would like to express our gratitude and thanks to the community of Cooktown for their condolences, hospitality and floral tributes.


Thu 12. Swim for you Life from 11.30am to 12.30om at the Cooktown Pool. Fri 13. Cooktown State School P & C meeting in the Events Centre after parade at about 9.45am. Sat 14. Rossville P&C Markets at Hatfield marketplace from 9am to 12noon. Sat 14. Cape York SSAA working bee. Sat 14. Cricket – Hope Vale vs Council in the Gardens from 10am. Sat. 14. Junior Rugby League Trivia Night at the Events Centre. Doors open at 6.3opm for a 7pm start. Call either Nardia on 4069 6683 and 0447 240 677 or Sylvia on 4069 5865 and 0429 062 262. Sat 14. Cooktown SSAA Target Pistol shoot from 1.30pm. Sun 15. Cooktown Amateur Turf Club meeting in the club rooms of the racecourse from 10am. Contact Discipline Captain for details. Sun 15. Cape York SSAA Black Powder Shoot at 9am. Contact Peter Roesler for details. Sun 15. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details. Mon 16. Cook the Books! Coffee Club meeting in the Cooktown Cafe from 2.30pm. For bookings and more information contact: Jan Howard on 0429 697 021 or or Janne Stewart on 0419 695 799 or . Tue 17. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 8pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details. Tue 17. Swim for you Life from 11.30am to 12.30om at the Cooktown Pool. Tue 17. Art classes supervised by Ross Franzi at the Cooktown District Community Centre from 9.30am to 11.30am. Wed 18. Cooktown SSAA Sunset Shoot from 5.30pm. Thu 19. Swim for you Life from 11.30am to 12.30om at the Cooktown Pool. Sat 21. Cricket – Black Mountain Panthers vs Hope Vale in the Gardens from 10am. Sat 21. Dare to Wear Wearable Art fundraiser at the old Cook Shire Hall from 2 - 5pm. $10 adults. $5 children. For information and for bookings call either Diana Burns on 4069 5009 or Bobbin Sheehan on 4060 3090. Sun 22. Cricket – Council vs Marton in the Gardens from 10am.

Rossville P&C says ‘thank you’ APPROPRIATELY in true Rossville time, I would like to thank, on behalf of the Rossville State School P & C Association, those who generously assisted us with our June weekend raffle. The lucky winner of a big esky ‘chocca-block’ full of drink was Craig Hanran. Greatly appreciated was the donation

JUST a note to let the community know just how enjoyable it was to visit your town. The Re-enactment was a credit to you all. The town has been able to hold on to the history and atmosphere of the past while still having the modern bit incorporated - like the walking bridges

THE Cook Shire Council ratified more than $25,000 in both cash and in-kind support to not-forprofit community groups for their upcoming projects and events as part of its Community Support Grant Program at its June, 2012 meeting. “Investing back into Cook Shire through the work of volunteers and community groups is essential in maintaining our strong, vibrant and diverse communities.” said Mayor Peter Scott. “Emergency services, sporting events, youth work, entertainment and volunteer training are just some of the areas where Council funding can help community groups in their endeavours to provide services to the public.” Successful applicants for the grants were: Cooktown & District Cricket Association - $183 for provision of three additional 120L wheelie bins to allow facilities to be maintained in a clean and tidy state during all activities conducted by the Association; Cooktown & District Youth Association - $1352 for purchase

Baptist: Hogg Street, near IGA, 9.30am Sun. Phone 4069 5155. Assembly of God: Gungarde, 9.30am Sun; Home group 7.30pm Tue; young adults 7pm Thu. Phone 4069 5070. Catholic: 6pm Sat and 8.30am Sun, St Mary’s, Cooktown. Phone 4069 5730. Anglican: Christ Church Chapel, Sun 8.30am. Phone 4069 6778, 0428 696 493. Lutheran: Hope Vale at 9am on Sunday, Cooktown. Phone either 4060 9197 or 0419 023 114.

of a laptop, MYOB accounting program and colour laser printer for use at meetings and events; Cooktown Golf Club - $1445 to purchase five new full sets of golf clubs for use as hire clubs for visitors; Cooktown Junior Rugby League - $1500 for hire of bus to transport 40 to 50 children to Ravenshoe for a rugby league carnival; Cooktown Kindergarten Association - $2000 to purchase two timber picnic table/bench combinations for use by children, teachers, parents, community members and visitors; an Apple iPod and docking station to update existing music equipment; and learning resources; Cooktown Kindergym $1470 to purchase an adjustable beam for gymnastics activities for children aged 5 to13 years; Cooktown Tennis Club $2000 for beautification of tennis court grounds to make the area safer and more user friendly for players, spectators and kids; Poison Creek Rural Fire Brigade - $1646 for purchase of chainsaw and back pack blower for use during fires and in case

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enabling those who are disabled, or mothers with prams to get up the high sidewalks. The Events Centre and good roads are all a credit to those making decisions for your community. Jan Palmer Dubbo New South Wales

Palmerville area DETECTIVES travelled from Cairns to the Palmerville area on Wednesday to lead a search for a person who is believed to be missing. Uniformed police from Cooktown and Laura were joined by members of the Lakeland SES group in the search. Although police were still treating the situation as a missing person investigation at the time the Cooktown Local News went to press on Wednesday afternoon, it is believed reports of shots being fired in the area had also been reported. At this stage, the age and gender of the person for whom the search is being conducted is not known. A police spokeswoman said until the detectives had fully assessed the situation and conducted their preliminary investigations, it was too early to release full details of the situation.

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AS the flu season arrives, Queensland has recorded the most flu cases in Australia with experts warning it is vital people protect themselves to prevent infection spreading. More than 2530 cases have been diagnosed in Queensland with New South Wales the second worstaffected state with 2160 cases diagnosed. Influenza Specialist Group Chair Dr Alan Hampson said there has been a 10 per cent rise in diagnosed cases of the virus in Queensland compared to this time last year with experts saying this is only the tip of the iceberg as thousands more cases are going undiagnosed.

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of the esky by The Big Shed (aka Cooktown Hardware) and The Lions Den for filling it. Thanks to all those who either bought or sold tickets. Your support is highly valued. Ruth Pattie President Rossville State School P & C

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Our special thanks goes to Peter Burns who took time away from his business to show us around town, which we found most informative. Also, thank you to Robyn and Jeff Ambrose for arranging Evan’s funeral and the wake afterwards at the Bowls Club where we met many of Evan’s friends. Sandra and Vivian Ives, Caboolture.

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of deployment after natural disasters; Bloomfield Memorial Association (Bloomfield Agricultural Show) - $1600 for hire and freight of bouncing castle and contribution to insurance for the event; Cape York Folk Club (Wallaby Creek Festival) - $3920 for gate staff, ablution cleaning (staff and products) and garbage compactor hire; Cooktown Jazz & Blues Club (entertainment event) $1150 for hire of the Cooktown Events Centre plus cleaning costs; Cooktown School of Arts Society (wearable art “Dare to Wear” fundraiser) - $600 contribution to costs involved with hire of the Shire Hall, hire of sound system and catering; Mr Dylan Harrigan auspiced by Cape York Sustainable Futures (Paddy Bassani Memorial Cooktown Bull Ride) - $1400 contribution to costs involved with hire of bulls and ambulance on site, plus in kind support of generator, marquees, tables, chairs, water and safety mesh; Far North Queensland

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New boat ramp on Council’s chart A DEED of Agreement entered into between the Cook Shire Council and the Department of Transport will soon see new and improved boat ramps at the Cooktown Harbour. Funding of $400,000 has been allocated for the construction of the Charlotte Street boat ramp that is subject of the joint project. Final design and permit approvals are yet to be forwarded to Council which will allow construction to be started, however the general layout of the proposed facility will consist of two ramps separated by an illuminated floating pontoon. A Cook Shire spokeswoman said the design chosen would provide safer access to vessels, the easier launching and retrieving of vessels and the ability to launch and/or retrieve multiple vessels at once, but that there will be some disruption to mariners’ routines during the construction phase. “During that period, there will be no access to the location and boat launch and retrieval will not be permitted,” she said. “The alternative boat ramp located at Marton will provide recreational boaters with access to the Endeavour River.” For more information on this project, contact Council’s Engineering Services Division on 4069 5444 or email

Scientists drop in on Cooktown

Enshin Andrey, Yriy Masloboev and Natalya Kuznetsova, three members of a six-man Russian team of scientists and explorers who are on a 900-day expedition compiling scientific and meteoroligical data, standing in front of their inflatable vessel which is currently berthed in the Endeavour River. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

THE colourful catamaranlike vessel berthed in the Endeavour River has drawn great interest from boaties and landlubbers alike since its arrival last week. It is in fact an inflatable vessel, which was brought from Russia to Cairns last week where it was assembled by the six-man crew ready for the Cooktown leg of its 900day circumnavigation of the planet collecting scientific and meteorological data. But it is only one mode of transport that will be used on the odyssey, which started in Russia in February, 2011. Along with the catamaran, the adventurers will trek, use snow mobiles, skis, motorcycles, bicycles and boats on their route, which runs along the volcanic ring of land through the countries of Russia, USA, Canada,

Cook Shire Councillor Russell Bowman at the Charlotte Street boat ramp, which will soon undergo a $400,000 upgrade in a joint Council and Department of Transport initiative. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Antarctica - New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan and finishing in Russia. The 70,000km journey will include treks across lands upon which ancient civilizations had lived, deserts, glaciers, canyons, mountain ranges, including the longest mountain range in the world, an island inhabited by cannibals and some of the most developed nations today. Crew member Enshin Andrey said the expedition was unique in that it is a continuous passage around the globe along the “Pacific Ring of Fire” using the various modes of transportation. He said during the expedi-

tion, the crew list will vary in both numbers and who is on it. “We started with some, and since then have picked up others along the way, while others have returned home,” he said in his broken English. “We will be gathering data about volcanoes and meteorological activity on our journey.” Te a m m e m b e r Y r i y Masloboev said the team consisted of a mix of sportsmen and geologists, who underwent program execution workshops to train for the expedition, as they had no prior special sport or research training. The expedition will resume when a break in the weather will allow for them to sail out of Cooktown Harbour.

Georgina returns to Cooktown for her first exhibition SIXTEEN years developing her photographic talents were rewarded for former Cooktowner Georgina Friend on Saturday afternoon, when she opened her first exhibition, Bel Fiore at Nature’s PowerHouse. The former community health worker spent five years here before she relocated to Papua New Guinea to work in the mines there. But her driving passion to pursue a full-time career has seen the selftaught snapper take a sabbatical from her regular job to test the professional waters. “I’ve taken six months off to devote myself totally to trying to become a professional photographer,” Ms Friend said. “And I’ve come back to Cooktown and the PowerHouse for my first exhibition. “I recently invested in formal study and creative workshops to develop a better understanding of the technical aspects of the art.” Ms Friend said reading countless National Geographic and travel magazines as a child first piqued her

interest in photography. “The images and the detail captured by the photographer told a story and I would be lost for hours,” she said. “Since then I have amassed an extensive library of reference material with catalogues of some of the world’s most-acclaimed photographers.” She said attending the exhibitions of three prolific artists in 2011 proved to be an inspirational year for her. “Annie Liebovitz, Sir Frank Hurley and Henri Cartier Busson all cover the specialties I aspire to perfect,” she said. “Portraiture, visual anthropology and social documentary photography, they all existed and practiced their art at different moments in history, but their images will forever remain iconic.” Her camera has been her constant companion during her extensive travels through Europe, Asia, Australia and the Pacific. She said the beauty of travel - the people and the dynamics of each culture provided a kaleidoscope of

photographic opportunities for her. “There is no set formula for what I capture,” she said. “More often than not I have had my camera with me when the perfect shot presents itself. “All the factors come into play, the perfect lighting, the subject and my mood determines the ‘story I want to tell’ with that particular image.” Her latest pursuit is action and sports photography. “There is an element of excitement knowing that you only have a small window of opportunity as your subject is constantly on the move and every second counts,” she Former resident of Cooktown for five years, Georgina Friend has chosen said. “I find the concept of capturing Nature’s PowerHouse to host her first photographic exhibition, ‘Bel Fiore’, movement makes for a stunning which will remain on display until July 31. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. image.” She said that with Bel Fiore, she Ms Friend said the concept for Bel posies,” she said. “I have never seen such an ex- hoped to inspire the observer to focus Fiore, her exhibition which focuses and admire the intricate detail of each on flowers, was struck in 2008 while change at any other airport. “For centuries, flowers have been bud - the silky appearance of every waiting at the arrivals gate at Schipol used as a token between people petal and the riffle of each leaf. Airport in Amsterdam. The exhibition will remain on “Arriving passengers were wel- to demonstrate love, appreciation, comed by family members and loved grief and sympathy by members of display at Nature’s PowerHouse until July 31. ones with various bouquets and all classes.”

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Mother and son combine for a PowerHouse performance A NATURE’S PowerHouse audience, undaunted by Friday night’s cold, gusting winds, was treated to a very special concert experience by Mezzo Soprano Alteouise DeVaughn and her Baritone son, Justin Austin. Ms DeVaughn is a PowerHouse favourite, but, for Justin, who has been performing on stage since the age of six and was awarded Best Singer 2012 at the Manhattan School of Music, it was his first appearance in Cooktown. The first half of their performance included individual renditions of songs by Schubert and Vaughan Williams, as well as excerpts from the opera, the Marriage of Figaro. However, it was the second half which featured a glorious connection between the mother and her 21-year-old son singing spiritual songs, that was the highlight of the night. “The exceptional beauty of their combined voices - the Mezzo Soprano with the Baritone - was very special,� organiser Jacqui Sykes said. “The songs they sung were the spirituals they had both been raised on within their own individual generations - songs like Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Down by the Riverside and He’s Got the Whole World in his Hands were three that come straight to mind.� Ms Sykes was recently awarded a grant which will facilitate Ms DeVaughn holding two workshops for the singers from Hope Vale, Cooktown and Rossville who comprise the Ho-Ro-Co Choir in preparation for a performance at the opening of this year’s Cooktown & District Country Show.

Mezzo Soprano Alteouise DeVaughn who performed with her Baritone son, Justin Austin at Nature’s PowerHouse on Friday evening. PHoto: GARY HUTCHISON.

Welcome Wall Barra almost ready for assembly LAST weekend’s final rounds of art workshops in Cooktown and Lakeland saw the last scales painted in preparation for the assembly of Cooktown’s Welcome Wall Barra. Artistic Director and Project Manager Waratah Nichols said 21 people had attended the Cooktown event, which was held at the Elizabeth Guzsely, while six artists attended the Lakeland Hall on Sunday to make their contributions to the project. “Combined efforts from the 21 in Cooktown resulted in 15 scales painted,� Ms Nicholls said.

Sophia Collins-Herrmann had almost finished her barra scale, “Peaceful Palms�, when big sister Chelsea came to have a look, along with Cooktown School of Arts Society member Faye Pini at Saturday’s workshop. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. “And in Lakeland, we got one scale from

Cooking the books A NEW network of local bookkeepers called, Cook the Books! Coffee Club will hold its first meeting next Monday, July 16 at the Cooktown Cafe from 2.30pm. Membership is free and open to all people who do bookkeeping, would like to or whether they are an employee or self-employed and looking after the books in their respective businesses. Topics to be discussed at the meeting will include, “Bookkeeping in Cook Shire� and “Important Tax Office changes to note for 2013 financial year�. This includes increases in ATO reporting requirements for people involved in the building and construction industries, new PAYG rates and payment summaries. For bookings and more information contact: Jan Howard on 0429 697021 or or Janne Stewart on 0419 695 799 or info@starchaser.

each of those six who attended.�

A total of 116 scales which represent the

Barra’s theme of Why We Love It Up Here have been painted, with only the Barra’s head, tail and fins waiting completion. “Once it’s all finished, it’s just a matter of assembling it,� she said. And while it is expected to be assembled and erected before the Cooktown & District Country Show on Friday, August 24, Ms Nicholls said the official opening of the piece would not take place before then. “Fingers crossed, and all things going along as we expect, we hope to have a grand unveiling of the Barra at this year’s show,� she said.

‘Urgent need’ on mental health THERE is an urgent need for mental health services for Indigenous people in custody, says beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell (pictured) who was commenting on and has commended research published in the Medical Journal of Australia this month, which found there was an urgent need to develop and resource culturally relevant mental health services for indigenous Australians in custody. The study found that 73 per cent of Indigenous men and 86 per cent of Indigenous women in prison had a mental disorder, compared with the 20 per cent prevalence in the Australian community. “We believe that an early intervention approach is essential. Many of the mental health issues

that lead to incarceration need to be addressed during the formative years. “As a result, many of the programs we are already funding for young Indigenous people are designed to build resilience and improve self esteem,� Ms Carnell said. “We recognise that mental health problems are more common and severe in Indigenous Australians and we have already spent around $2.5 million on research into depression and anxiety in this population group. “In November, we will be announcing more research grants totalling $1 million to fund research into how we can improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander people. “We recognise that this barely scratches the surface and much more work needs to be done to help these communities now,� she said. “This year, beyondblue is also working with The Lowitja Institute and other Indigenous community groups to organise a roundtable to identify and address the most urgent mental health issues in their communities.�


Penny makes a smooth transition into Council role Story and photo By ERIC GEORGE

adventures lasted until 2010 when she and Bart made the decision to spend more time with the children, something Bart could not do while travelling so much. They sold the businesses and started to work locally. Penny became manager of the James Cook Museum and was able to become even more active in the local community. When did Penny decide to run for local council, and why?

citizen, but local government members are also humans - contrary PENNY Johnson was born and to popular belief. raised in Cooma, down in Monaro Make a note of country near Canberra, where it is that please! very cold. “They think She comes from a farming famthey are able to ily and was brought up with sheep, contribute at that cattle and horses. She went to a tiny level by representschool with only nine pupils. ing their community. Her upbringing has left her with “You are like the conduit, and a passion for primary industry, the buffer. and a love of horses that she has “You can translate from your rediscovered here in Cooktown: “I community at the Shire level to went to Wagga, to the agricultural the State and Federal college, because I originally level what the priorities wanted to become involved are.” in the rural journalism secWhat did it feel like tor, but I never worked in to take part in the electhat. I graduated more to tion? Did she do much tourism and hospitality canvassing? because I went travelling “My approach was, around Australia and ended if I haven’t been acup in Queensland, on the tive in my community, Gold coast for about eight if I don’t understand years. their concerns and see “It was through the a way I can work to tourism industry that I met address those concerns people involved with Curby becoming a councilrumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, lor, then I shouldn’t be and I was offered a job standing.” there because of my sciAnd then she woke ence background and the up as deputy mayor? work I had done in tourism “When we took and hospitality.” our oath of office, the Penny still had itchy elected councillors had feet and after four years, to decide who was going in 1994, she took off for to be deputy mayor. Darwin and the Northern “There were three of Territory. us, and each of us spoke Here she met her as to how we thought husband, Bart. “He was we could fill that role, working in a zoo, the Terriand why we wanted to tory Wildlife Park. He also put ourselves in that comes from a rural backposition. ground - his father ran one “I think the current of the large cattle stations team of councillors do up in the Kimberley.” have a lot of vision. So how did Penny end “ T h e r e ’s a h u g e up in Cooktown? amount of collective ex“We went for a couple perience. Our strengths of nomadic drives. You are probably more in big can do that when you don’t picture thinking, and have children. a vision for the entire “We actually came up Shire. here for our honeymoon, “Cooktown is our which we spent on the main business centre, banks of the Little Anbut we also need to nan. Cooktown had a very look at other parts of similar feel to the Northern Cook Shire Council Deputy Mayor, Councillor Penny the Shire where there are Territory, which we both Johnson. Photo: ERIC GEORGE. some huge opportunities had loved. “In the last five or six years, and challenges. “It still had that real wild feeling. people had been asking if I would “My vested interest is that I have The people had similar attitudes.” three children growing up here and I They thought about managing a consider it. “I wasn’t ready, but after two want them to have a future here.” caravan park up here, but were more There is a perception in town that attracted by the Dagarra mail run, years at the Museum, and working down to Wujal Wujal and across with The National Trust and Cape councillors are ineffective and it is to the beginning of the Bloomfield York Sustainable Futures, I became not worth talking to them. more politically aware. “Yes, the perception is certainly track. “One of the reasons I took a there. I guess part of our role is to “The main area of interest there was you could take fare-paying position in customer service at Cook help people understand what local passengers on the mail run, and Shire Council was to get insight into government can achieve.” how local government works. And common idea that the Shire show them the country. “It gave a really good insight system is a roadblock to progress? “I’d worked not only in zoo “I don’t think that’s necessarily a keeping, but I’d done a lot of tour because your customers are the guiding, and this is what we really people who come through the door, wrong perception. Maybe what you and also all the staff.” are trying to get is not something wanted to do. How did she find the transition Council can approve or deliver. “When we went to the bank “That’s when someone can come manager, he said, ‘What do you from being a normal person to being to a councillor and ask can you really want to do? If you want to do a politician? “And going to the Dark Side? support me in this? tour guiding, then do that.’ “We have the ability, as long as “So we came up and established Probably not so much a difficult Bart’s Bush Adventures in 2002. We transition as a difficult decision to we have done our research, to go to the CEO, and direct the CEO who also established the Cooktown Book- put myself in that position. “There is a certain amount then directs the staff. ing Centre with Gone Fishing.” “You look at what are regulaPenny’s period with bush of freedom in being an ordinary

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“It’s all in the approach, and quite often a solution can be found that is mutually beneficial.”

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Michala Harrison won first prize for this array of tempting delights at last year’s show. Photos: GARY HUTCHISON.

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SO, how will your entries be judged in this year’s Cooktown & District Country Show? Whether they are arts, crafts, produce, photographs, multicultural food or dress, plants, livestock, cakes or home brew, there is quite a complex and considered process. All stewards and judges will be invited to attend an induction night prior to the Show to be sure they fully understand what their roles and responsibilities are. In line with Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies (QCAS) regulations, the steward’s role is to set up the displays, make sure all entries are fairly presented and keep track of the paperwork involved. For each class, there are two judges. The judges record their individual scores for each entry then the two scores are combined to give an overall score. During judging. only the stewards and judges are allowed to be present and stewards are not permitted to give opinions about the entries, only aid the judges where required. Multicultural costume judging will this year, take place on stage during the official opening celebrations on Friday, August 24 and winners will be announced on the night. The judging of the horse events is also different, where there is only one judge for each class and will also occur in front of other entrants and the public. “All our stewards and judges are volunteers and nearly all of them are locals. Judges have been chosen based on their experience

in the particular Show category they are involved with,” said Show Advisory Committee member, Lou Norgard, who is one of this year’s Chief Stewards. “This year we are really focusing on awarding the best entries. If there are only a small number of entries in a class, this will not necessarily mean that a 1st prize (or any prize) will be awarded, as has happened in the past. There are rosettes, sashes and certificates to be awarded to winners and place getters.” So how do you become a winner? The overall key elements judges are looking for throughout the competitions will be presentation, quality and skill. “Presentation is all important,” said Lou. “As well as the skill involved in creating or presenting the exhibit, it is crucial that entrants adhere to the conditions of each class. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.” Whatever your skill or interest, there’s bound to be a class you might like to enter. Show Schedules and entry forms are available through the Shire libraries, at Council’s administration building, via our Facebook page www.facebook. com/cooktownshow and from the Cook Shire Council website www. Have a look through and see what inspires you, but don’t forget to make sure you read the conditions of entry. Entry forms and payment: This year, all entry forms and payment must be received at Council’s administration building by 4.45pm on Friday, August 17, 2012. Customer Service staff will give

Vicki Kirk’s passion for green earned her first place in the Novelty Theme of the Open Section of Best Decorated Cakes at last year’s Show. you a photocopy of your entry town PCYC Events Centre. form with a receipt of payment Entrants must be present and which you must then take to ready for judging by 6.45pm at deliver with your entry to the the latest. Cooktown Events Centre during Home Baking and Horthe times listed below. ticulture: exhibits must be D e l i v e r y o f e x h i b i t s : delivered to the appropriate Children’s Art, Craft, Pho- steward at the Cooktown PCYC tography and Home Brew Events Centre by 10am on exhibits can be delivered to a Friday, August 24. Show volunteer at the CookProduce: exhibits must be town PCYC Events Centre (3 delivered to the appropriate May Street, Cooktown) from steward at the Cooktown PCYC Monday, August 6 until Friday, Events Centre by 11am on August 17 during the following Friday, August 24. times: Horse Events: entrants are Monday to Friday between to be ready for judging (location 8.30am and 10am and 2.30pm yet to be confirmed) by 8.30am and 5pm; and on Saturday, August 25. Saturday, August 11 only Livestock: exhibits are to between 10am and 1pm. be ready for judging (location Your co-operation in adher- yet to be confirmed) by 9.30am ing to these times will be greatly Saturday, August 25. appreciated. If you have any questions Multicultural stall and regarding the stewarding or food: entrants are to be ready judging processes, please confor judging at the Cooktown tact the appropriate steward PCYC Events Centre by 10am as mentioned in the Show on Saturday, August 25. Schedule. There’s only six Multicultural costume: weeks to go! entrants will be judged at the By JACQUI SYKES, Official Opening on Friday Show Committee, Publicity. night, August 24 at the Cook-

Cook Shire arts funding recipients announced ART and musical workshops have been the benificiaries of the latest round of the Regional Arts Development Fund. Cook Shire Council approved grants of $3100 and $2420 respectively to the Cooktown School of Art Society and Jacqui Sykes Productions. The Art Society funding will go towards ‘Creating Art’ workshops, which will include free art materials and multiple mediums for children and budding artists to explore their talents, providing access to visual art skills development. And the funding approved to Jacqui Sykes Productions will go towards the

costs of two workshops for the singers of Hope Vale, Rossville and Cooktown, led by world-renowned opera singer and vocal coach, Alteouise De Vaughn culminating in a performance at the 2012 Cooktown & District Country Show. RADF is a highly successful State and Local Government partnership that supports professional and emerging artists and arts practitioners living in regional Queensland. The RADF program focuses on the development of quality art and arts practice for, and with, regional communities. The next round of RADF will close

on September 14, 2012. Those wanting to apply to this round are encouraged to start planning their project now. RADF committee members are available to discuss projects and how best to use RADF to support some of the costs involved. For further information on the RADF program contact Council’s RADF Liaison Officer, Beverley Grant on (07) 4069 5444 or email Application forms are available from Council’s administration building at 10 Furneaux Street, Cooktown or can be downloaded from Council’s website

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on air over two days. They all enjoyed the training trip, working hard towards their Certificate II and III competencies and striving to engage the local youth through creative arts and multi-media

industries. So with doing a great job and working hard towards excellent work, the students would like to give a big thanks to the CDCC and Michael Graham from Gungarde for the great transport.

P & C welcomes new parking arrangements to the Cook Shire Council for making this project a success. Your team did an amazing job over the school holidays to have everything completed before the students returned to school. If anyone would like to discuss the new parking arrangements, please come along to our next P&C meeting tomorrow, Friday, July 13, after parade at about 9.45am in the Events Centre meeting room. Other topics on the agenda this month are Students’ Sexual Health and the confidential supply of condoms, by the School Nurse to appropriately aged students. A topic well worth discussion. Stay safe and stay in school. Nikki Darvell President Cooktown State School P&C.

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Part of the new parking arrangements at the Cooktown State School. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

Discovery and Re-enactment weekend under spotlight THE 2012 Discovery Festival and Re-enactment events were put under the spotlight at a debriefing meeting that lasted four-and-a-half-hours last

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Thursday. Facilitated by Melissa Robertson, an independent events co-ordinator, the meeting was attended by a total of 21

Some of the attendees at the Discovery Festival debriefing meeting held in the Cook Shire Chambers on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

people representing the Cook Shire Council, police, Cooktown Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, event organisers and participants, businesses and individuals. From individual submissions received at Council and information gleaned from facebook, a document containing hundreds of complaints, comments and suggestions for the improvement of both events was available for perusal and discussion during the meeting. Under discussion were such topics as the best way to organise the Discovery Festival, who would organise it and when and how to run it. And from Thursday’s meeting, it was decided that regardless of whether the new state government reversed the Queen’s Birthday holiday decision, both the Re-enactment and Discovery Festival will continue to be held during the second weekend of June, 2013. However, attendees were asked to go away and consider whether an individual body set up its own incorporated organisation should conduct the Discovery Festival, or whether an umbrella organisation should be established to oversee a variety events which might be held at next year’s event. The meeting was reconvened for yesterday at 3pm at Nature’s PowerHouse, but at the time of printing, the Cooktown Local News was unaware of its outcomes.

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WOW! What a change to the parking around the school? This was a joint initiative of the Parents and Citizens Association, the Cook Shire Council and Cooktown State School and has been discussed at many meetings for the last year-and-a- half. The land is ultimately the property of the Cook Shire Council, so we were very lucky to have had a huge input into the design of the drop-off zones and parking bays. Yes, it is change and sometimes that doesn’t suit everyone, but overall most parents, students and school staff are excited about the new infrastructure. Soon the grass will grow and hopefully some shady trees planted and we will all be wondering where it was we used to park previously. So a huge “thank you” goes


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ON Monday, June 18, a group of eight students from the Cooktown State School Media and Broadcasting class went on a certificate block training expedition to the Bumma Bippera Media Station in Cairns. The Cooktown District Community Centre (Pulse FM) organised the excellent training trip and have been instrumental in forging the collaboration between Cooktown P-12 and Brisbane Indigenous Media Association which has been training students in media certificate courses for six years. The students met their trainers Karen Scott and 98.7 FM’s ‘Lets Talk’ host Tiga Bayles and then throughout the week, learnt how to use Mixing Desks and many other radio and media tools and techniques. The students also had the opportunity to run a one-hour show, with each student being



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New dental van for Cape York communities

Cape York Hospital and Health Board chair Scott McCahon, Health Minister Lawrence Springborg, principal dental officer Cape York Hospital and Health Service Shane Hearps and acting chief executive officer Cape York Hospital and Health Service Susan Turner with the new mobile dental van in Weipa. PEOPLE living on Cape York Peninsula will benefit from a new mobile dental van. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg inspected the $580,000 ten-tonne van at Weipa last week. The new van was funded through the Commonwealth Government’s National Partnership Agreement on Health Infrastructure. “Queensland Health is dedicated to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders to close the health gap,’’ Mr Springborg said. “That’s why we’re working with the Commonwealth to treat more patients in their own communities.’’ The Minister said maintain-

ing good oral health was critical. “Good oral health helps indigenous Queenslanders to manage other chronic diseases such as diabetes,’’ he said. The new drover van will provide the necessary infrastructure for oral health services to be provided to Cape York’s isolated communities. “We can take the drover to places where there is limited or no local access to oral health services,” he said. “Patients won’t have to travel so far for treatment. “The drover is kitted out just like a state of the art dental surgery - except it’s on wheels. There’s a dental chair, sterilisation area and reception desk and the inside is

air-conditioned. There’s also an automatic awning to shade people waiting outside. “It is fully equipped to deal with all routine oral health services for patients of all ages in remote communities. It features automatic stabiliser legs to help create a level, stable working place even when parked on uneven ground - which is really important for precise dental work. The 9.2m four-wheel-drive weighs 10,720kg and can be connected to on-site power or run using its 9 kVA generator. “The drover’s exterior features art by indigenous artist Riki Salam,” Mr Springborg said.

Toughen up for the bike patrols “WELL, son, on your feet, we’d better start showing you around Cooktown. No, you don’t need to bring that. We’ll be going on bicycles.” “Bicycles?” “Yes, bikes. You can take Sergeant Berthwistle’s. He’s suffering from a bad attack of chapped buttocks. Here, take a helmet.” “Oh, Serge, do I have to? They make me look a right pillock.” “Well, that might be very suitable, for all I know. Put it on. Right - now we’re going on patrol on our new bikes. You know what that means? It means a few tight-fisted locals have got together with some loony from headquarters and decided that bikes are cheaper than cars. And that means you have to smile at every law-abiding citizen you pass - right?” “Law-abiding?” “Yes. We’ve got a few. At least, we’ve got a few we haven’t caught yet. Still, you’ve got to smile at them, because you might be smiling at the generous person who bought the bikes and you wouldn’t want to disappoint him, would you? “You go first, where I can keep an eye on you. And don’t go sprinting off. Slow and steady does it, and I might get back without heart attack. What are you doing? Get back on the bitumen. You’re a copper and you can ride in the middle of the road if you want to. And keep away from those parked cars. The stupid so and so’s will reverse straight out on top of you if you give them the chance.” “Can we stop for a coffee, Serge?”

View from the Hill

“Are you soft? We’ve only just started and we’ve got to go all the way up Charlotte Street. Now this here’s the Bowls Club and the RSL. Two bars there, and another over there in the Sovereign. Just up the road you’ve got the Seagren - that’s another. And there’s more up the hill, if we get that far without dying.” “A lot of bars for a small place, Serge.” “Well, yes, maybe. Very necessary though, because Cooktowners are thirsty folk. Now, up that road, that’s Hope Street.” “Are we going there, Serge?” “Not unless you want to push your bike up. We’re going along here and back, nice and slow.”

Trivia night fun COOKTOWNERS love a chance to play dress ups and a trivia night, and on Saturday night at the Events Centre they can do both with the School Days theme at the Cooktown Junior Rugby League Club’s trivia night. If you can find your old uniform and you can still squeeze into it, wear it along with all the players who can’t. Teams of six are required, but if you’re not part of a team, turn up to see if you can be included in one which might be short. Cost for the night is $20 per head, which includes a hot supper. The trivia action starts at 6.30pm.For more information, call either Nardia on 4069 6683 or 0447 240 677 or Sylvia on 4069 5865 or 0429 062 262.


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                v    v  v  v  v  v  v  v     v  v    


         

8 – Cooktown Local News 12 - 18 July 2012



                    

                    

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Student of the Month Jake Nulley was chosen as the Rossville State School’s Student of the Month for June, because he is making considerable gains in his numeracy and literacy skills. He plays well in the playground and is well liked by his peers.

A late entry for the June Student of the Month is Lakeland State School’s Allee Silvester. Allee earned the award because she is a co-operative partner during group work and a keen and enthusiastic participant during all class activities. Allee is committed to her homework program and has already reached level 8 with her reading. That is outstanding for a prep student. Keep up the good work Allee. Submitted photo.

Rural Fire Service: More than fighting fires IF you thought the Rural Fire Service was only about fighting fires, think again. Join the Rural Fire Service this bushfire season and become one of approximately 34,000 volunteers Queensland-wide who are serious about protecting their community. Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) Regional Manager of Rural Operations for Far Northern Region Superintendent Ian Thomas said the Rural Fire Service needed people from all walks of life with a range of skills to keep brigades running in communities and areas not covered by urban firefighters. “There is a general perception the main task of rural


Heavens are a calming balm

Writers’ Corner

AS a small country town we have the privilege of very low air pollution and so can revel in (weather permitting) a clear, velvety black night sky with sparkling diamonds of stars. If earthly troubles are overwhelming, you take a wander outside, gaze skywards and life will slip into a better perspective. The nocturnal heavens are a calming balm.

“My Sky” The night sky above my yard is mine, mine alone. Aloft, it gazes down, a King upon a throne. My proud gum trees in a silvery circle bend In hushed homage to my inky, velvety friend. I drink in the magic of endless smiling stars And lose my woes in the celestial world of Mars. Like fine sparkling wine the Heavens mellow my mood. I drift indoors, content now as a lover wooed. By DIANNE KELLER Email your original contributions for our column to: or send to: P O Box 645, Cooktown, 4895. Dianne Keller, Cooktown Writers’ Group.

volunteers is fighting fires, but there is much more to the role,” Supt Thomas said. “We have volunteers actively involved in fire mitigation, community education, fundraising, administration, incident management, and communication.” Positions range from operational roles, including firefighter, first officer and brigade officer through to non-operational roles including chairperson, secretary and volunteer community educator. Supt Thomas said that in addition to responding to fires, Rural Fire Brigades also undertook a range of planning and preparation activities throughout the year to support landholders prepare their communities for the fire season. “It is the landholder’s responsibility to prepare their property early for the fire season, and for large areas many Brigades support landholders and land management agencies by conducting hazard reduction burns. This helps to reduce excess vegetation and minimise the potential for bushfires to become out of control,” he said. Supt Thomas said joining the Rural Fire Service was a great way to get involved in the community and offered fantastic opportunities for self development. “The Service has a wide variety of structured training that is linked to national standards. This allows members to not only help protect their community but also master new skills and gain formal qualifications that are transferable to other industries,” he said. “As Members are familiar and well versed in fire behaviour and prevention in their area, they also deliver education programs to their local community and schools.” Rural Fire Service volunteers can also be deployed across the state to assist during fires, floods and storms. To find out more about becoming a volunteer visit www. or contact your local Rural Operations Area Office. Members need to be at least 16 years of age.

Baiting rules change to decrease costs

KEY changes have been made to the way meat used for baiting is processed will reduce costs to primary producers and help in the fight against pests. The change comes as a result of the state government working closely with AgForce to ensure Queensland producers are able to manage wild dogs and reduce the economic impacts on their enterprises. Meat used in baiting programs will no longer need to be prepared to satisfy human consumption standards. AgForce has long lobbied for this change through the Queensland Dog Offensive Group (QDOG) given such meat does not come into contact with the human consumption chain. AgForce Wild Dogs Committee chair Peter Lucas said the change was a positive outcome for producers that will make controlling pests more convenient and financially viable. “Instead of having to buy meat for baiting, producers can now source meat from their property and take it off farm to be injected with 1080,” Mr Lucas said. “This meat can then be used not only on the property of origin, but other properties as well. “Previously, 1080 accredited personnel would have to go on farm to treat meat, which could then only be used on the property of origin.”

“This acted as a deterrent to taking action against wild dogs.” Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, John McVeigh has welcomed the change. “This means there is now a clear distinction between activities of baiting and commercial meat production and processing,” Minister McVeigh said. “It gives flexibility to the authorities operating the baiting program without compromising the integrity of the food supply chain. “This is a very positive outcome for producers and we believe this will make controlling pests more convenient and financially viable.”

BMX raffle to add to Just 4 Kids fund raiser

A RAFFLE for a BMX bike has started, the proceeds from which will be added to the funds raised from the Just 4 Kids auction being held at the Top Pub on Tuesday, July 24, from 6.30pm. Tickets for the bike, which is a joint donation of the Toppy and the Cooktown Bargain Barn, are available from the hotel and its bottle shop in the IGA Supermarket complex. Adding to the fun of the auction is a 1770 theme for those inclined to dress for the occasion.

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Defence honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander roles and dedicated programs like the Defence Indigcivilian labourers. DEFENCE has acknowledged the role “History shows that our enous Development Program and Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Indigenous Service men pre-recruitment course to assist. have played in defending Australia at a memoand women dared rial service at the Australian War Memorial to challenge the on July 3. system by fighting The Chief of the Defence Force, General for their country in David Hurley addressed the ceremony and laid a time of great need a wreath in honour of Indigenous servicemen and were among and women, past and present. This is the first the early pioneers time that a Chief of the Australian Defence of a reconciliaForce has publicly delivered an Acknowledgetion process that ment. continues today,” The ceremony was part of NAIDOC General Hurley week 2012 which is celebrating Aboriginal said. and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have “There is a long championed change. list of exemplary One of the themes for NAIDOC 2012 is The Australian, The Aborginal and the Torres Strait Island flag flying at servicemen and ‘They dared to Challenge’. women who also “It is a powerful theme and what comes to the NAIDOC Week 2012 Defence Memorial Service at the Australian War happen to be Inmy mind is a spirit of courage and determina- Memorial last week. More than 3000 Indigenous Australians digenous. tion. Both are vitally important qualities shared “We thank them for their service by all Service men and women,” General Hurley enlisted during World War II. A further 150-200 served as de facto service- and welcome the next generation of Warrant Officer Class One Don Bowie of Defence People said. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and patrolled and performed other military Indigenous Australians who will carry Group after the NAIDOC Week 2012 Defence Memorial peoples who entered into service in World War duties along the north Australian coast while on their tradition of service,” General Service at the Australian War Memorial. WO1 Bowie II are a great example of people who ‘dared to an additional 3000 Indigenous Australians Hurley said. recited a scripture during the Service. Photography by supported the World War II defence effort as Defence provides education, training Lauren Black. challenge’ in the interest of Australia.


8Ball Aitken had the dancers rocking the Lions Den floorboards with his own inimitable style on Saturday night.

Phil Slade and Angelika Teuchcot (front) sharing some family time with Kristy and Jessica Young (back) on the Lions Den verandah.


Mareeba’s Jamee Ellis and Nick James in their own corner enjoying the entertainment.

Corie and Kellie Slade travelled from Quirindi Mareeba’s Jeff and Kerry Watson are self-confessed Lions Den in New South Wales to visit family. fans. FAR LEFT: Kay and Neville Ryman also travelled from Quirindi to the Lions Den. LEFT: Kristen Magnussen and Brittney Volp were groovin’ to 8Ball Aitken’s music RIGHT: The Young boys, Tim and Braydan relaxing after dinner.

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The Lions Den visitor ranks had an international flavour with Stephanie Hunt who came from Canada via Coff’s Harbour bringing Holland’s Jolanda Kersten on a Cape York road trip.


Ben Blunderfield and Kelly Whittle rugged up against the gentle Cooktown breeze blowing through the Sovvy verandah.

Sovvy manager Keith Bradford and regular Trevor Burton taking the lead in the fashion stakes.


‘Something’ was tickling the fancy of Annette Davey, Nikki Neil, Barbara and Neil Gifford and Keith Hearn.

Did the duo of Mick Shay and Serge Petelin add up to a double bass with two of Cooktown’s local guitarists enjoying drinks and a night off.

Whose shout? Drinking buddies Kat Dowding and Chris Swan are just about ready for the next drink.

ABOVE: Sharna Veitch and Shanna Miller ready for the next round of drinks. LEFT: Two weeks away from their daughter’s wedding, Rick and Gail Cowe were enjoying a drink on the Sovvy verandah, while bride Catherine was inside playing with her girlfriends at the hen’s party. RIGHT: Michael Miller (kneeling) with the bevvy of beauties - Greta Watson, Symone and Sharron Welsh and Lisa Miller.

Hen’s party trio of Jackie James and Gail and Catherine Cowe organising games for the girls to play.

The foursome of Stacey Zuch, Bianca Allen, Syreeta Timmermans and Brooke Prior were intent on making it an awesome night.

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4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer (PG) 11:00 Spicks And Specks 11:30 7.30 QLD 12:00 Race To London 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Collectors: Scissors 1:30 Eggheads 2:00 Penn And Teller: Fool Us 2:45 At The Movies: Short Cuts 3:00 Movie: “Impact” (PG) 5:00 The Wonder Years: Pottery Will Get You Nowhere 5:25 Walk On The Wild Side 5:55 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Sugar And Spice 6:23 Audrey’s Kitchen: Ultimate Breakfast Omelette 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Death In Paradise 8:30 Kidnap And Ransom 9:20 Hustle: When Eddie’s niece gets scammed by a ruthless modelling agent, the team jump to action. Modelling shoots, lifestyle coaches and even a meeting at the American embassy, could this be their toughest con yet? 10:20 United States Of Tara: Dept. Pf F.....d Up Family Services 10:45 Whites - Roland finally gets a chance in the spotlight when he is invited to do a spot on TV show, Sunday Chefs. It’s just a pity he’s chosen to do it on a day where they have a function for 300 people. 11:15 Rage Guest Programmer (MA a,l,d,h,n,s,v.)

6:00 Team Umizoomi 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today Saturday 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 David Attenborough’s Gorilla 11:00 Children’s Programs 3:00 Crusoe 4:00 Getaway’s European Tour 4:30 Discover Downunder 5:00 National News - First At Five 5:30 4WD TV 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:40 Movie: “Aliens In The Attic” (PG) 9:25 Movie: “Spiderman 3” (M v) - Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to MJ and his duties as a superhero. However, when his suit starts to change, Peter changes with it, bringing out his dark, vengeful side. 12:25 Movie: “Frances”(M v,l,a) -Based on the life of Frances Farmer, this film depicts the turbulent years of inner conflicts, battles with Hollywood hierachy, run-ins with police, horrific years in a mental institution all culminating with unnecessary lobotomy. 3:00 Avengers - From Venue With Love 4:00 Danoz Direct 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Stitch! 6:30 Handy Manny 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show - Weekends 10:00 Dr Oz 11:00 The Woodlies 11:30 Cast Away 12:00 V8 Xtra 12:30 Australia Smashes Guinness World Records 1:00 That 70s’ Show 1:30 Dinner Date 2:30 Outsourced 3:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 16: Port Adelaide vs Essendon 6:00 Seven News 6:30 The Amazing Race Australia 7:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 16: Brisbane vs St Kilda 10:30 The Hit Rater.Com 11:00 Movie: “Snake Eyes” (M) - Shady police detective Rick Santoro is happy with life. While on duty at a prize-fight, a member of the government is killed, and while investigating finds several leads. But as he finds himself embroiled in the middle of a murder conspiracy, he realises he has to make a choice. 1:00 Movie: “Project Alf” (G) - The military is engaged in a secret analysis of a strange, hairy, bright orange creature. While Major Hill and Captain Mulligan both consider Alf to be a friendly life-form, Colonel Milfoil disagrees and wants him extinguished. 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Beyond Tomorrow

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 7:30 Tour De France 2012 Daily Update 8:05 World News 1:00 New Year’s Day Concert 2012 3:40 The Chopin Etudes 3:45 One Thousand Pictures: R.F.K’s Last Journey 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Kill Arman: Okinawa/Karate 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Massive Moves: Pacific Palace - In this episode, a family in Vancouver calls in a crew of house truckers to haul a beautiful two-storey house across land and water so they can have a bigger home. 8:00 Massive Moves: Harbour House - a couple in Vancouver call in a crew of marine engineers to build and sail a beautiful floating house down the Fraser River and out to sea, to get to their moorings. 8:30 RocKwiz - This week’s special guest is former Cockney Rebel singer/songwriter, Steve Harley. 9:30 RocKwiz - Tonight, Bridezilla’s fabulous lead singer Holiday Sidewinder tries her rock trivia best to outsmart Wolfmother singer and guitarist, Andrew Stockdale. 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 13 - Saint-Paul-TroisChâteaux to Cap d’Agde (215 km flat stage). 4:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 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: Cornwall 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Walk On The Wild Side 2:00 Death In Paradise 3:05 Art And Soul: Bitter And Sweet 4:00 Nothing Rhymes With Ngapartji 5:00 Birds Of Paradise 5:55 Antiques Master 6:25 Audrey’s Kitchen: Cinese Calamari Stir Fry 6:30 Compass: Bishop Undercover: Part 1 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer 8:30 Wallander: The Man Who Smiled 10:00 Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell - Kate and Quentin decide to spice up their marriage with some fantasy role playing but there are red faces all around when they turn up at their rendezvous both dressed as Michelle Grattan. 10:30 Race To London 11:00 Movie: “Five Easy Pieces” (MA l,s) - After rejecting his wealthy and cultured upbringing, a young man returns home when his father has a stroke, with his waitress girlfriend in tow. 12:35 Movie: “None But The Lonely Heart” (PG) - A murky drama of broken dreams, thwarted hopes and petty crime in the slums of London in the late 1930s. 2:30 The Living Artist 3:30 Rage

6:00 GIO Schoolboy Cup 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Gold Coast Marathon 1:30 Broncos Insider 2:00 2012 Intrust Super Cup: Round 17: Easts Tigers v Burleigh Bears 4:00 Sunday Football: St George Illawarra vs Cronulla Sharks 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 TBA 7:30 60 Minutes - 60 Minutes is Australia’s leading current affairs programme, with a proven record of excellence over three decades. Television’s top reporters - Liz Hayes, Liam Bartlett, Michael Usher, Allison Langdon and Charles Wooley - investigate, analyse and uncover the issues affecting all Australians. 8:30 TBA 9:30 TBA 10:30 TBA 11:30 The Road To London 11:35 Antiques Roadshow 12:00 What Would You Do? 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Skippy, The Bush Kangaroo 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Goodmorning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News

6:00 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 6:30 Jake and The Never Land Pirates 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 Footy Flashbacks 1:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Round 16: GWS vs Adelaide 4:00 Better Homes And Gardens 5:30 Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 Billy Connolly’s Route 66 8:30 Downton Abbey - With the wedding approaching there’s excitement in the air but will Branson’s plans rattle everyone? Spanish Flu reaches Downton and a desperate Thomas looks for a way to re-establish himself. 10:00 Castle: Little Girl Lost - When a two-year-old girl is discovered missing, Beckett is called in to assist with the investigation only to discover that the FBI agent in charge is her ex. 11:00 Serial Killers: Bodies In The Barrel 12:00 Movie: “The Tattooist” - A young artist unknowingly plays a role in releasing a deadly spirit as he attempts to learn the Samoan tradition of tattooing. 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 5:05 World News 7:30 Tour De France 2012 Daily Update 8:00 Maltese News 8:30 PopAsia10:30 Football Asia 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 12:30 Speedweek 2:30 Al Jazeera News 3:30 When the Egyptians Sailed On the Red Sea 4:30 Salam Cafe 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Death of the Megabeasts - Scientific detectives crack one of the world’s great mysteries: what killed Australia’s megabeasts? Long after the extinction of the dinosaurs, extraordinary species of giant beasts roamed the Earth, ruling the animal kingdom for hundreds of thousands of years. But suddenly they vanished. 8.30 Inside Nature’s Giants: Big Cats 9.30 Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger: Toaster - In this episode, James and Greg come up with solutions for a turbo toaster. Greg utilises the power of halogen and James’s creation draws inspiration from the world of firearms. 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 14 - Limoux to Foix (192 km mountain stage). 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Collectors 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Rivers And Life 1:30 The New Inventors 2:00 Antiques Master 2:30 Jennfier Byrne Presents 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Grand Designs: Oxford 6:50 Miniscule: Thirsty 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q & A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Wire In The Blood: From The Defeated 1:10 Movie: “The Phantom Of The Opera” (PG) - From the novel by Gaston Leroux, a crazed man without a face, who lives in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, falls in love with the voice of a young opera singer. 2:25 Rage 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Extra 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 Big Bang Theory: The Psychic Vortex 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Bozeman Reaction 8:00 Tricky Business - Matt is hired to investigate doping in the greyhound racing industry. Rick and Kate risk losing their reputations and their biggest client, when they are accused of wrecking a school formal. Jim’s focus on the family business takes its toll on Claire & Lily’s relationship with Marcus taking a surprising turn. 9:00 CSI: Miami: At Risk 10:00 CSI: Miami: Killer Regrets 11:00 Two And A Half Men: Fish In A Drawer 11:30 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:30 The Whole Truth: The State Calls Kathryn Peale 1:30 Extra 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Concrete Canyons” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 All For Kids 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News At 4:30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 The Amazing Race Australia 8:30 Revenge: Grief - A painful loss forges a stronger bond between Emily and Jack, bringing them closer than ever before. Will they give in to their true feelings for one another? Victoria forms a new alliance that could seal Conrad’s fate, and Charlotte sets out on a vendetta of her own with Declan as her target. 9:30 Body Of Proof 11:30 30 Rock 12:00 Sons And Daughters 12:30 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 7:30 Tour De France 2012 Daily Update 8:05 World News 1:30 Costa’s Garden Odyssey 2:00 Law And Disorder: Allan Keesing - The Reluctant Whistleblower 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 PopAsia 5:30 Global Village: Kabuki, the Path of the Flowers 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Bubble Pack Plunge - Adam and Jamie investigate whether a person covered in bubble wrap can jump off an 11 metre tall building and survive the impact without injury. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant, and Tory experiment with a James Bond ejector seat. 8:30 Man vs Wild: Fan vs. Wild - Bear Grylls takes two fans into the Canadian wilderness on a life-changing adventure. Their journey begins with a fast rope from a helicopter onto a 3,000 metre high mountain peak. Their only way out is to rappel down a sheer granite rock face. Afterwards they build a shelter and cook bushman style. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 15 - Samatan to Pau (160 km flat stage). 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Meerkat Manor 10:25 Miniscule 10:30 Sleek Geeks 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Grand Designs 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Time Team 6:50 Miniscule: Some Weird Fly 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Race To London 8:30 Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey: Final - Joanna Lumley climbs up Mount Olympus, visits a fortune telling festival, meets with the radical mayor of Thessaloniki, and explores the strange landscape of Meteora, where monks still inhabit the monasteries in the sky. 9:20 Gordon’s Great Escape: Thailand - Gordon learns the secrets to a spicy sausage recipe, goes diving for oysters in Krabi, and competes against Thai celebrity chef, McDang, on national television. 10:05 Artscape: Dr Sarmast’s Music School: Part 2 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Britain From Above: 24 Hour Britain 1:30 Gordon’s Great Escape: Thailand 2:30 Football: VFL

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Extra 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 Big Bang Theory: The Einstein Approximation 7:30 TBA 8:30 Episodes - Sean and Beverly have to retrieve Matt from a seedy bar in the outskirts of LA so that the paparazzo waiting outside won’t see him driving home drunk. What follows is an all-night road trip which takes the trio from a run-in with the paparazzo to Matt’s ex-wife’s house and finally to his sons’ bedroom where Matt is forced to confront the mess he’s made of his life. 9:00 Episodes 9:30 Episodes 10:00 Episodes 10:30 Survivor: One World 12:30 Survivor: One World 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:30 Extra 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America / 5:00 National Early Morning News

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “What If God Were The Sun” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 All For Kids 4.00 Match It 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Jett and Richard meet for the first time. Bianca learns Heath lied to her 7:30 Once Upon A Time: 7:15 am 8:30 Winners And Losers: Juggling’s Not Just A Party Trick Sophie is keen to take her mind off her upcoming hearing with the hospital board but in doing so, makes a bad situation worse and must face some uncomfortable truths about her own behaviour. 9:30 TBA 11:30 Police Under Fire: In The Line Of Duty 12:30 Sons And Daughters 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 7:30 Tour De France 2012 Daily Update 8:05 World News 1:30 Costa’s Garden Odyssey 2:00 Are You My Mother? 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Kabuki, the Path of the Flowers 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Kate Humble 8:30 Usain Bolt: The Fastest - At 25 years old, Usain Bolt is the quickest man on the planet. In 2012, he will try to become the first man to win the 100 metres gold medal on the track in two consecutive Olympic Games. But how can a man 1.95 metres tall and built like a rugby player be so fast? 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Tour De France 2012: Review 12:00 The Lost Room: The Comb and the Box - Follows Detective Joe Miller as he investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe. Having lost his daughter during a reset of the room, Joe begins to search for the prime object, which can supposedly bring her back. 1:35 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Meerkat Manor 10:25 Miniscule 10:30 Sleek Geeks 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Grand Designs 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Country House Rescue: Garston Manor 6:50 Miniscule: Ants 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Myf Warhurst’s Nice: And Classy - Myf chats with everyone from Pete Smith - face of Copperart, to host of Bargain Hunt, Tim Wonnacott in a bid to understand why we collect the stuff we do. 8:30 Randling 9:00 Life’s Too Short - Warwick meets up with estranged wife Sue, her solicitor, and her new partner Ian to finalise their divorce settlement. But his decision to bring his accountant along for advice and support doesn’t work out as planned. 9:30 QI: Greeks 10:00 At The Movies Bryan Brown In Conversation 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 The Librarians 12:05 Life’s Too Short 12:35 Hannah Gadsby Goes Domestic 1:00 Movie: “Hell Is For Heroes” (M) 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 16 Central District vs Sturt 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Casebook Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Country House Rescue 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:55 BTN Daily 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 River Cottage: Spring 6:50 Minuscule: The Ladybug 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Photo Finish: Photojournalism 8:30 Silk 9:30 Inside Incredible Athletes: A one-hour documentary that will profile and literally take a look inside the bodies of six extraordinary British Paralympians including: David Clarke, Steve Brown, Liz Johnson, Lee Pearson, Jonnie Peacock and Stefanie Reid. 10:25 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Kokoda: Part 1: The Invasion - A two-part documentary which tells the true story of the brutal World War II military campaign fought between Australia and Japan in the green hell of the mountains of Papua New Guinea. 12:25 The Clinic 1:20 Silk 2:30 Football: WAFL

6:30 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our lives 3:00 Extra 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 Big Bang Theory: The Large Hadron Collision - It’s Valentine’s Day, and Leonard can only bring one guest on a trip to see CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (the world’s largest and highest energy particle accelerator) in Switzerland. Will it be Sheldon or Penny? 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Excelsior Acquisition 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Precious Fragmentation 8:30 The Mentalist: Strawberries And Cream Part 2 9:30 RPA 10:30 Embarrassing Bodies 11:30 Weeds 12:00 Eclipse 12:30 20/20 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Extra 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 Big Bang Theory: The Pants Alternative - Sheldon’s friends come to his aid when his fear of public speaking stands between him and a coveted award. 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Wheaton Recurrence - A fight between Leonard and Penny threatens their relationship, while Sheldon battles Wil Wheaton in bowling. 8:00 Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year 9:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Spaghetti Catalysis 9:30 The Footy Show 11:15 The AFL Footy Show 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “The Girl Next Door” 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 All For Kids 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 Australia’s Got Talent: Grand Final 9:00 Mrs Brown’s Boys: Mammy Of The Groom - Dermot and Maria’s wedding is just days away and tensions are running high in the Brown household. 9:40 Smugglers 11:20 Happy Endings 10:40 Mystery 360: Ghosts 11:40 Parks And Recreation: End Of The World 12:10 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 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “An American Affair” (M v,s) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 All For Kids 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away - Brax prepares for a deal. Danny gets closer to Ruby, concerning Casey. Mel threatens to reveal Harvey’s dark secret. 7:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:00 TBA 10:00 Grey’s Anatomy: Moment Of Truth - Sparks fly between Catherine and Richard when they bump into each other at the hotel. Bailey intervenes after Owen and Teddy get into a heated argument about their young car crash patient and Mark tries to recruit Lexie for one of his cases. 11:00 Private Practice 12:00 House Calls To The Rescue 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 7:30 Tour De France 2012 Daily Update 8:05 World News 1:30 Costa’s Garden Odyssey 2:00 Once Bitten: Conflict and Complications 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Tumba Francesca 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest Africa: Namibia: Sands of Time - Namibia - in the south-west of Africa is an arid, rough land. Its landscape is unique, with mammoth sand dunes and rocky mountains. The place has been inhabited for hundreds of years by the Himba people, who demonstrate their strong connections to their ancestors through time tested rituals, along with stone and cave paintings. 8:35 Bear Grylls’ Wild Weekend: Bear’s Wild Weekend with Miranda - Adventurer Bear Grylls takes comedy writer and actress Miranda Hart on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to the spectacular Swiss Alps. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 16 - Pau to Bagnères-deLuchon (197 km mountain stage). 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight




SBS 5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:30 The Virtual Revolution: The Cost Of Free 2:30 Here Comes The Neighbourhood 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Belize: Jungle and Coral 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Hightlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 South American Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby: Colombia and Venezuela - Jonathan travels to Colombia, a place long synonymous with drug wars. There he searches for stories that define a country emerging from decades of violence, and finds himself cycling around the streets of Bogotá with a visionary mayor. 8:30 Building the Great Cathedrals - Nothing so awe-inspiring had ever been seen in Europe. Gothic cathedrals towered above the horizon with stone spires that seemed to reach heaven. But now some of these cathedrals teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse. 9:30 World News Australia 10.00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 12 - - Saint-Jean-deMaurienne to Annonay/Davézieux (220 km medium-mountain stage). 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Their Eyes Were Watching God” (M) - Janie Starks is a coloured woman who is on a quest for love and personal fulfilment in 1920’s America. 2:30 Dr Oz 3:30 All For Kids 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Round 16: North Melbourne vs Carlton 11:00 Movie: “88 Minutes” (AV v) - An FBI forensic psychologist who teaches at a University receives a death threat warning him that he only has 88 minutes to live. Who wants him dead? An ex-lover, a student or perhaps a serial killer on death row who was convicted by his testimony? 1:15 Movie: “Mama’s Gone A Hunting” (M) - A psychotic prison escapee and his young partner, decide to kidnap a wealthy couple’s baby and hold it for ransom. Little do they know that the babysitter wants the baby for herself. 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today


IMPARJA 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Extra 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 Big Bang Theory: The Maternal Congruence 7:30 Friday Night Football: Brisbane Broncos vs Warriors 9:30 Friday Night Football: Caterbury Bulldogs vs Parramatta Eels 11:30 Movie: “Unleashed” (AV v,l) - Jet Li is a man who was raised from childhood by a ruthless crime boss to become a violent killing machine. When a blind piano tuner takes him in, Li tries to start a new life, but his brutal past follows him, forcing him to fight back. 1:30 Movie: “Zoltan, Hound Of Dracula” (M h) - After a military explosion, a dormant horror is suddenly re-awakened when the tomb of the Dracula family is unearthed. From the tomb walk Veidt Smit and a large dog Zoltan, both formerly enslaved under Dracula’s evil spell. 3:05 Skippy, The Bush Kangaroo 3:30 Danoz Direct 4:30 Good Morning America


ABC 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Photo Finish 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Last Night Of The Proms: Part 2 2:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Grand Designs: Peterborough 6:50 Miniscule: Leech 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 8:30 Silent Witness: Red Hill Part 2 - The team investigate a murder at Redhill prison where the battle to control the drugs trade on the wing continues. Harry and Nikki dig deep into Detective Inspector Bridges past, making a significant discovery. 9:30 Taggart: Fact and Fiction - Andrew Buchan finds his 18year-old daughter dead in her bed. At first it looks like an angst-ridden teenage suicide but Burke and the team begin to suspect that someone was with Martha as she died. 10:15 Lateline 10:55 Penn And Teller: Fool Us - Illusionists Penn and Teller throw down the gauntlet to aspiring magicians in the UK to perform their most mystifying trick - and fool Penn and Teller. 11:40 Rage (MA l,d,h,n,s,v)

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5.00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 7:30 Tour De France 2012 Daily Update 8:05 World News 1:30 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? 1:30 William Shatner’s Weird or What? 2:30 If Only 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Tumba Francesca 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Food Safari: English - Without roast beef, pork pies and rollmops, empires would never have been made. Maeve O’Meara explores the intricacies and etiquette of English food from a perfect afternoon tea to good old fish and chips. 8:00 Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita 8:30 Heston’s Feasts: Ultimate Feast- Tonight, Heston picks his favourite dishes from his first series of Feasts, including meat fruit, a mesmerising mock turtle soup, an ejaculating cake and an edible monster known as cockentrice. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Tour de France 2012 Live: Stage 17 - Bagnères-de-Luchon to Peyragudes (144 km mountain stage). 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


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CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Memories of your childhood will be hard to put out of your mind. One incident keeps on coming back to you. Admitting this to a trusted friend will provide some needed relief. Romance. A social gaffe made by one of your friends could prove embarrassing. You will soon be able to have a good laugh, however.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

You may need to find a new outlet for your excess energy. Your talents are not being appreciated properly by the people around you. You have a lot to offer: try to find someone who values your unique skills. Romance. Your partner may be on your mind a lot this week. Something which they said recently will cheer you up. Be sure to thank them for their compliment.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)


A friend who is behaving a little strangely may need a while to settle down. Don’t be too quick to pass judgement on their recent actions. Understanding will be the key to helping them at the moment. Romance. You may need to sort out a conflict between two of your best friends. One side will have to give in much more than the other.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

You may find that your partner is a little apathetic. You will need to provide some encouragement to get them out of a rut. Romance. Your feelings will be running much more strongly than usual, thanks to the Moon/Pluto Midpoint which is presently moving through your sign.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

Don’t let yourself be influenced by other people’s negative moods. You may be better off avoiding them this week. Romance. Both Venus and Mars are in good aspect at the moment, so you could have a very romantic evening in store. Be ready for anything!

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Be careful before getting involved with someone whom you see every day at work. Things could end up getting very complicated. Romance. Both Venus and Mars are in good aspect at the moment, so you could have a very romantic evening in store.


CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) A surprise gesture of support from a friend will change your opinion of this person for the better. There may be more to come! Romance. You may be more concerned about the way you look than about other, more important things. Now is the time for some deep self-examination.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) If the people around you can’t stand the pace you will have to carry on by yourself. Don’t let their low energy hold you back from accomplishing great things this week! Romance. A phone call during the day will be quite uninteresting at first. After a while, the mood will become warmer.

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PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You may need to give in a little more than you would like. Don’t allow yourself to be too stubborn. Compromise on an important issue will be productive for both parties. Romance. Your love-life will be in top gear at the moment. A recent meeting will suddenly make sense.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) Don’t be too hard on yourself - recent events were not your fault, and you couldn’t have done anything to prevent them. Instead, work to repair broken relationships. Romance. You have been working extremely hard recently. Try to spend some time doing things which you normally don’t have the time for.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)


Your friend is the man who knows all about you and still likes you.

– Elbert Hubbard


Don’t put all your energy into a project which may not come to fruition. It might be more sensible to spread your risk by trying more than one option. Romance. You will be completely in touch with your partner’s emotions. This could be both a positive and negative thing: there could be some ups and downs this week!

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) Don’t worry too much about what other people think. Their perceptions will not make a big difference on your future. If you manage to forget about some recent comments, your self-confidence will improve enormously. Romance. Unexpected attention from a friend will surprise you. This person may need your advice about a personal matter.

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Along the BLOOMFIELD TRACK Region teeming with visitors who have much to see THE area is swarming with visitors. Visitation rates have been very high over the last week and most businesses report good advance bookings right through July. Good business is good for the community. Given the windy, rainy weather, Lorraine Martinovich and three mates from Turramurra, North Shore Sydney had wavered between a short trip to Wujal Wujal, a full day Cooktown trip, or just to stay indoors and vegetate. They were delighted with their Cooktown choice on many fronts: “The plaques along the Esplanade are really interesting and the James Cook and PowerHouse Museums have so much good information that our minds are reeling. “We wanted to understand more about the first contact between the Bama and Captain Cook, so it was really useful. “Later, our session with Gloria Walker at Wujal talking women’s business was tremendous. “We want to come back here and go fishing with her family.” At the other end of the Bloomfield Track, Rod Colquhoun from the Camp ground pointed out a few features at Myall Beach, Cape Trib to show how interesting a beach can be when you know how to look: “Walk out to the beach from the Campground reception and turn right towards a beach calophyllum (“beautiful

leaf”) tree, with its many massive branches reaching out over the sand.

sea lettuce tree (fan flower, with its juice a traditional eye-drop medicine).

“Great shade and great photos. It’s nuts, now starting to mature that have many traditional uses, including canoe wood and they make good golf balls.

“On a good low tide, the fringing coral reef comes into its own, with its exposed brown coral sitting above the water.

“Walk along the little track down to the Creek. On the way, there’s an immense old strangler fig, one of the best around, with its gnarled trunks. “A few metres away, there’s the Myall Creek mouth - often, a nice little croc sunbakes on the sandbar on the other side of the creek. “There’s a range of debris including coconut husks, many eaten by giant white-tailed rats, to driftwood, mangrove seeds, pumice, and plastic rubbish. Remove the rubbish, leave the rest. “Take a stroll back to look at the plants along the sand edge and check out the vibrant orange red beech, or golden guinea tree. “It has a flaky, papery trunk, and red-centred yellow flower with subtle feathery petals. “It morphs later into a flat, red eight-celled, open seed pod, each with a little white fruit, changing to a black seed in a few days. “Some of the other interesting seaside trees on the walk include the lolly berry (sweet, orange fruit); beach almond (yes, edible) with large autumncoloured red and green leaves; silver bush (yellow pea flower with pearl necklace pods) and

“It looks drab, but the waters are alive with mangrove jack, mackerel, barramundi, rays and oysters - a dream for fishing on an incoming tide and snorkelling.” So, take a trip around Cooktown and above the Daintree River and enjoy the rainforest beaches and reef ‘slo-o-o-owly’. Like slow food, it’s best, it’s fresh, it’s local and it’s more sustainable And you and your visitors will come again to learn and experience more. The insignificant rains were enough to make the Bloomfield River uncrossable for a few hours earlier this week, and the red surface at the top of Cowie range is a bit slippery, so take it easy in or just after rain. Of course, the falls have been booming.

Windswept Sue, Jenny, Sonya and Lorraine from Turramurra with Sam Rogers, Wollongong.

The tides are mid-tides for the next few days and by themselves, shouldn’t pose many problems on the Bloomfield Crossing for day travellers. But always check the tide chart and seek local advice. Happy travelling Mike and Trish D’Arcy D’Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours http://www.darcyofdaintree. Ph: +61 7 4098 9180

Hands of friendship -- Sonya from Turramurra. Photos: MIKE D’ARCY.




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Cooktown’s great fire of 1876 COOKTOWN has had two major fires in its history, ironically both in the same block. The first occurred in 1876 and the second in 1919, both being confined to the block which is now occupied by the Photo Shop, Croc Shop and the CWA in Charlotte St. The 1876 fire is related here. The Cooktown Herald, 1876: On the evening of Saturday, 7th August, between the hours of eight and nine, the township was alarmed by the cry of ‘fire’, the locality of which was plainly indicated by the leaping flames which were springing from the roof of Wholohan’s Gympie Hotel, situated in the most thickly populated and central portion of town.... In the absence of the fire engine or hose, the plan of pulling down buildings was resorted to, and in pursuance of this the Hamburg Hotel was razed to the ground, but not before it was enveloped in flames. The large store of Messes Wing On and Co. were at this time a

blazing mass of ruins, and all further attempts to save their valuable store had to be abandoned. The next store on the south side of the Hamburg Hotel had now to be demolished for the safety of the bank. The goods from this store, which belonged to Mr Green, had all been removed before the building took fire, and meanwhile the contents of the bank and cottage adjoining had also been removed to a place of safety. The destruction of Green’s store checked the onward progress of the fire to the southwest, but meantime strenuous efforts were being made to confine the fire to its northern limits. The building to the north of Gympie Hotel was a mass of debris, and being in close proximity to the new premises of See Wah, constant and unremitting efforts were necessary to prevent the destruction of the latter building. See Wah employed a body of men


Charlotte Street in 1875. Photo submitted. to draw water from his well, and the results proved satisfactory. The origin of the fire has not yet transpired, but there is little room left for doubt that it was the work of an incendiary. The fire broke out at the rear of the Gympie Hotel, and it is believed that the crime was committed for the purpose of robbing

the banks, for similar attempts were made on both of the banks a few days subsequent to the great fire, which were happily frustrated by the vigilance of the managers, who discovered the flames in their infancy... It appears that the AJS Bank was built where Furneaux St is now, beside the CWA building.

We have records that show a Mr Ludwig owning the Hamburg Hotel and also owning the block on the north side of the CWA building, so this puts Mr Green’s shop where the CWA is now. Wing On & Co owned the block next to that. There were then three more buildings before See Wah.

Who said it was the dry season?

Keen local angler with a beaut barra caught on a recent trip. Photo submitted.

Satisfaction for the Thirsty Soul Reading: 1 Peter 2:1-2

THINK about a time when you experienced unbearable thirst. You probably would have traded anything for a drink. When you finally got your wish, there was nothing that could have tasted better than that cold, refreshing glass of water. Compare this physical need to spiritual thirst. Jesus referred to Himself as “living water”, because He knew our deep need for fulfillment. And only He can truly satisfy. Isn’t it interesting then, that we live in a society where most people feel

SOMEONE told me it was the dry season! Anglers have had their stamina tested by Mother Nature - strong winds and now squally rain - but visitors still brave it out with the hope of a prize capture or at least a bite. Yes, the last week has been tough, yet still reasonable reports are coming back to us at the shop: “My son caught a cracker of a black bream, thanks for the advice.” and, “The young fellow has out-fished me the last two days, thanks for the advice.” It’s comments like this that help during the tough weather weeks. Great to see most people are trying to make the most out of less conditions. The early fishers around the Wharf had reported the barra are feeding on the small bait fish on the flood tide, so that’s a good sign and a

dissatisfied? In Christ, we have everything necessary to be complete, content, and fulfilled. Yet our world deceptively tells us to seek after wealth, glory, and other empty dreams. These seem to gratify for a short time, if at all. Yet we often do not recognise our actual needs. The enemy continues to deceive by telling us that his poor substitutes will satisfy the hunger inside us. Our Father, on the other hand, is all

chance to target them. Large black bream have been getting caught in the Annan River on prawn baits - these have been quality fish, great fighters and not bad eating so well worth targeting. There’s still a feed of mud crabs to be strained out of the local rivers, as well as mangrove jacks and fingermark. The seven-day forecast still looks like estuaries and inland rivers are the places to be next weekend as we have a blast of strong winds due to hit Friday through to midweek. Tight lines Russell Bowman The Lure Shop

we need. Let’s look at three passages from Scripture. Jesus called Himself “the bread of life” and “living water” - the sustenance our souls require to survive and thrive (John 6:34-35; 7:38). His Word is alive, able to teach, convict, and redirect us toward a godly path (Heb. 4:12). God’s truth, which is called spiritual milk, provides the nourishment our souls need (1 Peter 2:2). All of us have an emptiness within - a longing for something more. What are you attempting to use to

satisfy it? Our hearts are like a jigsaw puzzle. No matter how hard you try to force a wrong piece, it will From the Pulpit never fit correctly. Tu r n t o J e s u s , invite him in to your heart and life to be your Savior and Lord of your life; and His living water will satisfy your soul. Have an awesome week. Pastor Wayne Brennan Cooktown Community Church.

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Roll a bowl or two for a good social Sunday

Barry Clarke closely watches the line of this delivery, while Bob Sullivan chooses his next bowl during a recent tournament. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

VISITORS and locals are being invited to mingle with Cooktown Bowls Club members in social games on the green this weekend. On weekends like this upcoming one, where there are no competition or tournament games planned, the club opens the green to all those who would like to enjoy a game or two. And added to the hospitality, is a free barbecue when the morning’s games are finished. Club President Bob Sullivan said those interested in playing should arrive at the club at 9am for a 9.30am start. “Our social bowls nights and days are always great fun, especially for anyone who likes a game, but might not be able to commit to a competition,” he said. “And it’s really good when we get visitors to our town to whom we can show some hospitality and add to our list of friends. “I think we had about eight at our last social Sunday games.”

Hope Vale Red Soil Rebels half Nigel Bowen will be wearing a jersey of a different colour this weekend with his commitment to representative duties, which will make him and other Three Rivers players unavailable when the competition resumes tomorrow night. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

Netball scores a goal with Hashers reach start of a new competition milestones A NEW netball competition has started at the Events Centre and organisers are looking for more players from Cooktown, Hope Vale and Wujal Wujal to increase the number of teams in an expanded competition. Organiser Caz Barker said girls from Hope Vale and Wujal Wujal have joined forces with Cooktown to instigate a competitive game, but at this stage there are only two teams. “The competition is only in its infancy and we’re really happy to have been able to get it started,” Caz said. “We’d like to see a lot more girls join

up so we can have a proper competition, which will allow for more variety in who we play against.” Monday night’s game saw a close encounter, with the Blues defeating the Maroons 13-12. Brianna excelled for Blue, finding her forte as Goal Shooter and Bo and Jess were a formidable team as they moved the ball up and down the court. Played every Monday night at the Events Centre from 6.30pm, women from the age of 12 years and up are very welcome to join. For more information, call Caz on 4069 5444 for details.

Good scores in horrid conditions SOME good scores were recorded last Sunday, despite the horrid conditions for the Combined Services shoot at Cameron Creek Rifle Range. The Standard class had a good number of shooters and from a possible score of 150.30 points, the following scores were recorded: 1st Andy Gardner 145.6, 2nd Greg Payne 139.14 points and 3rd Toby Graves 133.12 who narrowly edged Gopher Maudsley who returned 132.12 into 4th. There were three other classes that only had one shooter in each. Their results were: Single Action, junior shooter Brody Welsh shot well and had 124.4 points, well done Brody. Andy G and Toby shared the equal highest score for the day and most number of V bulls (18). Andy was in the Scoped Rifle class,

145.18 and Toby was in the Accurised class with 145.18. Andy Gardner also won the Sergeant Schultz award for having a stuck empty shell in his rifle. Gopher went on to win the 300 metre gong event scoring four hits from five shots. There is a working bee scheduled for this Saturday, July 14. Contact your discipline captain for details. The Black Powder Shoot is on Sunday, July 15 at 9am. Contact Peter Roesler for details on that event. Visitors and spectators are welcome at the range. Anne Williams Secretary

WEDNESDAY’S Sunset Shoot saw 10 shooters to the line for a 30-shot Sports Pistol/Centrefire match with a possible score of 300. First position was a tie with both Mal and Toby scoring 267. Third went to Lina with a score of 243, a personal best in the 30-shot match.Following closely were Janne and Andy with scores of 240. If you would like to give pistol shooting a try at our next Sunset Shoot, all you need to bring is a photo ID and closed in shoes, we supply the fun.

July dates for inclusion in your diaries are: Sunset Shoot Wednesdays, 18, and 25 at 5.30pm; Target Pistol - Saturday, 14 at 1.30pm; Practical Shoot Sunday, 22 at 9am; and General Meeting - Wednesday, 25 at 5.30pm. Chris Stewart Publicity Officer

Mal and Toby fight out a draw

despite getting lost LAST Monday had some unseasonal weather. It was more or less raining in Cooktown, a cloudy day, warm and damp, what the Irish call a soft day. That was not enough to dampen the Hash spirit, so everyone headed off out of town to Oyster’s spread in the countryside. No matter what drought and harsh times might be waiting before Christmas, everything out there was clean and green and refreshing. Oyster had laid the trail with shredded paper (just in case) and we set off into the trees. I’m not sure where we went, but the trail was far from being straight. In fact, it wandered all over the place before crossing Poison Creek Road and heading off into a paddock with grass up to our ears. Back through a hole in the fence to the road and a check. For once, the pack decided to search for the trail themselves. Unfortunately, they did not think of spreading out but all went in the same direction together. Except for Nostrildumass, who went off on his own and found the trail, leaving everyone else to catch up. Off across Wilton Access, and we took the long way home. Back at the bash, Thermo donned her crown. First job was to celebrate Granddad’s 37 carton run (888 runs), and Whizz’s 56 carton run (a massive 1344 runs). Both Nostildumass and Christmas are practising for their hundredth run and Xtraktit has reached 150 - all pleasant milestones. Then we all raised our glasses for the last run at Oyster’s place. She is moving into town, so she will find her next run much harder to plan. Then we finally decided the Hash camp will be on the last weekend in July, and we even decided where we will go - somewhere unpronounceable on the other side of Laura. Next week’s run will be at Nostrildumass’s place. Anyone who fancies a little exercise followed by relaxation and good food, just turn up at 5.30pm on Monday July 16. Call Moses on 4069 5854 or 0409 686 032 for details. On-on! Lye Bak

Three Rivers League comp. flowing again THREE Rivers rugby league fixtures will resume tomorrow night, with organisers anticipating an uninterrupted finish to the regular season. The last two weeks’ rounds had to be cancelled because of consecutive forfeits by the Cooktown Crocs and the Wujal Wujal Yindili. But while the games are expected to go ahead, some of the best players will be absent from each of the four teams because of their involvement in representative matches in Mount Isa over the weekend. In the first of tomorrow night’s games, the Crocs will do battle with the Yindili from 6.30pm, then at 8pm the Rebels and Warriors from Hope Vale will clash in the match of the night.

Cricketers show their style

Marton batsman Lui Mara keeps BMP bowler, Brett Pickup’s style under scrutiny during Sunday’s match. Marton batsman Randal Smith uses a back-handed technique to turn this ball off his leg side. photos: GARY HUTCHISON.

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G’DAY again. Well, we’re coming off a bye and a few days off feeling disappointed with ourselves with our last-start loss to the Warriors in New Zealand. With all our Origin players out for that game, no one really gave us a chance against a full Warriors squad, and, when you look at it, we probably went across the ditch thinking the same thing. It showed in our early defence. We let them get a lot of early points on us - we just didn’t turn up for that part of that game. But once we got into it, we realised we were a show and got to within four points of them before some errors crept into our game for them to get away with the win. We’ve got great depth in the club this year, with everyone having to really fight to keep their places in the top squad, so there’s really no excuse for that start to the Warrior’s game. In reality, it’s probably one that we let get away from us. Despite that disappointment though, what a difference a few days’ rest makes to how fresh and enthusiastic you feel, with all of the squad jumping out of our skins ready for this Saturday’s game against the Storm in Melbourne. For me, I’m feeling extra good after being called back into the Origin squad. Obviously I’m disappointed I wasn’t able to play. Who wouldn’t be? But just being selected and recognised for the hard work I’ve put into making my comeback and the way I’ve been playing has added to my confidence, which is already pretty high. I really enjoyed the experience, it was great to be a part of it. Now though, all our thoughts are focused on this weekend’s clash with the Storm. We look like having our full squad available with the Origin boys all coming back, but the Storm aren’t competition leaders for nothing and they’re going to be filthy about their disappointing loss to the Raiders. So you can bet your life they’ll be out to erase their nightmares from that experience by racking up a big win against us. I’m expecting a game with Origin intensity, with both teams wanting to get back on track for the run-down into the finals. On the home front, with the break, I’ve been able to stay in touch with my family and I have to say I’m disappointed with what’s been happening in the Three Rivers League. Having to cancel two rounds of fixtures in two weeks isn’t good for any competition, but I’m hoping the officials and the teams up there can have a meeting to sort it all out. The competition is a great concept and had a good first year. I’m just hoping the guys up there can get it back on track as DINNER: 7 NIGHTS A WEEK, soon as possible. Anyway, Wednesdays don’t forget to tune in on Saturday. It’s going to be a & Fridays, 5 – 8pm tough one and we’ll need all the support we can get. LUNCH: Wednesdays, Thursdays - Matt Bowen& Fridays, 12 noon – 2pm

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By AMBER WELSH ERIL Ross-Kelly smashed a scintillating century off only 62 balls on Sunday to lead the Black Mountain Panthers to victory over Marton in the Bob Hammond Shield. Sunday’s atrocious weather failed to deter the hardy crews and their supporters from facing up for the annual event. Marton won the toss and elected to bat, with a solid start made by Lui, Clancy and Randal to have Marton at 1-72 at the first drinks break. Lui and Randal pushed the score on to 117 and by the second break Marton had taken the score to 3/149. At the finish of their 40 overs, Marton had accrued a creditable 7/210. Top scorers were Lui 40, Randal 36, Dom 20 and Clancy 12, while the best bowlers for the Panthers were Bulla 0/7, Stumpy 2/24, Wade 1/11 and Geoff 2/39. After lunch, BMP took to the chase, but the Marton bowlers took some quick wickets leaving the Panthers a

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Time 02:04 07:20 13:30 20:16

Time 02:27 07:43 13:57 20:40

NEW MOON Thur. Jul 19 . Time: 14.24

Ht 1.19 1.74 0.61 2.39

FIRST QUARTER Thur. Jul 26. Time: 18.56

Ht 1.13 1.76 0.54 2.46

FULL MOON Thur. Aug 2. Time: 13.27

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Ht 1.09 1.8 0.48 2.51

LAST QUARTER Fri. Aug 10. Time: 04.55

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little shaky at their first drinks break on 5/84. But that was as close as Marton got, with Eril and Wade firing off the necessary runs for their match-winning score of 211. A big congratulations goes to Eril for the Man of the Match award in his outstanding knock, with a 62-ball hundred, an outstanding knock and well done BMP. Best bowlers for Marton were Dom with 2/30, Dave 0/13, Beno 1/19, Morry 1/10 and The Razor with 1/21. Thanks to the umpires and all involved in making the day a success. This weekend’s games will see Council take on Hope Vale at 10am on Saturday, July 14, in the Gardens. Then the following week, BMP will play Hope Vale on Saturday, July 21, and on Sunday, July 22 Council will face up to Marton. Both games will be played in the Gardens. Junior cricket training will only be held on Thursday afternoons due to work commitments.

Black Mountain Panthers keeper Eril Ross-Kelly reacts to this ball which Marton batsman Randal Smith failed to edge off the bowling of George Kulka. Ross-Kelly earned Man of the Match honours with a scintillating century off the bat to lead the Panthers to victory in the annual Bob Hammond Shield. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

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The victorious Black Mountain Panthers with the Bob Hammond Shield after their defeat of Marton at the Gardens on Sunday. Photo: WAL WILLIAMS.

1.84 0.44 2.55

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1.88 0.43 2.57


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Ht 0.99 1.9 0.46 2.55

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