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25 Nov - 1 Dec 2013 • Thursday Island • www.torresnews.com.au • email@example.com • Edition No.1093 • $2.00 inc. GST
TSRA Ranger boats now on Saibai and Mabuiag
MABUIAG Community Elder Leila Whap blesses a new TSRA Ranger vessel. The Mabuiag and Saibai communities and Traditional Owners were the latest to gather for the blessing and launch of their new six-metre TSRA Ranger vessels earlier this month, as the roll out of vessels is almost complete. See story and more photos on Page 7. >>
Entsch to pursue CASA’s evidence By MARK BOUSEN FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch will study the transcripts of last week’s Senate Estimates Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee hearing to determine if the Parliament has been misled
over facts relating to Barrier Aviation. Mr Entsch told the Torres News his concerns centre on the evidence before the Estimates Committee from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority under questioning from Senator David Fawcett, a former RAAF and
commercial pilot. Senator Fawcett directed numerous, probing questions to the CASA representatives about the demise of Barrier Aviation, almost 12 months ago despite a virtually exemplary record over about 20 years. Continued Page 2 >>
Increase in Customs’ staff and patrol craft By AARON SMITH AUSTRALIAN Customs and Border Protection Service’s (ACBPS) presence in the Torres Strait will be boosted in the near future. Four ACBPS officers will be relocated to the Torres Strait and a Bay Class patrol boat will also be available to meet future operations in the Torres Strait
and Far North Queensland. This will increase the number of officers from eight to 12. TSRIC Mayor Fred Gela said: “This extra boat and staff is long overdue. It was something actually promised by the previous government and it’s good to see they are finally coming to the region, as there is a lot of water to patrol out here. Continued Page 3. >>
Entsch to pursue CASA’s evidence to Senate hearing << From Page 1 Mr Entsch says he will study the transcripts “very closely” and provided a copy to the owner of the Barrier Aviation, David Kilin, as a matter of urgency. Senator Fawcett met with Mr Kilin recently. Mr Entsch said: “From my understanding of CASA’s evidence, it’s in conflict with what we’ve been told by Barrier Aviation. “It seems to be a direct contradiction to what’s been provided so far. I am very keen to peruse the entire evidence to the Estimates Committee from CASA to see if the Parliament has been misled. “And if the Parliament has been misled, the individuals should be held accountable.” Last week’s hearing coincides with the release of the details of the independent review of aviation safety regulation in Australia. Mr David Forsyth AM, will Chair the review panel which
is expected to start taking evidence before the end of the year. Mr Forsyth is a prominent figure in Australian aviation. He is the chair of Safeskies Australia, former chair of Airservices Australia and has over 30 years of experience in safety management and aviation business. Mr Forsyth will be joined by Mr Don Spruston, former Director General of Civil Aviation at Transport Canada and former Director General of the International Business Aviation Council, and Mr Roger Whitefield, former Head of Safety at British Airways, former safety adviser to Qantas and former United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority board member. Mr Entsch strongly encouraged people to come forward and give evidence to the hearing. “This will provide a brilliant opportunity for people who believe they have been poorly treated by CASA or individuals in CASA to be
heard. “This will give them a chance to state their case about any vendettas or bastardry that they believe has been directed at them. “It’s been a year since CASA shut Barrier Aviation down and the airline still has not had a chance to present its case. “Barrier withdrew its recent action, simply because it ran out of money. “There seems to be a pattern where matters are drawn out
by CASA until the airlines are broken, and they do not allow them any avenue of redress.” Mr Entsch says he encourages anyone with a grievance to make a submission. “I’ve had a lot of people contact me who have been afraid of victimisation if they speak up; this inquiry gives them an opportunity to provide evidence in camera. This will offer them anonymity and protect them from intimidating threats of defamation.
“People can be honest and frank. “ Mr Entsch believes a “common thread” will emerge from the inquiry. “The inquiry is wide-ranging and broad enough for everyone to present their case. I’m really looking forward to the review panel’s suggestions.” Barrier Aviation had operated from bases in Horn Island, Cairns, Darwin and Gove with a fleet of more than 30 aircraft and 50 staff.
TIME LINE, according to CASA
According to CASA’s statement, the time lines of events are: December 23, 2012: CASA suspends Barrier Aviation’s air operator’s certificate. * February 22, 2013: The Federal Court of Australia made an order prohibiting Barrier Aviation from conducting operations for a set period.March 13, 2013: CASA then cancelled the air operator’s certificate held by Barrier Aviation. March 15, 2013: Barrier Aviation applied to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of this decision. July 31, 2013: CASA refused an application for re-issue of an air operator’s certificate. August 14, 2013: Barrier applied to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a review of this decision. October 16, 2013: Barrier Aviation withdrew its applications to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. * (Torres News understands the court order expired at 5pm that afternoon; meaning the court order expired on the afternoon on the day it was issued.)
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Families to pay for rich miners By AARON SMITH E V E R Y D AY families will subsidise Australia’s wealthiest miners through the scrapping of the School Kids’ Bonus as Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey introduced legislation to repeal the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) on November 13. Introduced by the Gillard Government, the MRRT was set up to fund the increase superannuation to a minimum of 12 per cent, cut Company Tax to 29 per cent, provide tax benefits for small business, and develop programs like a $6 billion Regional Infrastructure Fund and the Income Support Bonus for welfare recipients. However, Shadow Minister for Families and Payments Jenny Macklin said the government is using the repealing of the MRRT as an excuse to scrap the School Kids’ Bonus (SKB) which costs the government $4.5 billion a year. “The Schoolkids Bonus isn’t even linked to the MRRT legislation. It has nothing to do with the MRRT. This is nothing more than a sneaky,
tionals, such as BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, and wealthy individuals, such as Clive Palmer and Gina Reinhardt, will be among the beneficiaries. Initially the MRRT was hoped to raise $3.7 billion in the first year, but it has only raised $400 million since it was introduced on July 1, 2012. Mr Entsch said: “We are faced by challenges across a whole spectrum, all of which come from promises made by the previous government based on their MRRT.” “To date it has only raised about $400 million, but the outgoing Labor government, knowing they were going to lose the election, committed some $16.7 billion to $18.4 billion in funding,” Mr Entsch said. “They never had any of this money, and what’s emerging here is that was just a strategy to make the current government look bad. “In my electorate tens of millions of dollars were promised but not one cent of which was signed off on,” Mr Entsch said.
Scrapping of School Kids’ Bonus to fund repeal of the Mining Tax cynical attempt to rip money out of the pockets of struggling families,” Ms Macklin said. Currently 1.3 million families across the country receive $410 for each child in primary school and $820 for each child in secondary school. Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said to Torres News last week: “We have always been opposed to the School Kids’ Bonus program, which was putting money into the pockets of individuals.” However Mr Entsch said the loss of the SKB will not affect most families in the Torres Strait. “All education costs for Indigenous children are free in the Torres Strait, and they get free travel to boarding schools; so I think the impact of losing this program will be minimal.” Ms Macklin said: “This is a savage cut from a government
that clearly doesn’t care about Australian families or our kids’ education.” Shadow Minister for Mental Health Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Senator Jan McLucas said: “Tony Abbott cutting the Schoolkids Bonus is a cruel blow to families across the Torres Strait Islands and the NPA.” “It helped parents buy uniforms, shoes, school books and stationery, as well as other costs like school excursions, music lessons and sports registration fees,” she said. The repealing the MRRT will allow the Abbott government to meet its pre-election promise following pressure by the mining lobby. It will essentially subsidise the nation’s wealthy multinational mining companies and some of Australia’s richest corporate citizens. Giant mining multi-na-
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“Customs do an excellent job and they have been constrained by limited resources, so this will be a great boost to our border protection, especially now it seems we are having more arrivals from West Papua.” Torres Shire Mayor Pedro Stephen is also pleased with this recent announcement, saying it will act both as a good deterrent for criminal activity and boost the local economy in the region “I welcome this announcement as it complements the original aspiration from the community to have permanent ACS presence and provide local employment for Torres Strait Islander in Torres Strait,” Mayor Stephen said. “The Torres Strait Treaty which allows Free Movement of Papuans (26,000 recorded annually although the unofficial figure isdthought to be much higher) conducting Traditional visits into the Torres Strait warrants permanent presence of ACS. “All Torres Strait communities involved in traditional visit activities should be deemed as ‘first port of call’ therefore it clearly justifies the presence of all barrier control agencies to ensure its citizens live in ‘safe healthy’ communities.” Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has long advocated for an expanded presence in the Torres Strait and described this initiative as “a clear step in the right direction”. “It’s good to see that we are starting to build up presence and assets in this region,” Mr Entsch said. “I will certainly advocate for further
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Lisa Curry coming to spread the healthy By AARON SMITH AUSTRALIAN sporting icon Lisa Curry will be
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Australians the simple truth about how to become healthier and prevent a life of illness and disease. Lisa believes that many people want to make a change but are confused about what to do. “There is so much information about what you can do, I believe that people become overwhelmed and don’t know which way to go, or what program to follow and with so many other conflicting priorities in life, people just get to the stage where it is all too hard,” Lisa said. As a celebrated triple Olympian, successful businesswoman, international award winning coach, per-
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PROFILE - LARRY JAMES RETIRES
He came for a two-year stint 47 years ago - and never left By AARON SMITH LARRY James (right), who has been an inspiration to generations of Tagai College students, retired this year after nearly four decades of teaching on Thursday Island. He managed to instil his love of literature into countless students, especially Shakespeare and his adopted passion for Torres Strait folk music. Graduating from the University of Queensland in 1974 with a double major in English literature, Larry knew right from the start he wanted to live and work in the Torres Strait. “My cousin had got a grant to make a movie about the Torres Strait and, when he told me about it, I thought it sounded like such a beautiful place, perfect weather, great fishing, hunting, adventure, amazing scenery and pretty girls,” Larry said. A young Larry then spent 1975 bouncing around regional schools as his first year as a teacher. He had stints at Gingin, Gayndah and finally Maryborough. “One day the principal came up to me and said, I’m really sorry Larry but you have been transferred to Thursday Island,” Larry said. “I secretly was over the moon, yes, I was finally going to the Torres Strait.” Arriving on Thursday in 1976, Larry has never
languages of Mabuiag and Meriam Mir. I now know how to say ‘hello’ in about five different languages.” Although Larry’s children would like him to move down south now he has retired, Larry won’t have a bar of it.
He says tending to his house on Muralag (Prince of Wales Island) and getting around on boats keeps him fit and able and he hopes to be here well into his 70’s. He now spends more time reading some of his favourite authors, such
as Dylan Thomas, the great Romantic novelists and Romantic poets and listening to opera. “I’d listen to Wagner all day, but unfortunately the solar power doesn’t last long enough, so I tend to read more instead,” he said.
Planning University Study in 2014? looked back, adopting the Straits as his home, he currently lives on Muralag (Prince of Wales Island). “Originally there was a two-year policy in the Department of Education. “It was the 70’s and there was still a lot of racism, I think they thought I’d go ‘native’, or, God forbid, fall in in love with an Island women. “However I fought them through the unions and won the right to stay here.” At first Larry slept in the ‘Barracks’ with the other single teachers, opposite where the NAB now stands. But he soon fell in love, got married and bought a house in Blackall Street and started a family. Larry was also involved in setting up the Kaziw Meta boarding house for students from the Outer Islands, which originally called Cathe-
dral Hostel. After hours, Larry helped teach the students extra classes of English, maths and even outboard motor maintenance, leather work and crotchet. “People thought I would not be able to teach the kids Shakespeare up here, that it would be too much of a challenge, but really it wasn’t any harder than teaching standard English. “Anyway Shakespeare wrote some damn good yarns and kids love a good yarn, so it was easy really.” Another great passion of Larry’s is music and, thanks to the work of the late Rita Mills, Larry learned some 50 Torres Strait folk songs. “I used to watch the Mills Sisters play in the old Grand Hotel, the one that burnt down; and then when Rita taught the kids in school, I got to learn them too,” he said.
Larry said it’s his Welsh heritage that explained his ease at picking up music: “As soon as we could stand we were put in a choir and given a brass instrument not long after that.” Larry has witnessed a lot of changes on Thursday Island over the past four decades, but he said the greatest shift has been where Torres Strait Islanders and now able to take care of there own affairs. “I have total confidence in the people I have taught and watch grow up. “They are responsible, capable and deserve to be given the right to look after their own affairs, and it has been a great pleasure to see them become more and more autonomous over the years.” “It’s also great to live in such a multi-lingual place, where people speak not only English and Creole but also the
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Mapoon remembers ‘the burning’ 50 years on By GIEMBRA BUSMER NEW Mapoon’s dark history was commemorated on November 15, 50 years
after the residents were forcibly relocated from Mapoon. Known as “the burning,” on that date in 1963, police arrived to clear out the mis-
sion and razed their houses to the ground. The Mapoon people never gave up hope, returned to their lands, secured title and finally
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received an apology in 2000 the celebrations after play- “sorry” for the past. from the state government, ing a key role organising the “This gesture by the that was commemorated weekend. State Government is a clear last weekend with a three“Bernard Charlie, the acknowledgement of the day cultural festival. Mayor of the NPARC, and I significance of the removal The Paanja Cultural came up with the idea to try of the Old Mapoon people.” Festival theme was “Out of and get some funding from As part of the festival the Ashes we have arisen” State Housing Minister Tim The Mapoon Land and which was celebrated Mander to rebuild some Sea Centre was officially with official ceremonies, of the houses that were opened on Saturday, Notraditional dancing and destroyed in 1963,” Mr vember 16. games, market stalls and Kempton said. Queensland Senator,Jan live entertainment by a During the celebrations McLucas officially opened community accepting its Cr Guivarra said histori- the Centre, which has been past and embracing the cally there had been a lot of named Jean Jimmy after the future. misunderstandings between prominent Mapoon elder Not even a tremendous the Europeans and the peo- who played an instrumental thunderstorm, which ple of Cape York, which led role in returning the comdelayed the commence- to a lot of conflict. ment of the festival, could “Today marks a major dampen the spirits of those step forward for this comin attendance. munity,” he said. David Kempton, the Mr Kempton explained Assistant Minister for to a packed hall the imAboriginal and Torres Strait portance of Governments Islander Affairs,house attended doingAboriginal more than just saying A settler’s at Mapoon Settlement.
The Torres Strait–Northern Peninsula Hospital andjoin Health welcomes you and your family to come along and in theService activities at welcomes you to the opening celebration of the Adgir Gubau Giz the Adgir Gubau Giz (AGG) Community Wellness Centre (CWC), Community Wellness Centre at Thursday Island Hospital. Thursday Island Hospital, from 27 to 29 November 2013. Friday 29wellness November 2013 –will official opening Health and activities run during thecelebration day on Wednesday 27 and 28opening November 2013. 10Thursday am – official ceremony 11 am – celebrations begin
The official opening and cultural celebration will start at 9:30am on Friday island food 29 Enjoy November 2013.and dancing, cultural activities, weaving, face painting and free giveaways. We hope to see you all there.
More detailed information will be28 provided around the community, the Wednesday 27 and Thursday November between 9 am and 4 in pm, Torres News and on Radio 4MW in the coming weeks. Everyone is health staff will be available to provide information on: welcome and we look forward to seeing you all there! • retinal screening
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Invitation Wednesday–27Community November 2013 Wellness Centre Opening 6.30 am walking group, from CWC Hospital and Health Service The Torres Strait–Northern Peninsula welcomes thetasty opening celebration of the Adgir Gubau Giz 4:30 pmyou lightto and holiday food cooking demonstration Community Wellness Centre at Thursday Island Hospital. 5.30 pm walking group, from CWC
munity to country. “Mapoon experienced an incredibly painful event 50 years ago. This weekend is undoubtedly be very emotional for local people but it is also a time to pay tribute to their resilience and celebrate all that has been achieved,” Senator McLucas said. Senator McLucas was a member of the parliamentary committee that undertook an inquiry in in 2000-01 into native title and Indigenous Land Use Agreements.
RIGHT: The last surviving building from the 1963 burning.
Health and wellness activities will run during the day on Wednesday 27 Thursday 28 November 2013 and Thursday 28 November 2013. 6.30 am walking group, from CWC
12:30 pmopening light andand tastycultural holidaycelebration food cooking demonstration The official will start at 9:30am on Friday 29 5.30 November 2013. game, from CWC. A fun way to be active in your pm Metrogaine community
More detailed information will be provided around the community, in the Guests are and encouraged to 4MW join inin the tropical Please contact Torres News on Radio the comingtheme. weeks. Everyone is Gemma, on 0417 975 374 for more information. welcome and we look forward to seeing you all there!
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ABOVE: Dancers at the Mabuiag boat blessing. RIGHT: Saibai Boat Blessing by Bishop Tolowa ONLY two boats are still to be delivered as the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) continues the roll out of vessels to improve the mobility of community-based Rangers. The Mabuiag and Saibai communities and Traditional Owners were the latest to gather for the blessing and launch of their new six metre Ranger vessels. The two remaining boats are expected to be delivered to Erub and Mer in coming weeks. TSRA Chairman Mr Joseph Elu said the arrival of the Mabaw Dhangal at Mabuiag and the Poeypiyam at Saibai marked milestones for the Torres Strait Land and Sea Ranger Program and for the communities it supports. “The vessels will allow the Land and Sea Rangers to expand on their important work while continually strengthening our traditional practices and knowledge in natural and cultural management of land and sea country. “The vessels will allow Rangers to visit important islands across the Torres Strait where they can undertake a variety of activities such as weed and feral animal control, erosion control and maintenance and restoration of cultural sites. “The vessels will also enable Rangers to report back to the community on the health of the environment, including sea grasses, mangroves and reefs plus turtle and dugong populations. Mr Elu said all rangers had undertaken in-depth training on the vessel and the Ranger Operations Support Team on Thursday Island made sure that the most advanced safety management systems were in place. “Importantly, the Rangers receive training that will qualify them for further employment opportunities in the future,” Mr Elu said. There are currently 39 Land and Sea Rangers employed on a full-time basis across 14 island communities. Other Ranger vessels have been blessed and launched for the Badu, Boigu, Warraber and Iama Rangers. Mr Elu congratulated the communities, Traditional Owners and Rangers from the TSRA’s Land and Sea Management Unit and thanked the Australian government for their continued financial support to the Ranger Program.
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NOVEMBER Mon 25. Independent Church Clergy Conference Tues 26. Independent Church 10th Anniversary Diocese Inauguration, Procession and Mass, Parish of Resurrection, TI Wed 27. Independent Church 10th Anniversary stalls and display at the PKA Hall Thu 28. Independent Church 6th Annual Diocesan Conference Thu 28. Carols by Candlelight PKA 6pm onwards Fri 29. Independent Church 6th Annual Diocesan Conference Fri 29. Adgir Gubau Giz Community Wellness Centre official opening celebration, TI Hospital, 10am Fri 29. A Night With Lisa A Night With Lisa seminar at the TI Bowls Club, 6 - 8pm Sat 30. Lisa Curry’s exercise workshop 1 All levels, Sports Centre, 6:15 - 7:15am Sat 30. Lisa Curry’s swimming workshop for Swim Club, Sports Centre, 9 - 10am Sat 30. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Sat 30. Lisa Curry’s Swimming workout for adults, Sports Centre, 4 - 5:30pm
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Engineer congratulates Adeah Kabai AS the only Registered Professional Engineer residing in the Torres Strait, I wish to congratulate the Torres News on its “Good News” story (November 11 edition) about the graduation of Adeah Kabai (pictured right), from Saibai, as a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering. It is pleasing to see young men seeking formal qualifications in areas where Torres Strait Islanders have such a proud history. (The world railway track laying record was held by a Torres Strait crew the last time I looked). As an employer. Torres Strait Island Regional Council is pleased to have been able to assist young Adeah to reach his goals by its assistance in the provision of mandatory practical experience as part of his degree.
Adeah now has a “licence to learn”. It will be several years before he is assessed as able to practice in his own right and obtain his registration. I note that it is his ambition to join the mining industry. I wish him well as do all his former colleagues. My hope is that in 10 years’ time (and I will be well and truly retired by then) when I return to visit my many friends, I will find a slightly older Adeah Kabai (or another Torres Strait Islander) fulfilling my role as Council’s
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Engineer. Infrastructure is big business, a satisfying career, but at the moment it is not “sexy”. I encourage young Torres Strait Islanders to think about civil engineering as their future. Well done, Adeah Patrick McGuire BE MIEAust CPEng RPEQ Thursday Island
I would like to thank all who came to the Customs Trivia night and supported Rescue Foster Adopt on Friday 15 November, and also thank the organisations who donated prizes. It was an excellent night and a fantastic amount was raised to help the rescued animals. Cynthia from Customs did a brilliant job hosting the night and once again, a big thank you for choosing to support Rescue Foster Adopt. RESCUE FOSTER ADOPT is an animal rescue group based in Cairns which provides veterinary care for stray and neglected animals from remote areas. www.facebook.com/rescuefosteradopt Many thanks, Hannah Wilson, Thursday Island
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DECEMBER Carols By Candlelight: TBA Sun 1. Advent Sunday, Independent Church Language Mass Thanksgiving service and 10th Anniversary celebrations Mon 2. COACH CURRY exercise workshop 2, Lift for Life and all beginners, Sports Centre, 6:15 - 7:15am Mon 2 - Fri 6. Eyedentity Optometrists will be visiting Thursday Island Thu 12. Thursday Island Childcare Christmas Concert and Staff Graduation Sat 14. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon
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Love scams targeting older Australians A NEW report has revealed that dating and romance scams have cost Australian victims more than $23.3 million in 2012. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) latest annual report received more than 83,000 contacts about scams with losses reported of over $93 million in 2012. Scams asking victims for advanced fees/up-front payments was the number one scam followed by romance scams and those scams derived from investment seminars and real estate. And it seems women over 50 are the most susceptible to romance scams, according to Detective Superintendent Brian Hay from the Queensland Police. Detective Superintendent Brian Hay, who was not commenting directly on the ACCC report, said women over 50 who use online dating sites or chat rooms were often targeted by fraudsters who spent months building a relationship with their victims before suddenly asking for big amounts of money for an emergency. Phishing and identity theft continues to be another big problem for Australians with nearly 500 people contacting the ACCC reporting financial loss.
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GOODE Island, located between Cape York and New Guinea and close to Thursday Island, is said to have been named by Captain Matthew Flinders, whilst travelling through the region. The name is said to have been bestowed in honour of his gardener/botanist on the
voyage, a Peter Good. Over time, the present spelling of Goode came into more common usage, giving us the present name of the island. Goode Island was identified from as early as the 1880s as an ideal location for a lighthouse, particularly in view of the increases in shipping at the time.
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A light at Goode Island, it was argued, would point out the position of the entrance to Normanby Sound and the Prince of Wales Channel, thereby improving safety for shipping. As a result, a temporary light was put in place in 1883 and maintained as part of the pilot station. The Queensland government Port master, Commodore George Heath was however
soon arguing for a more powerful light to be put in place, on a permanent basis. The government eventually agreed to this and a new pilot station and lighthouse were constructed in late 1886/early 1887. A comparatively small structure, the lighthouse structure stands at around six metres in height. By contrast, the Sandy Cape Lighthouse stands at around 30 metres in height. The Goode Island Lighthouse building was also pre-fabricated making construction a relatively simple exercise, with the
resulting structure very strong. An earthquake shook the foundations in October 1907, causing little damage, evidencing the strength of the building. Goode Island also has another claim to historical note in that it is the location of one of Queensland’s earliest recorded sources of potential mineral wealth. In 1802, Matthew Flinders landed here and mentioned the potential for copper ore, noting in his diary that, “the stone is granite and porphery and in one place I found streaks of verde grease, as if the cliffs above contained copper ore”.
Quiz questions 1. Which organ contains the occipital and parietal lobes? 2. What is the chemical formula for silver nitrate? 3. What colour is a beam of light that has a wavelength of 475 nanometres? 4. What name is given to the aurora that occurs in the southern hemisphere? 5. What is palynology the study of?
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This photograph, dating from 1909, shows the lighthouse building still in its original firm, with the lighthouse keepers and family posing for the photographer.
GBR Helicopters appoints Operations Director FAR North’s leading helicopter organisation, GBR Helicopters has experienced significant growth in the past 12 months fuelling expansion into commercial charters and flight training while boosting its tourism presence. In a strategic response, owners Ian Johnson and Chris Cooper have restructured their management team enabling the appointment of experienced aviation professional, Alex Jefferis (above), in the newly created role of Director of Operations. Mr Jefferis said he is embracing the opportunities ahead with GBR Helicopters and looks forward to applying his brand of management and leadership that has been honed over many years. “With almost 30 years experience with Australia’s premium airline, I am focused and results driven with operations, client service, stakeholder management and staff leadership skills. In addition to this, I can offer crisis and risk management experience, motivation and productivity capabilities to leverage an organisation to its ultimate level,” he said. Mr Jefferis joins GBR Helicopters after spending 28 years at Qantas where he held roles in operations and senior management that included the Head of Queensland Airports for Qantas as well as Manager of WA Airports and Adelaide Airports, Tasmania Airports and various roles at Cairns Airport. GBR Helicopters employs over 50 staff. Its company headquarters are located at Cairns Airport and the company also operates bases in the Cairns CBD, Port Douglas and Horn Island. Torres News
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Torres Strait students celebrate tertiary success By CATHERINE MAUGHAN TORRES Strait Islander people are aiming high and turning their academic dreams into reality thanks to a program designed to
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graduates now successfully pursuing university studies. PTS is delivered by the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Education (ACIKE), a joint partnership between Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and Charles Darwin University (CDU). The PTS course is not just another academic enabling program. For starters it is designed and delivered specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. PTS also gives Indigenous students the resources to understand what is required to be an effective life-long learner. PTS graduate Elizabeth Doolah, from Cairns is of Erub and Mer Island descent, said: “The Tertiary Preparation course not only gave me the tools of learning, it helped me ease into studying within the university environment. It gave me confidence to believe that ‘hey, I can do this - I can take this further’. “It made me realise that I can achieve my dreams. Twenty years may have been a long time to wait, but that was because I was stuck in a perceived reality that I wasn’t going to amount to anything.” Elizabeth has just completed her second year of a Bachelor of Social Sciences with double majors in Tropical Health in Society and Human Services at James Cook University. Valuing the knowledge and skills that Aboriginal and Islander students already have and combining it with the academic knowledge and skills of mainstream university
From left: Abigail Lui (Moa Island), Samantha Ngalmaku Rourke (Gunbalanya, NT), Angela Harrison (PTS Lecturer), Andrew Clements (Karratha, WA), Otis Pryor (Alice Springs, NT) and Ronell Frazer (Barcaldine, Qld) with Vyyleah WaiaGibia (Saibai Island) at the centre front. study is the cornerstone Jeffrey James, from Mac- work. of the ACIKE ‘both-ways’ kay, of Mer Island descent. The mixed-mode delivphilosophy. Jeffrey James said: ery model allows students Students regularly “Now I’ve nearly finished travelling from the islands share their cultures with my first year of uni, I have and from the mainland to other students and staff. At worked out that really I attend workshops in the a recent workshop in Alice want to become an expert Northern Territory. After Springs, PTS students and in my language. My dad the workshop students staff were privileged to always spoke to me in are travelled home again participate in a traditional Meriam and now he’s and continue their studies Torres Strait Islander song passed I’m really wor- online, either at home or led by PTS student Abigail ried that I will lose the at the local community Lui, from Moa Island, and language.” learning centre. assisted by other Torres Jeffrey’s goal is to Travel, accommodation Strait Islander students contribute to the revival and meals are provided including Vyyleah Waia- of Meriam because it is an for students to attend Gibia, from Saibai Island. endangered language. workshops. The Bachelor of “My language is my Applications are now Indigenous Languages identity. Without it I would open for people who want and Linguistics (BILL) lose a huge part of who I to study in 2014 www. is a popular course with am,” Jeffrey said. acike.edu.au. Torres Strait Islander ACIKE courses have To discuss your ACIKE people including PTS multiple study options that study options contact graduates Charles Sagigi, allow students to combine ACIKE directly on freecall from Cairns, of Erub and study with other commit- 1800 061 963 or email: Mer Islands descent, and ments such as family and firstname.lastname@example.org
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PUBLIC ARTWORK PROVIDES A BREATH OF LIFE FOR THE CHRONIC DISEASE CENTRE
LEFT: Alick Tipot’s Sea Grass islands. ABOVE: Alick Tipot’s Dugongs. BELOW: Alick Tipot.
Cairns BULK MEATS By AARON SMITH TORRES Strait artists Alick Tipot and Rosie Ware both completed public art commissions earlier this year for the newly-constructed Chronic Disease Centre at Thursday Island Hospital, which will officially open this Friday, November 29. Outside in the grounds of the centre, Mr Tipot constructed a herd of largerthan-life dugongs that are illuminated by coloured lights and mound-like structures covered with artificial lawn that has had tribal patterning shaved into it. In centre’s waiting room, Ms Ware has constructed a large hand-carved lino print titled A Breathe of Life. There is a second print inside the centre, titled Life from the Sea. Ms Wares has also designed a decal of a Dari which was been printed on all the windows and doors, as a kind of distinctive Torres Strait logo. Torres Shire Mayor Pedro Stephen said: “The work by these two artists are cultural contributions to the public realm. Unfortunately there are no simple cures for chronic illness and so patients must learn to live with and manage their condition. “The concepts of currents of connection is a metaphor for the community as well as the environment and aims to capture the essential networks of support which people need and rely upon. “A sense of well-being comes from without as well as within and artworks serve to symbolise the care and trust the centre will provide. People coming to the centre may be be regular visitors, so these artworks will contribute to a healing atmosphere, hopefully they will intrigue and stimulate people with all their visual details.” The world-famous Mr Tipot, whose work has appeared in galleries around
the world, is originally from best lawn for the job. There Badu, and now lives in were literally hundreds of Cairns. different types to choose He said: “I chose from. I chose one with a dugongs because the Rosie Ware with her project needed Dari Deca. to represent all of the islands, from Murray to Boigu and it also needed to relate to health. “So it was a very straight forward choice for me, in terms of totemic significance, it’s value as a food delicacy and a medicine, as dugong oil is a traditional medicine. My proposal was from a traditional perspective connecting the islands.” Constructed using a “secret recipe” of moulding the form out of Styrofoam, which was then wrapped in aluminium foil and layered with 12mm of fibreglass, Mr Tipot perfected his technique after an earlier prototype from when he was living on Horn Island. thicker grass blade to have “I got a feel for glassing that sea grass feel. after working on my boat so “We used a industrial decided to make a dugong, sheep shearers clippers to which was exhibited in the cut the tribal designs out on Telstra awards, it was a real the grass. It was fun to work trial and error and took like with. I was a bit worried six months. it would get hot and melt “For that one I used the grass, but it worked wiring and cloth to get the perfectly,” Mr Tipot said. form before glassing it, then Rosie Ware, resident of using bog it get all the small Thursday Island, has had a holes out of it,” he said. long history of print making Mr Tipot said he enjoyed and has received reviews designing the patterns of in magazines overseas and the grass-covered mounds makes a living from her much more than installing printed fabrics. the dugongs, which was a She said this project was bit tricky due to their shape one of the longest public as well as working with an art projects she has been electrician for the wiring of involved with. the lights. “My art is designed to be “The mounds represent part of the healing journey several things, such as for our people. It depicts canoes, and even islands as connection with nature seen from far above and the and the environment. The grass represents sea-grass, wholeness of humankind’s its symbolic, that is abstract existence is its understandrather than realistic.” ing to co-exist with all of “The artificial lawn re- God’s creations,” she said. quired a meeting a specialist “The very name of the and having to decide on the centre Adgir Gubau Giz’
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TAGAI COLLEGE AWARDS 2013 By AARON SMITH “THE future is bright in the Torres Strait,” said Principal Mrs Lyn-Anne Chandler at the opening of the 2013 Tagai Secondary Campus Awards Night at the PKA Hall, Thursday Island on November 14. Welcome to Country was delivered by Kaurareg
Elder Joseph Wasaga and the national anthem was performed by Gondwana Choir Singers. Guest speaker, 2009 Tagai College graduate Kantesha Takai, who has since graduated with a degree in Communications and now works in Brisbane, gave some inspiring words to the students. “Be true to yourself and build to have something for yourself, be proud of what you do and don’t sell yourself short,” Ms Takai said.
YEAR 11 AWARD WINNERS YEAR 12 AWARD WINNERS Year 12 Awards winner: Hannah Majid, Valent Kirk, Jaylen Newie, Raven Seden, Stepheh Yamashita (Lama Yamashita accepting on his behalf), Ted Mosby, Joy Le, Nicholas Wosomo, Zachary Shirt, Ryan Hughes, Vianna Manuel with Mr Mattt Tully.
ABOVE: Year 11 Award winners: Michealine Fauid, Mariah Pearson, Golmore Bon, Anita Nakata, Roxanne Levi, Leesa Boyd, Courtney Kirk, Thomas Pearson, Levi Matthew, Denzel Whap, Jena Stephen with John Case. BELOW: Year 10 Award winners: Te’A Boyd, Tyra Ware, Thomas Keenan, Celestino Nona, Madenia David, Gwen Garnier with Ms Tammy Collins.
LEFT: Year 9 Award winners: Jahya David, Pele Savage, Grace Mafi, Gavin Freebarn with Mrs Matilda Loban.
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LEFT: Year 8 Award winners: Melora Mosby Abednego, Luke Lawrie, Coen Nicholls Athima Nona (collected by family member). BELOW: Guest speaker Kantesha Takai.
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ABOVE: Language and Culture Award winners: Pearl Mauga and Alistar Joseph. RIGHT: Vocational Partnerships Group Award winner: Tanya Takai-Bowie with Ms Erin Barrett.
ABOVE: Principal Lyn Anne Chandler.
RIGHT: Sporting Award winners: Bernard Mosby, Renea Guligo, Matilda Bauda, Jimmy Abednego, Belano Lui, Te’A Boyd, Madeina David, Johanna Loban, Pearl Mauga, Cathyrn Whap, Douglas Bani, Peter-James Sailor, Valent Kirk, Jaubie Turner, Ezra Charlie, Ceddy Nona, Garo Henry, Myron Ah Wang with Mr David Ward and Mr Dan Tonon. Page 12 Torres News 25 Nov - 1 Dec 2013
RIGHT: Encouragement Award winners: Coen Nicholls, Luke Lawrie, Pearl Mauga, Tarmika Laifoo, Andrew Lui, Zach Bani, Valent Kirk with Mr John Case.
TAGAI COLLEGE AWARDS 2013 BELOW: Principalâ€™s Recognition Awards winners: Farina Kirk, Jeirome Muckan, Lama Yamashita, Ezra Charlie Delroy Kris, Rozandra Sam with Mrs Lyn Anne Chandler. LEFT: TAFE Award winners: Gwen Garnier, Wilson Aniba, Lelesi Warusam, Tanya Takai-Bowie, Ezra Charlie, Tanisha Pabai and Anita Nakata. BELOW: School to Work Award winners: Mr Allen Godfrey (Godfrey Constructions) and Ted Mosby with Cr John Abednego and Mrs Mosby.
LEFT: 2014 School Vice Captains: Jenna Stephens and Wilson Aniba and Captains: Tanisha Pabai (represented by Mr Keith Pabai) and Andrew Lui with Mrs Lyn-Anne Chandler and Mrs Judith Ketchell. BELOW: School Dux Award winners: Madeina David and Ryan Hughes.
TSRIC Award winner and Torres News Excellence in English Award winner: Tanya Jobi with Mr Aaron Smith (Torres News). The Torres News Excellence in English by an ESL Learner Award went to Amelia Mari (absent).
ABOVE: Seagrass Monitoring Project Winner: Mr Keith Pabai (on behalf of Tanisha Pabai), runner ups: Grace Mafi, Gaidora Elisala, Madiena David with Mr Tim Hillier. BELOW: Athe Walter Nona Academic Scholarship winners: Euwanae Mairu, Aaliyah Tom, Kahtyjah Mola, Liam Birch, Piper Barry and Kathleen Pabai.
ABOVE: 2013 Youth Award winner: Lama Yamashita (on behalf of Stephen Yamashita), Runner ups: Grace Mafi, Coen Nicholls, Bellphine Balanco, Anita Nakata, Courtney Kirk, Gwen Garnier, Valent Kirk, Zach Bani and Mr Keith Pabai (on behalf of Tanisha Pabai). JCU Academic Encouragement Award winners: Lama Yamashita (on behalf of Stephen Yamashita), Valent Kirk, Madenia David, Tyra Ware, Piper Barry, Liam Burch and Fabiana Savage.
TSIREC Ted Loban Award winner: Lama Yamashita (on behalf of Stephen Yamashita).
RIGHT: Maritime Safety Queensland Award winners: Levi Matthew, Zachary Shirt, Andrew Lui, Lama Yamashita (on behalf of Stephen Yamashita) and Ryan Hughes.
Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award winners: Gwen Caltex All Rounder Garnier and Lama Yamashita (on Award winner: behalf of Stephen Yamashita). Motufoua Nai.
Language and Culture Award winners: Zachary Shirt and Laurie Nona.
QATSIF Scholarship Award winners: Mary Tapim, Lillian Bann, Madenia David, Gwen Garnier, Gabrielle Mairu, Tyre Ware and Elsie Hooper. Torres News
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COL JONES STAFF END-OF-YEAR DINNER COL Jones had their end of year dinner at the Gab Titui Cultural Centre, where they enjoyed a great meal and a show with stand up comedian Sam McCool.
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Torres Strait and NPA residents invited to health clinic opening THE new Community Wellness Centre (CWC) on Thursday Island will have its official opening this Friday, November 29, and all Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula residents are invited to attend. The new centre named will be officially opened by Member for Cook David Kempton at 10am. The centre is called Adgir Gubau Giz, which
means Source of the Healing Winds and reflects the significant role of the environment - winds, tides and seasons - on the lives of Torres Strait people. Torres Strait-Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Simone Kolaric said the official opening would be a festive occasion and everyone was welcome to attend.
“ We w i l l h a v e , traditional decorations, traditional food, cultural dancing, local musicians, face painting for families and we’ll be opening up the centre for people to see,’’ Ms Kolaric said. “We’ll also have staff available on Wednesday, November 27, and Thursday, November 28, to provide information about our health services and
some free giveaways!. “FNQ Medicare Local has arranged for some healthy cooking demonstrations on these days too, at 4:30pm on Wednesday and 12:30pm on Thursday at the CWC.’’ Ms Kolaric said the opening of the new centre on Douglas Street, which was completed in May, was a major milestone for the region.
Businesses lose confidence in Abbott Gov’t INTERNATIONAL job-finding agency The Job Factory says finding a job in Australia has become more difficult since the election of the Coalition Government. Businesses have lost confidence since the election which is the opposite of what was expected. “Tony Abbott is embarking on a campaign of taking from the poor and middle class and giving to the wealthy,” company CEO Craig Binnie says. “This has ripped the confidence out of small businesses who now fear things are about to get worse. This fear means businesses are
reluctant to spend, invest or hire. “Making the rich richer does not help small businesses. A millionaire with an extra $10,000 in his pocket is not going to suddenly start ordering more takeaway or upgrade to a bigger TV. “But if you spread that money around the battlers, they will all be out there spending it as fast as they get it.” Before the election it took The Job Factory an average of four days to get clients work. This has now blown out 50 per cent to six days making it the most difficult of 10 countries in which The Job Factory
“This new centre will support a focus on chronic disease prevention and education for families, young people and children and will help improve
health outcomes for all Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula residents,’’ she said. “This really is a community facility and
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6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Wild China 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 My Family 1:00 Dragons Den 2:00 Lizard Kings 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Nigella Slater’s Simple Cooking: Born And Bred 6:30 Antiques Master 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Exhumed 8:30 Redfern Now: Pokies 9:25 The Hour 10:25 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:30 My Family’s Crazy Gap Year: The Tregembos 12:20 Movie: “The Wild One” (PG) 1:35 Movie: “Forever And A Day” (PG) 3:25 Movie: “Along The Rio Grande” (PG) 4:30 Carols From St Patrick’s / 5:30 Eggheads
6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Man About Town” (M s,v,l) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Love Car Displacement - Tension runs high when everyone is staying at the same hotel for a science event and Bernadette runs into her ex-boyfriend. 7:30 TBA 11:30 Sullivan & Son: The Punch - An accused panty thief threatens Steve and Melanie’s relationship; Owen and Ahmed enter an offbeat business; Carol and Hank share ways to go on dates. 12:00 Extra 12:30 The Baron 1:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today
6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Sport Special: Emirates Australian Open Golf 2013 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 TBA 7:30 Beauty And The Geek Australia 9:30 Grey’s Anatomy: Map Of You - Derek and Callie work on a brain mapping project, Richard encourages the interns to use his physical condition as a learning tool and after a discussion with Callie, Meredith considers continuing her mother’s research. Meanwhile, Shane continues to feel guilty about Heather’s death. 10:30 The Amazing Race 11:30 Grimm 12:30 Harry’s Practice 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today / 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News
5:00 Korean News 5:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 8:00 Weatherwatch 8:05 World News 1:00 Barbados At The Races 1:30 Meet My Wild Friends 2:30 Law Of The Dragon 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 The Dales With Ade Edmondson 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Italian Food Safari 8:00 Gourmet Farmer: The Business Of Pig Farming 8:30 Two Greedy Italians: Poor Man’s Food - The duo visit Gennaro’s home town Minori to get a lesson in pasta-making from his great aunt, then head to Naples, where they discover the humble beginnings of pizza, and conclude their journey on the Amalfi Coast, an area that gave birth to a new style of food. 9:30 Masters Of Sex 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 UEFA Champions League Highlights 11:30 Thursday FC 12:30 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Foreign Correspondent 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 1:00 Dalziel And Pascoe 2:35 The Wonder Years 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Hot And Cold 6:25 Antiques Master 6:55 What’s Your Story? 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 QI: Infantile - This episode of QI is going to be pretty infantile, with Dave Gorman, Ronni Ancona, Lee Mack and Alan Davies. 8:30 The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency: Precious Ramotswe starts her dream business, a ladies detective agency in Botswana, with proceeds from the sale of 180 cows her father left her. She is helped by her highly-strung but efficient secretary. 9:25 Serangoon Road 10:20 Lateline 11:00 Whites 11:30 Rage
6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “The Big Bounce” (M v,l) 2:50 Nine Presents 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Thespian Catalyst 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Benefactor Factor 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Cohabitation Formulation 8:30 Movie: “Harry Potter And The Deadly Hallows - Part 2” (M v,s) - In the epic conclusion to the film series Harry Ron and Hermione hunt down the last of Voldermort’s hidden Horcruxes in the hopes of finally destroying the dark lord, bringing peace to the wizarding world. 11:00 TBA 12:55 Movie: “Rent” (M a,d,l) 3:30 Extra 4:00 Brand Developers 4:30 Good Morning America
6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Sport Special: Emirates Australian Open Golf 2013 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Better Homes And Gardens 8:30 TBA 11:00 World’s Wildest Police Videos - An inmate launches a brutal sneak attack on a prison guard, a wanted forger gets run over by her own car, and a naked jogger receives a serious taser jolt of justice! 12:00 Off The Map: I’m Here - When a scuba diving trip goes wrong, Ryan, Ben, Tommy and Mina race to save a patient underwater. Meanwhile, a flame from Zee’s past returns to the clinic for an unconventional treatment. 1:00 Movie: “Bad Manners” (M s,n) - Mind games coil through a visit of one couple to the home of another when a sum of money goes missing and relationships are tested. 3:00 Home Shopping / 4:00 NBC Today
5:00 World News 1:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:35 Rex In Rome 2:30 Living Black 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 The Dales With Ade Edmondson 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Secrets Of The Irish Landscape 8:30 The Bible: A History 9:30 Public Enemy No.1 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Sex, Parties And Lies” (MA s,d) - In Spanish. A noholds barred look at the exploits of a group of sexy Spanish twenty-somethings discovering life and experimenting with drugs, clubs and sex in the steamy coastal town of Alicante. 1:00 Movie: “Election 2” (MAV v) - In Cantonese. As election time nears, current triad chairman Lok faces competition from his godsons. Jimmy is the perfect candidate: smart and entrepreneurial. Even the Chinese authorities are interested in what Jimmy has to offer. 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage Guest Programmer 11:30 Exhumed 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 7.30 QLD 1:00 Walkley Awards 2013 2:00 Mastercrafts: Thatching 3:00 Basketball: WNBL: Round 9 - Bendigo Vs Adelaide 5:05 The Great Rift: Africa’s Wild Heart: Water 6:00 Monty Don’s French Gardens: Gardens Of Power And Passion 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The Paradise 8:30 Call The Midwife 9:30 Kingdom: Peter is away in Cambridge solving a riddle, and Lyle is left in charge at the office. Beatrice goes into early labour and the office is invaded by cats. 10:20 Upstairs Downstairs: The Love That Pays The Price - Lady Agnes catches the eye of charismatic American millionaire Caspar Landry, meanwhile downstairs, Mrs Thackeray makes a momentous decision which throws the running of 165 into chaos. 11:20 Woodley: Dad Day 11:45 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage
6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 10:00 Danoz Direct 11:00 The Middle 11:30 The New Adventures Of Old Christine 12:00 International Cycling Grand Prix 2:00 Movie: “Avalanche Express” (PG v) 4:00 Explore Canada 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 Getaway 6:00 National News Saturday 7:00 School’s Spectacular 10:00 TBA 12:00 Movie: “The Brother’s Bloom” (M v,l) - The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. 2:35 Spyforce: The Countess - Macau, in the heart of Japanese held China, in 1942 was filled with British refugees, sharing the streets with their Japanese enemies, in a tiny country, only uneasily clinging to its neutrality. 3:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 4:00 Brand Developers 5:00 Life Today With James Robinson 5:30 Wesley Impact
6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:00 Sport Special: Emirates Australian Open Golf 2013 5:00 Creek To Coast 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 7:00 TBA 9:20 TBA 11:40 That ‘70s Show: Kelso is jealous when Jackie picks Fez be her partner in a roller-disco competition, and Red gets sued by a former employee for wrongful termination. 12:05 Off The Map 1:00 Harry’s Practice: Dr Katrina Petchecks the Silky Chook. Dr Harry meets a depressed Malamute in the surgery. 1:30 Special: Heartbeat Of The Coral Coast 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dr Oz
5:00 World News 1:00 Dame Aux Camelias, La 3:20 Tim Marlow’s Virtual Gallery 3:25 Hugh Laurie: Copper Bottom Blues 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Finding Your Roots 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Destination Flavour Japan Bitesize 7:35 Nordic Wild 8:35 Shackleton: Death Or Glory 9:30 Movie: “Revolutionary Road” (M a,s,l) - Set in the lonelycrowd milieu of 1955, a young couple living in a Connecticut suburb struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. 11:40 Movie: “Just Another Love Story” (MAV s,n,a) - In Danish And Swedish. A man who feels responsible for the car accident that put a young woman in a coma develops an obsession for her as he visits her in hospital and pretends to be her fiancé. 1:30 Shameless: Suspicions are raised when jobless Avril keeps producing gifts, while Mimi sets her sights on jogger Neil who is unsure of her advances and only wants sex. 3:20 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 Rage 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 12:00 Landline 1:00 The Paradise 2:00 One Flat Thing Reproduced 2:30 Jennifer Byrne Presents Alexander McCall Smith 3:00 Football: W-League: Round 3 - Perth Glory Vs Melbourne Victory 5:00 Midsomer Murders 6:30 Compass 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Don’t Panic: Surviving Extremes - How would your family cope in a tropical cyclone or a catastrophic bushfire? Dr Jonica Newby uncovers the links between climate change, human psychology and disastrous bushfires and cyclones, and how to survive the extremes. 8:30 The Outlaw Michael Howe 9:50 The Screening Room 10:50 Walkley Awards 2013 11:50 Movie: “The Godfather: Part III” (M l,v) 2:35 Movie: “The Arizonian” (PG) 4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 The Bionic Vet / 5:00 Catalyst
6:00 2013 Christmas Pageant 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Financial Review Sunday 10:30 Cybershack 11:00 Australian Fishing Championships 11:30 Wild Life Of Tim Faulkner 12:00 TBA 12:30 International Cycling Grand Prix 2:30 The Middle 3:00 Super Smart Animals 4:00 Teahupo’o - Thunder Of The Reef 4:30 Deep Water 5:00 Reel Action 5:30 Musomagic Outback Tracks 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 Summer With The Australian Women’s Weekly 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 TBA 11:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Ghost Town 12:00 Deep Water 12:30 Financial Review Sunday 1:00 Would You Fall For That? 2:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:30 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today
6:00 Sofia The First 6:30 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:00 Sport Special: Emirates Australian Open Golf 2013 4:00 Better Homes And Gardens 5:30 The Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 7:30 Wild Planet: North America 8:30 Bones: The Nazi On The Honeymoon - While honeymooning in Buenos Aires, Brennan and Booth just can’t relax on vacation. So, instead, they decide to help Raphael Valenza, a local detective and huge fan of Brennan’s books, solve the murder of a Nazi war criminal whose remains were found in an historic mass grave. 9:30 Castle: Like Father, Like Daughter 11:30 Family Tools 12:00 Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum 1:15 Harry’s Practice 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 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 ADbc 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Living Black Conversations 5:30 Mythbusters 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Myth Hunters 8:30 Meet The Romans 9:35 Springsteen And I: Forty years ago, Bruce Springsteen burst onto the rock scene and changed it forever. His music defines a generation, but behind the songs were remarkable stories about the fans who lived them. 11:05 Movie: “Tricks” (PG) - In Polish. A charming and bittersweet narrative about a young boy who goes to extreme lengths in an attempt to influence fate and make his absent father return home. 12:50 Movie: “Katalin Varga” (M v,a,n) - In Hungarian and Romanian, English Subtitles. When Katalin’s husband discovers their son was the result of her being raped, she is banished from her remote village and sets out to seek revenge on the two men that abused her ten years earlier. 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 ABC News Breakfast 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Weird And Wonderful 6:25 Antiques Master 6:55 Audrey’s Kitchen 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Family Confidential 8:30 Rick Stein’s India 9:30 Rake 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Dalziel And Pascoe: Sins Of The Fathers 1:00 Parliament Question Time 2:00 Movie: “The Pumpkin Eater” (M a,s) - In her fourth marriage, Jo finds out that her husband is having an affair. 3:45 Movie: “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon” (G) - The saga of a cavalry officer’s last days before his retirement. 5:30 Eggheads
6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost” (M a,v) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Lunar Excitation 7:30 TBA 11:30 Nikita: Invisible Hand - Michael questions Nikita’s commitment to a life beyond Division’s web -- and he’s not the only one with doubts. Alex considers an intriguing offer from a Nobel Prize winner. 12:30 Nitro Circus Live 1:00 Extra 1:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America - Sunday 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: “Love With A Perfect Stranger” (PG a) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 TBA 8:00 Air Rescue 8:30 The Blacklist 9:30 TBA 11:30 Mistresses: Indecent Proposals - As single mom-to-be Savi begins to grasp that Harry may never be coming back, Dom offers her a shoulder to lean on. April is furious when Paul shows up at Lucy’s school and shares her frustration with Richard, who decides to take matters into his own hands. 12:30 30 Rock 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News
5:00 World News 1:00 Lost Ships Of Rome 2:00 The Destiny Of Rome 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Cape To Cape MTB 2013 5:30 Global Village 6:00 The Dales With Ade Edmondson 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Engineering Giants: Gas Rig Strip-Down 8:30 The Truth About Looking Younger 9:30 Small Time Gangster 10:00 Swift And Shift Couriers 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Hellfjord: Salmander goes undercover in Solvik jail to follow a lead in the murder case. When his only ally in prison dies from a peanut-related accident, Salmander is put behind bars for real. Not only must he follow a trail in the case, he must also find a way to get out of prison. Meanwhile, Johanne finds a very special clue in Hellfjord’s murder mystery. 12:05 Shorts On Screen 12:40 Freddie Flintoff Versus The World 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 ABC News Breakfast 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Compass 1:00 Rick Stein’s India 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 The Good Cook 6:30 Antiques Master 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Kitchen Cabinet 8:30 Keating 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 The Book Club 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Canberra Confidential 12:30 Parliament Question Time 1:30 Outcasts 2:30 Dead Famous: Lifts the lid on the slaughter that resulted when two underworld tribes went to war over drug profits during Melbourne’s infamous gangland wars. 3:30 Basketball: WNBL: Round 9 - Bendigo Vs Adelaide 5:30 Eggheads
6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Waiting For Guffman” (M l) 2:27 National News Interest Rate Decision 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Lunar Excitation 7:30 The Big Bang Theory 8:00 Super Fun Night: The Set Up - Kendall sets Kimmie up with one of Richard’s dorky old school friends, James. But as Kimmie slowly warms to James on a double date, Richard has a surprising reaction. 8:30 TBA 11:30 Weeds: Red In Tooth And Claw 12:00 20/20 1:00 Extra 1:30 Brand Developers 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: “Because I Said So” (M s) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 TBA 11:30 Cougar Town: Restless - Jules has trouble sleeping, and it seems like nothing can help her relax. Grayson’s face gets mangled in a roller hockey game. Meanwhile, Ellie goes into hiding after Andy decides to redeem his stash of sex coupons on Valentine’s Day. 12:00 30 Rock: Hey Baby, What’s Wrong Part 1 & 2 - Criss and Liz need to buy a dining room table to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Meanwhile, Tracy and Frank try to help Lutz find someone to spend Valentine’s with. Guest starring James Marsden. 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News
5:00 World News 1:00 Andre Rieu: The Christmas I Love 2:10 Music Knows No Bounds 2:45 Minnie Loves Junior 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 The Dales With Ade Edmondson 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 56 Up - When a cross-section of British seven-year-olds were interviewed for 7 Up in 1964, it was evident that their social backgrounds influenced their attitudes towards life. While the upper class children were self-assured, those from middle and working class backgrounds were resigned to a life of hard work. This premise was put to the test every seven years when the same group were interviewed about the state of their lives. Now, at the age of 56, the group are once more brought together to assess whether their lives have been ruled by circumstances or self-determination. 8:30 Change My Race 9:30 Coppers 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Masters Of Sex 12:00 Prisoners Of War / 1:00 Alter Ego / 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight
6:00 ABC News Breakfast 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 The Good Cook 6:25 Antiques Master 6:55 Lessons From The Grave 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Would I Lie To You? 8:30 QI: History 9:00 Adam Hills Stands Up Live 9:30 Shock Horror Aunty 10:00 A Moody Christmas: I’m Walt Roskow 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Young James Herriot 12:30 Parliament Question Time 1:30 Movie: Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House 3:05 Catalyst 3:30 Football: W-League: Round 3 - Perth Glory Vs Melbourne Victory 5:30 Eggheads
6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Hostages 2:00 Prime Suspect 3:00 National News Now 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Lunar Excitation 7:30 RBT 8:30 Hostages 9:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Helpless 10:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: CSI On Fire 11:30 Dallas 12:30 Extra 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Brand Developers 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: “America” (M a,s,v) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 TBA 11:15 Travel Unravelled 11:40 Cougar Town: Flirting With Time - When buyers show interest in Grayson’s house, the crew is quick to judge their potential new neighbours. They also become nostalgic about when redneck Bobby and Jules first moved into the neighbourhood. Meanwhile, Wade returns home from Afghanistan early, but Laurie’s initial excitement quickly turns to fear when he becomes too clingy. 12:10 The Cult 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News
5:00 World News 1:00 James May’s Toy Stories 2:00 Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 The Dales With Ade Edmondson 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero 8:35 24 Hours In Emergency: Love And Pain 9:30 Borgen 10:35 World News Australia 11:05 Prisoners Of War: The Notebook - Haim tries to extract more details on Operation Judas from Ze’ev, and together they work on cracking the code that Atar and Jamal used to communicate with each other. 12:10 Movie: “The Singer” (PG) - In French. Gérard Depardieu stars as Alain, an aging dance hall singer infatuated with Marion, a guarded and wary beauty half his age. When Alain discovers Marion is a real estate agent, he seeks her out, pretending to be a house-buyer. 2:10 Weatherwatch Overnight
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CROSSWORD No. 176
SUDOKU No. 176
SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) An amusing incident at work will help to cheer you up. Your attitude towards the person concerned may change as a result of this event. Romance. You and your mate won’t feel like going out this evening. Enjoy a nice quiet dinner at home and spend time lounging on the sofa.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Your new exercise plan may not be getting you the results you had expected. Be sure to change up your routine to maximize the beneﬁts. Romance. Your partner will be thrilled with your recent improvements. Don’t be surprised if they ask to join you on your next jog.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)
You will need to spend some time by yourself this week. Use this time to gather your thoughts, meditate and clear any clutter. Romance. You might feel that your relationship is getting a little stale at the moment. Spending time apart may make your hearts grow fonder.
AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) You will have a very clear idea of what you want, but unless you are able to explain your needs to other people, there will be confusion. Romance. You could meet someone new through a connection with an old acquaintance. Don’t name-drop. No one likes to listen to that.
PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) Overall, everything should be going very well between you and your colleagues. Things run the smoothest when everyone knows their role. Romance. A quiet evening at home with your partner may not end up quite as placidly as it began! Don’t plan to sleep until very late!
ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) Changes to your diet will soon have a beneﬁcial effect. It may be a while before you see the full beneﬁts, however. Don’t give up! Romance. You need a chance to relax after some recent stress and should make the most of an unplanned get-together with your partner.
FINDWORD No. 176 A LAUGH WITH LOTSA
TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) So long as your boss takes your feelings into consideration, things should go well at work. Implementation of new strategies will help things immensely. Romance. Your partner may be jealous because you have been paying too much attention to your work. Ease their fears.
GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) You will be surprised what a difference a few kind words make. This will be an excellent time to make up for a recent disappointment. Romance. A small improvement to your home environment will start to have a positive impact on your relationship. Continue to make little changes.
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CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Something which you value highly may be slightly damaged this week. While you may be upset about this, it is important to keep things in perspective. Romance. Working with your partner on a joint project will give you both the chance to understand each other better.
LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)
It is possible that you will end up being trapped by an acquaintance. Your suspicions will be aroused by a chance comment; which you must not ignore. Romance. A conﬂict of interest between you and your partner will have to be resolved amicably. Work through this together.
VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
wanting to win is.
SOLUTIONS No. 176
Don’t push aside a recent idea. You may have several trial-and-error moments, but eventually things will come together. Romance. It may be difﬁcult to make relationship progress without some sensible advice. A friend will help to put you in touch with the right person.
LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)
You may ﬁnd it difﬁcult to concentrate on work which you don’t really enjoy. Your will-power will not be very strong this week! Get some rest and begin again. Romance. Don’t allow yourself to simply settle in your current relationship. Make sure you have the best that you deserve!
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Tagai Sec Pink Ladies
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TIVA presentation night to be a hit By MATILDA LOBAN
Men’s Finalists Lions and Trojans.
THE local volleyball community will have a chance to share in each other’s company again since leaving the volleyball court, this Friday November 29. Teams are invited to attend the annual formal presentation night since Thursday Island Volleyball Association kicked it off last year. The Mixed, Open Ladies’ and Men’s divisional teams along with guests are invited to an official presentation of the 2013 All Season’ competition. So if you’re not doing anything Friday night come on down to the Federal Beer Garden for the TIVA Presentation Party from 9pm and pay $5 for a good time with beats from Dj Mugai and Dj Jake. Congratulations to all the participating teams: LADIES: Dynamites, Pink Ladies, Aces, Nek Minnit. MEN: Spartans, Lions and Trojans. MIXED: Tagai-Sec, Hornets, Gedem, Hit and Run, Superstars and Lightning Spikers; and especially those that made it through to the finals of the ‘All season’ competition, which had the following results: Mixed Division Season Champions: Lighting Spikers Season Runners-up: Superstars
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Islanders star in Mossman carnival win By ALF WILSON TORRES Strait Islanders Mark Dau, Keith Pabai and Elia Ware played leading roles for the Yarrabah Seahawks
team which won the won the grand final at the Mossman All Blacks rugby league carnival in one of the most-exciting deciders of the year. Scores in the final
between Yarrabah and Mossman had been deadlocked 22-all at full-time and then after a further two, five-minute periods of golden point. QRL Northern
Division Regional Coordinator David Maiden said that it was an exciting game. “They had it in the rules that if they were still tied after two periods of five-minute golden point time then the first try scorer was declared the winner which was Yarrabah,” Maiden said. Ware, who scored a brilliant try in the Seahawks’ 28-22 semi final win over Julaymba, said the trio were proud Torres Strait Islanders. “It was great to be part of the winning team,” he said. Six teams competed at the November 9 and 10 carnival at the Mossman Showgrounds in far north Queensland. The other sides were Knights, Mudgindigi Warriors, Cooktown and Julaymba. Points after the qualifying rounds were: Mossman 23.5, Yarrabah
19, Julaymba 14.5, Knights 11.5, Mudgindingi Warriors 6, Cooktown 0. T h e player of the carnival was Mossman utility Dan Sagigi. In the semi finals Ya r r a b a h beat Julaymba 28-22 and and Mossman thrashed Knights 54-0. It has been a great season for Yarrabah which also won the recent All Blacks carnival in Gordonvale and was runner up at the Ipswich Murri Knockout to Southern Dingoes.
ABOVE: Keith Pabai and Mark Dau with the dreadlocks. RIGHT: Elia Ware at the Mossman All Blacks carnival.
Patrick Mills flying the Aussie flag at the recent U.S. grand prix. Posting on his Twitter account, Patrick said: “Flew the flag as promised for Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo at the Grand Prix in Austin. Well done Aussies!” Webber finished third behind Red Bull teammate Sebestian Vettel and Romain Grosjean in second, while Ricciardo finished 11th.
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