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Bowen overcomes his injury demons for Maroons Origin recall who went on to achieve greatness in their respective sports of rugby league and swimming after overcoming similar challenges to what Bowen has faced. Proud dad Richard Bowen said Matt’s selection was well-deserved. “He went through a lot of trials and tribulations to get back to where he is now,” he said. “He could have been down-and-out, but he kept his spirits up and put his head down and his soul into his rehab. “I’m glad he was picked.”

By GARY HUTCHISON HOPE Vale’s favourite son Matt Bowen has scored a resounding victory over career-threatening injuries to be selected in a preliminary 20-man Queensland State-of-Origin squad, but he will not know until tomorrow whether he is to wear the Number 1 jersey in next week’s decider. Incumbent fullback Billy Slater has also been included in the squad and been given extra time to prove his fitness after suffering a knee injury in game two. Slater has not played a game for his NRL club, the Melbourne Storm since, working hard on rehabilitating the injury. A couple of years ago, Bowen could have succumbed to two separate, crippling knee injuries, but, with the courage and determination he typically shows in his week-to-week efforts for the North Queensland Cowboys, he started on the come-back trail last season. However, after recovering from a unique orthopaedic procedure which saw some of his knee cartilage flown to Western Australia where it was grown and flown back to Queensland for re-insertion, Bowen’s thoughts were not on maroon or green and gold jerseys which he had worn before. “I just wanted to play footy again,” Bowen said. “Rep. selection wasn’t even on my mind at that stage, and going through the second round of rehab, I was wondering if I could have gone through it all over again after the first. “But I had a great team at the Cowboys helping me along and thankfully I got through it successfully.” Bowen’s commitment to beating his injury demons follows in the path of sporting legends, Mal Meninga (four broken arms) and Petria Thomas OAM (three shoulder reconstructions and an ankle reconstruction)

Bowen’s form has improved exponentially as his confidence has increased since his return to the paddock at the start of the 2011 season. His sizzling speed and anticipation has terrorized opposition defences, and he has shown no regard for personal safety - regularly launching himself at human behemoths much bigger than himself to stop tries and prove his worth as a strong, reliable custodian. And his increased involvement in the Cowboys on-field organisation last season saw him poll highly in the Dally-M awards,

Cooktown’s Welcome Wall Barra will have its scales adorned by the artistic talents of locals and visitors alike. Jake Farnan is seen here with his contribution, painted on Saturday at the Events Centre at a workshop. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.



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which has been mirrored in this year’s vote counting. On the possibility of running on to Lang Park in a maroon jersey again, Matt was philosophical. “Rep. jerseys are always a great honour and I’ll jump at the opportunity and give my absolute best for Queensland,” he said. “But. if it happens it happens, if not, I’ll line up for the Cowbows against the Warriors on Sunday and my total focus will be on getting the two points for us.”

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Thu 28. Swim for your Life from 11.30am to 12.30pm at

the Cooktown Pool. Thu 28. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for information. Fri 29. Laura Horse Sports. Sat 30. Laura Races. Sat 30. Cape York SSAA DTL Shotgun from 1pm. For details ring Jim on 4069 5173. Sat. 30 Bowls – Open Consistency tournament.


Sun 1. Bowls – Open Consistency tournament. Sun 1. Laura Rodeo. Sun 1. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from

1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details. Mon 2. A fuel reduction burn will be carried out within the Rossville Village boundary, between Cedar Ave to Byres Creek Rd on July 2 or until weather permits. Call Gary Meredith on 4060 3112 for further information. Tue 3. Art classes supervised by Ross Franzi at the Cooktown District Community Centre from 9.30am to 11.30am. Tue 3. Swim for you Life from 11.30am to 12.30om at the Cooktown Pool. Tues 3. Cooktown Writers’ Group meeting at the Lions Hall from 6.30pm. Tue 3. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 8pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details. Wed 4. Cooktown SSAA Sunset Shoot from 5.30pm. Thu 5. Discovery Festival debrief in Council Chambers from 10. Call Vicki Kirk at Council on 4069 5444 for further information. Thu 5. Swim for you Life from 11.30am to 12.30om at the Cooktown Pool. Fri 6. Sunset Concert: Alteouise DeVaughn returns with her son, Justin Austin. Nature’s PowerHouse, 6pm, Friday, July 6. $30. Fri 6. 8 Ball Aitken will launch his new album at the Lions Den from 7.30pm. Sat 7. Cooktown SSAA Rimfire Rifle shoot from 9am. Sat 7. Bana Yarralji Ranger Base open day at 873 Shiptons Flat Road.

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ABOVE: Louisiana in the United States will be represented on Cooktown’s Welcome Wall Barra by a scale painted by Molly Simpson and Cameron Mehl. Photos: GARY HUTCHISON. BELOW: Naomi Walker joined her mum Donna Cobus to paint scales for their place in history on the Welcome Wall Barra.

Cook Shire population passes 4000 THE population of Cook Shire has passed 4000 for the first time, according to the 2011 Census details released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The population, according to the ABS, was 4222, compared to 3707 in 2001. The population has fluctuated

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during those 11 years, reaching a lowest figure of 3705 in 2003, rose to 3801 in 2004 and fell to 3695 in 2006, but has increased annually since then according to the ABS projections until to the 2011 census. The 2010 estimate was 3969 up from 3899 in 2009.

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and 352 (2009) but 10 below the high of 363 in 2001. Australia has a total population of 21,507,717 an increase of 8.3 per cent since the 2006 census, while the population of Queensland was 4,332,737, an increase of 11 per cent from 2006.

2012 Show holiday date is still to be approved

COOKTOWN’S James Cook Museum will remain the home of the Endeavour anchor for another 12 months. Owner of the anchor, the National Museum has extended the period for which the anchor is currently on loan to the National Trust Queensland. However, negotiations are continuing between the two bodies over the long-term future of the anchor. The anchor is currently on display at the James Cook Museum, together with one of six of the Endeavour cannon.

NEXT year’s date of Friday, August 2, 2013, for the public holiday to coincide with the Cooktown & District Country Show will be submitted to the Attorney-General’s Office for approval. The Cooktown & District Country Show Advisory Committee’s original submission to Council was revised after consultation with representatives of the Bloomfield Agricultural Show, Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies, after which it was was decided to move the event to the earlier date of August 2.

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Hope Vale has 858 people, well below the 2001 high of 892. The figure decreases steadily to 832 in 2009, but increased to 845 in 2010, with a further growth of 13 people in the 2011 Census. The Wujal Wujal figure stands at 363, compared to 353 (2010)

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SATURDAY’S art workshop to get more scales painted for Cooktown’s Welcome Wall Barra proved to be very much a family affair, which also had an international flavour. While Louisiana in the United States might be home for Cameron Mehl and Molly Simpson, they are currently living and working on the Barra’s Artistic Director and Project Manager Waratah Nichols farm and will help with Wujal Wujal’s NAIDOC celebrations next week. But their time here will not only be remembered by their big, bright smiles and broad accents, the scales they painted will be recorded in history on the project. “We’re having a great time here, and loving the opportunity to add to the Barra’s scales,” Molly said. “And we’re looking forward to Naidoc week, that should be fun too.” Award-winning artist Donna Cobus had the next two generations of her family with her her daughter, Naomi Walker, and granddaughter Kyana Walker, each making their contributions with their own individual styles. In a joint effort, Holly Farnan and her mum Emma McGovern combined their talents, while her brother Jake Farnan preferred to paint one Happy with her art, Kyana Walker was all of his own. smiles at the Events Centre’s workshop. The scales represent the Barra’s theme of Why We Love It Up Here. The event, which was held at the Events Centre from noon till 4pm, attracted 25 people who contributed another 21 scales to the project. Those inspired to making their own contribution have only two chances left, with a workshop scheduled for Saturday, July 7 at the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery in Cooktown from 10am to 1pm, and then again at the Lakeland Hall on Sunday, July 8 from noon. For more information call either 0429 695 533 or email: Holly Farnan and mum Emma McGovern’s combined talents went into this scale.

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Anxious wait on road funding issue over COOK Shire Council’s anxious wait for a positive answer to its Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) funding dilemma was relieved last Thursday by the Gillard Government’s announcement it had agreed to a proposal to deliver greater value for money in Queensland in disaster reconstruction, following the devastating 2010-11 floods and Cyclone Yasi. Acting Prime Minister Wayne Swan said the Local Government Value for Money Pricing Model would benefit councils and keep costs low for the Commonwealth. “Under the Value for Money model Queensland local councils will be able to use their own internal labour for reconstruction projects and be eligible for disaster payments,Mr Swan said. “This is good news for local councils across Queensland still rebuilding from the worst natural disasters in over a generation.” Senator for Queensland Jan McLucas said that councils in Queensland were in a unique situation and this model addressed their needs. “Under the model, councils won’t need to rely on outsourced labour to claim reconstruction costs,” she said. “We know that the mining boom, combined with the extraor-

dinary amount of reconstruction work required, has brought labour challenges for local councils. “On top of this, I understand that sometimes councils can perform basic reconstruction work, like gravel re-sheeting, much cheaper than if they outsourced the work. In some cases local council project costs could be reduced by 45 per cent by using internal labour.” Under the longstanding Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), held under successive governments, councils are not reimbursed for reconstruction work undertaken by their own internal labour. “In practice, this means that councils are outsourcing reconstruction works to contractors where the costs are claimable under the NDRRA, rather than

using their own resources,” Senator McLucas said. “Under the new model, internal labour can be claimed in situations where there is a demonstration that there is greater cost effectiveness than outsourcing, as assessed by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA).” The Commonwealth informed the Queensland Government it is accepting the Value for Money model developed by the QRA, while still ensuring transparency and oversight. The model will only apply to reconstruction of eligible assets damaged in the 2010-11 floods and Tropical Cyclone Yasi and any of those assets re-damaged in subsequent years. This is in recognition of the extraordinary circumstances faced by Queensland local councils as a result of the unprecedented 2010-11 natural disasters. The Australian Government Reconstruction Inspectorate will retain oversight for projects under the National Partnership Agreement for Natural Disaster Reconstruction and Recovery, while the QRA would assess eligibility of projects to achieve value for money. The model will be regularly reviewed with reports to both Governments, and these reports will feed in to any further reforms

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to NDRRA. On the other side of the decision, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch congratulated the Regional Organisation of Councils of Cape York (ROCCY) for taking a stand on the issue. He has also commended Cook Shire Council for standing up for its contractors and day workers, and fighting for a common-sense resolution. And he criticised the government for taking so long to resolve the issue. “The councils have had to delay works while the government procrastinated on this decision. “As late as last Wednesday, it was touch and go with Cook Shire Council warning that 170 families would be affected by the loss of jobs and income. “This would have had a huge impact. I would encourage the government not to go down this


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via the Cook Shire Council website Consultations. under Council Previous consultation - Community Engagement - Current on the project has included community surveys, market OUTSTANDING CONCERT information sessions, written responses and feedback, For one incredible evening, which has all been considMezzo Soprano Alteouise ered in developing the final DeVaughn will be performing draft. at Nature’s PowerHouse The plan is the “blue-print” with her Baritone son, for the future development Justin Austin. He has been and management of the appearing on stage since the Cooktown foreshore and age of six. Now 21, he has surrounding areas. The plan been awarded Best Singer provides a project-ready 2012 at the Manhattan strategic framework on School of Music. We know which future funding and how wonderful Alteouise is, development opportunities so expect an outstanding will be based. event on Friday, July 6, at For the next two consecu6pm. An unforgettable night tive Saturdays - June 30 and for just $30! Bookings July 7 - Council Officers will appreciated - phone Jacqui be present at the Cooktown 4069 5442. Photo submitted. Markets where community

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Cass Sorrensen’s pumpkin patch gets some TLC in preparation for this year’s Show. Photos submitted.

Last year’s Show featured this fruit and Cass Sorensen’s tomatoes looking healthy on the vegetable person. vine, growing in readiness for this year’s Show.

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Story by JACQUI SYKES WITH the Cooktown & District Country Show only eight weeks away, growers are putting together their plans to make the most of their produce for the big event. A major award winner in previous years for Best Edible Garden - Vegetables and Best in Show - Vegetables, Cass Sorensen is already preparing multiple entries for this year. She has started adding sulphate of potash to her tomatoes to ensure they taste like ‘real’ tomatoes. A few extra plants are in the greenhouse to keep away the insects and birds. “I don’t mind sharing my produce with insects, but sometimes they want to have more than their fair share,” said Cass. “My big excitement is that I have now figured out how to hand pollinate the vanilla orchid so I will have dried vanilla beans in the herb and spice section. “Last year the cockatoos beat us to the passion fruit, but we expect to be able to participate in the friendly rivalry of that section this time around.” Cass will also have an entry in the heaviest pumpkin category, but it looks like there could be some strong competition in that category. Kirsty Wilding-Davies and her husband, Toby, moved on to her parents’ property, Endeavour River Escape in September, 2011. As a way of meeting people and forging new relationships, Kirsty decided to get some Atlantic Giant Pumpkin seeds and share them with interested community members. “We held a dinner and gave all the guests the chance to pull a seed from a hat so they could all grow their own pumpkin,” said Kirsty. “It’s an ornamental rather than edible pumpkin and it’s great fun for the children to see them grow. “The goal is to have everyone bring their pumpkin into the Show - large or small, different colours - to see how they all compare. It’s all just for the fun of it!” Beck Payne grows chemical-free produce, much of it supplied locally through Cooktown Food Connect and at the local markets. Beck is so busy that she won’t be paying full attention to her herbs and vegetables until nearer the Show. “I’ll be entering whatever is looking best in the garden at the time,” she said. Beck and her partner, Shaun. make all their own fertilisers. They raise cows, pigs and chooks and collect hay from the paddocks as they need it. Like all who farm for a living, Beck feels that “you don’t want to go away because it would be too hard to catch up again when you got back”. However, one very successful contestant from last year, Trish Allen, won’t be entering produce this year. Why? She’s now into creating mosaics for the Arts and Crafts section. But that’s another story.

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KEY stakeholders and interested community members are invited to attend a public meeting about the future of the Cooktown Discovery Festival and to review this year’s event. Cook Shire Council has been collecting feedback on this year’s event from business owners, community members and event organisers and will present a report at this meeting. Proposals or ideas for how future Discovery Festivals should be managed, and by whom, will be appreciated. The meeting will be run by an independent facilitator with an expected time frame between two and four hours. To be held next Thursday, July 5 in Council’s Chambers, the meeting will start at 10am. Anyone intending on attending the meeting is asked to RSVP by Tuesday, July 3. For further information contact Council’s Events Officer, Vicki Kirk on either 4069 5444 or email: vkirk@cook.qld.


Cooktown Postmaster flies north out of cold Rebecca Buldo with husband Paul, Cooktown’s Postmaster, a responsibility which keeps them very busy.

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EVEN though Paul Buldo claims to be a simple manager, everyone in Cooktown knows he is actually the Postmaster, an important person to the functioning of the town. “My name comes from Italy. My grandfather was captured by Australians in North Africa. “As a POW he was taken to a farm near M o u n t Wa r n i n g i n northern New South Wales. He and two of his friends spent the rest of the war there. “They weren’t paid, but at the end of the war, the farmer said,’ I’ve got a little something set aside for you. Take it and if you want to come back to Australia, I’ll help you. If not, have a good life.’ “My grandfather came back to Australia, brought his family out and settled in Brisbane. “In Italy, he had been a cobbler, and he continued that as a trade. Then he and my grandmother took work in a rubber factory. “Dad became a carpenter, but then joined the Army and spent over 30 years until he retired. My uncle and both my brothers served with the Army.” With such a strong family connection, how did Paul avoid joining the Army too? “I tried, but they didn’t want me. So I joined the Air Force instead. “I’m the black sheep of the family. I joined up as an apprentice and did just over 22 years. I left in June, 1999, and took a job with a contractor working on military aircraft.” When that job finished, Paul and his wife, Rebecca, came to Cooktown. So why did he buy a Post Office, and why in Cooktown? “Five years ago, we bought a block of land at Bloomfield because we loved the area. Whenever we had holidays, we’d come up and work on our land. “About once a week, we’d pop into Cooktown and do our shopping and banking. This one particular day when we were at the Post, we noticed a sign saying ‘This business for sale’. Just joking, I said we could always buy the Post Office and come to Cooktown. “To cut a long story short, we had a new boss at work who decided 35 of us needed a pay cut. So I said, ‘Stick your job, I’m out of here.’ So we bought the business. We always had the intention of settling up here. “We loved the place, love the people, love the climate, it’s just a beautiful little town. A forgotten bit of paradise.” So Paul had bought the Post

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Please phone our Cairns office for appointments on (07) 4051 0788 Office, all the papers had been signed, and he came to his first day at work. How did that feel? “Crazy! We done weeks of training in Townsville and Brisbane, then we came up here and spent two weeks with the previous owners Prue and Rex. “Since then, it’s been a vertical learning curve. I’m feeling a lot more comfortable now, after two years.” When Paul bought the Post Office, what did he actually buy, and what obligations came with it? “I didn’t buy the actual building; I bought the business. I’m classified as a licensed Post Office. I am responsible to Australia Post, but as a private business. We sell Australia Post products, plus we’re allowed to sell anything else that doesn’t compete with those. “We have to be very wary of what happens here. A lot of people don’t understand this, but we are a neutral area. “We can’t be political, we can’t be anything really. We’re representing Australia Post, a Federal Government organisation.” So Paul is not allowed to display election posters? “Definitely not! I’d be shot. And along those lines, we monitor the notice board outside. “Anything defamatory, political, of an out-of-this-world religious nature, anything lewd, anything unacceptable, it gets taken down. Yes, we’re a private business, but we represent Australia Post. “You’ve got to understand that what may be suitable in certain places, is not suitable here. You’ve got families and children seeing it. All I need is one or two complaints and I lose my licence and my business, it’s as simple as that.” So what sort of a life is it running a Post Office? Was buying it a good decision? Paul laughs and says, “I thought it would be a nice stepping stone to retirement. After

doing 12 and 14- hour days here most days, that’s not the case. “There’s a lot of work involved, a lot of administration, a lot of bureaucracy. The girls who work here, they’re fantastic. “If it wasn’t for them, I’d be dead. They have a wealth of local knowledge and they help tremendously, they really do. “Would I do it again? Well, I’d think about it twice, and I’d do things a lot differently, now that I know what I know. But yes, I’d give it a shot.” I pointed out that we were sitting in the Post Office on a Sunday morning. It was a beautiful day outside, but Paul was working. Does he ever go fishing? He describes himself as a regular fisherman; he has managed to go fishing annually - twice in two years. So now he has been a central part of Cooktown for a while, what does he think of Cooktown? How would he describe the place to an aunt in Italy? “Beautiful location, Friendly people, a great sense of community. This time of year, you can’t live like this anywhere else in Australia. “Anywhere else, you’d be freezing to death. Up here, yes, we have the occasional cool night and you see the locals rugged up in jumpers, but it’s still 18 or 20 degrees.” Cooktown claims to be a heritage town, and Paul works in a building that is part of our heritage. Is that a big responsibility? “I’ve been told the building is a 130 years old, but it is not heritage listed. The Historical Society building next door was the original post office, that’s heritage listed.” Is the current debate on heritage affecting the Post Office? “I don’t know what’s going on there. If they want to keep the main street with a heritage feel, I don’t understand how anyone could have approved what they are doing.”


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A LANDMARK three-year, $1 million research project, announced by Rio Tinto Alcan, CSIRO and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, will be the first of its kind to monitor ocean chemistry along the length of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Three years in the making, the Future Reef MAP project involves the deployment of an ocean sensor system on an existing Rio Tinto vessel that travels between Weipa and Gladstone. The vessel, the RTM Wakmatha, will regularly collect samples and record data that will assist in understanding the impacts of climate change on the reef. The data will be collected from along the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef, which means for the first time detailed information about ocean chemistry will be gathered from widely varying habitats. This will provide reef authorities and researchers with new insights to assist management of the Great Barrier Reef. Rio Tinto Alcan president and chief executive officer, Bauxite and Alumina, Pat Fiore said embarking on this latest project reinforced Rio Tinto Alcan’s commitment to playing its part in protecting the reef. “Rio Tinto’s shipping operations provide the perfect opportunity to collect vital data from the Great Barrier Reef,” Mr Fiore said. “Ships servicing our Weipa bauxite mine and Gladstone alumina refineries make round trips through the Great Barrier Reef in dedicated shipping channels, and by fitting the sensors to one of our fleet, we can assist with data capture during the ship’s regular voyage. “

New manager to lead fight against weeds and feral animals THE Cape York Weeds and Feral Animals Program (CYWAFAP) team has a new member on board - its new Project Manager, Shane Forester (pictured above). Shane brings many years of experience in strategic planning with a honed capacity in Natural and Cultural Resource Management from his time in Central Australia to the team. CYWAFAP is a dedicated team supported by Cook Shire Council, but funded independently through grants and contract work and operates throughout Cape York Peninsula. The Peninsula region defined for the program runs from the Bloomfield River catchment in the east, west to the Nassau River mouth and north to and including the Murulug Archipelago. The region is over 200,000 sq km (roughly the size of Victoria) and has a population of around 20,000. There are three main townships within the region consisting of Cooktown, Weipa and Thursday Island. The program undertakes natural resource management involving weeds and feral animals. This includes, but is not limited to, pest management planning, capacity building, resource assessment and ground control work. As stated on the the Cook Shire Council website:, “probably the greatest achievement of the program has been the increased awareness of weeds and pest animals on Cape York Peninsula across a wide range of stakeholder groups, which include government departments, pastoralists, rural landholders, indigenous communities and individuals”. Mr Forester will be leading a dedicated CYWAFAP team consisting of Russell Graham, Senior Pest Management Officer; Trevor Meldrum, Pest Management Officer; Brendan Seagren, Assistant Pest Management Officer; Eric Dick, Pest Management Labourer; Josh Rhodes, Pest Management Labourer; Caleb Zaicz, Project Officer and Joan Royal, Administration and Community Relations Officer.

6 – Cooktown Local News 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2012

NEWS FAR LEFT: Kathleen Walker points out a green tree ant nest to USA visitors Emily, Cliff, Carol and Jack Engle.

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LEFT: Jacana hopping on giant water lilies at Keatings Lagoon. BELOW: Green pygmy geese at Keatings Lagoon.

Endeavour Lions Club PO Box 77, Cooktown, Qld, 4895

Meet & Greet

The Endeavour Lions Club is holding a

“meet and greet” evening for Lion Bob Korotcoff who is a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight.

Bob is giving a talk on Angel Flight and his involvement with it. We invite members of the public to attend this interesting evening to be held at our hall in Amos Street from 6.30pm on Tuesday, July 10. One night only. Please contact Jill Williams 0409 695 123 or Peter Whipper 4069 5911 or Tony Lickiss 0409 062 065 for numbers attending. RSVP July 6.

The treasures of Keatings Lagoon

Hawaiian Beach Party

Sunday Night

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This Saturday, June 30 from noon

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Saturday Night

What’s on at the Sov!

         For bookings please phone 4034 0500  Courtesy Bus available   IN THE CAFE BAR FROM 7PM          • 1 x $50 Meat Tray WON every  HALF HOUR and a   $200 MEAT TRAY at the end!   Plus Pool Comp from noon         with Cooktown's favourite     3-Piece Acoustic Rock STATE OF ORIGIN Band – Listen to their  IN THE mix of a little rock, a little  CAFE BAR blues, funk and jazz in FROM 7PM IN THE CAFE BAR the Cafe Bar from 7pm   Cnr Charlotte & Green Sts, Cooktown • Ph: 4043 0500 • Fax: 4069 5582 •  

ZILLIONS of visitors have been beating up the Track, safari style, searching for new experiences. I guess it’s good that we locals know what’s happening around the area and share our positive vibes. One outstanding and spectacular treasure on our doorstep is Keatings Lagoon (Mulbabidgee), good at any time of day, but best in the early morning or late afternoon. We saw a small flock of magpie geese flying around the other day, maybe acting as the vanguard for the squatters, which should soon take up their winter spot among the reeds by the side of the road as you drive towards the lagoon car park. There are three main spots inside the gates - the little bridge near the entrance, a six-minute walk to the bird hide and another six minutes to a lovely covered picnic table overlooking a more open part of the lagoon. National Parks and Wildlife Service suggests walking straight to the picnic area -10-12 minutes if you put the blinkers on, and a slower stroll back to reflect on and enjoy the sights. On the water, giant water lilies with their shallowcup upright flowers and the smaller, more common water lilies cover the surface like a crazy-quilt blanket. Long-legged, light-footed comb-crested jacanas hop from pad to pad, in their restless feeding search. You could see small duck, darters and green pygmy geese among the pads and reeds. Later you might see brolgas and jabiru and even pelican. The paper barks (melaleucas) make stunning water reflections on a sunny day, especially around the little bridge, which is more Monet-like than the great French painter himself managed to create. A few plaques along the track show immature native grapes, wrinkle pod mangroves and a few other very local and interesting plants. Lots of sedges around the edges. How spectacular can a wetland get? The lagoon makes a fascinating contrast to the wonderful Botanic Gardens with its (now) flowering orchids and plantings of the Joseph Banks Collection. Do yourself a favour and visit both places. If you have the chance to recommend them strongly to visitors, they might just stay an extra day or two in town. Further down the Bloomfield Track, there are large numbers of crocs sunning themselves on the sandbanks, half-hidden among the mangroves or swimming along the edges. Down around the Cape Trib and Cow Bay areas, we’ve seen cassowaries most mornings. The gravel parts of the Track between Cape Trib and Cooktown are in quite good shape. Try to beat the check-out rush before 10am and avoid the worst of the unpleasant, and at times dangerous dust. Also put your headlights on. River and creek heights are low, similarly day tides. Early next week, the night tides get above three metres, so crocs should be heading further upstream for easier spotting. Happy travelling Mike and Trish D’Arcy D’Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours Ph: +61 7 4098 9180

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Cooktown Local News 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2012 – 7


Anti-smoking banner grows to 45 sq m with Aunties/Uncles

Cooktown RSL Memorial Club





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Some of the students involved in the Cooktown State School Uncles and Aunties Program contribution to Cape York?s Biggest Anti Smoking Banner: (front row from left) Tessa Cobus, Tiffany Hart-Rosendale, Balcara McGreen, Keiran Sabatino, Thiiniimuu Bowen, Barbara Kaigey, Linken Ross, Kia McLean, Gauai Wallace Jr, Erica Kulka and Ronin Saunders with (middle row from left) Middle row (left to right): Sam Gibson, Solomon Gibson, Alkirra Smallwood, Hannah Gibson, Jalun Flewell-Smyth-Bairdm Kiana Michael, Dylan Mitchell, Jai Ross, Tyreece Michael and Tahlia Kulka and (back row from left) Fiona Gibson, DJ Casey and Lee Murray. Photo submitted. PARTICIPANTS in the Cooktown State School’s Uncles and Aunties Program unveiled their 6m x 1.5 m contribution to the Biggest Banner in the Cape at a school parade this month.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Services (ATODS) staff were impressed by how much students already knew about the harms and effects of tobacco smoking not just for individuals, but for families

and communities too. This knowledge was put to canvas in the form of creative, original and bright anti-smoking messages. In combination with previous

contributions, the banner has now grown to 8.9m x 4.6m in size and with the rest of the school now invited to partake in the project, the anti-smoking message is sure to get bigger.


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

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                

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             

         


  


               

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         v  v     v           


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No memorial for Petty Officer Maras in Cooktown CONTINUING the story from last week which has been abridged from various reports found on Trove [ http://trove. ] from the Newspapers of September 1896. While the story is not directly about Cooktown, there is a Cooktown connection and one poor soul buried in an unmarked grave in the Cooktown cemetery. The North Queensland Register, Wednesday 23 September 1896, reports the following [abridged]? “ After 2 days marching, and heavy work in forcing their way through the bush, completely exhausting one of the mid shipmen, and even some of the sailors, who accordingly returned to their ship. The remainder of the party pushed on, and reached the foot of the mountain on tbe evening of the 10th. The next morning the party divided. Baron Norbeck, accompanied by Lieut. Budik. seven sailors and two servants. with three bush men for guides, started about 8 o’clock in the morning for tbe top of the mountain. (Midshipman De Beaufort, 6 sailors and 2 guides from the coast, being left in the camp. Several bushmen joined the Baron’s party on its way up the mountain, but as they had no arms, they seemed to be peaceful, and no

notice was taken of them. Several of the bushmen had also been in the camp the evening before. When the Baron and the servants, with the native guides in the lead, were going np the hill. there were several natives apparently near or mixed with the party. When up near the top they heard two shots fired in the neighbourhood of the camp they had left, and at the same time they saw what appeared to be a bushman chief, standing on the top of a rise a little above them, making signs. The natives from different parts immediately rushed them, with tomahawks and clubs. but had no guns. The Baron, being entirely without arms or defence, the natives rushed him with tomahawks, and cut him down by blows on tbe back of the neck, but in the meantime there was a general attack on the whole party. One of the Baron’s servants protected himself, and another servant saved himself by seizing the tomahawk of a native by the handle, just as it was descending on his head. Baron Norbeck, who was the only one seriously wounded in this attack, was able to walk slowly back to the camp, where all was done for him that could be done under the circumstances, but gradually be sank

and died about half an hour afterwards. They found the detachment at the camp had been attacked almost simultaneously with themselves, and apparently by a much greater number of bushmen. Midshipman De Beaufort was cut down before he had time to draw a revolver. After a severe scrimmage lasting several minutes, the bushmen were compelled to fly, but not before thiey had killed Midshipman De Beaufort, and three sailors. The following is the list of killed and wounded. Killed - Henry Baron FouIIone Von Norbeck. Midshipman Armand De Beaufort, seaman Jakob Dokoric, seaman Gustav Chalanpka and a native guide from Titeni. Dangerously wounded - Petty officer Peter Maras, petty officer Koloman Nupol, petty officer Peter Curcie, petty officer Auton Covacevie, seaman Auton Lovrie and seaman Fronty Sepeie.” The Queenslander, Saturday, September 26 1896, COOKTOWIN, September 17: “An entertainment given by the crew of H.M.S. Dart in the Federal Hall last night in aid of the hospital funds was a great success, the proceeds amounting to about £20. Petty-officer Maras, of the Austrian cruiser Albatross, who was removed to the hospital last Saturday suffering from


Crewmen aboard the HMS Dart in Brisbane in 1895. Photo submitted. a fractured skull, died in the institution yesterday evening and the remains were buried at the Two-mile Cemetery with naval honours this afternoon. The officers and a company of men from H.M.S. Dart attended the funeral.” Several years later, the AustrianHungarian torpedo cruiser Leopard carried

A tribute to our 94 year old

Understood by Jesus

OUR oldest scribbler Sylvia Geraghty is now 94. We celebrated with dinner at the R.S.L., feasting on pink and white birthday cake and, for Sylvia, a dance with a dashing younger man. A visiting group of bikers joined in the frivolities and invited the birthday girl to a ride around town in a stylish sidecar. Of course she accepted! Can’t wait to see what this lady will get up to on her 95th. We welcome contributions to our column. Email: thekellers@bigpond or send to: P O Box 645, Cooktown, 4895. Dianne Keller Cooktown Writers’ Group

14: We have a great High Priest, who has gone into heaven, and he is Jesus the Son of God. That is why we must hold on to what we have said about him. 15: Jesus understands every weakness of ours, because he was tempted in every way that we are. But he did not sin! People often try to comfort others who find themselves in a difficult season of life. But sometimes expressions of consolation create even more pain. For example, the wellintentioned words, “I understand” feel empty if the speaker has never actually experienced the situation. Yet we all long to feel understood. And it helps to know individuals who have endured circumstances similar

Writers’ Corner

Dianne Keller at the Poets’ Breakfast.

a monument to the Solomon Island and it was established where their comrades were killed. The monument of honour of the brave men was unveiled with the usual Navy ceremony. No commemoration was ever made for Petty officer Maras in Cooktown. Cooktown History Centre

Hebrews 4:14-15

to ours. Today’s passage reassures us that Jesus truly understands because He experienced struggles like ours. The writer of Hebrews refers to Jesus as our High Priest. Each year the man serving in this capacity would enter the Holy of Holies, and there, in God’s presence, offer a sacrifice for sin. The priest was the Jewish people’s bridge to God. Christ not only took on this role, but He Himself also became the sacrifice when He died on the cross. Now He sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven and intercedes on our behalf. That is tremendously encouraging, but even more than that, we know that Jesus truly understands our

pain and our weakness. He faced the very temptations, needs, and hurts From the Pulpit we experience. For example, a single parent who has suffered much pain can be assured that Christ also knew betrayal (when Judas turned against Him), isolation (when Peter denied knowing Him), and depression (when facing separation from His heavenly Father). If you feel alone in the hardships you’re facing, recall Jesus’ trials, hurts, and temptations. You’ll find comfort in His understanding. Have an awesome week. Pastor Wayne Brennan Cooktown Community Church

Birthday Girl

Sylvia, ninety-four, and still quite a girl; With blue eyes that twinkle this lass can still twirl In the arms of a dancing man with strong arms. This mischievous lady has kept all her charms. Her party was fun! Balloons, wine and cake! The meal was delicious; our laughter no fake. A travelling guitarist wooed us with song. A day for joy! Ninety-four and going strong! P.S. Sylvia was adopted by a biker gang. Her ride in a smart sidecar went with a bang! We cheered her along and waved as to a queen. Could this be The Best Birthday there’s ever been?

Bowls Club staff will wear big, red nose THE Cooktown Bowls Club is “being silly for a serious cause” in support of Red Nose Day tomorrow, Friday, June 29. The club will be selling SIDS and Kids merchandise, while chefs, waiters and bartenders will all don red noses for the day. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day, which raises funds for SIDS and Kids Queensland, the organisation that provides bereavement support to families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby during pregnancy, birth and infancy, regardless of the cause. Merchandise can also be purchased at selected retailers or online at Members of the community can join in being silly for a serious cause by entering the silly snapshot photo competition at

Notification of proposed Telecommunications Infrastructure, not requiring a Development Application at the following locations: 41 Savage Street, Cooktown, QLD 4871 (Lot 314 on BS227)

NBN Co propose to install three (3) Argus-LLPX411F-V1 panel antennas (1.18m long) at a centreline elevation of 50m and three (3) LTE radio units (0.5m long) adjacent to the antennas on the existing 91.6m guyed mast. Associated equipment will be housed in two (2) new outdoor cabinets (total base area less than 7.5m²) located at the base of the facility. NBN Co regards the proposed installation as a Low-impact Facility under the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 1997 (“The Determination”) based on the descriptions above. For further information or to make a written comment by Thursday 12th July 2012, please contact either: Kate Doughan or Claire Harris Aurecon Pty Ltd Locked Bag 331 Brisbane QLD 4001 Phone: (07) 3173 8013 (Kate) or (07) 3173 8738 (Claire) Email: or Cooktown Local News 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2012 – 9

Student of the Month NEWS

Year 4 student Ronan Bassani is the Bloomfield River’s June Student of the Month. Ronan has made outstanding progress in maths, reading and spelling and is always eager to learn and has a positive attitude towards school.

TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT… We are driving our truck to Brisbane on about Tuesday, July 10, 2012. If you want a bargain price for moving furniture and goods SOUTH at that time, please call Peter Nijskens on (07) 4069 5117 or mobile 0447 695 117 now.

COOKTOWN REMOVALS ABN: 18 245 751 988 Peter, Tom, Nui and Santi


Jobs and stronger communities for people in remote Australia

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Trinity McCudden is the Endeavour Christian College’s Student of the Month for June. A Year-3 student, Trinity is a loyal friend, always ready with a smile to cheer up the day. She is conscientious, trying her best at school. She writes beautiful stories and loves opportunities in class where she can explore her creativity. Trinity is looking forward to the start of school after the holidays, because she says she will have a lot to show and tell.

Invitation to Information and Consultation Sessions The new Remote Jobs and Communities Program will provide a simpler, more integrated and flexible approach to employment services and participation in remote areas of Australia from 1 July 2013. The program will assist people to get the skills needed to find and keep a job and help build stronger communities. The Australian Government has already talked to a lot of people and organisations about these changes and the new service responds to the needs of people living in remote areas. Information and consultation sessions will be held in regional centres and remote communities across Australia from late May to mid-July 2012.


Come and find out how the changes will benefit you, your organisation or your community. You can also talk to the Government about how the new service should operate in your area. For information about the session times and locations, please visit, call 13 62 68, or talk to your CDEP, JSA or DES provider.

10 – Cooktown Local News 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2012

Endeavour Lions Club President Jill Williams exchanging banners with Fred Mathys, who is on a charity motorbike ride from Cape Leeuwin, the southern-most tip of Western Australia to Cape York to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Photo submitted.



A cold drink before dinner was on the agenda for Dinner over, Melbourne couple Lin and Bruce Perry Breannan Robinson and Staphan Bird came from WA to find this little corner of the Bowls Club. Inala in Brisbane is where Trish and Ted Fotek hail. Ed and Tony Lightbody from Cleveland in Brisbane. sit back and relax with a cold drink.

Linda and Terry Robinson “just love Cooktown”.

1970 was the last time Canberra couple Robert and Margaret Sayce visited Cooktown. They are seen here at the Bowls Club on Sunday night comparing the differences in the two trips while waiting for dinner.

A nice wine and good conversation added to the Bowls Club ambience for Wendy Wallen, Carole Sprenkeler and Frank Shauvet.


Photos by GARY HUTCHISON RIGHT: Melbourne couple Candy and Glenn Gazzola.

Caboolture couple Richard and Vicki Batty were wanting to sample the best food on offer during their two-day stay in Cooktown.

The Millers - Indigo and Lincoln (front) and Kristy and Andrew (back) enjoyed a family dinner.


Jobs and stronger communities for people in remote Australia Good mates Milo Loughlin and Dui Nguyen.

Kayla Wright and dad Chris are in Marco and Clara Loughlin looking Cooktown visiting their relatives, the forward to their Italian Restaurant dinner. Millers.

Invitation to Information and Consultation Sessions The new Remote Jobs and Communities Program will provide a simpler, more integrated and flexible approach to employment services and participation in remote areas of Australia from 1 July 2013.

‘Crocabilly’ singer to launch new album at the Lions Den about tourists not knowing where to swim, I have learnt more about crocodiles than I ever dreamed of. “The song keeps getting longer as a result and I have also invented a style of music called ‘crocabilly’.” 8 Ball has also just had his first shave in nine years, raising funds for the 8 Ball Aitken will launch his new album at the Lions Leukaemia Founda- Den next Friday night. Photo: JOHN ELLIOTT. cure,” he said. tion research. So far “I have plenty of hair to share, he has raised over $4000 for the and it was almost a decade between charity. “I had a dear musician friend die shaves for me.” Donations to the cause are of Leukaemia last year, so I wanted to do something in his memory, and still being accepted at: http:// something to help future sufferers of the disease and research into a au/8ballaitken

The Australian Government has already talked to a lot of people and organisations about these changes and the new service responds to the needs of people living in remote areas. Information and consultation sessions will be held in regional centres and remote communities across Australia from late May to mid-July 2012. Come and find out how the changes will benefit you, your organisation or your community. You can also talk to the Government about how the new service should operate in your area. B11_0734

CATCH the blues and swampcountry excitement of one of North Queensland’s favourite musical sons, banana picker turned globetrotting guitar-picker 8 Ball Aitken, when he launches his new album at the Lions Den next Friday, July 6. His new, live album Alive In Tamworth was recorded live in the country music capital of Australia last year. He has just returned home from a five-week tour in the USA and he’s now hitting the “frog and toad” on his Biscuit Tin Guitar Tour - so named because he is travelling with a three-string, home-made hillbilly guitar constructed from an old Arnott’s Biscuit tin. “I am particularly excited about playing my ‘13-minute’ crocodile for the people of Far North Queensland,” 8 Ball said. “After being inspired by my home country and the many stories

The program will assist people to get the skills needed to find and keep a job and help build stronger communities.

For information about the session times and locations, please visit, call 13 62 68, or talk to your CDEP, JSA or DES provider.

Cooktown Local News 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2012 – 11

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 12:00 Race To London 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Collectors: Wooden Boat Festival 1:30 Eggheads 2:00 Did Darwin Kill God? 3:00 Movie: “Two Tickets To Broadway” (G) 4:45 At The Movies: Short Cuts 5:00 The Wonder Years: Steady As She Goes 5:25 Miniscule: Mission BBQ 5:30 Walk On The Wild Side 6:00 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Soft and Crisp 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Death In Paradise - A confession of murder proves problematic for DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller) and the team when a wife admits to killing her husband but the body is nowhere to be found. 8:30 The Body Farm: Final - The body farmers investigate the death of a man at a classic car garage. The owners want the scene cleaned up so they can return to business as usual, but nothing seems usual about this case. 9:30 Hustle 10:30 United States Of Tara: Doin’ Time - Tara learns that she is now able to be aware of what her newest alternate personality, Shoshana, does. 10:55 Whites 11:25 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 Natural Wonders Of The World 11:00 Children’s Program 2:30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 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 TBA 9:40 TBA 12:30 Movie: “Exorcist II: The Heretic”(M h,a) - The demonic force that possessed Regan four years ago seemingly had left. However Father Lamont is instructed by the Cardinal to investigate the death of Father Merrin, who originally exorcised Regan, only to learn the demon Pazuzu, king of evil spirits, was repossessing her. 2:40 The Baron: “Countdown” (PG) - Exciting, danger-laden, unusual exploits...the human dramas of those who buy, sell and steal precious treasures. 3:35 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 4:05 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 The Woodlies 10:30 Castaway 11:30 Shake It Up 12:00 V8 Xtra 12:30 Australia Smashes Guinness World Records 1:00 Movie: “Hounded” (G) - )” Jay Martin is a 13-year-old who is competing for a scholarship with the headmaster’s son, Ronny. 3:00 Dinner Date 4:00 Outsourced 4:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Round 14: West Coast vs Gold Coast - The injury-ravaged Eagles have surprised many pundits and are favoured to finish top four. Can Gold Coast cause on of the upsets of the season on the road? 7:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 14: Sydney vs GWS - The Sydney AFL derby tradition began in earnest Round 1 this year with a Swans victory over a group of talented GWS youngsters. Can the young Giants break through against their cross-town rivals? 10:30 2012 Wimbledon 4:00 House Calls To The Rescue - Johanna Griggs unleashes her new team of experts to rescue home owners from their DIY disasters. 5:00 Dr Oz

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Lang Lan: Liszt Now 2:05 The Chopin Preludes 3:25 The Woodmans 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:35 Rex in Rome: The Name Of Stars 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mission Everest - Follow adventurer Bear Grylls and his friend Gilo Cardozo as they prepare to fly over the summit of Mount Everest. They will be strapped onto flimsy paraglide chutes powered by backpack motors, or paramotors as they are known. First, Gilo must design and build a paramotor that can go a full 3000 metres higher than any other paramotor has gone before. 8:55 One Sunday In Paris - This is the inside story of Cadel Evans’s historic 2011 Tour de France Victory. Featuring exclusive interviews with Cadel, his teammates and rivals, as well as never before seen footage, this documentary provides a fascinating insight into one of the biggest moments in Australian sport. 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Prologue - Liege to Liege Hosted by Michael Tomalaris along with SBS cycling analyst David McKenzie and former world champion cyclist Kate Bates. 2:00 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: Around Windsor 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick: The National Black Theatre 2:00 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Spicy and Cool 2:30 Walk On The Wild Side 3:00 Art And Soul: Home and Away 3:55 The Artists Of Ali Curung 4:20 Desert Heart 4:45 Flickerfest 2011 Bee Sting 5:05 Superfish 6:00 Antiques Master 6:30 Compass: The 100+ Club 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Sporting Nation 8:30 Wallander: One Step Behind 10:00 Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell 10:30 Race To London 11:00 Movie: “The Jerk” (M) -A comedy about the misadventures of a terminally stupid man in search of good fortune and romance. 12:30 Order In The House 1.30 Movie: “No Sad Songs For Me” (G) - Moving account of a mother dying of cancer. She conceals the news from her husband and daughter and even encourages the flirtation her husband is enjoying with another woman. 3:00 Rage

6:00 GIO Schoolboy Cup - Holy Cross cs Erindale College 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Cyber Shack 1:30 Getaway 2:00 2012 Intrust Super Cup 4:00 Sunday Football: South Sydney Rabbitoh’s vs Penrith Panthers 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 The Block: Grand Finale 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 TBA 9:30 Unforgettable: Man In The Woods - The first season concludes with Carrie investigating a murder in Syracuse that is eerily similar to her sister’s death. 10:30 Road To London 11:00 Getaway: A special episode showcasing some of the world’s great adventures. 11:30 Flash Point 12:30 What Would You Do? Using hidden cameras, host John Quiñones observes and comments on how ordinary people behave when they are confronted with a dilemma. 1:30 Spyforce 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Goodmorning Americ/ 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Phineas and Ferb 6:30 Jake and The Never Land Pirates 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 Footy Flashbacks 1:00 Breaking The Magician’s Code: Magic’s Secrets Revealed 2:00 Creek To Coast 2:30 Queensland Weekender 3:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season Round 14: Brisbane vs Melbourne 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 7:30 TBA 8:30 Downton Abbey -It’s 1918, and with the end of the war in sight it looks as though it won’t be too long before life can return to normal at Downton. 9:45 Castle: Always / Home Is Where The Heart Stops - “ In tonight’s not-to-miss season finale thriller, when the murder of an Army veteran puts Beckett on the trail of the man who shot her, Castle must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice to keep her safe. 11:45 Serial Killers: Chessboard Killer 12:45 Alan Sugar: The Apprentice 2:00 House Calls To The Rescue 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 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 FIFA World Cup 2014 magazine 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 12:30 Speedweek 2:30 Al Jazeera News 3:30 Nin’s Brother 4:00 No Apologies 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Clash Of The Dinosaurs: The Defenders 8.30 Inside Nature’s Giants: Sharks - In this episode, a team of experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 900kg, 4.5 metre-long great white shark. There they uncovers the shark’s incredible array of senses, including the ability to detect the electro-magnetic field given off by other creatures. 9.30 Bigger Better Faster Stroner: Vacuum Cleaner - In this new series, James Coleman and Greg Page showcase Kiwi ingenuity as they take everyday household items, look closely at the science involved in their inner workings, then set about re-modelling them to reach their full potential. 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 1 - Leige To Seraing. Hosted by Michael Tomalaris along with SBS cycling analyst David McKenzie and former world champion cyclist Kate Bates. 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 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 Grand Designs: West Cumbria 6:50 480: NAIDOC 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: Unnatural Vices - A gruesome murderer who is into sadomasochistic sex and eating his victims alive is on the rampage, and only clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill can lead the police to the killer. 1:10 Rudely Interrupted 2:05 Artists At Work: Del Kathryn Barton 2:35 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 TBA 8:00 TBA 8:30 TBA 9:30 TBA 10:30 CSI: NY: The Cost Of Living - While investigating the death of a young archaeologist who may have unearthed the answer to one of New York City’s oldest murder mysteries, the CSIs also discover that anything can be purchased on the internet, even someone else’s life. 11:30 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:30 The Whole Truth: Perfect Witness - Jimmy represents an accused killer from his old neighbourhood. 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: “Enid” (PG) 2:00 Legend Of Enyo 3:00 Master Raindrop 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 - Xavier fears being kicked out of the academy, Indi tells Ruby she’s won and she’ll stay away from Romeo and Alf’s concerned about Roo’s plans - or lack of them. 7:30 TBA 8:30 Revenge: Absolution -The impending release of Daniel has everyone on edge as the press grows more and more hostile and the SEC begin their investigation on Grayson Global. 9:30 Body Of Proof: Cold Blooded - When the owner of a family owned and operated Italian restaurant turns up dead in the freezer, Dr. Hunt and the team take a closer look into family matters. Meanwhile, Detective Baker must face her own haunted past. 10:30 2012 Wimbeldon 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

4:00 UEFA Euro 2012 Final 7:05 German News 7:30 Tour De France 2012 Daily Update 8:05 World News 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: Kallawaya, Son of Lightening 6:00 Tour de France 2012 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Driving In Heels - Tonight, Adam and Jamie hit the highway with some fancy footwear. To begin, they examine whether certain types of footwear can seriously impair a person’s ability to drive. Then they check whether driving with a full bladder is as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol 8:30 Man vs Wild: Georgia: Eastern Europe - Exiting out the back of a hovering helicopter by snowmobile, Bear Grylls finds himself in the snow-capped Caucasus Mountains of the Georgian Republic. Bear’s hunt for food turns up a foul-tasting vulture egg, before he uses an old cableway to zip-line across a raging river to makes camp. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 2 - Vise to Tournai 2:05 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 Compass 2:00 Grand Designs 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Time Team: The Massacre In THe Cellar - Hopton Castle 6:50 480 NAIDOC 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Race To London 8:30 Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey 9:20 Gordon’s Great Escape: Cambodia - Gordon visits Cambodia. In the jungle he discovers a dessert fit for a restaurant and wades through snake infested rivers hunting for frogs. 10:05 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: July - Jennifer Byrne and team discuss Wayne Macauley’s comic novel, The Cook and Wallace Stegner’s classic, Crossing To Safety. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:40 Four Corners 12:25 Media Watch 12:40 Whale Patrol 1:35 Gordon’s Great Escape: Cambodia 2:30 Football: VFL 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 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Country House Rescue: Trereife House 6:50 480: NAIDOC 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Myf Warhurst’s Nice: And Arty- Myf looks at the kitsch and popular art of her childhood and questions why she, and many others, are still drawn to it. 8:30 Randling 9:05 Life’s Too Short - During messy divorce negotiations, Warwick asks Ricky and Stephen for personal advice. 9:30 QI: Gravity 10:00 At The Movies 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 The Librarians 12:05 Life’s Too Short 12:35 The Dreamers 1:35 Movie: “The Vicious Circle” (PG) 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 14 Port Adelaide vs West Adelaide 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 Finding The Fallen 11:45 At The Movies: Short Cuts 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 6:50 480: NAIDOC 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Photo Finish: Plastic Camera 8:30 Silk: Martha defends the driver of a high-security prison van accused of causing the death of one of the prisoners, and she must fight to get him to stand up for himself. 9:30 Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets: Final 10:25 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:30 The Lost World Of Communism:The Freedom Of Forgetting - A look at what life was like in East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Romania during the 40 years of Communist government. 12:20 The Clinic 1:20 Silk 2:30 Football: WAFL - Round 15

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 TBA 7:30 EJ Whitten Legengs Game - A star studded line-up takes to the field for the Annual E.J. Whitten Legends Game. Hosted by James Brayshaw and Gary Lyon with commentary from Billy Brownless, while Tony Jones rides the boundary. 10:00 Survivor: One World 11:00 Kitchen Nightmares USA: Spanish Pavillion 12:00 Eclipse 12:30 Chase: Crazy Love - A fugitive with a dark past who manipulates his teenage girlfriend with promises of freedom and a life filled with romance and adventure flees with his underage victim, destroying anything and anyone that comes in his way. 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “What Makes A Family” (PG) 2:00 Legend of Enyo 3:00 Master Raindrop 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 - Gina is unsure what to do with some new information from Xavier about Jett’s father. 7:30 Once Upon A Time: Desperate Souls 8:30 TBA 9:30 Pictures Of You - This week, comedian and radio personality Akmal Saleh and music icon Judith Durham open up their childhood photo albums and share personal stories from their formative years. 10:15 Air Crash Investigations: Split Decision - On 12 December 1985, a charter flight carrying the 101st Airborne Division on Arrow Air Flight 1285, stalled and crashed just seconds after taking off. 11:15 2012 Wimbledon 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Costa’s Garden Odyssey 2:00 Camel Odyssey 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village:Kallaway, Son Of Lightening 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Hightlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Alan Cumming - The childhood of award-winning actor Alan Cumming was spent far from the glamour of Manhattan where he now lives. Growing up in the small town of Aberfeldy, Scotland, Alan knew very little about his family history. 8:30 Too Fast To Be A Woman? The Story Of Caster Semenya - As Caster Semenya achieved her dream of winning the 800 metres World Championship in 2009, rumours of a failed gender test spread. A vicious and voyeuristic media storm erupted and Caster’s triumph was turned into public humiliation. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 3 - Orchies to Boulognesur-Mer. 197 km medium-mountain stage. Hosted by Michael Tomalaris along with SBS cycling analyst David McKenzie and former world champion cyclist Kate Bates. 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

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 Mighty Maroons: Join Queensland rugby league legend Wally Lewis for a pre-game special as the Maroons look to make it seven wins in a row. 7:30 State Of Origin: Queensland vs New South Wales Game 3 The Decider: With a feeling that NSW should already have this in the bag, the Maroons are going to make them work for it, but will the home turf advantage see a record seventh straight victory for QLD? 10:30 TBA 11:00 One Day International Cricket: Australia vs England - Wide World Of Sports presents Australia v England live from Warwickshire County Cricket Ground. Join your hosts for the second game in a five game series. 2:00 Extra 2:30 One Day International Cricket: Australia vs England Second Session

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Knights Of The Southbronx” 2:00 Legend Of Enyo 3:00 Master Raindrop 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 - Brax gives Danny an ultimatum, Gina secretly prevents Jett from finding Richard and Bianca realises Heath’s avoiding her. 7:30 Australia’s Got Talent - After successfully making it this far in the competition, which talented acts will continue to impress judges Brian McFadden, Dannii Minogue, and Kyle Sandilands, and Australia? 9:00 TBA 10:20 How I Met Your Mother: Challenge Accepted - Ted has broken up with Zoey and demolition of the Arcadian is near, but there’s one problem: Ted and Barney are arguing over who should press the button. 10:50 2012 Wimbledon 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: “Reveng Of The Middle Aged Woman” (PG) 2:00 Legend of Enyo 3:00 Master Raindrop 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 - Heath and Bianca’s baby needs an urgent blood transfusion and Dex’s support of April might come at a cost. 7:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:00 Grey’s Anatomy: Support System - A devastated Cristina presses Owen to confess the intimate details of his affair. Callie deems Meredith ready for the boards, while the rest of the residents continue to stress about the exam. 10:00 Desperate Housewives: The People Will Hear 11:00 2012 Wimbeldon 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 The Hottest Place On Earth 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Friend Of The N’Dorobo 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Speed Of Life: Hunters Of East Africa - This three-part series uses high speed photography to capture the amazing, lightning fast intricacies of daily life for animals and insects on the planet. Each episode focuses on a different region, and all of the various animals and interconnected ecosystems that call that region home. 8:00 Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve: Sri Lanka To Bangladesh - . With its strategic location and tropical spices, Sri Lanka was a target for invaders and colonisers for centuries. Now the Chinese are building a huge new port in the south. 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 4 - Abbeville to Rouen. 214km Flat Stage. 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight





SBS 5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 The Virtual Revolution: The Great Levelling? 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: Fiji: Island Flavours 6:00 ADbc 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India 8:30 The Story of Wales: A New Beginning 9:35 As It Happened: The Bombing Of Germany: Examines the defining moments of the Allied bombing campaign in Germany during World War Two 10.35 World News Australia 11.10 Movie: “Sound Of The Sea” (MA s,v,l) - In Swedish. Ulises, a new teacher of literature, comes to a small town near the sea and falls in love with a young woman, Martina. She is loved by a rich businessman but choose Ulises. 12:55 Movie: “Kurt Wallander: The Thief” (M s,l,v,) After a series of break-ins in Ystad, three neighbours form their own vigilante group as they aren’t satisfied with the police response. When they catch a Polish man, who appears to be leaving a house they think he has broken into, they beat him up, leaving him for dead. 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight


7 CENTRAL 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Surrender Dorothy” (PG) - A mother endeavours to learn about her daughter after she dies in a car crash, and is surprised by how little she knows 2:00 Legend Of Enyo 2:30 Legend Of Enyo 3:00 Master Raindrop 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 - Join Andrew O’Keefe in the exhilarating game show where contestants play for $200,000. 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight - Matt White reports on the latest news and current social issues. 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Round 14: Carlton vs Hawthorn - The Hawks have won the last eight matches against the Blues. But Carlton is a different prospect in 2012 and eyeing off a top four spot. Can the Hawks run continue? 11:00 2012 Wimbledon: Day Five - Live coverage of the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon. 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 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Block: In this final episode of Unlocked the teams reflect on their renovations and prepare for their open for inspections and the all important auction day. 7:30 Friday Night Football: Brisbane Broncos v Cronulla Sharks Wide World Of Sports presents Brisbane Broncos v Cronulla Sharks live from Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 9:45 One Day International Cricket: Australia vs England First Session - Wide World Of Sports presents Australia v England live from Lords Cricket Ground, England. Join your hosts for the first of five One Day games between the old rivals. 12:00 One Day International Cricket: Australia vs England Second Session 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 Young @ Heart 1:30 Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2011 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 Grand Designs: Lizard Peninsula 6:50 Miniscule: Interior Cobwebs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL - When Shaun is discovered murdered on the set, Phryne is called in to solve the case. 8:30 Silent Witness: Paradise Lost Part 2 - Nikki hunts down the original detective on the case, Detective Inspector Gladwyn, and visits the church which killer Arnold Mears attended as a boy. 9:30 Taggart: The Knife Trick - A law professor is stabbed to death in front of 30 trainee police officers. What appears to be an open and shut case develops dangerous depths. 10:15 Lateline 11:00 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow: Bristol - UK comic Michael McIntyre visits iconic UK entertainment venues where he introduces a special guest headline act, plus three burgeoning stand-ups from the UK comedy circuit. 11:45 Rage (MA l,d,h,n,s,v)

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 TBA 7:30 TBA 8:00 TBA 8:30 TBA 9:30 The Footy Show 11:15 The AFL Footy Show: Join the Logie Award winning Footy Show for its 19th season, starring Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw, Sam Newman, Billy Brownless, Shane Crawford and Matthew Lloyd as they go where no other show dares. 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

12 – Cooktown Local News 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2012

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 2:30 If Only 3:00 ADbc 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: African School: Culture Clash 6:00 Tour De France 2012 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 French Food Safari: Maeve and Guillaume get the lowdown on how a top-class kitchen works as they join Guillaume Brahimi for a busy night at his restaurant to see how hundreds of exquisite meals are created and served. 8:00 Island Feast With Peter Kuruvita 8:30 Heston’s Feasts: 70s Feast - Tonight, Heston goes 70s retro, plundering the technicolour wonderland of his boyhood culinary experiences for a feast featuring savoury ice lollies, a luxury school dinner of spam fritters, lumpy mash and cabbage, and a flying dessert 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Tour De France 2012 Live: Stage 5 - Rouen to Saint-Quentin. 197km Flat Stage. 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight


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ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) At times, you may wish that your partner could be a little more flexible. Don’t push them too hard, however! Be patient and they will come around in time. Romance. A surprise visit may help to draw you out of your shell and give you a new energy for life. Be prepared for a pleasant surprise!

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Home life may be a little tedious at the moment: you probably feel that you need a break. However, a pleasant surprise this week will be worth waiting for. Romance. Don’t worry if you have not felt at the top of your game recently. A romantic gesture from a person that you respect will help to boost your confidence.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


You have been unexpectedly successful, but don’t let the recent attention you have been receiving go to your head! It may not be anything you had any control over. Romance. You should be feeling very close to your partner at the moment. Make sure to share a special moment together this week. A helping hand will not go unnoticed.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

Recent changes in your social life will ultimately be for the best, but it may be a while before you can see their positive side. Change is never easy but this will benefit you in long-reaching ways. Romance. Take the first opportunity you can to go out and enjoy yourself. You badly need a chance to relax, unwind and get your mind off things.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

Hard times come to everyone eventually. Some money which you have put aside for a rainy day may have to be used. Don’t be too much of a martyr! Romance. Your intellectual powers will be in good form today. You will be able to express your ideas clearly and logically to other people. Someone you respect may take notice.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)


You may be feeling as though you are everybody’s servant at the moment! Don’t let other people make you feel guilty for not helping them. You need to look after your own interests right now. Romance. Provided you feel secure enough, you will be in a very romantic mood. Don’t let fear paralyse you: enjoy yourself!

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) You recently borrowed something from a friend, and have forgotten to give it back. Your friend may need this sooner than you think. Try to return it as soon as possible. Romance. A dream about an exotic trip which you once made will cheer you up. Try to remember all the details of the dream. Start to think about how you can recapture that feeling again.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

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This will be a great day for you - provided you don’t get into any long discussions. People will try to trap you in your words. Avoid contentious issues if at all possible. Romance. This is not the best time for joint activities. You will enjoy being with your partner, but will need to make your own decisions and to spend some time by yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Your partner may seem to be a little too interested in someone that they have recently met. Don’t get too suspicious: things are more innocent than they appear. Romance. Try to get advice from a trusted source on your relationship. You need to see this situation from a different perspective.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

Recent events may have taken their toll. You need the chance to unwind, and should not feel guilty about taking it easy for a while. Now may be the ideal time for a holiday “away from it all.” Romance. Do something special to help your partner this week. They have been very considerate recently.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.

– Pete Seeger


The Moon/Mars Midpoint now in your sign will give you a burst of energy, just when you need it. You will need it to complete a project which is very important to you. Romance. You will be a little under the weather at the moment, and will not be in the mood for going out. Use this time to reflect on recent events.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A word of advice will help you, so long as you are prepared to follow it to the letter. Don’t be afraid to trust to your friend’s judgement. Romance. Someone that you have been fantasising about recently will be much less interesting in real life. Don’t lose sight of what is right in front of you!

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Volunteer registrations close end of July for this year’s festival so for those who would like to meet new people, learn new skills and contribtribute to the community then sign-up now. Volunteers will have meals provided prior to festival, earn a 3-day pass and be a 12-month member of the Cape York Folk Club which includes insurance. Be quick as volunteers numbers will be capped! Busy Bee Sundays: begin August 5 - lunch provided For volunteer information contact: Sally on 4069 5955 or email: J. Fay – Secretary, C.Y.F.C.

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First the crossing, now it’s the metal ramps? “GOOD morning, Fox, this is Cane Toad speaking.” “I’m sorry - what did you say?” “The breeze is blowing and it will be rough on the reef.” “Um - I think I will take my grandmother for a drive. Sorry, Cane Toad, I almost forgot the words. Why are you calling today? Your schedule is not until next week.” “There have been ... developments. Here in Cooktown. I think the anarchists are back.” “Oh, damn! Are you sure? What

have they done?” “You recall the Street Access Project? “The crossing element of the plan has been cancelled. No pedestrian crossing in the town centre.” “What? How did you let that happen?” “It wasn’t me. “I did everything I could and it should have just sailed through, but someone has been stirring things up. In the end there was a petition, and that killed it.”

“A petition? Oh, don’t be what that means. “ Yo u h a v e t o s e n d ridiculous! Who cares about them?” someone up and try to nip View things in the bud. Because “The councillors, for a start. This lot don’t seem to be as from there’s worse to come. You strong as the old ones. A petition, the Hill know those metal crossing ramps? a few people shouting at them, and they just gave up.” “They’re going to be next. People “So - who is behind it? Things are already bleating about heritage like this don’t just happen. You must values and all that stuff. If you don’t have an operative up there making do something quickly, they’ll be trouble.” gone too.” “How? The Shire wouldn’t dare to “Yeah - that’s what I told you. The anarchists are back, and you know touch them, no matter what.”

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Census: Indigenous Australia improves, but closing the gap is a long way off By NICHOLAS BIDDLE Fellow at Australian National University writing for theconversation. THE 1990s was supposed to be the “reconciliation decade”. Despite 250,000-300,000 Australians walking across the Harbour Bridge twelve years ago, it is clear that many of the aims of the movement have not been met. A lot has happened in the subsequent years in Indigenous affairs. This includes the dismantling of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), the Northern Territory Intervention and Kevin Rudd’s apology to the stolen generations. It is difficult to tell what effect these and other events have had on the relationship between the majority Australian population and the country’s First People. Alongside these high-level policy changes though has been a focus on statistical equality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, typified by the recent focus on six “Closing the Gap” targets. The release of data from the 2011 Census provides an opportunity to re-calibrate our focus. Consistency in census questions over a long

period of time allows us to take a step back and look at long-term change in a number of important socioeconomic measures. At the same time, the geographic spread and depth of the census allows us to drill down into particular locations or look at how change is varying alongside different policy approaches. We will have to wait several more weeks before customisable data is available. However, before then, we can look at some broad national and jurisdictional changes using the first release Census data. Indigenous education levels are improving, but not at satisfactory rates. AAP/Peter Holmes a Court Nationally, there were 548,370 Indigenous Australians counted in the 2011 Census, a 20.5% increase from the 2006 population count. This is a much faster rate of growth than for the non-Indigenous population, meaning that the Indigenous share of the overall census count increased from 2.4% to 2.7%. These are not population estimates (that is, they do not take into account the substantial number of Indigenous people missed in the census count). However, they do imply that the Indigenous population is continuing to grow. The median income of households in which Indigenous Australians lived in 2006 was $912 (in today’s dollars) per week. By 2011, this had

increased to $991, a considerable increase in purchasing power. However, the increase in income for other households was almost as high meaning that, relative to the rest of the population, relative socioeconomic position was more stable. In the long term, substantial changes in Indigenous access to financial resources are unlikely to occur without significant investments in human capital, both by government, and Indigenous Australians themselves. Although the headline target for the “Closing the Gap” agenda is the elimination of the life expectancy gap, in numerical terms education dominates. The following graph shows what has happened to the proportion of Indigenous Australians who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) over the past decade. Separate bars are given for each State/ Territory, as well as for all of Australia. Per cent of Indigenous population who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses The figure shows a steady increase in the proportion of Indigenous Australians who had completed Year 12 over the decade, from 19.4% in 2001 to 25.4% in 2011. This may not seem like much, but we must remember that most of this increase has come from recent cohorts of youth and young adults.

As with income, however, it doesn’t just matter what an individual’s own education level is, but what it is relative to everyone else. The following figure gives the ratio of Indigenous to non-Indigenous percentages. Ratio of Indigenous to non-Indigenous Year 12 (or equivalent) completion 2001, 2006 and 2011 censuses Looking at it in relative terms, the story is not as positive. There have been some gains, but improvements in the education levels of the non-Indigenous population mean that Indigenous Australians are still at a considerable disadvantage in the labour market. We should never ignore the considerable investments made by Indigenous Australians in schooling and post-school education. At the time of the 2011 Census, there were 173,517 Indigenous Australians counted as participating in preschool, school or a post-school education institute, a rise of 30,772 from 2006. Using the census, we can see that over the long-term some things are getting better. But, much like how the reconciliation decade of the 1990s saw some positive change but considerable work still to be done, the “human capital decade” of the early 21st century can best be categorised as a qualified success in Indigenous affairs.

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FUNERAL NOTICE IVES, Evan Arnold Much Loved Husband of Nellie (Dec’d) and much Loved Family Member of the Ives and Kemp Families. The Funeral Cortege will leave the Cooktown Hospital at 2pm on Thursday, June 28, 2012, for the Traditional Wharfie enroute to the Cooktown Cemetery for a Graveside Service Following the Service the Family invites Friends to a Celebration of Evan’s Life at the Cooktown Bowls Club.

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Sue and Barry most consistent in bowls COOKTOWN Bowls Club’s competition season continued last weekend with the Men’s and Ladies Consistency Competition. Rules of the competition were that the first to reach 150 points won. In round one of the Ladies’ Consistency Singles,

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Lyn Walter 154 defeated Donna Lee 41, Kimberley Sullivan 156 defeated Lyn Burton 104 and Sue Stephensen

156 defeated Alex Poberay 99, while Pat Venables had a bye. In round two of the Ladies’, Lyn Walter 152 defeated Kimberley Sullivan 140 and Sue Stephensen 151 defeated Pat Venables 134, with the victors going on to play in the final. And in a closely contested final played on Sunday morning, Sue edged out Lyn to take the title with a final score of 155-145. Six male members lined up to contest round one of the Men’s Consistency Singles with Barry Clarke 151 defeating Max Edwards 89 and Junior bowler Kevin Dukes follows Barry Walter 156 defeating this bowl down the green, while his Kevin Wormald 133, while opponent Heath Bramwell watches its Heath Bramwell and Kevin course during the Men’s Consistency Dukes had byes. Competition on Saturday. In round two, Barry Walter

152 defeated Barry Clarke 148 and Heath Bramwell 150 defeated Kevin Dukes 95. And in Sunday morning’s Men’s final, Barry Walter 156 defeated Heath Bramwell 129. For anyone interested in playing bowls, beginners or otherwise, social games are played on Wednesdays and Sundays. Names must be down by 1pm and Barefoot Bowls is played every Wednesday night, with registrations required by 7pm. Don’t forget to check the notices on the bowls window at the clubhouse and get your names down for upcoming competitions. Good bowling all The Bowls Bag

Concentration shows on the face of Kimberley Sullivan in her first round victory over Lyn Burton in the Women’s Consistency competition.

Cooktown to be put on golfing map COOKTOWN Golf Links will be placed well-and-truly on the golfing map when Fox Sports For Golf Vacations features the club in a special to be aired in early July. The special will be filmed around a project being run by Sky Safari Helicopter Tours. So I guess Phil will be working his butt off to ensure the course is looking at its best for the shoot. Only a handful of members competed in The Italian Restaurant Weekly Stableford competition held between June 17 and June 22. Mark Rolan was the winner for this competition with 35 Stableford points, with Laurie Downs the runner-up on 33 Stableford. The competition for this

New shooting event IT started off as a beautiful morning for shooting Rimfire last Saturday at the Cameron Creek range, but the wind picked up towards the end. We tried a new event, Benchresting iron sight .22’s at 25 metres. From a possible score of 250 points, Peter Roesler returned a good card of 234 points followed by Toby Graves with 219. Close behind was Bernie Snape with 217 and Mario Cortesi had 158. Bernie and Toby did a Scoped Benchrest event at 25 metres, and from a possible score of 250 points in that event, Toby scored 250 while Bernie finished with 240. Toby’s first 5-shot- group measured .041 inches in diameter, but finished with an average group size of .266 inches, with Bernie finishing with an average group of .724 inches. The shooting calendar for this weekend starts with DTL Shotgun on Saturday, June at 1pm. For details ring Jim on 4069 5173. Anne Williams Secretary

week is a Stroke event and you are to play off the red tees. Due to the small turnout of members (and one visitor) for the Saturday competition, the 2-Person Ambrose was cancelled and a Stroke competition was held instead. Mick Mason smashed the field for this competition and was the winner for the day with a nett score of 62. Runner-up for the day was Steve Butler with a nett of 66. Nearest-the-pins were landed by Rick Butler for 2/11 and 9/18, while our visitor player from Gailes in Brisbane, Lyle Nicholson took out 14. The competition for this Saturday is the Cooktown Hardware and Italian Restaurant Monthly Medal.

Only one member competed on Sunday In the in the Weekly Stroke competition and that Bunker was Wayne King who is currently leading with a nett score of 63. The weekly competition runs until Friday. Cooktown Cup invitations have been sent to those of you who played last year, but only a few have returned the nomination form. Please do so ASAP or let me know if you are not playing so other persons can be invited. Happy golfing everyone Kelly Barnett Manager Cooktown Golf Club

New members, visitors swell match LAST Wednesday saw nine shooters contest a Sports Pistol match, including two new shooters and two visitors from other clubs. From a possible score of 400, Mal finished first with 342, second was Keith with 338 and was one our new shooters in Juergan who returned a score of 318. Then on Sunday, six shooters competed in the Practical shoot. In the Rimfire class, Ken took out first with a time of 90.28 seconds, while second went to Tim with a time of 111.69 seconds. And in the Centrefire class, Clint returned the best time of 92.63 to finish first, with second going to Frank in a time of 107.08 seconds. Third went to Les with a

time of 194.21 seconds. Col took out first in the Revolver class with a time of 144.89.July dates for inclusion in your diaries are: Sunset Shoot Wednesdays, 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 5:30pm; Rimfire Rifle - Saturday, 7 at 9am; 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

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Mixed scores in the first 40-over games

LEFT: Jimmy Daniels opens his shoulder to this ball from Coley Bowen.

By ROBYN HOLMES SATURDAY saw the first round of the 40-over competition with a Marton Invitation 11 playing Hope Vale Hero’s at the Gardens. Marton batted first leaving Hope Vale to chase their 201 run score. Clancy Glanfield top-scored for Marton with 45 runs before being caught by Selwyn off Phillip. Dom made 21 to be caught and bowled by Ozzie. Snelly on 21, was caught by Preston off Regan’s bowling. Phillip went on to claim the wickets of Morry, Bazza and Zane. In the run chase, Regan managed 42 runs before he was bowled by Dom. Harry followed with 35 runs falling to Bazza. Selwyn, Coley and Phillip all made 12. Unfortunately, Hope Vale struggled to reach their total of 170. Snelly took the wickets of Coley, Deano and Ossy. Lewy was fortunate enough to take out Selwyn for 12, while Nigel was run out for a duck. Then on Sunday, Council took on the Black Mountain Panthers at the Gardens. Council took to the field first loosing Mark and Shawn early for 11 and 8 respectively. Dom stepped up and top-scored scored with 50 before being bowled by Clive. Steve Law scored 21 falling to George’s bowling. Billy Dukes came in next to score 14 before falling to George. Council reached a total of 169. The Law family Cairns visitor Richard Bassano needed both hands to hold up this beauty.

RIGHT: Jimmy Daniels hears the ‘death rattle’ and turns to see that Coley Bowen has taken his wicket with a clever delivery. made their mark on Sunday, with Dayna also taking to the field, being Cooktown’s first female player. Council’s Man of the Match award went Dom Aprile and Junior Player Jakeb Whitman. BMP started out with Clive and George, but George fell quickly for 4 off Jason, caught Dom. Clive hung on for 12 to be caught by Tony off Shaun. Ashley batted at number 3 to be caught by Dom off Jakeb. Glen came in at 4 and didn’t look like he was gong anywhere too soon. Brett had a quick look at Mark’s bowling only to be caught by Tony for a duck. Wade made 15 before being bowled by Mark, caught Mitchell Holmes. Glen Kulka finished off the batting with an impressive 98 earning him the Man of the Match and a total score of 180 for BMP. Wulbar Kulka, the only junior player for BMP took 1 for 34 and was awarded Junior Player of the Match. There is no cricket this weekend due to the Laura Races. The next game will be on Sunday, July 8, between Marton and BMP for the Bob Hammond Shield.

Greg Morris plays a defensive shot to this delivery. Photos GARY HUTCHISON.

Visitors kept on toes in a good week of fishing LAST week’s fishing has seen the rivers yielding some quality catches of mangrove jacks, fingermark, barra, queenfish and trevally. While the best baits have been live herring, they have been a bit too cagey to catch, so a good Plan-B is some local prawns and pilchards. On the Wharf, squid have been falling prey to jigs at night on the last of the flood tide, with the occasional fingermark feeding under the squid. Live baits have produced the odd barra and school mackerel and lot of juvenile

queenfish and trevally. And in the Annan River, large queenfish have been smashing poppers on the calm morning flood tides, while the odd mud crab and mangrove jack have been landed on flesh baits to keep visitors on their toes. Inshore, early morning sessions have produced monster queenfish around Dawson Reef and Black Bird Patches, along with

Spanish mackerel and school mackerel. So if the wind drops off tomorrow morning, a short trip to snare a big Spanish would be my tip. National parks are fishing well, you just need to work the snags a bit harder to encourage the bite. Cape Melville is also open. Tight lines Russell Bowman The Lure Shop

Hash matching wits with fish FOR the next two weeks, we have school holidays. That’s a good thing for the Hash, because we had a whole tribe of Granddad’s ankle-biters along for the run. On the other hand, it is a bad thing because the part of the Hash that is in any way connected with education takes the opportunity to disappear. I don’t know where they go or why they think it is normal to be such a slack bunch, but there it is. Half the Hash are matching wits with the fish, instead of Hashing like they should be. (I wonder if fish are smarter than Hashers?) This week Granddad had laid an ecologically sensitive trail around town for us - meaning he was really mean with the shredded paper. That made it hard to follow the

trail as it switched from street to street, taking advantage of vacant blocks and overgrown road easements. Life was made even more difficult by the Cooktown breeze scattering the paper and sending us in all sorts of wrong directions. I’m not sure exactly where we went, but it is amazing how much bush you can find around town if you try hard enough. We did a circuit of the eastern side, and emerged from the scrub near the Botanic Gardens. From there it was only a hop and step back home where the esky was waiting. Once there, Whizz lit a fire and we all had a show-and-tell from Oyster about her adventures in Africa. She had some fantastic photos of her shoes, with Africa in the background.

Cracklin did well too. She is just back from Vanuatu where she won the All-comers Kava Drinking Championships, and produced photos of her looking very dazed to prove it. She also climbed a spectacular volcano and photographed its explosions - very impressive. Next week’s run will be hosted by Muff & Tuff, but will start at the beginning of Barretts Creek Road, on the far side of the airport. The bash and dinner will be back at their place. Just turn up at 5.30pm on Monday, July 2, to join the fun. Call Moses on 4069 5854 or 0409 686 032 for details. On-on! Lye Bak

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G’DAY again, We notched up another win last week at the expense of the Raiders, but while we’re happy with the two competition points, we’re not happy with having leaked 18 points to them. And a pretty soft easy points after we started so well. It was our goal against the Broncos the week before to keep them to a nil score and we wanted to repeat the dose to the Raiders. Everyone played well in the first half, and when we went into half-time, we talked about defence and the importance of not letting them score. But we fell into the “easy points trap” and started attacking laterally instead of running a more direct line of attack. Consequently, the errors started to appear in our game, Canberra got more possession and to their credit tried to come back. We should have stopped those tries, but what’s done is done. However, as we’re getting closer to the business end of the season, we’re very conscious of the points for-and-against situation, which could determine if we finish in the final eight or in the final four. Hopefully, those easy 18 Raiders’ points won’t come back to haunt us later in the season. With Origin next week, we’ll definitely be without JT (Johnathan Thurston), Matty Scott, Brent Tate and Jimmy Tamou for the Warriors clash in New Zealand. Then there’s the possibility I might make the side too, but that’s up in the air at the moment. I’ll jump at the chance of pulling on the maroon jersey again, but it’s a matter of fingers-crossed until I hear for sure. The Warriors are tough at any time, but definitely harder across the ditch, so whatever squad we take to New Zealand will face a huge challenge. But there’s a great sense of self-belief in the squad at the moment and we’ll be travelling to New Zealand full of confidence. It’s disappointing to hear the Three Rivers competition had a couple of forfeits last week. Hopefully the teams concerned can get their squads together again for tomorrow night. The Three Rivers League is a great concept, which gives the boys some regular footy to play, instead of a random game here DINNER: 7 NIGHTS A WEEK, and there. Anyway, Wednesdays don’t forget to tune into Fox5on & Fridays, – 8pm Sunday. ThisLUNCH: one’s going to a tough one and we Wednesdays, Thursdays need your support.Matt Bowen12 noon – 2pm & Fridays,

Fashion for the fillies: The Laura Amateur Turf Club brings together all ages in their finest. Photo: JON ORTLIEB.

Prize money galore on offer at Laura races this weekend

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LAURA’s annual three days of equestrian action will start tomorrow with the Horse Sports, followed by the races on Saturday and the rodeo on Sunday. Ant the stakes have been raised off the track for the Laura Amateur Turf Club meeting. With extra prize money already in place for the fillies and colts going around the track, the maidens and men in the crowd now have added incentive to put their best foot forward. The club is this year putting up cash prizes for the Laura Fashions in the Field competition. Along with the usual array of travel and accommodation prizes, the best-dressed in Over-30 Ladies, Under-30 Ladies,

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Forfeits shut down league games LAST Friday’s round of Three Rivers regular fixtures was cancelled because of forfeits by the Cooktown Crocs and the Wujal Wujal Yindili. Drawn to play the Hope Vale Warriors in the early game, the Yindili’s inability to form a team forced them to announce their forfeit earlier in the week. With that knowledge in hand, the Three Rivers committee brought the match of the night between the Crocs and the Hope Vale Red Soil Rebels into the earlier time slot. But while the Rebels and match officials


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FIRST QUARTER Thur. Jul 26. Time: 18.56

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Miss Laura Under-15 and Best Dressed Gent will also get cold, hard cash for their efforts on the weekend. Fashions in the Field organiser Merilyn Holmes said the amount of younger people getting into the spirit of the competition convinced the club to give this popular part of the annual race meeting an extra boost. “It’s wonderful the increasing number of people going to the effort of dressing up for the meeting, it really adds to the atmosphere and is a real highlight of the day,” Merilyn said. “I don’t think people appreciate how much the crowd enjoys this competition and it’s not just about the best and most expensive outfit either. “Those that make their own outfit, something nice or unusual from the op shop, or just your Sunday best with a nice hat will put you in the running to pocket some handy cash for the day.” Camping with shower and toilet facilities is available around the track for a nominal fee.


Fri 06 Time 05:12 10:39 16:43 23:23

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turned up for the game, the Crocs failed to show. Somewhere along the line, a communication glitch saw the Hope Vale mob drive 45 minutes for nothing, and match officials who could have made other arrangements for how to spend their night left looking for other options. Competition points were awarded to both the Hope Vale sides. Games scheduled for tomorrow night see the Crocs drawn to play the Warriors in the 6.30pm game, with the Rebels lining up against the Yindili in the match of the night at 8pm.


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