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A special man is honoured By GARY HUTCHISON TRIBUTES flowed for Australia’s first Indigenous state politician Eric Deeral in Hope Vale on Monday, when his permission was sought to name Queensland’s Indigenous Youth Parliament in his honour. The inaugural Eric Deeral Indigenous Youth Parliament will sit on June 28. Speaker of the House Fiona Simpson, Member for Cook David Kempton and Indigenous Liaison Officer Brett Nutley represented the state government in the ceremony, which included the presentation of a leather-bound folder containing records of Mr Deeral’s first speech, newspaper clippings and other documents. Described as “a special man, an honourable man”, Mr Deeral was the National Party candidate for the seat of Cook when he was elected into parliament in 1974. He lost the seat in the 1977 election. Held at the Hope Vale Aged Care facility, the function was attended by Mr Deeral’s family, friends and local dignitaries, while the Cook Shire Council and some of its senior executives adjourned their monthly meeting to attend and honour the man everyone knows as Uncle Eric. Hope Vale Aboriginal Council Mayor Greg McLean opened the ceremony by telling those in attendance that Mr Deeral had made Hope Vale what it is today. “It’s an honour knowing we follow one of the great politicians,” Mayor McLean said. “Hope Vale and Cape York has produced one of the greatest politicians ever.” Ms Simpson described Mr Deeral as a significant leader for the nation, his state and his people and offered her warm congratulations on his service. “And today, on your land, before your family and your community, I honour you,” she said as she presented him with the folder.

Mr Kempton said he had admired Mr Deeral for more than 25 years. “You had a real vision for Hope Vale,” he said. In parliament, Mr Deeral raised issues facing Aboriginal Australians, but made it clear he represented all members of his electorate, seeking improved roads for the far north to allow tourism and other industries to develop, and also ensured improvements were made to schools and medical treatment access. Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott described Mr Deeral as the ultimate politician. “He epitomises the relationships

between our two communities [Indigenous and non-Indigenous],” he said. And in a voice quavering with emotion, so softly spoken it was barely audible to the audience, Mr Deeral said a humble thank-you. After losing his seat, Mr Deeral, an Elder of the Gamay clan of the Guugu Yimithirr nation, continued to work closely with the community. He was the first chairperson of the Aboriginal Co-ordination Council established in 1985 to advise the government on the wellbeing of Aboriginal people living on communities.

He was a representative of the Queensland Co-ordination Council in 1988, and in the same year, was a delegate to the World Heritage Organisation which met in Paris. He became the Chairman of the Legislation Review Committee that examined Queensland legislation and its impact on Aboriginal land rights during the early 1990s. In 1995, he directed a project on the positive role Elders could play in reducing the number of Aboriginal people in Queensland prisons and your detention centres. From 1998 to 2003, he was a member of the Wet Tropics Manage-

Sylvia Geraghty (right) gets her first motor cycle ride - an impromptu 94th birthday present from the Cape York Chapter of the Harley Owners’ Group - in “Ox’s” (Peter Morris) sidecar. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. Story and more photos, Page 4. >>

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ment Authority Board and was also instrumental in establishing the Cooktown Museum. In July 2002, he was appointed interim chair of the Aboriginal body known as Yalanji Ang Narra Yimidihirr People Council, formed in response to the Fitzgerald Cape York Justice Study. More recently, he was involved in the 2003 Hands on Parliament inquiry into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ participation in Queensland’s system of democracy. Mr Deeral will celebrate his 80th birthday in December. Photo Page 3. >>

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Take school issues to P & C for resolution IN reference to the letter in last week’s paper regarding “Bullying” by ‘Name Withheld’, I once again would like to advise all parents, carers and citizens of Cooktown about the appropriate procedure for dealing with school issues. The P & C meet monthly and our meetings are well advertised in both the school newsletter and the Cooktown Local News. In attendance at our meetings are the Principal, Deputy Principals, Cluster Principal, representatives from the Student Council, representatives from Cooktown and District Community Centre, the Cook Shire Council, Cooktown and Hope Vale PaCE Co-ordinators as well as many concerned parents and carers. We regularly discuss matters affecting our school including bullying, attendance, discipline, vandalism, school rules, uniform, curriculum, parking around the school and School Wide Positive Behaviour Systems (SWPBS). As part of the SWPBS, if bullying, harassment, discrimination or violence is happening at school, it is very important that students report the behaviour to someone who can help. These reports are taken very seriously and are followed up on by the Behaviour Support teacher, Classroom teacher and Deputy

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1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for information. Thu 21. South Cape York Catchments review and meeting in the CWA Hall from 5pm. Sat 23. Cape York SSAA Rimfire shoot. Call Discipline Captain Toby Graves on 4069 5663 for details. Sat 23. Bowls - Men’s and Ladies’ Consistency tournament. Sun 24. Cooktown SSAA Practical Shoot from 9am. Sun 24. Bowls - Men’s and Ladies’ Consistency tournament. Sun 24. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for information. Tue 26. Swim for your Life from 11.30am to 12.30pm at the Cooktown Pool. Tue 26. Art classes supervised by Ross Franzi at the Cooktown District Community Centre from 9.30am to 11.30am. Tue 26. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 8pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for information. Wed 27. Cooktown SSAA Sunset Shoot and General Meeting from 5.30pm. Wed 27. Cape York Sustainable Futures Forum at the Council Chambers, Hibberd Centre, Rocky Point, Weipa commencing at 5.30pm and to conclude at 8pm. 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. Sat. 30 Bowls – Open Consistency tournament.

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Sun 1. Bowls – Open Consistency tournament. Tues 3. Cooktown Writers’ Group meeting at the Lions

TO all the readers of Cooktown Local News, I would like to thank the professional tradesmen, Mick Thornton of “Cooktown Sheds” and Bret Thornton of “Maxi Constructions”, for the fantastic, superior, highly-professional work they have done building and constructing my new house. With care and a personal touch, it was all completed to local council approval. I would also like to thank Dayle and Leslie of “Cooktown Dingo Hire”, “Scott Earthmoving”, Jade and Kevin, Barry Innes Electrical, and D & T Plumbing, for their highly professional work. I would like to also thank the Cook Shire Coucil for their help and speedy services and the lovely ladies at the counter in the Cook Shire office for their help. Thank you all. Lynda Marshall Rossville

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Tue 10. Meet-and-greet for Angel Flight volunteer pilot Bob Korotcoff at the Lions Hall in Amos Street from 6.30pm. Call Jill Williams on 0409 695 123, Peter Whipper on 4069 5911 or Tony Lickiss 0409 062 065 by July 6 to RSVP.

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

Principal or Principal. Each case is investigated thoroughly and the Behaviour Support teacher runs sessions for those bullied and those bullying to help them to modify their behaviour. The Guidance Officer or deputies visit classes to talk to students when bullying concerns have been raised. Teachers also discuss with their students about the harmful effects of bullying. Cooktown State School does not tolerate bullying in any form. Bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence are abuses of power that jeopardise the rights and well-being of others. These behaviours happen at school, in the workplace, in the community, at home and on social media sites. They can affect anyone - students, staff and parents or carers. Everyone must help to make a positive difference. As a part of the community, the school works with the students being bullied, as well as the bullies, to bring about change, but they need the support of the wider community if this is going to bring about the necessary change being asked for in the letter. I could not agree more that “Every parent should take responsibility for their own child’s actions” and that

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I WOULD like to thank all the people who have helped us and made an enforced six-week stop a memorable experience. To Helen, Les and all the coast guard blokes, Dennis Kelly for mechanical help above and beyond duty, Amanda and Rene at Capers Cafe for keeping the coffee hot and strong,the art community, Leah, Rosie

PLEASE NOTE: The office is frequently unattended Please call to make an appointment to see the editor Where we go: Approx 1400 copies distributed every Friday throughout Cooktown, Hope Vale, Rossville, Wujal Wujal, Bloomfield, Ayton, Marton, Port Douglas, Mossman, Cairns, Lakeland Downs/Laura, Mt Carbine/Mt Molloy, Mareeba and Coen, and subscribers across Australia and overseas.

ON behalf of the C&K Kindergarten, we would like to recognise the following sponsors for their support and commitment over the Discovery weekend. Thanks go to The Lure Shop, The Sovereign Resort Hotel, Cooktown Newsagency, Cooktown Bakery, Quality Meats Hope Vale Butchers, Tuxworths and Iceworks. We would also like to thank all the parents and volunteers who generously gave their time and support to the Kindergarten leading up to, and during the weekend. Thank you also to Scott Johnson and Al Stirling for their generous donation. Finally congratulations to our prize winners: Lisard - first prise of the fishing rod, reel and lures, and Blask - second prize of a $100 voucher from the Sovereign Resort Hotel. Andy Finall

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and Gay for keeping me sane and all the other wonderfully friendly and helpful people of Cooktown. Sometimes us yachties have a bad rep but we’ve come and spent money in I think every store and I know not everyone would be buying gearboxes, prop shafts and morse cables, but I think had that not hap-

pened, we still would have visited the laundromat, supermarket, service station, bakery, lure shop, post office and all the pubs, clubs and restaurants. So think kindly of us yachties, we really like you and can’t wait to tell everyone about you! Merinda Kyle and Bryan Hocker SV Guiding Star II

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ate protocol. Unfortunately when people do not go through the appropriate channels and voice their concerns publicly through the Cooktown Local News, the only outcome that is achieved is a demeaning of our school and all the good work the staff are doing there. Cooktown State School and the P & C are working to make the school environment safer, more supportive and respectful for all young people and adults - a place where everyone is free from bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence, and we ask that as a community you support us in this endeavour. Again I urge everyone to become a member of the P & C and attend the next P & C meeting to address any concerns you may have with the school. Any concerns can be discussed at a meeting only if they are put onto the agenda by a current P & C member. Membership forms can be obtained from the school office or by emailing me at: nikki@ capecrusaders.net.au Membership is free and no obligations apply. Nikki Darvell, President, Cooktown State School P & C, QCPCA representative for Cooktown State School.

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is why I became President of the P & C. All Queensland P & Cs have a representative on the Queensland Council of Parents and Citizens Association (QCPCA). I am the QCPCA representative for Cooktown. Every month, regional representatives from QCPCA meet with the Minister for Education to discuss any problems happening within schools that have not been resolved at Principal level. So our Cooktown P & C sure has a lot of support and pull when it comes to resolving matters. There is no higher level that any parent, carer or citizen can go than attending a P & C meeting as ultimately your concerns can be bought before the Minister for Education if you do not get resolution at the meeting. Unfortunately, I had not been advised of this matter, therefore it has not been discussed at a P & C meeting, so nothing has been minuted and obviously no resolution has been made. Our next meeting is on the first Friday back from the school holidays - July, 13 after parade at 9.45am in the Events Centre. I welcome all concerned parents, carers and citizens of Cooktown to come along and voice your concerns at the meeting as this is the appropri-

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I WOULD like to thank Ambiance and the Cooktown Newsagency for their donations to the “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea”, which I hosted last Sunday to raise money for the Cancer Council of Australia at which we raised over $200. Thank you also to Christine, Peter and my neighbours (including the horses) for all their help and support with the games, food, additional prizes and for coming along. It was a great day sharing many laughs as well as memories of those who we have lost through cancer, those who are fighting it and those who have survived. We will be doing this again next year. Joy Girle Cooktown

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‘Common sense prevails’ in Shire Council decision

Speaker of the House, Fiona Simpson with Eric Deeral and Member for Cook David Kempton after Monday’s ceremony at Hope Vale in which his permission was asked to name the Indigenous Youth Parliament after him, along with a presentation of a folder of his time in State Parliament. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

Council’s anxious wait for road-funding announcement DESPITE positive verbal comments from senior ministers and senators, Cook Shire Council is yet to receive written confirmation the status quo will be maintained regarding Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) funding eligibility to undertake works. The NDRRA is a joint Commonwealth-State program that is able to provide grant and loan assistance to disaster affected community members, small businesses, primary producers and Local and State Governments to assist with the recovery from defined natural disasters. A Cook Shire spokeswoman said a positive result in this matter is critical to keeping roads open to Cook Shire and Cape York communities to visitors, business and residents. “If this issue is not resolved, over 170 families involved in the NDRRA works program, just in Cook Shire alone, could be significantly affected,� the spokeswoman said. Council, with support from ROCCY (Cape York Councils), FNQROC (FNQ Councils) and the Western Queensland Shire Councils have made delegations and sent urgent letters of representation to the federal government, asking for an amendment to the NDRRA Guidelines, as is recommended in the Australian Government, Reconstruction Inspectorate, Third Report, October 2011 - February 2012. (http://reconstructioninspectorate. gov.au/files/20120313.pdf And Council is now urging all members of the public and organisations to unite and ask the Australian federal government for a speedy decision on the issue. Community members and representative organisations wishing to show their support can contact the federal Labor cabinet ministers by sending e-mails, making phone calls and writing letters, urging a sensible and speedy outcome based on the fact that Cook Shire Council is best value for money and will save $18m in 2012-2014 when it comes to NDRRA funded road works. Senator Jan McLucas said she recently arranged a meeting between a number of affected councils, including Cook Shire, with Attorney General Nicola Roxon when

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TUESDAY’S unanimous decision by the Cook Shire Council against the installation of a crossover in Charlotte Street has been described by Cooktown Newsagency Proprietor Carol McKinna as a “victory for people power�’. The initial proposal would have required the removal of about 16 parking bays from outside the business premises of Mrs McKinna, the TAB and the Endeavour Pharmacy. Council had called for public submissions on the issue, while a petition with more than 800 signatures objecting to the proposal was also presented for consideration. Acknowledging the weight of public opinion against the move, Council voted to investigate other options which would provide better, safer access to the area. “Common sense has prevailed,� Mrs McKinna said.

she was in Townsville. “At the meeting, the Attorney General showed a deep understanding of the issues we are facing in the north,� Senator McLucas said. “And since that meeting, I have been working closely with her and other cabinet colleagues to resolve this issue, which has been ongoing for many years.� Senator McLucas said she commended Mayor Peter Scott for his leadership in resolving this issue and will continue to work with him into the future. “We well understand this needs a timely response “However, any response must be able to be applied nationally, we can’t just make it up as we go along.� She said overall, the Commonwealth is contributing $5 billion to Queensland’s $7 billion recovery bill, a substantial portion of which supports local government costs. The Queensland government is primarily responsible for providing assistance to its local governments through its own natural disaster relief and recovery arrangements,� she said. “But the Attorney-General is working with Mayors and Councillors from across Far North Queensland to address their concerns regarding the use of council staff in repair work to local infrastructure.� Senator McLucas said it has always been the case that state, territory and local governments use and support their own resources to undertake recovery activities before seeking financial Senator Jan McLucas has commended Cook Shire assistance from the Common- Mayor Peter Scott for his leadership on the road funding issue. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. wealth Government.

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COOKTOWN’S favourite lady was inducted into the role of “bikie mama” on Saturday, when she was treated to an impromptu ride in a Harley sidecar for her 94th birthday. Sylvia Geraghty was enjoying a celebration with friends and family at the Cooktown RSL Memorial Club, when visiting biker group, the Cape York Chapter of the Harley Owners Group, heard of the occasion and made the offer of a tour of the town. Renowned for her adventurous nature and spritely spirit, she was quick to take them up on her offer and met them later at the Seaview where they were staying. Waiting there for her was “Ox” (Paul Morris) and his shining, blue 1650cc Harley Road King and sidecar. “I’ve always been too scared up until now to go for a ride on one of these,” Mrs Geraghty told her new friends. “But I’m looking forward to it this afternoon.” Sitting in the sidecar waiting for a helmet that would fit her, Mrs Geraghty was quick to join in the fun when she was told: “Just squeeze his leg like this if you want him to go slower.”

“But I was hoping he’d go faster if I squeezed him the right way,” was her quick response. And her schoolgirl giggles brought a roar of laughter from the Harley riders when Ox kicked the Road King to life. Then it was a quick lap of Charlotte Street and the Esplanade and a Queen-like wave from the sidecar to her adoring throng. So what’s next Sylvia? Bungee jumping, a tandem parachute jump or some white water rafting? Anyone who knows this true lady will tell you not to tempt her, because her age doesn’t limit the things she is prepared to try.

Some of the Cape York Chapter of the Harley Owners’ Group look on as their member “Ox” (Peter Morris) is about to take local Sylvia Geraghty on her first motor cycle ride - an impromptu 94th birthday present. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

Sylvia Geraghty about to cut her 94th birthday cake at a party in her honour at the RSL. Photo: ROBYN FREE.

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Charity auction to raise Skate Park funds THE Just 4 Kids Charity will conclude its 15-day Cape York Safari in Cooktown in July, and just like last year, will be involved in a joint fund raising venture with the Endeavour lions Club to raise money for the Skate Park project. This year, a 1770 dress-themed auction will be held at the Top Pub on Tuesday, July 24, from 6.30pm. And the Lions are hoping local businesses and individuals will get behind the event with donations of quality auction items such as art works, accommodation, vouchers or 4WD and fishing gear. They have already received donations from Hinterland Aviation, Gone Fishing and Guurrbi Tours, but would like much more local content to offer to visitors and locals. A Cook Shire Council spokeswoman said that $15,000 raised in 2011 went a long way to helping Council with its

success in securing a grant from the Department of Communities to commence the project. The funding agreement was signed in December 2011 to construct the 400m2 skating/scooter/BMX facility. The spokeswoman said Council is still actively sourcing extra funding to provide auxiliary infrastructure such as park furniture, seating, drinking water points and cover/shade sails. “These additional features will make the Skate Park a family friendly facility in an emerging youth precinct in Cooktown,” she said. Endeavour Lions spokesman Dougal Nivision said he hoped as many Cooktowners as possible will get to the auction to support the event. “It’d also be a fitting thank you to Just 4 Kids for supporting Cooktown and its kids,” Dougal said.


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Explaining our extended family Story by WILLIE GORDON with JUDY BENNETT ON my tours we visit my clan’s ancestral birth site - a very special place which reminds us of the importance of family - and I’m sometimes asked why Aboriginal children have so many ‘uncles and aunties’. One of the reasons is that there just aren’t enough words in English to explain our extended family and the responsibilities of each person within their group. So I thought I’d share this knowledge with you, starting with the people who were very important to me when I was growing up. Bipa (D1) and Ngamu (M1) These are my birth parents. My Dad’s responsibility was to be hunter and provider for his children. My Mum’s responsibility was as gatherer of bush foods, and to look after us when we were tiny. When I grew older, then I went to live with a second Mum and Dad, also called Bipa and Ngamu, who were chosen by the family. When my voice changed, it was a sign that I’d reached puberty and I went to live with my second Mum and Dad. They looked after my worldly needs, making sure I had food and clothes, and that I stayed healthy and safe. If I wanted anything in material terms, then I had to ask them - I wasn’t allowed to trouble my birth parents. Once I was with my second Mum and Dad, I could no longer converse closely with any of my sisters. If I really wanted to talk to them, then I could do so, but only from a distance. Gami My Gami are my same side grandparents - this means my mother’s mother, or my father’s father. The shared in the responsibility of bringing me up. Guman-ga My Guman-ga were chosen by myself. I had to choose one male and one female from my grandparents’ brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law on

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confidence about any matter at all. I could ask them about taboo subject like sex, and who I could and couldn’t mingle with. They would suggest possible marriage partners for me too. These weren’t subjects that I could bring up with my birth parents, as it would be extremely disrespectful. Mukai, Yaba and Gaanhaal I had two Mukai who were my birth parents’ eldest brother or sister, and they were responsible for maintaining discipline and respect. They were like mentors who would nurture and guide me, so I chose to do the right thing. They would tell me about special places, such as birthing and burial sites. The were helped by Yaba, my oldest brother, and Gaanhaal, my big sister, who was “She who must be obeyed!”. When the mission came and the

of each family member undermined. You still hear old people say, “Where has the respect gone?” and that’s because respect is not always built into today’s family structure. Suddenly, birth mothers and fathers were expected to take on all the responsibilities themselves, and it was too much for them. Alcohol and drugs also did terrible damage, as you can’t respect your Mukai, Yaba and Gaanhaal if they’re sitting next to you in the drinking circle. But even though we live in nuclear family units now, the kinship structure hasn’t been totally lost. I still recognise members of my extended family by their kinship names. I still talk with my Guman-ga when I have a problem, and my grandchildren still have to watch out for their Mukai, Yaba and Gaanhaal, their big sister.

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INTERNATIONALLY renowned tour operator Wilfred (Willie) Gordon has graciously agreed to share the memories and stories of his people with Cooktown Local News readers. Willie, a Nugal-warra Elder of the Guugu Yimithirr tribe, is the storykeeper for the Nugalwarra people and owns and operates Guurrbi Tours with Judy Bennett.

tion (such as scabies, trachoma and acute rheumatic fever). The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report found certain groups of Australian males are at higher risk of poor health than other males. The report examines the health of Australian men in different population groups, characterised by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

status, remoteness, socio-economic disadvantage, region of birth and age. It also found males in remote areas also generally have shorter life expectancy and poorer self-assessed health status. As remoteness increases, so too do several health-related factors, including rates of obesity, tobacco smoking and risky alcohol consumption.

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COMMUNITY Crack, Chopper and Blue, members of the Cape York Chapter of the Harley Owners Group astride their bikes before a barbecue function which saw $775 raised for the Cooktown Youth Association. Photo: JUDY COBURN.

‘Block’ benefits from biker barbecue THE Cooktown Youth Association will benefit to the tune of $775 from a function organised for a visiting motor cycle club by Kym Jerome. Kym’s niece and nephew are members of the Cape York Chapter of the Harley Owners Group, a club which has been visiting Cooktown since 2006. “I saw the opportunity to raise money for the ‘Block’, so I organised the barbecue at the fishing club lease on Saturday night, and a breakfast the following morning,” she said. “And members from the ‘Block’ came along to help, for which I was grateful.” Included with the barbecue was a ride down memory lane for the bikers, with photos of their visits since 2006 shown on a big screen. “I owe John Sparks a big vote of thanks with setting up the screen and handling the technical side of things,” she said. “And he was also there to help with moving barbecues

and other stuff when I was short of help.” Kym said the functions were last-minute affairs, to which Cooktown Quality Meats, the Top Pub, SES and IGA were quick to offer discounts and the Cooktown Bluewater Club made the use of the facility available. And she estimated that along with the funds raised for the Youth Association, the club would have spent about $5000 in the Cook Shire during their weekend stay. “I would estimate they spent about $600 at the RSL on lunches, and then there was their accommodation at the Seaview for more than 40 as well as their fuel,” she said. But along with spending plenty of money, the club also treated onlookers to a “Shine and Show”, where their gleaming machines were lined up for the envious to admire. And they’ll be back again next year. “We always have a great time in Cooktown,” Jude Coburn, a member of the group said. “And to know we’re contributing to a great cause like the ‘Block’ makes a visit even more worthwhile.” Cooktown Youth Association President John Davies said he could not thank Kym Jerome and her biker friends enough. “Kym, her helpers and the Harley Owners have given the kids of Cooktown a great boost for ‘The Block’,” he said. “It was wonderful that she took the initiative to run the function and the generosity of the bikers was special. “I could hardly believe so much money was raised, and at the same time, I must join with Kym in thanking the businesses who donated to the barbecue too.”

 letter to the editor ‘Inmate’s’ review of film festival

WOW! How exciting was this year’s “Cooktown in a Minute” Film Festival? Although in the program they were listed to play in the Lions Park - the park location that Bronwyn and I confirmed, there was a hiccup in the Army band’s set-up location. On the night it caused some confusion as people thought the film festival would be playing after the band finished in the Bicentennial park, but seeing as though there was a large crowd already gathered, I decided to begin at the time that was in the program at 7.30pm in the Lions Park. So to those who missed the “Cooktown in a Minute” Film Festival, sorry! Anyway a great night was had by all and I’ve received some lovely comments back. Can’t wait until next year? Stay tuned for a repeat of the festival to be held at Nature’s PowerHouse in the coming weeks - dates to be confirmed.(Calling all Asylum inmates!) I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in planting and watering the seed that turned into a Triffid (!) that was the “Cooktown in a Minute” film festival. Firstly to Lee Greaves for you advice, help and patience while I spent every night editing and weekends filming. To the people who turned up to the monthly meetings leading up to the event, you know who you are! Bronwyn Sieverding - I take my hat off to you. I thought organising one event was difficult enough. Congratulations on an amazing Discovery Festival weekend. Thanks also to Peter Herrmann - Gungarde PaCE Coordinator and technology dude extraordinaire, C/Town Asylum inmates and judges Jen Midgley, Martin Pattie and Barb Rosendale, Sponsors - Cook Shire Council, Cooktown Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Guurrbi Tours, Cooktown Holiday Park, Troncs Transport and Cooktown District Community Centre for last-minute frantic organisation! Also a big shout out to Rebel FM for constructing a free ad to promote this community event and lastly, to all the entrants, well done! I hope that you have now caught the “bug” and you continue to create videos, it really is lots of fun. This film festival would not have happened without you?.no seriously! Looks like the entries that won were stories this year so keep them in mind, you never know, they may end up on the “big screen”. If anyone would like to help me draft up a proposal for possible RADF funding, please contact me ASAP - this project needs more people power to happen next year and perhaps a video directing/editing workshop could be on the cards? Thanks and good night. Sarah Henderson, C/Town Asylum Productions inmate.

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Why are there no monkeys, tigers, bears in Australia? of the species. Over 150 years ago, he mapped the species of the region and incredibly formulated theories that we now take as gospel. Even when there was a land bridge(s) between Australia and New Guinea from 120,000 years ago to just 8000 years ago, back when the sea was up to 120 metres lower than now, there were lots of transfer of species between us and New Guinea. However, there was no land bridge between Bali (to the west) and Lombok (to the east) even though they are just 30kms apart. Remember this next time you visit Bali, and it might save you some embarrassment. Australia/New Guinea are rich in parrots, marsupials, jungle fowl (megapods), friar birds, cockatoos and the many marsupials such as wallabies, tree kangaroos, bandicoots, possums and antechinus. Asia has very few of these. Nor is it surprising that tigers, bears, rhinos and monkeys live neither in New Guinea or Australia. It’s all because of the Makassar Trench. Bob and Helen Blank soaking up Lion’s Den It’s also not surprisambience. ing that animals such as Makassar Trench proved a major melomys, echidnas, some wallabies, barrier to wholesale movement. tree kangaroos, cassowaries and lots This notional “line” is now called of birds live both in New Guinea the ‘Wallace Line’ after Alfred Wallace, and Australia, nor that plants such as the co-founder with Charles Darwin of gingers and native bananas have spread the theories of evolution and the origins from New Guinea to Australia.

LEFT: Caleb Edwards and Frances Walker with Yalanji Fire management book. Photos: MIKE D’ARCY. ABOVE: Among the water lilies and paperbarks at Keating’s Lagoon. love you to send me any fresh 2012 photos please. The Track between Cape PO Box 77, Cooktown, Qld, 4895 Trib and Wujal is developing a few potholes, and we’re looking forward to the annual grading. The Endeavour Lions Club is holding a The road is good between Wujal and Cooktown. River “meet and greet” evening and creek levels are very for Lion Bob Korotcoff who is a low. volunteer pilot for Angel Flight. The tides are also low for the next week, so creek/river Bob is giving a talk on Angel crossings will be fine, unless Flight and his involvement with it. we receive a dumping. We invite members of the public Happy travelling to attend this interesting evening Mike and Trish D’Arcy to be held at our hall in Amos Street from D’Arcy of Daintree 6.30pm on Tuesday, July 10. One night only. 4WD Tours Please contact Jill Williams 0409 695 123 or Peter http://www.darcyWhipper 4069 5911 or Tony Lickiss 0409 062 065 ofdaintree.com.au/ for numbers attending. RSVP July 6. Ph: + 61 7 4098 9180

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Largely because of the historic tectonic links then the land bridge between the two regions. So that’s some sort of answer to just one of Caleb’s great questions. I hope it helps, Caleb. His mum Darlys Edwards explained: “We are on the trip of a lifetime to Australia. Caleb loved diving and I had my heart set on exploring the Daintree rainforest. The talk with Frances Walker from Wujal was awesome, learning about the seasonal food-gathering and the use of fire from the special book about fire management and the Kuku Yalanji people. We knew how special this area is, but we couldn’t understand about the monkeys.” It just shows that our Wet Tropics area is absolutely unique and important for so many reasons. Perhaps we can do more to preserve it, learn about it and enjoy it. My personal enjoyment was raised earlier this week when we visited Keating’s Lagoon in Cooktown, and on a lightning visit saw two magpie geese and a few shadowy duck. Hopefully, the geese are back for the nesting season. Get along and have a look and I’d

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LEAVING COOKTOWN: In Cooktown for the past week, replica sailing vessel, the “Duyfken” leaves the Endeavour River under power on Sunday morning. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

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. B11_0734

“WHY aren’t there any monkeys in Australia? Or tigers and bears?” Caleb Edwards from Sacramento was a wonderful example of a young person with an inquisitive blotting paper of a mind and the capacity to understand basic ecology. Caleb was asking one of the most frequent questions posed to me by overseas visitors, so it’s good that we locals know some of the answers. The simple reason why there are no monkeys in Australia, and for that matter no kangaroos in Bali is because of the Makassar Trench. It’s a deep ocean trench meandering along between places such as the Philippines, Java and Borneo to the west and New Guinea and Australia to the east. When Asia and Australia/New Guinea continents drifted and collided (very slowly) around 15-20 million years ago, there was a little transfer of species (birds, bats and a single crab-eating macaque), but the deep

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

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NEWS in BRIEF CYSF Open Forum POSTPONED from May, Cape York Sustainable Futures will now hold its Open Forum in Weipa on Wednesday, June 27 in the Council Chambers, Hibberd Centre, Rocky Point, Weipa from 5.30pm to 8pm. Topics on the agenda include: David Kempton MP Member for Cook: Short term priorities; Guy Chester: CYSF DEEDI Project Update - CYSF as the regional tourism body (LTO) for Cape York; Phillip Eastwood: Update on Transport and Main Roads activities in Cape York; and Guy Chester: Land Tenure and World Heritage issues.

An invitation is extended to all people who have an interest in Cape York as well as those who have an interest in tourism and small business. Following on from the tourism forums held across Cape York in late 2010 and early 2011, CYSF then approached government for assistance to fulfill the findings of those forums and set up a local tourism body for Cape York that will consolidate efforts and resources, reduce duplication, and will work collaboratively with other regional support and marketing tourism bodies. Light refreshments will be provided. For catering purposes, call CYSF on 4053 2856 or email info@cysf.com.au by Monday, June 25 to confirm.

Kindy pavers due soon SCYC review tonight THE Cooktown Kindy has advised that the last round of pavers have now been printed and are due to arrive in approximately two weeks. They are currently liaising with the Cook Shire Council to schedule the pavers’ installation on Grassy Hill. The Cooktown Kindy would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the delay, but thank the community for its support and understanding in regards to this matter. They will continue to update as to the progress when further information comes to hand.

SOUTH Cape York Catchments will hold a Caring for Country project review (MERI) tonight, Thursday, June 21 in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street from 5 pm, after which they will hold a meeting from 6pm. Items on the agenda scheduled for discussion include: New funding proposals for consideration; meeting the new manager of Cape York Weeds and Feral animals; Melsonby ranger project update; consideration of updates to the constitution and a need for an operations manual. Tea, coffee and a light supper will be provided.

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Delightful Poets’ Breakfast

OUR Cooktown Writers’ Group enjoyed the Poets’ Breakfast on the June long weekend. The weather shone, the verdant setting at Nature’s Powerhouse excelled as always, the audience was involved and delightful and, of course, the food Roz Smith reciting her work at was delicious. the Poets’ Breakfast during the Discovery Festival weekend. Writers’

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Life is full of yesterdays Today has just begun Tomorrow is a mystery A puzzle not yet spun I’ve lived through all my yesterdays And I’ve regretted none Somehow I’ve survived to tell the tale Of a life of love & fun One must not forget oneself Rushing through the day With the hectic pace of work & life Don’t ever forget to play Age should not be measured By dreams not yet fulfilled Start today, try something new There’s so much more to do Yesterday I had a dream A dream that would not fade A wish to swim with a school of fish Today I am a Mermaid To feel the water through my hair In a perspex tank on parade To swim through town, delight the kids Today I am a Mermaid With a swish of tail, flick of fin The plans have all been laid To teach the young ones how to swim As graceful as a Mermaid A Mermaids’ passion for young & old In our community pool To love the water, feel the freedom A Mermaids’ class in school Tomorrow I will try something else Maybe dancing on a stage I just don’t think wet T-shirt comps Are flattering at my age But I will cheer on the pretty young things Who give it their best shot ‘Cause I remember I was there When I was young & hot Yes I did do that yesterday Well many yesterdays ago No need to repeat that event Didn’t really have much to show It was all for fun like most of what I’ve tried throughout my life Laughter gets us through the days Especially now I’m a wife My husband is an endless source Of comical relief But I wouldn’t trade him for all the tomorrows Come happiness or grief I believe we have one true soul mate to find I know that I’ve found mine I must have been bad sometime Somewhere along the line We’re given what we have today But no more than we can handle Tomorrows random act of kindness? Or a sin of yesterday? We’re given one life to live That our parents’ passion made So make it worth it till the end When earth becomes our grave Life is full of yesterdays Today has just begun Tomorrow is a mystery A puzzle not yet spun By ROZ SMITH We welcome contributions to our column. Email: thekellers@bigpond or send to: P O Box 645, Cooktown, 4895. Dianne Keller Cooktown Writers’ Group


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Battle heats up for our ‘very nice place’ OH dear, us up north are just about to be dragged into a stand-up fight between Brisbane, Canberra and a lot of strange outsiders. The battle lines are being drawn, eager troops are forming up and the heavy artillery is being trundled out of storage and carefully aimed at the opposition. The root of the trouble lies in the fact that we live in a “Very Nice Place”. In the whole of Australia, only around 2.5 per cent of people live in places like ours and that includes all those strange people busy digging holes in Western Australia. There are hardly any of us, and the north eastern part of Australia is the place we live, a place where we are free to be as cranky as we like and no one will care. Unfortunately, while the rest of Australia might not love us, they do love our countryside even if they only

see it from the end of a TV remote. That makes us fair game for the southern polies. They can use us like gambling chips on the blackjack table of state and federal politics. The first shots in the impending conflict came for Oberführer Campbell Newman. He threw a challenge onto Canberra’s table: he is going to develop a coal mine in Queensland, and he doesn’t give a monkey’s what any outsider thinks about it. Our Julia is not going to stand for that, and lambasted the Oberführer for a shoddy environmental assessment. She also had a swipe at the Oberführer’s mates - the mining companies. Gina Rinehart and Clive Palmer, two zillionaire mining magnates, are under direct attack. They have appeared on newspaper front pages looking rather like Tweedledum and Tweedledee caught pinching cookies. They had better run for cover

now, before Julia really gets on their case. View Overshadowing everything else are from the Greenies and the Hill their UNESCO World Heritage assessment process. They are already celebrating stopping our Wongai coal project in Bathurst Bay. Any day now, we could find ourselves magically teleported from being ordinary folks living in a pretty place, to joining the cane toads, wild pigs and other ferals damaging a pristine UNESCO World Heritage site by just being here. Will anyone stand up for us? Well... that depends on how much our polies need the Green vote down south. Or Tweedledum and Tweedledee’s donations. Whichever way the battle goes, I don’t suppose our opinions will count for much.

Surveys of the late 1890s THE following story is abridged from various reports found on Trove (http://trove.nla.gov. au) 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. In the second half of 19th Century, the major sea powers, in order to demonstrate their strength started to send their warships on long trips around the world, both for so-called “flag SMS Albatross in 1880. Photo submitted. showing” and to establishing political has closed water surrounded by small and economic relations. islands and coral reefs, as a continuance Some of these ships were given of Guadalcanal Island. geographical surveillance tasks, and the On one of these smaller islands Austrian-Hungarian Navy, not wanting to lived the sole white man merchant, the miss out, sent their gunboat “Albatross” Norwegian captain, Mr Svenson, and his (propelled by sails and steam), to the schooner, the “Siskin” was chartered to western part of the Pacific Ocean in the carry the supplies. first months of 1895. Whereupon the “Albatross” arrived Her main duty was to collect hy- at the bay of Marau Sound on July 25, drographical data in the waterways 1896 the coal and food supplies ordered between the Solomon Islands, to do in Sydney already were there. After meteorological, climatologic and mag- loading supplies, the “Albatross” had netic observations, to survey the geologic sailed again on August 3, because Baron nature of the group of islands and to Foullon wanted to climb on to the peaks collect natural historical, ethnographic Lion’s head and Lammas. and anthropological objects. The expedition under leadership of Baron Foullon Norbeck, Director Baron Foullon with 27 men and four of the Imperial and Royal Geological local guides had started on August 6. Society, Vienna, was commissioned as The Baron hoped to get at the leader of these geologic researches. mountains between the rivers Balesuma The main base of the expedition was and Berande. The route was running at appointed at the eastern end of the Guad- first on the savannah from the coast till alcanal Island (become famed during the the village Aroti, which was about 28km World War II), in Marau Sound, which from the sea. They had arrived there in

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the evening of next day. This village was situated already 300 meters above the sea level. Australians and the rest of the world were none the wiser until a month later when the following appeared in The Queenslander, Saturday September 19, 1896, “The steamer signalled on Friday night proved to be the Austrian cruiser Albatross, from the Solomon Islands. “She came alongside the wharf on Saturday morning, and one of the crew, who is suffering from a fractured skull, was removed to the Cooktown Hospital in the afternoon. The Albatross will coal and remain here eight or ten days. H.M.S. Dart arrived last evening from the North.” As the schooner “Siskin” which carried their reports to send to Europe, had not arrived at Brisbane because of some failure, the captain of “Albatross” made his report about the events by telegraph from Cooktown. Continued next week

Others need you as much as you need them ENJOYED the warmth of a camp fire recently? Just as the logs in a camp fire keep each other alight, so members of any group need each other - Christians included. Jesus was in the habit of joining in services regularly (Luke 4:16). Sadly, some folks no longer see Him as an example, but settle for what is loosely called, “spirituality” and try to warm their souls without the uplifting experience of gathering together for congregational praise, prayer, instruction, emotional strength and enriching fellowship. While it is a good practice for individuals to have a daily “quiet time” with God, the Bible urges us not to

neglect meeting together (Hebrews 10:25). Yes, Christians are like logs in a fire - together, they glow; apart, they grow cold (consider the Apostle Peter who followed Jesus “afar off” ( Matt 26:58). Soon he was saying he didn’t know Him). A Christian without a church is a bit like - can you identify with any of these - a student who won’t go to school; a soldier without an army; a citizen who won’t vote; a deckhand without a trawler; a child without a family; a bee without a hive; a bagpipe player without a band; a lawn bowls player without a team or a scientist who does not share his findings with his colleagues.

I n a w a y, a Christian is like a fragment of a mirror in that he/she From the Pulpit “shines” for Jesus (Matt 5:16). A small piece will reflect light, but put all the fragments together and imagine the light being reflected. The effect of Christians together reflecting the light and love of Jesus - working together, praying together being a great light in the community! See you in church? Why not find one near you if haven’t been going? You’ll find others need you as much as you need them. Pastor Peter Cooktown Baptist Church

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LIONS DEN CELEBRATES LONG WEEKEND

Alan “Screamer” Morris and Mahney Wearne kick up their heels. Photos: FAITH NULLEY

Photos by FAITH NULLEY

As busy as they were during the June long weekend, the Lions Den staff enjoyed themselves as much as the patrons.

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

10 – Cooktown Local News 21 - 27 June 2012

                                   

    ���                                 

Party goers of all ages enjoyed the June long weekend at the Lions Den.

The Lions Den’s own Tom Veer.

ABOVE: Local band “The Road Trippers” was one of a host of top line acts at the Lions Den during the June long weekend. BELOW: Col Schmitzer and Sam Hasty enjoying the afternoon sun.


LOCAL SPORTING TEAMS ON TOUR

Four in Cape United side NIGEL Bowen’s selection as the Player of the FNQ Challenge Carnival was one of three triumphs for the Three Rivers players who formed the South East Cape Rugby League squad that played in Cairns last weekend. Second triumph for the locals was the inclusion of Bowen, along with Peter Gibson, Brandon Roughsey and Jaidyn Bowen in

a Cape United team, which will do battle with the winners of the Outback Challenge in a curtain raiser to a Cowboys game in July. And the naming of Preston Deemal and Jaivan Gibson as shadow players in the event of injury or unavailability of any players was the third triumph. While the Three Rivers boys

were unable to win a game during the round-robin carnival, they were not disgraced, losing most games by the narrowest of margins. “In a lot of their games, our boys were leading but lost in the dying minutes,” said Three Rivers Secretary/Treasurer Teneille Nuggins. “The only big score against them was 16-30 by the Wanderers from Arukun and even then our boys pushed them to the limit.”

Hope Vale Red Soil Rebels prop Peter Gibson (with ball) has been selected in a Cape United side.

Hope Vale Red Soil Rebels half Nigel Bowen (with ball) was named Player of the Carnival at last weekend’s FNQ Challenge, and was selected to play for the Cape United side. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

Cooktown Junior Rugby League players (red jerseys on right) travelled to Atherton last weekend to do battle with teams down there. Photo submitted.

Freezing conditions Junior teams play well in Atherton hinder AFL Crusders Story and photos by VANESSA GILLEN

ABOVE: Zane Stallan moves in to assist in this tackle during the ALF carnival on the Gold Coast. BELOW: Cooktown’s Russell Clark (second from left) with team mates, Zarlee, Jaral and Philemon between games at the AFL carnival on the Gold Coast.

THE Gold Coast did not live up to its name last week when a group of 11 and 12 year-old kids from the communities of Cape York attended the AFL Primary School State Under-12 Championships from June 9 to 13. The AFL Cape York Crusaders were made up from kids from Badu Island, Weipa, TI, Murray Island, Coen, Aurukun, Pompuraww, Kowanyama, Yarrabah, Cooktown and Wujal Wujal. They encountered wet and freezing conditions along with a couple of hundred of other players vying for selection for the Queensland Under-12 steam, which will compete at the national competition in August. Most of the kids of the 2012 Crusaders team were selected last September at the AFL Cape York Weipa training weekend and possibly haven’t played a game since. Coach Brad Nunn was initially daunted when asked on the only training day in Cairns, before the trip to the Gold Coast, how the team was meant to score. Then at the opening ceremony, the kids wanted to know who the orange team were - the umpires? However, the innate skill and athleticism of the Crusaders won out, and, despite not winning a game, there was some sensational and gutsy football played. As the grounds deteriorated to become large puddles and no amount of hot chocolate or coffee could keep the spectators warm, the Crusaders kids gave their best and proudly represented the Cape York Region. And the best bit of all? Freezing Two of the Crusaders were selected for the Queensland Country team. Zane Stallen from Cooktown and Philip Solomon from Cairns were both handed the Queensland Country jersey, and although they didn’t get to play the game because of the weather conditions, it was a great accolade for these future AFL champions and the excellent AFL Cape York program. Thanks must go to Cooktown’s Endeavour Lions Club and the Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch for their generosity, which made it possible for Zane Stallan, Russell Clark and Toby Gillen to travel to the Gold Coast for this amazing opportunity with AFL Cape York. The program continues with training camps throughout the Cape and no doubt the 2013 Crusaders will be back with a vengeance.

COOKTOWN Junior Rugby League Under 14 and Under 16 teams travelled to Atherton on the weekend to play some games in their very professional club competition. Although we didn’t win either of the games, all of the boys played amazing games and played some very impressive footy to catch the attention of many. Some of the boys in particular had outstanding individual games. Jahmann Kepple, Shaun Law, Aiden Kelly, Daymara Deeral and Trumby Kulka all showed Atherton just how tough the Cooktown boys are. The under14 score was 24-8, with Cooktown’s try scorers - Darcy Kiernan and Jahmann Kepple. The coaches awarded Player of the Match to Jahmann Kepple for that game. The under 16 score was 28-6 with Cooktown’s only try being scored by one of the fill-in players from Mossman. The coaches awarded the Player of the Match for that game to Daymara Deeral. Our Player of the Match awards are sponsored by The Italian Restaurant and both of the boys will receive a voucher for a large pizza. Thanks Nick and John at the Italian for your continued support of our young fellas. We all had an amazing time on our trip and again, everyone was well-behaved while the adults were very impressed with our boys both on and off the field. On behalf of our club, I would like to say a huge thank you to Gungarde for the use of the bus, without it we would not have been able to make the trip. I would also like to thank the following people for their help on our trip: Tex Harrison, Carol Law, Jenna Witheridge, John Davies, Katrina Lewis and Louie and Robina from Gungarde. Stayed tuned for more action shots in the next couple of weeks as our boys are ready for action now they have sampled competition-level footy. Our next away trip will be to Ravenshoe on July 28. We will be having a trivia night on July 14 to raise some much needed funds for the trip. Nardia Whitman Secretary Cooktown Junior Rugby League

Cooktown Local News 21 - 27 June 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 QLD 12:00 Foreign Correspondant Presents: 20 Years 1:00 Australian Story 1:30 Race To London 2:00 Web Warriors 3:00 Movie: “The Four Feathers” (PG) 5:00 The Wonder Years: Christmas 5:25 Miniscule: Honey Fly 5:30 Walk On The Wild Side 6:00 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Spicy and Cool 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Death In Paradise - When a woman not only predicts her own murder but also gives a description of the murderer it all feels too easy for DI Richard Poole. 8:30 The Body Farm 9:30 Hustle: Sean runs into the man who abandoned him as a child - his long lost father. He wants to lead a con on his dad, determined to get the money his dad owes in back-dated child support. 10:30 United States Of Tara: You Becoming You - Max struggles to come to terms with Buck’s affair and demands Tara find a new therapist. But a new alternate personality is revealed. 10:55 Whites - Celebrity chef Shay Marshall arrives at the hotel in his helicopter, delighting Bib as he is one of his heroes. 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 Convict Island11:00 Children’s Program 2:30 Castrol Edge Wales Tour 2012 5:00 National News First At Five 5:30 Your 4x4 - Family day trips, 4x4 touring and overseas 4wd treks capturing all the things that make 4wdriving the thrilling experience it is. 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:40 The Voice: Live Final - The final artist from each team go head to head with two new songs as they vie for the title of The Voice of Australia. 9:40 TBA 12:00 Movie: “Last Orders”(M ss,l) - After the death of one of their beloved mates, three friends’ carry out his last wish, for his ashes to be scattered by the sea. Along their journey they reflect on their own lives and the memories of their beloved friend. 2:10 Movie: “Sweeney!” (M v) - Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad investigates a suicide and uncovers an elaborate political blackmail scheme. 4:00 Danoz Direct 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Stitch! 6:30 Handy Manny 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show - Weekends 10:00 The Woodlies 10:30 Castaway 11:30 Erky Perky 12:00 V8 Xtra 12:30 Seven’s Motorsport 1:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Round 13: Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane 4:30 Outsourced 5:00 Creek To Coast - Queensland’s ultimate outdoor adventure show, featuring the very latest in camping, cruising, fishing and four-wheel-driving. 5:30 Queensland Weekender - Dean Miller and his team cover the length and breadth of Queensland with great suggestions for weekends, short breaks and holidays. 6:00 Seven News 6:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 13: Freemantle vs Essendon 10:30 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2012 11:00 Most Shocking: Top 20: Whackos At The Wheel 12:00 Movie: “Wicker Park”- (M s,l) A man caught is caught in an obsessive search for a woman who vanished without a trace. 2:00 Special: Reflections In The River 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dr Oz

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Eurovision Song Contest: Final 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:35 Rex in Rome: Cat’s Eyes 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Bollywood Star 8:30 Movie: “Jodhaa Akbar” (M v) - In Hindi and Urdu. Ashutosh Gowariker’s lavish historical drama tells the story of the great Mughal emperor Akbar and the fiery young Rajput princess, Jodhaa. Set in India in the 16th century, this epic romance begins as a marriage of convenience between two cultures and religions, for political gain, but then becomes a search for true love. 12:10 Movie: “The Sinking of Japan ” (M a) - In Japanese. A state of panic ensues when it is discovered that, after a major earthquake, Japan will be completely submerged in a year. Amongst the chaos, a love story develops between Onodera, a submarine pilot evacuating the country, and Reiko, a young woman who stays to help with the rescue efforts. 2:40 Ugly Americans: Soul Sucker 3:05 Ugly Americans: Sympathy For The Devil 3:30 Ugly Americans: The Man Birds 4:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Money 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick: Briggs 2:00 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Spicy and Cool 2:30 Hugh Laurie: Down By The River 3:30 Still Bill 4:30 Basketball: Women’s International: Australia vs Brazil 6:30 Compass: Tasmanian Gothic 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Sporting Nation 8:30 Wallander: Firewall - Two seemingly unrelated murders have a more sinister link when Wallander looks more deeply and discovers a conspiracy involving cyber terrorists 10:00 Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell 10:30 Race To London 11:00 Movie: “Pretty Baby” (M) - A photographer in turn-of-the-century New Orleans takes pictures of prostitutes, and eventually falls for one hooker’s prepubescent daughter. 12:45 Order In The House 1.50 Movie: “Call Out The Marines” (PG) - Two rival marines compete against each other in an effort to please women while stationed in San Diego 2:55 Rage

6:00 Team Umizoomi 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Beachley Classic 2012 2:00 2012 Intrust Super Cup: Norths Devils vs Souths Logan Magpies 4:00 Sunday Football: Sydney Roosters vs Manly Sea Eagles 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 The Block 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 The Mentalist: Red Rover, Red Rover 9:30 Unforgettable: Endgame - Carrie’s nemesis, Walter Morgan, frames her for his own murder. 10:30 Road To London 11:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Isolation Permutation - Amy’s heart is broken when Penny and Bernadette shop for wedding dresses and don’t invite her. 11:30 Flash Point 12:30 What Would You Do? 1:30 Spyforce 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Goodmorning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 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 13: Melbourne vs GWS 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 7:30 TBA 8:30 Downton Abbey - Robert receives some terrible news from the front line which will impact on everyone at Downton. Daisy’s relationship with William is moving faster than she would like. 9:45 Castle: Undead Again / Always Buy Retail - “ When Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a man with human bite marks, the team are plunged into New York’s Zombie subculture to find the killer and bring him in - dead, undead or alive. 11:45 Serial Killers: Aileen Wuornos 1:30 Alan Sugar: The Apprentice 2:00 Home Shopping 3.00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 5:05 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 Football Asia 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 12:30 Speedweek 2:30 Al Jazeera News 3:30 Earthquake: The Destruction Of Lisbon 4:30 If Only 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Nicaragua, Coast To Coast 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Clash Of The Dinosaurs: Perfect Predators 8.30 Inside Nature’s Giants: Polar Bear 9.45 Movie: “A Prophet” - In French. A young vulnerable Arabic man gets thrust into a hellish prison, and ironically discovers greater opportunities for success than he ever possessed outside of jail. When Malik, a petty criminal, is incarcerated for six years, he is soon co-opted by a brutal Corsican gang to join their criminal activities. 12:30 Movie: “We Shall Overcome” (M n) - In Danish. It is 1969, and 13-year-old Frits has fallen out of favour with the headmaster of his provincial school. The world is changing rapidly and corporal punishment has been banned. The strict headmaster, however, hasn’t bothered to notice. When he steps over the line while punishing Frits, the boy goes into battle against the authorities. 1:25 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 Google-Baby 1:30 The New Inventors 1:59 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 Grand Designs: Ipswich 6:50 Miniscule: Labyrinth 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 Midsomer Murders: Talking To The Dead 1:10 Parliament Question Time: The House of Representatives 2:10 Monumental Vision: USA - The Yucca Valley, California, is the site for the latest in Australian sculptor Andrew Rogers’ series of earth sculptures. There he builds his Rhythms of Life sculpture and one based on local American Indian designs. 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 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 8:00 TBA 8:30 TBA 9:30 TBA 10:30 CSI: NY: Page Turner - When a concert in the park turns violent and the NYPD are forced to break up the fight, a young female winds up dead in the process. As Sid is pressured to determine the C.O.D., he suddenly becomes ill with exposure to radiation. 11:30 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:30 The Whole Truth: Young Love 1:30 Entertainment Tonight 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: “The Brook Ellison Story” (PG a) 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: Alf brings up old ghosts for Lottie, meanwhile Brax lets Danny stay with him. 7:30 TBA 8:00 The Force 8:30 Revenge: Justice - Whether or not she intended it to happen, Victoria’s pawns are caught in the middle of an insidious coverup and have to pay the ultimate price when Emily discovers the identity of the mysterious man who murdered her father. 9:30 Body Of Proof: Sympathy For The Devil -When a mother is put on trial in a very public case, she is found innocent in the court of law, but not in the eyes of the public. And when she turns up dead the day after her acquittal, Megan and the team are forced to set aside their personal feelings and get justice for the now victim. 10:30 2012 Wimbeldon 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Il Mare” In Korean 2:45 Gone Fishing 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: Magicians Of Woodcraft 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Swinging Pirates - Tonight, Adam and Jamie attempted to re-create a scene from the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory test whether a 200 litre oil drum filled with 15 litres of methanol can be fitted with wheels and ignited to propel it at high speed as a go-kart. 8:30 Man vs Wild: Bears Top 25 Man Moments 9:30 Shameless: Mimi is surprised when her brother Bobbi turns up and announces he will soon become her sister, while Jamie is angered when he falls victim to Shane’s new clamping business. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS 1:05 South Park: The Early Years: Weight Gain 4000 1:35 The Ricky Gervais Show 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Australia’s Heritage: National Treasures 10:30 Australia’s Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q & A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 Time Team: The Massacre In THe Cellar 6:50 Minuscule: Top Tobasco 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Race To London 8:30 Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey - Joanna travels from the Parthenon in Athens to the southern region of the Peloponnese where she experiences the perfect acoustics of an outdoor theatre via a performance by Nana Mouskouri 9:25 Gordon’s Great Escape: Vietnam - Gordon touches down in Vietnam - he’s never visited the country before and soon learns that it’s a nation full of fearless foodies. 10:15 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Books That Changed The World 10:45 Lateline 11:20 The Business 11:50 Basketball: Women’s International: Australia vs Brazil 1:50 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 2:30 Football: VFL 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 For The Juniors 10:15 Cyberchase 10:435Ace Day Jobs 10:45 Behind The News Special 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 Country House Rescue: Monreith House 6:50 Miniscule: No Luck 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Myf Warhurst’s Nice: And Snappy - Myf embarks on a journey to examine more closely the often overlooked loungeroom staple, the family portrait. 8:30 Randling 9:05 Life’s Too Short - After complaints that he takes all the best roles for himself, Warwick launches a website and creates showreels for his clients. 9:30 QI: Gifts 10:00 At The Movies 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 The Librarians 12:05 Life’s Too Short 12:35 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:35 Country House Rescue: Monreith House 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 13 West Adelaide vs Norwood 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Casebook Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:55 BTN Daily 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 River Cottage: Spring 6:50 Minuscule: Umbrella and Coconut Trees 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Photo Finish: Wedding - Three amateur photographers battle it out in a challenge to take the best photograph at a wedding. The pictures will be judge by Andrew Gunsberg, curator Anne Loxley and guest judge Tamara Dean. 8:30 Silk 9:30 Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets: Tech master Stephen Fry looks at his favourite 100 gadgets and what difference they have made to his life and he is joined by a troupe of actors, comedians and inventors who name theirs. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Basketball: Women’s International: Australia vs Brazil 1:30 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 2:30 Intervention

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 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Shiny Trinket Maneuver - Sheldon gets in trouble with Amy and it’s up to Penny to teach him how to be a better boyfriend. Meanwhile, Howard must come to grips with Bernadette’s dislike of children. 8:30 The Big Bang Theory: The White Asparagus Triangulation 9:00 Two Broke Girls: And The Messy Purse Smackdown 9:30 Two And A Half Men: The Straw In My Donut Hole 10:00 Survivor: One World 11:00 Kitchen Nightmares USA 12:00 Chase: The Longest Night 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 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: “Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park” (PG s) 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 tries to protect his mother from Danny and Sasha wants Ruby to stay away from Casey. 7:30 Once Upon A Time: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter - One of the town’s residents begins to remember their fairytale past, and Storybrooke mourns the loss of one of their own. 8:30 TBA 9:30 Pictures Of You - This week, Winners and Losers’ actress Denise Scott and musician and children’s entertainer Anthony Field open up their childhood photo albums and share personal stories from their formative years. 10:15 Air Crash Investigations: The Invisible Plane 11:15 2012 Wimbledon 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Empty Nest” (PG) - In Spanish and Hebrew 2:35 Spacefiles: Red Planet: Mars 2:45 Spacefiles: Asteroid: The Threat 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Magicians Of Woodcraft 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Hugh Quarshie 8:40 Death Unexplained 9:30 Changing Your Mind - For centuries the human adult brain has been thought to be incapable of fundamental change. Now the discovery and growing awareness of neuroplasticity has revolutionised our understanding of the brain. 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “A Brand New Life” (PG) - In Korean. Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage. 12:50 Movie: “Shanghai Dreams” (MA v,a) - In Mandarin. A group of technical workers and engineers move their families inland from Shanghai in response to the Communist Party’s call in the 1960s. 3:25 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 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 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Vartabedian Conundrum 8:30 The Big Band Theory: The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis Sheldon annoys the gang with his obsession with proper Christmas gift protocol. Leonard’s crushed when Penny dates a colleague of his. 9:00 The Mentalist: Rhapsody In Red - A young violinist is murdered, and Jane questions members of the orchestra with whom she performed; and Cho has an encounter with a young pickpocket. 10:00 RPA 11:00 Embarrassing Bodies 12:00 Eclipse 12:35 20/20 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Wedding Wars” 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 7:30 Australia’s Got Talent 9:00 TBA 10:20 How I Met Your Mother: Landmarks - When Ted is faced with an important decision that might affect his future with Zoey, the gang expresses their true feelings about her 10:50 Happy Endings: You Snooze, You Bruise - Dave finds himself bullied at the gym by Corey so former bully Alex coaches him on how to fight back. Meanwhile, the residents at Brad and Jane’s condo are fed up with Jane being too controlling as president of their homeowners’ association, and rise up to challenge her for the job. 11:20 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: “Friends At Last” (PG a) 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 7:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:00 Grey’s Anatomy: The Lion Sleeps Tonight - “ A lion breaks loose in Seattle, leaving a couple’s lives and relationship at risk. Lexie is shocked when she overhears Mark’s discussion about moving in with Julia and Teddy begins to take steps towards coming to terms with Henry’s death. 10:00 Desperate Housewives: Lost My Power - With Mike gone, Susan attempts to build a car for MJ’s father-and-son school soapbox derby. Bree’s attorney, Trip, learns of her previous drunken sexual spree and needs her to come clean about it in order to help strengthen her case. 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 1:00 The Trouble With Sleepwalking 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: Sacred Fishing In Entogo 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Speed Of Life: Central American Killers 8:30 Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve: Pakistan, India and the Maldives 9:30 East to West: The Ottomans and the West 10:35 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “At Any Second” (M l,v,d,s). In German. Themes of temptation and restraint are explored in this quietly powerful German drama. Jan Fehse’s directorial debut delves into the lives of several characters as they attempt to suppress the destructive behaviours that ultimately keep them from happiness. 1:00 Movie: “Mouth To Mouth” (MA a,d,l) - In Swedish.A raw and uncompromising tale that follows the parallel journeys of a father and daughter through addiction and self-degradation. A family attempts to rebuild itself under a cloud of fear and emotional betrayal. 3:35 Weatherwatch Overnight

THURSDAY 28

WEDNESDAY 27

TUESDAY 26

FRIDAY 22

SBS 5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Rituals: Around the World in 80 Faiths: Europe 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: Brazil: Wild Waters 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India 8:30 The Story of Wales: Furnace Of Change 9:30 As It Happened: Surviving Hitler: A Love Story - As a teenager in Nazi Germany, Jutta was shocked to discover she was Jewish. She joined the German resistance and met Helmuth, an injured German soldier. The two became sweethearts and, ultimately, co-conspirators in the now famous Valkyrie plot to assassinate Hitler. 10.35 World News Australia 11.10 Movie: “Ordo” (M s,n,l) - In French. Ordo Tupikos, a French sailor with Greek origins, discovers that his first wife, Estelle, with whom he had been married for only a few months 16 years earlier, is now a famous movie star called Louise Sandoli 1:05 Movie: “Kurt Wallander: The Courier” (M n,l,v, d) 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight

SATURDAY 23

7 CENTRAL 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Midnight Run” (M v,l) - )” Bounty hunter Jack Walsh is offered $100,000 to bring in embezzler Jonathan Mardukas, who has the mob hot on his trail. Starring Robert De Niro 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 All For Kids 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Bianca struggles with reality, and looks to Liam for help. Heath is dedicated to getting his dad out of gaol and Brax gets a special visitor. 7:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Round 13: Sydney vs Geelong - “ The Swans triumphed over the Cats for the first time in 10 starts last year in an emotional victory at Simonds Stadium. Can they repeat the dose against the reigning premier? 11:00 TBA 1:00 Movie: “What I Did For Love” (PG v) -Young doctor, Sadie, takes her attorney boyfriend back home to meet her family, where he immediately butts heads with her father. 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today

SUNDAY 24

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 - The Block’s judges, Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and John McGrath review their decision about the teams’ renovations of their kitchens and “room savers” and the couples give their views of their neighbours efforts. 7:30 Friday Night Football: Brisbane Bronco’s vs South Sydney Rabbitohs 9:30 Friday Night Football: St George Illawarra Dragons v Gold Coast Titans 11:30 Movie: “Magnum Force” (AV v,l) - Suspense-drama starring Clint Eastwood as San Francisco homicide detective Harry Callahan who is called upon to investigate a wave of killings with the victims being underworld characters connected with gambling, narcotics, trucking and prostitution. 1:45 Movie: “Exorcist II: The Heretic” (M h,a) 4:00 Danoz Direct 4:30 Good Morning America

MONDAY 25

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 River Cottage: Winter’s On The Way 1:20 Movie: “Pony Express” 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 My Family 6:00 Grand Designs: Stowmarket 6:50 Miniscule: Sleep Walker 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 8:30 Silent Witness: Paradise Lost Part 1 - In the third two-part story we encounter grisly serial killer Arnold Mears, who has a penchant for poetry, but no remorse for violently killing three teenagers. 9:30 Taggart: Grass - Thomas Duffy, one of Robbie Ross’s informants, is brutally murdered - the word ‘Grass’ is daubed in paint at the scene of the crime. 10:15 Lateline 11:00 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow: Dublin- 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)

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CROSSWORD No. 103

SUDOKU No. 103

Your  Lucky 

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Stars

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ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) You may expect a phone call that never comes. Try not to be too disappointed: the person concerned will eventually contact you, but in a different way than you were expecting. Romance. Don’t worry if a recent decision by your partner seems hard to understand at first. They have a good reason and it will eventually benefit you both.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) An idea which you have will save you a great deal of time and energy. In the meantime however, it will require an investment of time. It may be a while before you see all the advantages. Romance. You may have to show your feelings more directly than you have up to now. Speak up: if you are too subtle, you will not be noticed.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

FOR KIDS

A recent financial deal will put you in a much better position than you expected. Be careful not to waste your windfall. Investing in a “sure thing” may not be a good idea. Romance. A romantic advance which you make may be more welcome than you expected. Your recent reservations about romance may be unfounded.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Don’t overreact. You will be surprised how forceful you can be if you are annoyed. Count to ten and try to see the situation from the other person’s eyes. Romance. This should be the start of a very fruitful period, both for you and for your partner. Enjoy your time together!

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) You may start to feel burned out from working too hard. This will be an excellent week to take a break: be sure to go somewhere where you have a chance to relax. Romance. A present for your partner would be a good way to thank them for their recent support. They will appreciate something small but thoughtful.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) You are not a gullible person. Nevertheless, you may have allowed yourself to be taken in by someone whom you should have known not to trust. Next time, be more on your guard. Romance. A person whom you know through work may be behaving a little strangely. Use your intuition to figure out what is going on. The answer may be a little deeper beneath the surface.

FINDWORD No. 103 A LAUGH WITH LOTSA

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) The Moon/Mercury Midpoint moving through your sign should help your powers of intuition. You will need these shortly to make an important decision. Romance. Don’t allow a temporary lack of company to get you down. Enjoy the company of your friends: it may remind you of what you have been missing recently.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) A meeting with friends will be rewarding. Try not to spend the time complaining about your partner. A positive outlook will allow someone to notice you. Romance. A misunderstanding could create problems later in the day. Be careful with your words and make sure that you don’t rely on a message which may be inaccurate.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) This is not the best time to get into a dispute. Try to stay away from areas which you know might cause an argument. Your skills as a peacemaker will be needed this week. Romance. This would be a good day to take stock of how things have gone over the past few weeks. Try to look objectively and don’t be blinded by your emotions.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Advice from a colleague may not be welcome. They do not know as much about the subject as you do but may be trying to make themselves look better. Romance. You may be expecting a little too much from your partner. You may need to be more realistic, at least for the time being. A small, caring gesture will be reciprocated.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Courage is grace under pressure.

– Ernest Hemingway

SOLUTIONS No. 103

You may be a little impractical this week. Don’t spend too much time trying to do something which is unlikely to succeed. Keep your attention focused on your main task. Romance. The Moon/Pluto Midpoint moving through your sign will make your emotions much more powerful than they have been for some time.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) Someone that you met recently through a local social club could become a close friend. You have a lot in common with this person than it will appear at first. Romance. You will need to be ruthlessly honest this week. Although someone may be hurt initially, your friends will see you in a much more positive light if you tell them the whole story.

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Broncos and Queensland State of Origin star Ben Hannant with Matthew Sagigi.

Some of the keen rugby league fans from Wujal Wujal who went to Townsville for the game between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos were: (back row from left to right) Anthony Creek, Lila Creek, Wadeleanna Creek and Matthew Sagigi. (front row from left to right) Sarah Tayley, Dominic Henderson, Lennick Henderson, Alicka Henderson and Sharnelle Tayley.

Vanessa Tayley in her Wujal Wujal shirt.

Distance no problem for Wujal league faithful Story and photos by ALF WILSON A BIG family from Wujal Wujal made the long journey to Townsville to watch the North Queensland Cowboys beat the Brisbane Broncos 12-nil at Dairy Farmers Stadium last Friday. For Lila Creek, aged 50, it was her first trip for the Queensland derby, referred to as a mini-Origin clash. “I have been to Townsville two times before, but not to see the Cowboys play the Broncos who I support,” Lila said. Amongst the family were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. For Doreen Creek, it was her 17th trip to see the Broncos play in Townsville since they entered the competition in 1988. “We love coming down as a family and love the football,” she said. “Even though most of us barrack for the Broncos, we also love the Cowboys and players like Matty Bowen who comes from Hope Vale and Johnathan Thurston.” Doreen said some members of the family went to the Cowboys

League’s Club in the Townsville CBD after the game to meet some of the players. “One of the lads from Wujal Wujal, Matthew Sagigi got his picture taken with JT and he loved it,” she said. The entire family travelled to Townsville in four vehicles and were in the CBD the morning after the game to have autographs signed by the Broncos players as they left the Holiday Inn to catch a bus to the airport. They managed to meet many of the Broncos stars and all of the Wujal mob vowed they would be back next year. The game was broadcast live on Channel Nine and the 30-year-old Bowen was named Man of the Match by commentators. Scores had been deadlocked at nil all at halftime and star fullback Bowen, who had a hand in the first try of the game in the 61st minute when he passed to Gavin Cooper. He also threw the last pass for Kane Linnett’s four-pointer. Bowen ran a total of 221m, busted 13 tackles and made one line break during the game. The score line marked the first time the Broncos had been held scoreless since 2009.

Sarah Tayley gets an autograph from Broncos halfback Peter Wallace.

Pollies get a pay rise while others lose jobs

STATE Leader of Katter’s Australian Party Rob Katter has called on the government to lead by example when cutting back on spending and public sector jobs instead of increasing backbenchers’ wages. Mr Katter made the call as the LNP government signalled up to 20,000 public servants could face the axe. “It is not good enough to ask for public servants to forego wage increases or their jobs when the first thing the LNP government did was give itself a massive pay rise. “It created a new ministry and new committee positions which effectively gave all backbenchers an $8000 pay rise. “We all understand that the budget is in a perilous state and that is one reason why Queenslanders rejected the Labor Party,” Mr Katter said. “Katter’s Australian Party does support some cutbacks, such as the scrapping of the climate change office. It was a waste of money. “However, the government must lead by example on spending cuts. “Then it turned around, blamed Labor for the budget and said hardworking public servants will go without.” “This is not leadership or the right way to work with the public service to reign in expenditure,” Mr Katter said.

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CRICKET fixtures start again this weekend, with the draw for the next four rounds listed: Saturday, June 23 - Marton v Hope Vale - Botanic Gardens; Sunday, June 24 - Council v BMP - Botanic Gardens; Sunday, July 8 - Marton v BMP - Bob Hammond Shield at the Botanic Gardens; Sunday, July 15 - Council v Hope Vale - Cooktown State School oval; Sunday, July 22 - Marton v Council - Botanic Gardens and Hope Vale v BMP at John Street at 1pm start under lights (to be confirmed).

MONDAY was an exciting day for the Hash because our wanderers returned from Africa, and F&*t and Thermo stopped by as well. The run started from the Annan bridge and set off along Ladies Mile. At first, things seemed to go well, until the pack hit three little pieces of pink tape and suddenly turned into a flock. They wandered around baaing like lost sheep until Yo-Yo took pity on them and showed them the real trail. Through the long grass to the Cairns road and the direction to Keatings. Here the trail took off into the bush again to hit the bush road to Crocodile Bend. At least, most of them went that way. A small group led by F&*t and Archive were chattering so much they missed the trail and did an extra kilometre or two before they caught up with the walkers again. Moses and Yo-Yo were hosts for the night and their house is windy. In fact, sitting around in their yard was bloody freezing, so GM Thermo got

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straight on with the circle The first order of business was to welcome back Oyster, Xtraktit and Nostrildumass who have returned from Africa without being eaten by lions. They did suffer from having to drink large quantities of lukewarm beer, which is a terrible thing on any continent. Sadly, we said goodbye to No-name Steph who is returning to Canada. She told us the temperature at home is currently 35o C, but I’m pretty sure she won’t be celebrating Christmas on the beach in a bikini. Poor her! Then we had to welcome back F&*t, who has been away having his plumbing flushed out and it now just fine again. Dinner was from northern Italy - cotechino sausage and beans, followed by profiteroles for dessert. You have to admit the Hash lives well. Next week’s run will be at Granddad’s place. Just turn up at 5.30pm on Monday, June 25 to join the fun. Call Moses on 0409 686 032 or 4069 5854 for details. On-on! Lye Bak

Mobiles phones are the new drink driving YOUNG drivers are heeding the safety messages around speeding and driving under the influence, but are putting other drivers at risk by fiddling with their phones while behind the wheel, according to new research from leading insurer AAMI. The 11th AAMI Young Drivers Index revealed that young drivers performed better in almost all of the ‘traditional’ risky driving behaviour indicators, but they are the most likely to be distracted by their mobile phone, GPS unit, iPod, radio or CD player. AAMI spokesperson Reuben Aitchison said that that ‘Nomophoboia’ - a fear of being out of reach of your mobile - seems to have set in, with over half (58%) of young drivers admitting to sending or reading a text message or MMS while driving. “The average text takes around five seconds to read. If you are going 100km/hr, you’ll hurtle along the length of a footy field with your eyes off the road, only one hand on the wheel and your mind elsewhere. “It’s an excellent sign that young drivers are less likely to drink drive and speed, but on the flipside it is shocking to think of relatively inexperienced drivers tearing down the road, not paying attention to what’s going on around them,” Mr Aitchison said. “Many of these drivers will be only a few years off their L-Plates and think they’re invincible. They just don’t have the experience to know how quickly things can go wrong on the road and understand that shifting their concentration for even a few seconds may just be their undoing.”

AT the June monthly meeting, it was decided to change the club’s calendar of scheduled shoots to make it easier for shooters of different disciplines to participate in various events and types of shooting. Gopher also bought up an idea for a change in the pistol shoots. Both requests were agreed on at the meeting, so stay tuned for the details of the pistol shoots. This is the new schedule of calendar shoots: First weekend: Saturday - Trap from 1pm; Sunday Sporting Clays from 9am; Second weekend: Saturday - Pistol from 1pm; Sunday - Rifle from 9am; Third weekend: Saturday - Working Bee; Sunday Black Powder from 9am; and Fourth weekend: Saturday - Rifle from 9am. Local club renewal letters are being sent out for 2012/2013, which are due on July 1. It was decided to keep the renewal fees the same as last year’s and not bring in any increases this year. Thank you to the volunteers who were able to attend the working bee on Saturday. As usual there was a good list of jobs to be done. Anne Williams Secretary

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Cooktown SSAA member “Chris” completing his Holster Prociency certification under the supervision of “Spike” during last weekend’s Firearms Safety Course. Photo submitted. IN last Wednesday’s 30-Shot Standard Match, Mal finisehd first with 263, followed by Janne in second with 228 and Toby a very close third with 226. Our Firearm’s Safety Course attracted 27 people and was very successful for those who attended. Remaining June dates for your diary include: Sunset Shoot - Wednesday, 20 from 5.30pm; Sunday Practical Shoot - 23 from 9am; and General Meeting - Wednesday, 27 from 5.30pm. If you would like to have a try, please come out on a Wednesday at 5.30 with photo ID and closed in shoes. Chris Stewart Publicity Officer

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Merle and Kevin win Mixed Pairs

Copland takes 2012 Club Championship PERFECT golfing conditions welcomed the 15 members who competed in the 2012 Club Championship over the weekend. It has been a good year so far for Kim Copland, with him being declared the 2012 Club Champion with a combined gross score of 146, while also landing the title of Men’s A Grade Gross winner. The nearest-the-pins for Saturday were landed by Kim Copland and Marilyn Clark for 2/11, Wayne King for 14 and Robyn McDonald and Kate Thomson for 9/18. Alice Burton had the ladies’ longest drive for the day on the 13th, while Steve Butler out-drove all the men on the 7th. Sunday’s nearest-the-pins were landed by Andy Daly and Alice Burton for 2/11, Kim Copland for 14 and Alice Burton and Kim Copland for 9/18. Marilyn Clark stayed on the fairway on the 10th and landed the ladies’ longest drive for Sunday, and Kim Copland had the men’s longest drive on the 5th. In other championship results, Graham Burton finished as the Men’s A Grade Nett winner with a combined nett score of 144. The Men’s B Grade Gross winner was Wayne King with a combined gross score of 159 and the Men’s B Grade Nett winner was Steve Butler with a combined nett score of 137. The Men’s C Grade Gross winner was Rick Butler with a combined gross score of 174 and the Men’s C Grade Nett winner was Robyn McDonald with a combined nett score of 135. As only five ladies competed in the championship, no grade prizes were awarded. Alice Burton was the Ladies’ overall Gross winner with a combined gross score of 165 and Marilyn Clark was the Ladies’ overall Nett winner with a combined nett score of 137. Congratulations to everyone. The Sunday 9-Hole competition will be suspended until a new sponsor can be found. This is a popular competition and hopefully we will be able to find someone or business who is willing to do a few months sponsorship. Due to the Club Championship being held on both Saturday and Sunday, The Italian Restaurant Weekly Stableford competition for this week commenced on Monday, June 18. This week’s competition is being played off the white tees. The Cooktown Golf Links experienced its biggest week since March 2008, mind you, it was only one player that made the difference. In March 2008, we topped 105 players for the week but last week saw 106 enjoying a game at our little piece of paradise. Happy golfing everyone Kelly Barnett Manager Cooktown Golf Club

SEVEN teams contested the Mixed Pairs competition at the Cooktown Bowls Club last weekend and, while some scores were not available, the match results are provided. In Round One, Laurie and Sue Stephensen defeated Lynne and Barry Walter, Donna Lee and Bob Sullivan defeated Peg Watkins and Barry Clarke and Merle O’Doherty and Kevin Wormald defeated Kimberley Sullivan and Heath Bramwell. May Rootsey and Max Edwards had a bye. In Round Two, Donna Lee and Bob Sullivan defeated May Rootsey and Max Edwards and Merle O’Doherty and Kevin Wormald defeated Laurie and Sue Stephensen. The final was contested between the team of Donna Lee and Bob Sullivan and their opposing team of Merle O’Doherty and Kevin Wormald in a 21-end competition, with Merle and Kevin emerging the victors a score of 29/9. Merle bowled beautifully over the two-day competition with support from her skip Kevin. The Men’s and Ladies’ Consistency competition will be held this weekend and the Open Consistency on the following weekend. Don’t forget to check the notices on the bowls window at the club house and get your names down for upcoming competitions. Good bowling all The Bowls Bag

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ABOVE: Heath Bramwell shows good form in Saturday’s play during the Cooktown Bowls Club’s Mixed Pairs tournament. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. BELOW: Barry Clarke closely watches the line of this delivery in the Cooktown Bowls Club’s Mixed Pairs tournament.

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trade winds Rocco Thomason, Jai Ross, Scott Thomason and Sienna Thomason delighted with their catches on a recent trip. Photo submitted.

THE light winds of the last week brought a great variety of quality fish with them. Mackerel, queenfish, fingermark, red emperor and barramundi were all reported amongst the catches. Spanish, school and spotty mackerel have been caught from the river and inshore reef, with the fish ranging from school size to monsters. Lure-trolled gar and live herring were all working and I hope we have some more light winds as these fish will only improve. Fingermark have also been caught inshore and in the river as well. Lightly-weighted small herring will always fire up these great

fighting fish which also respond great to soft plastics. There are still some good mud crab reports around. You might not bag out, but you should catch a great feed. Squid are still around the Wharf at night, great for a feed or bait and you might bag a great fingermark with a live squid for bait. Keep the sinkers as light as possible. And the weather outlook? It looks like estuary and inland fishing will be all that is available, but still great fun! Tight Lines Russell Bowman The Lure Shop

Donna Lee takes an outside-in line with this bowl during the Mixed Pairs.

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Chat with Matt Bowen ‘very much in the G’DAY again, Well if last Friday night’s game against the Broncos wasn’t the fastest club game I’ve played in, it will go close. And who would have expected it would be about the 62nd minute before either side scored? I can’t remember if I’ve ever been involved in a game where the score was nil-all at half-time, and I won’t be surprised if the game against the Broncs was my first. That game definitely fitted the interpretation of the term “arm wrestle”. Both sides went set-for-set, waiting for the other one to make a mistake and luckily for us it was the Broncs’. That passage of play was a real credit to the defence of both teams, but even then, the intensity in defence was maintained because we could only put 12 points on them when the flood gates could have opened. And keeping the Broncos scoreless was a real credit to our boys who all stood up on the night. Last week I said we intended to take the lead off our Origin reps and make it easier for them and I think we did that. And in saying that, I reckon they appreciated it because they stood just as tall as the rest of us in a great 17-man effort. For me personally, I think it was one of my best games for this season and I’m keen to do it again next week. A particularly pleasing aspect of our victory was the patience we showed - something that’s been missing at different stages of the season. We could have allowed the Broncos to get us flustered, but we didn’t, we didn’t panic and were able to bide our time until we were able to score. I’m sure we can go on with that now. It’s something we’ve already been talking about for our next game, which is against Canberra on Saturday afternoon at Dairy Farmers from 5.30pm. One thing we’re definitely glad of is that we’re playing this game at home and not in the freezing cold of a late Canberra afternoon. Good luck to all the Three Rivers boys going around tomorrow night. I’m sure the Crocs will be just as keen to knock the Rebels off their undefeated perch as much as the Hope Vale boys will want to stay there. And congratulations to Nigel Bowen, Peter Gibson, Brandon Roughsey and Jaiden Bowen for their selections in the Cape United side. Anyway, get out to John Street to the local league tomorrowDINNER: night and 7 don’t forget to tune NIGHTS A WEEK, in on SaturdayWednesdays afternoon for our&game against5the Fridays, – 8pm Raiders. LUNCH: Wednesdays, Thursdays - Matt Bowen

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mix’ for Origin selection Matt Bowen in full flight for the Cowboys. Photo NQ Cowboys website. BELOW: Origin chairman of selectors Des Morris.

QUEENSLAND State of Origin Chairman Des Morris has confirmed that local hero Matt Bowen is still very much in the mix for selection should injury rule Billy Slater out of the decider on July 4. In an interview with the Cooktown Local News on Monday, Mr Morris said while it is still too early to make a decisive comment, Bowen is very much in consideration for a return to the state side. “Billy could still be available for game three; we don’t know yet,” he said. “And in saying that, there’s still another round of fixtures to play before we sit down to pick a squad and anything can happen between now and then.” Mr Morris said Bowen’s experience, his combination with five-eighth Johnathan Thurston and his current form were bonuses in his favour. “Matty’s form this year and, in recent weeks, has been very good since his

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return from those injuries he’s had,” he said. “He’s been playing very well and been very lively. “And he’s played for us before and performed creditably when he did. “Then we have to consider his club combination with Thurston; they’re a very good combination.” However, he said the selection panel had a number of options available to them, with their decisions pending on the availability of players after this coming round of fixtures. Should circumstances see Bowen’s selection in the side, it will be a testament to the courage of the Hope Vale flyer, who has returned to arguably the best form of his long career after battling a horror run of knee injuries which threatened to force the North Queensland Cowboys legend to hang up his boots. Bowen said he would welcome a call-up to the Maroons should he receive it, but conceded there were a number of issues facing the selectors. “No one wants to get picked on the basis of someone else’s bad luck, but,if it happens, it will be a great honour if I do get selected to play for Queensland again,” he said. “I’m realistic enough to know the selectors have a big job ahead of them, but they won’t know where they’re going until after this week. “All I can do is concentrate on what I can control and that’s how I play against the Raiders on Saturday.”

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Ht 2.06 0.57 2.36

Weather Watch Endeavour Valley June montly rainfall totals: 3mm

kicking off at 6.30pm. The match of the night will be the clash between the undefeated Hope Vale Red Soil Rebels and the Cooktown Crocs, which will start at 8pm.

LURE SHOP

Open 7 Days • • • • • •

Local advice Bait, Ice, Tackle Chandlery Garmin GME Supplies for commercial fleet

PO Box 571 142 Charlotte Street Cooktown Qld 4895 Ph/Fax: 07 4069 5396 Mob: 0427 623 398 russelltbowman@bigpond.com • • • • • • •

Charter bookings Marine batteries Snorkelling Spearfishing Trailer parts Bushpower Battery chargers


COOKTOWN LOCAL NEWS 2012-06-21