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10 - 16 March 2014 • Thursday Island • • • Edition No. 1106 • $2.00 inc. GST

Women talking straight in the Strait

OXFAM’s regional Strait Talk summit on Thursday Island last week allowed women from various islands in the Torres Strait to sit down and talk about women’s issues and how women can be better represented in politics. Report, Page 3. >> Pictured above: Gladys Nawia, Josie Nawia, Lisa Lui, Samoa Tomsand, Isobel Ware, Josephine Gela, Millicent Aniba, Elizabeth Binjuda, Georgina Binjuda, Florence Mait, Petrine Sauders, Delizah Levi, Florie Lui, Agnes Fox, Karrina Nolan, Michelle Deshong, Mahalia Unicomb, Betty Tekahika, Mary Ward, Rita Kaitap, Eunice Baker, Margaret Cowley, Laura Wren and Darlene Fell.

Warraber Airport among the world’s most-stunning WARRABER Island Airport has been shortlisted by a panel of travel industry experts for a poll of the world’s most-stunning airport approaches. It’s the only Australian airport on the shortlist of 37, which covers airports of all types and sizes. Others on the shortlist include Los Angeles LAX; St Maarten in the Caribbean; London City Airport; Rio De Janiero and Cape Town. Votes from travel fans will now decide this year’s Top 10 global airport approaches from

this shortlist - with the airport that receives the most votes named the world’s most-stunning landing 2014, after the poll closes at the end of March. Winners in previous years include St Maarten in the Caribbean and Barra, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Fans of Warraber Island can find the voting page and further information at http://www.


Hostel closure due to flooding By AARON SMITH CANON Boggo Pilot Hostel, which provides boarding accommodation for secondary students to attend High School on Thursday Island, closed suddenly last month. Continued Page 2. >>


Canon Boggo Pilot Hostel closure due to flooding From Page 1 The resident students were relocated to Kawiz Meta boarding house and AHL’s Jumula Dubbins Hostel. Sources to the Torres News said that the hostel, which is operated by Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL), was not operating at satisfactory standards and hence it was closed. Joyce Wallis, AHL’s Regional Manager in Queensland, denies these allegations are true and said that the reason for the closure was due to storm damage on February 18 “There have been no complaints lodged through our National Complaints Line relating to the Canon Boggo Pilot facility in the last 12 months,” Ms Wallis said. “Residents, their families, staff or the general public are able to make complaints to the AHL National Complaints Line by telephone or email. “AHL treats all complaints and concerns as a priority and works with complainants to achieve a satisfactory resolution within 10-30 days, depending on the complexity of the complaint.” An established institution on Thursday Island, Canon Boggo

Pilot Hostel provides 36 beds for school-aged children attending high school. Severe storm flooding on February 18 meant the AHL was forced to temporarily close Canon Boggo Pilot Hostel at short notice. “ Tw e n t y - o n e s t u d e n t s i n residence were affected by the temporary closure. AHL has taken all necessary steps to ensure the safety of our students, 17 of whom have been temporarily relocated to Kawiz Meta community operated boarding facility, while four are with a Senior Houseparent at AHL’s Jumula Dubbins Hostel,” Ms Wallis. “We cannot reopen the hostel until the storm damage has been repaired and the safety of our students and staff is assured. “We have assessed the damage and have initiated a process to undertake priority repairs.” There were several safety issues after the storm damage where severe weather conditions accelerated the deterioration of windows, doors and electrical issues that were already scheduled for repair under new Australian Government funding to undertake refurbishments at nine of AHL’s hostels across Australia.

AHL will pay the boarding costs at Kawiz Meta from the Abstudy allocations received for each student. “AHL has engaged an architect who has visited the site and assessed what works need to be immediately undertaken,” Ms Wallis said. “We have reallocated our food orders for Canon Boggo to both Kawiz Meta and Jumula Dubbins

in order to cater for our students and not place additional burden on either Kawiz or Jumula. “Our staff are working closely with students to minimise the

emotional impact of the disruption to their routine.” It is expected students will be able to return to the hostel in time for Term Two commencement.

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‘Strait’-talking women in the Torres Strait

Florie Lui.

Josie Nawia.

By AARON SMITH LAST week woman from around the Torres Strait and the NPA converged on Thursday Island to sit down for the Straight Talk Regional Gathering, presented by Oxfam, where over 27 Islander woman discussed issues they face. The women ranged in age from 19 to 76 and last time one of these meetings was held in the region was back in 2012. Karrina Nolan, the head of Oxfam Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Program, was one of the facilitators of the meeting. “Straight Talk means so many things and it is different every time

and place that we do it, but it’s really an opportunity for women to come together, communicate and learn some new tools to be effective within their communities in making positive change,” Ms Nolan said. “It’s also about learning how the political system works , how all the different levels of government work, and how to target and lobby the right people to bring about change.” One of the things the women were discussing is how to get more women represented in local government in the region, as it stands now there are only three councillors in the TSRA and none in the TSIRC or the Torres Shire Council. “We were looking at what are

Betty Tekahika. the barriers for women to enter politics in this region, as well as balancing family responsibilities. Also this meeting has seen us discuss more grassroots issues they face in their communities,” Ms Nolan said. Ms Nolan said some of the issues that all the women expressed were based around domestic violence and respect Florie Lui, from Iama Island who attended the meeting said: “I am new to this workshop, as this is my first time. “It’s been a good experience and I have learnt a lot, such as how to approach issues in my community. I would like to work on youth, getting them off the streets and providing

Florence Mait. entertainment in the community.” Josie Nawia, for Moa’s Kubin community, said: “I have gained experience as a straight talker and learnt much about how to be a leader in my community. “I have learned about how politics works and everything under that umbrella and how we can get involved in local, state and federal levels. Many islanders lack this knowledge and are being left behind. Straight Talk has inspired me that women can put their hands up. “ Betty Tekahika, from Thursday Island, said: “I hope to see better outcomes for women. I would like to see more women attend forums like this to empower us. Women

play a big role in the community and that needs to be recognized. I think that the next time Straight Talk come up here that they get out to the outer islands as they often miss out, youth, young mums and elderly ladies out there need to have this opportunity. “We are very lucky here on Thursday Island as we get access to these opportunities, but the outer islands miss out.” Florence Mait, from Horn Island, said: “I learned about how to identify problems in my community and how we can solve them and also understanding how politics works and the role politicians play in parliament . It was also great to network with the other ladies.”

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1. In DNA, which base does guanine pair with? 2. Which chemical element in the periodic table has the symbol, Pb? 3. Does black tea contain more caffeine than green tea? 4. Romundina is thought to be one of the first fish to develop which feature? 5. True or false – metals expand when heated?

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URAB and Zogo Tudi Dancers from two sister islands of Poruma and Warraber, kulkalgal nations, attended Clancestry at Brisbane’s Southbank from February19-23. Clancestry is an annual festival celebrating the arts and cultural practices of the world’s First Nations Peoples hosted by Queensland Performing Art Centre (QPAC). The Urab and Zogo Tudi Dancers joined 20 other indigenous dance teams from around the country to share and showcase and retold traditional stories and history through traditional songs and dance.

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1. TIn DNA, guanine pairs with cytosine. 2. Lead has the chemical symbol Pb. 3. Yes. Black tea generally contains more caffeine than green tea. But it also depends on how you brew it! 4. Romundina is thought to be one of the first fish to develop a jaw. 5. True – Most metals expand when heated. However, sometimes metals will contract when heated. For example, plutonium at 300 degrees will shrink when heated.


Nineteen community residents from Poruma and Warraber Island were joined by Poruma’s and Warraber’s five residential students undertaking further education within the Brisbane areas of Ipswich and Toowoomba and interstate of Sydney NSW and Yulara Ayers Rock at this festival. Buthu Lagau Saral Torres Strait Islander Corporation are cultural organisation on Poruma Island secured funding from the Torres Strait Island Regional Council from both division of Poruma and Warraber Island as well as from the Culture, Arts and Heritage Program of the Torres Strait Island Regional Authority. Continued Page 18. >>

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Thursday Island renal unit not ready until later in year DESPITE ‘opening’ to the public in November, 2013, the new Community Wellness Centre (CWC) at Thursday Island Hospital has yet to have an operational nurse-assisted renal unit. And it is not expected to be running until much later in the year. The reason for the delay is not as some rumours circulating suggest that the CWC has inadequate water pressure. Torres Strait-Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service Acting Chief Executive Philip Davies said water pressure system is more than adequate. “There is absolutely NO truth to the claim that the water pres-

sure in the new Community Wellness Centre is not adequate for the operation of the dialysis machines in the proposed new Thursday Island renal dialysis unit.” Mr Davies said the commissioning of some of the specialised equipment in the new dialysis unit - such as the reverse osmosis unit which will further clean, filter and sterilise town water before being used by the dialysis machines - is expected to be finalised this month. Finalising the details of the proposed model of care at the Thursday Island dialysis unit also needs to be done before it can be opened.

Then specialised staff will then need to be recruited. Mr Davies said at the CWC is anticipated to initially begin operations with three chairs and then build up gradually to its full capacity of nine chairs as demand grows. Eventually, as many as 12 chairs could be accommodated. “The new Thursday Island unit will ensure that many renal patients in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula who require, or choose, nurse-assisted dialysis no longer need to move to Cairns or elsewhere for regular treatment,” Mr Davies said. “They will be able to have their treatment on Thursday Island.”

Community parade at last November’s opening of the CWC at the Thursday Island Hospital.

Harry Seriat talks with David Kempton and Simone Kolaric at the opening of the CWC in November last year.

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David Bosun Snr and Moses Kaitap in the Tropical North Queensland TAFE welding workshop as part of the construction course undertaken by nine tradies from Kubin Village, Moa Island. KUBIN Villagers from Moa Island on Moa Island and begin work on are training at Tropical North houses for their own community,” Queensland TAFE (TNQT) to gain Mr Riley said skills to enable them to construct “People participating in the transportable houses back in their course are being given a sense of island homeland. pride and purpose that they are Nine students from Moa Island learning skills that will benefit have already learnt some basic themselves and fellow islanders.” carpentry, construction, plumbing Fabrication teacher at TNQT and electrical skills and now at Justin Drew said the students from TNQT they are about to learn arc Kubin Village were keen to learn more construction trades. welding. “From a teacher’s point of view The arc welding course they are participating in at TNQT will it is always a pleasure to instruct provide them with another skill students who want to learn and necessary to build transportable know they will be able to put their and Force 10 houses on Moa Island new-found skills to good use,” Mr for their employer Bryant (Qld) Drew said. “Some in the group are maturePty Ltd. TNQT Engineering and Auto- aged and obviously welcome the motive Business Manager Brad opportunity to master arc welding Riley said that working in partner- fabrication techniques specific to ship with Bryant (Qld) Pty Ltd has the site conditions they will find been very beneficial for the students on their island. in building on their existing skills, “Moa Island will soon have knowledge and experience. some very skilled construction “Once these nine students have workers who will be trained and completed their arc welding course ready to make a difference to their they will return to Kubin Village community.”


Second round of coxswain students graduate By AARON SMITH THE Torres Strait Marine Pathways Project celebrated its second round of Coxwain Grade 1 and Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 graduates with a dinner and presentations, on Saturday, March 1, at the Federal Hotel, Thursday Island. Fourteen graduates successfully completed their Certificate II Coxswains and Marine Engine Driver qualifications while another completed their Level II Coxswains certificate. It provides them with nationally accredited qualifications for operation of commercial vessels and included commercial vessel operation, development of safety management systems and a range of skills based learning activities. Adrian Davidson, from AMSA, who was the evening’s MC described this new course on offer in the region as “a unique, world-class qualification,” that has resulted from a partnership between AMSA, the Australian Maritime College, the TRSA, Queensland Police, the Queensland Government and the National Maritime Safety Authority of PNG. “The stars have aligned and allowed us to do something very special creating this program that’s been made possible by the amazing support of not just the agencies involved but also the community,” Mr Davidson

said. “Like the days of the old pearling industry, which was second to none in the world, I think with programs like this we can create a similar era for the maritime industry in the Torres Strait and my tiny part in getting this up will be the greatest milestone of my career.” Graduate Maluwap Nona spoke on behalf of all the students, mentioning how the recent High Court decision granting traditional fishers the right to native title of fishing grounds was the end of a long road to self determination, something this course also offered Torres Strait Islanders. “I will take you back in history to understand the significance of today. “Magistrate John Douglas (Stationed on Thursday Island in 1885), once said of the people of the Torres Strait, These are British subjects and we should treat them as citizens. They do not need management, they need resources.” “Then we jump to 2007 when

Students Lui Aaron Bon, Mark Pearson, Frank Loban, Joseph Des David, Maluwap Nona, Hassan Nona, Julohn Wigness, Dennis Passi, Patrick Mai, Isaac Gee, Mark David, Richard Sailor, Ted Mosby, Joey Josia Laifoo, with Course coordinator Jarrod Weaving and tutors Ruth Findlater and Paul Brown. LEFT: Maluwap Nona. RIGHT: Adrian Davidson. “The Marine Pathways Project h a v e Prime Minister Rudd p a s s e d l e g i s l a t i o n helps develop skills and the capability n o w recognizing the UN’s of Torres Strait Islander and Abo- won podeclaration of Indigenous riginal people to operate commercial s i t i o n s rights, allowing our self determination vessels in maritime industries. as TSRA rangers. “The project has already seen a to become a reality.” “These new graduates will now be TSRA Chairman Mr Joseph Elu number of employment outcomes for qualified to find similar types of work, believes this program is a fantastic past graduates such as Koeygab Pabai or even better consider establishing outcome, as the training would who is now the master of a Rebel and operating their own business in provide employment pathways for Ferry operated vessel, Tanya Takai- fisheries or tourism, a pathway that work in marine based industries, with Bowie who is a leading deckhand on would contribute to the economic outcomes already achieved from a the Elizabeth E II, and in this latest development of individuals, comclass Aaron Bon and Isaac Ghee who munities and the region.” previous course.

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Of My Big Mama (Biggie) Josephine Ann BowiePerry. Passed away March 5, 2013. Hi Biggy, it’s me Justin, I really wish I was there to hold your hands through that period. With Aunty Bonnie and Lilly-Jane with you it really sadden me, that we the family wasn’t there. I know Papa Ron and your close Friends were there. I just want you to know that you are a very Special Person in my heart, and I am very greatful that you have been there for me with almost every milestone of mine. I will and always cherish the times and conversations we had. I Love and miss you Very much Big Mama. God Keep you in His Care. Leut. Beimop Justin Tapim MD. RAN.

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Third Tuesday of the month. Torres Shire Council monthly meeting, Council Chambers TI 9am. Every Thursday: TI Bowls Club Social Games from 6pm.

MARCH Tue 11. Women's Health Clinic RFDS visiting Bamaga. Sun 16. HIRRA monthly meeting at centre 2 - 4pm. Mon 17 - Wed 19. Eyedentity Optometrists visiting Badu Island. Thu 20. National Close the Gap Day. Thu 20 - Fri 21. Eyedentity Optometrists visiting Mabuiag Island. Fri 21. Harmony Day. Sat 22. Mini markets, PKA Hall, TI, 9am-noon. Sat 22. Harmony garden 7th Birthday and Mini Market 12noon to 4pm Horn Island Tagai Campus site. Mon 24 - Tue 25. Eyedentity Optometrists visiting St Paul. Wed 26 - Thu 27. Eyedentity Optometrists visiting Kubin.

APRIL Sat 5. Mini markets, PKA Hall, TI, 9am-noon. Fri 7 - Sat 9. Life Giving Rally Warraber Island. Fri 18. Good Friday. Sat 19. Mini markets, PKA Hall, TI, 9am-noon. Sat 19. Easter Saturday. Mon 21. Easter Monday. Fri 25. Anzac Day

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What! More plans for the TSIRC region IN reference to Torres News Edition 1102 advertisement on page 6, TSIRC IS PREPARING A DRAFT PLAN on development and infrastructures in the TSIRC region. As a concerned citizen, I would like to know what has happened to the Regional Development Plan of similar nature, compiled by the TSRA, TSIRC and TSC through community consultation in 2009. The RDP was designed to address the needs of our region current, and for the next 20 years. I knew that there were over 60 recommendations from Iama from that consultation, capturing jobs, training, business venture, infrastructures, residential subdivision, vacant land, cultural sites and so forth. Why is there a need for more consultation? Why is that when we have ‘the changing of the guards’ we get to do costly repeats of what has already been done before? Our people should not be insulted in such a way, by asking them the same very questions on these same very topics

Injinoo man, son get into trouble in Coral Sea By AARON SMITH AN INJINOO man and his 13-year-old son got into trouble late on Saturday March 1, when their dinghy ran out of fuel south of Jackey Jackey River, NPA. Acting Sergeant of Thursday Island Water Police Sgt Mitchell Gray said: “They were due to return at 4pm, but they rang their family at 6pm and said the tides were a bit bit wrong, and that they would come back later. “That was the only contact until their EPIRB went off at midnight. As it was a registered EPIRB, we sent the Bamaga police to their home and that’s where it was confirmed we had an overdue dinghy.” A satellite located their position 10 nautical miles south of the Escape River in the Coral Sea. The registered EPIRB was then turned off and an unregistered EPIRB switched on. “At first we thought we had two SARs occurring, until the satellite did another pass and confirmed it was the same vessel,” Sgt Gray said. Two police vessels were tasked to the scene as well as a Dornier Aircraft, which located them early Sunday morning, March 2, the police vessel from Thursday Island, with Sgt Gray reached them by around 5:30am.

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year in and year out. In these sad economic times we need to be cautiously mindful of the costs involved in duplication, funds should be wisely spent on developments rather on another unnecessary report. I believe our people are being over - consulted, confused and frustrated, with hardly any progress seen on development, especially housing. In my experience, I hold no animosity towards TSIRC, but have genuine concerns on certain decisions making that could have adverse outcomes for present and future generation. If TSIRC could stop reinventing the FerrisWheel we might possibly start going forward somehow. The plan is already in place built upon that, the challenge is to make it happen now. Eso, Simeon Makie Iamalaig Email:


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“The boat owner only took 20 litres of fuel and only planned to stay in the river system. He then changed his mind and went further than he ever had before, didn’t plan his fuel use and ran out,” Sgt Gray said. Due to the poor planning by the boat owner, as well as going out in bad weather, with monsoonal storms coming in, resulted in him being issued with a notice to appear for unsafe operation of a vessel. “Once again, it comes down to planning your trip, telling someone where you are going and when you are expected back home, tacking appropriate equipment and that your EPIRB is registered to yourself,” Sgt Gray said. Also last week Thursday Island Water Police issued 28 marine

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infringements in seven days, which were all related to vessels being unregistered and/or without safety equipment. Sgt Gray said that this should be a reminder to all boat users and considering considering the price of the the fine at $220, it’s only $80 to register a dinghy and life jackets are just $40 each. ASMA sells EPIRBs for $200 and flares are not expensive. “It seems to be a complacency issue, just because it’s never happened before, doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen, it’s no different from car accidents, you still put your seatbelt on, just in case you do have an accident, you carry safety gear just in case you have an accident on the water,” Sgt Gray said.


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The publishers of the Torres News acknowledge the Kaurareg Nation, upon whose land the Torres News makes its home. We pay our sincere respects to the elders and the peoples of the Torres Strait and NPA, across whose traditional lands and seas we report. This newspaper is dedicated to recognising, preserving and promoting the traditional cultures and customs of the Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal peoples of this region.

Funding of the PDR IT is important when our Government makes an announcement in relation to major infrastructure spending in the electorate that it is reported for what it is and not misrepresented. The $10 million I recently announced for improvements to the Peninsula Development Road comes after many months of intense lobbying. These funds will be applied toward the sealing of about 25km of road as part of a long term strategy to upgrade it. A strategy, that never mattered to the previous Government. Premier Campbell Newman never promised $40 million funding for infrastructure in Cape York. Prior to the Federal election the ALP promised to spend $250 million in Cape York, dependent upon the State putting in $40 million which we never promised and frankly didn’t have. Warren Entsch and the coalition have now committed $210 million to Cape York infrastructure, money that is not dependent upon the State putting up funds. I am pushing for an upgrade of the McLeod River crossing and fighting hard for funds to upgrade Rifle Creek, both sadly neglected by Labor for 20 years. In the end it comes down to the availability of funding, Labor left us with a debt of $14, for every man woman and child in this State. Not everyone is happy with the intended upgrades but my commitment to my electorate is that it will look a lot better in 12 months’ time than it did, when I took this seat two years ago. Sincerely, David Kempton Member for Cook

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Forum told re-location for some low-lying islands Ted Nai, TSIRC member for Masig, believed the region faces unprecedented challenges, but remains optimistic. “It’s a big task, and the key is education. “We need to work smarter and think together

to make the big difference needed. We need to present one clear message and create a strategy we all work together on, all working on it from different angles. “We will never win this game unless we come

together as a team and this is a very serious game.” John Whap talked of how we need both a “discussion point and an action point. We need to be tactful,smarter and well timed like an island dance.”

AIR CHARTER Flown in Single or Twin engined Aircraft TSIRC Mayor Fred Gela addresses the group. By AARON SMITH A SMALL gathering of concerned members of the Torres Strait community gathered at the PKA Hall last Monday to discuss the problems the region will face as sea levels rise and coastal inundation continues. In an event organised by the Goodness Inc, Friends of the Earth, Brisbane and sponsored by the Australian National Commission of UNESCO, various community members voiced their very real concerns

and aspirations of how to deal with the uncertain environmental future. TSIRC Mayor Fred Gela said at the gathering that it was vital we protect now Torres Strait’s assets and people, and, that at some point, some populations on low-lying islands may have to be relocated. And despite upcoming plans for seawall construction and repair, “if a massive glacier melt does happen, then we will have to go back to the drawing board.” Mr Gela, while excited at the recent news

of Federal Government promising seawall funding, there is much more to be done. “Once a funding agreement has been executed, we will be door knocking again on both the State and Federal government for more . . . as this is only a drop in the ocean of what we need to prepare.” Tom Sebasio, who hosted the event, said: “We are human beings and we have a voice, it is vital we continue to talk about this. This is only the start of the conversation” Robert ‘Bongo’ Sagigi

said: “Here we go again. “We need to get this conversation outside of Australia, to get the word out and take it all the way to the UN. “We need to put the Australian Government on notice. I will start making some noise.” Mr Sagigi suggested the Torres Strait should form its own political party to tackle this issue and that of sovereignty, suggesting tariffs on the ocean liners that pass through the region should be given to the region for self management.

Some Thursday Island Street names Shine a Light On our history

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This image shows part of the main business area of Thursday Island in around 1895, with the streets as yet unsealed and the well-known Royal Hotel clearly visible in the foreground. By BRIAN RANDALL THE area now comprising the central area of Thursday Island was originally called Port Kennedy, in honour of the former Governor of Queensland, Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy. However, over time, the name Thursday Island became more commonly used as the alternative to the name Port Kennedy. The first formal land survey, with the laying out of the town and its streets, was undertaken in the late 1870s, with the approval for the first sale of town lots, being given on January 29, 1878. The actual sale auction was conducted on April 23, 1878, at which time two of the lots were purchased by the town’s first storekeepers, E.L. Brown and Robert Raff. At this first sale however, more than half the lots were to remain unsold, with the town growing quite slowly during this early period. The names given to the streets at the time of this first sale reflected the colony’s prominent or well-known politicians and civil servants. Chester Street was

named for Henry Chester, the island’s first police magistrate. Jardine Street was named for either John Jardine, the first police magistrate at Somerset or Frank, his son, who was also a Somerset police magistrate. Normanby Street was named for the Marquis of Normanby, former Governor of Queensland, with St. Johns Street named for H. St. John Wood, the surveyor who had laid out the town. Douglas Street was named in honour of Sir John Douglas, Premier of Queensland from 1877 to 1879 and Victoria Street named in honour of Queen Victoria, the then reigning monarch. Blackall Street bears the name of Colonel Samuel Wensley Blackall, Governor of Queensland, who served from 1868 to 1871. Pearl Street was appropriately named for the pearl industry, one of Thursday Island’s most important industries. Finally, Tully Street bears the name of William Adcock Tully, who was the then Under-Secretary of the Queensland Department of Lands and Surveyor-General.

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CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY DESPITE the driving rain, some dedicated residents of Thursday Island braved the elements to help keep Australia beautiful on Sunday March 2.

ABOVE LEFT: Deanne Mosby, Makalya Mosby, Lashontae Mosby, Shemmy Ahmat and Cecilia Utah. ABOVE CENTRE: Snr Sgt Jamie Horn. ABOVE RIGHT: Tom Horn with Jemma and Callum McNicoll. RIGHT: The Evans Family help Shire Council load up their rubbish bags. BELOW: Dorothy Hogan.

Hubba Bubbas (QLD GOVT HUB Public Servants and Family ) onp Bach Beach, Thursday Island.

RIGHT: Tony Lynch and Daynor Tyress. LEFT: Bill Cuthbertson. BELOW LEFT: Joanne Impell and Alex Lyrell. BELOW: The ‘Friday Island beachcombers’ collected approximately 40 bags and lots of other debris. RIGHT: Sara Hillier and Anne Bani. BELOW RIGHT: Inspector David Lacey.

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our community 51 Battalion drill on dinghy emergency procedures

THURSDAY Island’s 51 Battalion got the combat boots and camo gear wet with a dip at Bayo Beach last week. They were drilling how to upturn a capsized dinghy, along with other on the water skills.

This one is unique:Nola

Move to raise Age Pension age limit is ‘ill considered’ OLDER Australians have warned Treasurer Joe Hockey off any move to raise the Age Pension age following public comments made recently. Mr Hockey has told media : “. . . the age pension, when it was introduced in the early 1900s, life expectancy was 55. Today, life expectancy is 85 and yet the pension starts at 65.” Media reports have suggested the government may be seriously considering raising the pension age above 67 years. The Age Pension age is already gradually rising from age 65 and by 2023 the Age Pension age will be 67. National Seniors Australia Chief executive Michael O’Neill said any move to raise the Age Pension age would be ill considered. “Without tackling mature age unemployment first, government will be shifting people from one form of welfare to another,” he said.

Nola Page took this photo at Hospital Point on Thursday Island, February 27: “I’ve lived here most of my life and never tire of snapping pictures of sunsets - I have hundreds. But this one is unique.”

Summer season ending George's Garden Tips THE summer season is ending with moderate rainfalls giving green life to the islands. This is a good time to fertilise plants after they have been given a good dose of nitrogen from the rain. Fertiliser bags generally have a ratio reading of N-P-K labelled on the fertiliser bag. These are scientific elements for: N - Nitrogen, is for the leaves P - Phosphorus, is for the roots K - Potassium, is for the flowers and fruit At this time of year, the place goes green from rainfall and you see leaves and grass growing well, but not the flowers or fruit. So, fertilise your plants with little or no Nitrogen (N), little or no Phosphorus (P) and plenty of Potassium (K) for flowers and fruit. An example of a fertiliser bag may read N-P-K (30-10-0) which indicates plants such as lettuce where Nitrogen is needed more than Phosphorus and no Potassium is required. ABOVE: Community Garden Day - St A complete fertiliser may have Pauls - fresh produce, a ratio of N-P-K (30-10-40) which RIGHT: Active lifestyle demonstrated by would be for fruits, vegetables and a community elder in the garden flowering plants.

There are three main fertiliser applications: (1) liquid fertiliser for quick uptake; George Saveka is Torres Strait’s Regional Landcare Facilitator with the Torres Strait (2) dry fertiliser types that Regional Authority Land and Sea Management Unit. George coordinates the Torres Strait kick in a little later; and (3) Sustainable Horticulture Program supporting communities and groups with information time release or slow release and advice for their own community gardens. healthy lifestyles initiatives across the The next TSRA Common Funding fertiliser that releases the fertiliser over a period of time and Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Round opens in March 2014 for Area region. activities commencing from 1 July conditions. Our program goal includes 2014. When buying fertilisers, practice improving the health of indigenous For further information, please reading the N-P-K ratio. This will give you an indication people living in the region through contact the TSRA office on 07 4069 of what is in the fertiliser. Also proactive healthy homes and lifestyle 0700 or visit the website, www.tsra. exercise your knowledge by reading initiatives. the whole label as it may also contain trace elements which are like key vitamins for your plants, for example, iron, calcium (helps root growth), magnesium (helps sugar formation), copper, molybdenum, zinc, boron and sulphur (helps green colour). The directions for the application rate of fertiliser are provided on the fertiliser bags by the manufacturer. If you are unable to fertilise your plants, then add compost or leaf litter after it has decomposed for the upcoming Autumn Season. Happy Gardening, George The TSRA Healthy Communities Program supports a number of Torres News 10 - 16 March 2014 Page 11

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TAGAI STATE COLLEGE Navigating YUMI to a successful future 31 Hargrave Street, Thursday Island,Q 4875

ATTENDANCE REPORT Term 1, Week 5 90% and above Attendance

I DO, WE DO, YOU DO. EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION Every teacher uses the explicit teaching model to design and deliver lessons through a series of supported steps – I Do, We Do, You Do.















We do – Here the students





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work with the teacher as more examples are practiced. This gives the students further opportunity to





I do - Teachers explain, model and demonstrate what is to be learned and how to think in this step. The “students’’ job is to watch and listen to the teacher carefully.

It’s how we teach.

be supported until they demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to move the final, independent step.

You do – the final step of the model where students have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery in the skill or knowledge by working independently The teacher is always checking for understanding throughout the lesson to gauge the level of understanding of the explicitly taught concept(s).



90% + Attendance

Campuses who achieved above 90%

Tagai School Council Membership process will be advised soon..


YOU DO e 12’S

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The Queensland Government is conducting its annual statewide survey of all students who completed Year 12 in 2013. The Next Step survey is a brief, confidential survey that gains a comprehensive picture of the employment, study and life choices made by Queensland school completers in the year after they finish Year 12. Between March and June, all our students who completed Year 12 last year can expect to receive instructions to complete a web-based survey or a telephone call from the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office to complete the survey. Please encourage them to take part. If their contact details have changed, please assist the interviewer with their updated details or forward the survey to their new address so they can participate. Thank you for your support of the Next Step survey in 2014.

For more information visit step/ or telephone toll free on 1800 068 587. Page 12 Torres News

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Badhulgaw Ngurpay Lag

GE Left to right Cara Peatfield, Erin Fedorniak, Lauren Dunford, Lisa Loban, Carol England

Badu Campus has gotten off to a good start for 2014. Enrolments are at 204 and 5 new staff (see photo) have joined us this year. All classrooms have been focused on getting routines and rules clear, beginning of year assessment done and getting all our groups organised for Guided Reading, Spelling Mastery, Cars and Stars and Number. All of these groups are now working well and student learning is forging ahead. Teacher aides have met and set expectations for 2014 and now have now done a self-reflection and assessment using those expectations. We have also done more professional development

Guided reading planning

on teaching reading through our Guided Reading groups. I want to congratulate all our Teacher Aides on the great job they are continuing to do this year. Thank you to all the community members and parents who have already been supporting our campus. We have had a great turn-up for the college consultation around the Independent Public School, our first P&C meeting and AGM and our leader’s parade where we had around 40 parents come and join us. We look forward to talking to every family this week about student PET plans

Reef Guardian schools project

We look forward to talking to every family this week about student “PET plans” Mer Eruer Uteb

Last week saw the induction of our new Mer Eruer Uteb leaders for 2014. Congratulations and

good luck for the year goes out to Our School captains are Jadah Aitken – Captain (Yr 7), Swana Salee – Vice Capt (yr 7) , Tagai Tapau - Captain (yr 6) and Gagee Barsa – Vice Capt (Yr 7).Our House Captains are Tyrese Sisa, Ediana Capt, and Sam-boy Passi , Adai Capt. Our new School Council is Ray Noah, April Tabo, Gedor Zaro, Maki Kubud, Norm Marou, Azaliah Salee Mr Tonon visited our school on Thursday and Friday with a special visitor, Timmy the Turtle from the Miss Sarah’s Yr1-3 class on Masig Island. They were visiting Miss Hayley’s Yr. 1-2 class and there special friend Leonardo the turtle. Photos and emails were exchanged between the classes. A very exciting adventure.

Congratulations and good luck “Leaders” & House Captains

Waybeni Buway Ngurpay Mudh Our Campus has been busy conducting “Guided Reading lessons”. Teachers’ Aides and Teachers are supporting students at our campus with reading and sight word games. Students are enjoying our listening post lessons as well.

Waybeni Campus Guided “Reading” Lesson Plans

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6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Irresistable” (M l,s,a,v) - Sophie is convinced that her husband’s beautiful co-worker, Mara, is stalking her. 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 9:40 The NRL Footy Show - Join Fatty Vautin, Michael Slater, Erin Molan, Beau Ryan and Darryl Brohman, along with the game’s biggest names for all the fun and all things footy in the show’s 21st year 10:40 Fat Tony & Co 11:40 The AFL Footy Show 1:30 Extra 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Doomsday Man” (M v,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 7:00 Home And Away 8:00 Tricked 9:00 Young, Lazy and Driving Us Crazy - With another housemate gone, the tension reaches boiling point and becomes too much for one of them. For others, there is a change on the horizon as they take to their new work placement which sees them flipping burgers. 10:00 Botched Up Bodies 11:00 TBA 12:00 Dr Oz 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today / 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Korean News 5:30 Football International: Germany Vs Chile 8:00 Weatherwatch 8:05 World News 1:00 One Born Every Minute 2:55 Luke Lguyen’s Greater Mekong Bitesize 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 Island Feast With Peter Kuruvita 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Mexican Fiesta With Peter Kuruvita 8:00 Gormet Farmer 8:30 Sicily Unpacked 9:35 Rectify: Drip, Drip (M v,a) - Daniel loses his grip on reality as he wrestles with life after Death Row. Unable to sleep, he spies on the house of the girl he allegedly murdered – the first in a long night of surreal and troubling events. 10:25 SBS World News Late 11:30 Thursday FC 12:00 Do You See What I See? 1:00 The Man Who Saved The World 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 1:00 Janet King 2:00 At The Movies 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Bed Of Roses 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News 6:00 Paralympic Highlights 6:30 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House? 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Would I Lie To You? 8:30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries - When a second body is found in a coffin just before it is to be buried, Blake is on the case. He knew the victim and won’t let the matter rest until he has answers. 9:30 Line Of Duty - Arnott is convinced Gates played a part in Jackie’s disappearance. 10:30 Lateline 11:10 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 11:40 Rage 5:30 Paralympic Highlights

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: “Wildcats” (M s,l) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 Football: Brisbane Broncos Vs North Queensland Cowboys 9:30 Football: South Sydney Rabbitohs Vs Manly Sea Eagles 11:30 Movie: “Every Which Way But Loose” (M v,s,l) - Clint Eastwood stars as an easygoing trucker with a loyal primate companion and a talent for fighting--which earns him money on the side as well as more than a few enemies--while he roams the American Southwest in search of the woman he loves. 1:50 Movie: “Times Square” (M a,l) - A modern generation gap story about a 13 year old girl who learns about life on her own when she teams up with a defiant anti-social child of the streets. 4:00 Brand Developers 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “First Shot” (M 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 Better Homes And Gardens 6:30 Football: Collingwood Vs Fremantle 10:00 Movie: “Good Morning Vietnam” - When the U.S. Army engages irreverent, nonconformist radio deejay Adrian Cronauer, it unleashes a secret, if unpredictable, weapon: laughter. Cronauer blasts the formerly serene, sanitized airwaves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humour and the hottest hits from back home. The G.I.s love him, but the top brass is up in arms. 12:30 Desperate Housewives 1:40 Celebrity Juice 2:30 Harry’s Practice 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 World News 1:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 Inspector Rex: Ice Time (Part 2) 2:30 NITV News Week In Review 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 Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Coast: The Riddle Of The Tides 8:35 Henry Viii’s Enforcer: The Rise And Fall Of Thomas Cromwell 9:35 As It Happened 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The Feed 11:30 Movie: “At A Glance” (M l,n,s,v) - In Italian. When art critic Pietro Lulli brings his significantly younger companion Gloria to an exhibition, he doesn’t realise that her admiration of the work by struggling sculptor Adrian will have such a lasting effect on her. The two immediately hit it off and Gloria soon becomes Adrian’s companion. 1:40 Movie: “Kurt Wallender: The Courier” (M n,v,l,d) 3:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage Guest Programmer 11:30 Australian Story 12:00 The Next Big Thing 1:00 Father Brown: The Devil’s Dust 2:00 Movie: “Best Of The Badmen” (PG) 3:30 Movie: “Slaughter Trail” (PG) 5:00 Walk On The Wild Side 5:30 Devil Island: Devil Dynasty 6:00 Paralympic Highlights 6:30 Hello Birdy: Travellers 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doc Martin 8:20 Midsomer Murders - A series of murders in Midsomer St Claire seem to be inspired by macabre images on a medieval fresco recently discovered in the church crypt. But who is responsible and why? 9:50 The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab: Based on the novel by Fergus Hulme in which a man is murdered in 19th century Melbourne. The investigation uncovers a trail of secrets and scandal spreading from opium dens and brothels to the cream of society. 11:30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 12:05 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage / 5:30 Paralympic Highlights

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 10:00 Danoz Direct 11:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 12:00 The Middle 12:30 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 4:00 The Bottom Line 4:30 South Aussi With Cosi 5:00 Your 4x4 5:30 Getaway 6:00 National News Saturday 7:00 The Block: Fans Vs Faves Unlocked - Join Shelley Craft and see all the funniest behind the scenes from another week of renovating. See how the kitchens are progressing and get the inside scoop from judges Neale, Shaynna and Darren. 7:40 TBA 9:40 Movie: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows” (M v) - Sherlock Holmes is back with his sidekick Dr. Watson. They once again join forces to outwit and bring down an adversary that even has Sherlock doubting himself, the cunning Professor Moriarty. 12:15 Movie: “Mirrors” (AV v,h,l) 2:20 Movie: “Divine Madness” (M l,s) 4:00 Brand Developes 5:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo / 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 12:00 TBA 1:00 Movie: “Pixel Perfect” (G) Roscoe is a typical teenager who attends school, is tech-savvy and enjoys listening to his best friend, Samantha’s band. When the band flounders because they don’t have the right image, Roscoe experiments with some technology and concocts a holographic star named ‘Loretta Modern’ for the band. With Samantha’s musical talents and Loretta fronting the band, they become an overnight sensation. 3:00 TBA 5:30 Gold Coast Vs Richmond 10:00 TBA 2:00 Desperate Housewives: Susan must decide whether she will comply with her art teacher’s request, and Gaby finds herself without parent volunteers for her first outing as president of the PTA. 3:00 Harry’s Practice 3:30 It’s Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dr Oz: Belly Blasting Supplements - Get answers to your health questions from Dr Oz and other leading doctors, hospitals, associations and authors.

5:00 World News 1:00 The Emperor’s Secret Garden 2:05 Lenny Henry: Finding Shakespeare 3:00 Steve Schapiro: An Eye On American Icons 4:00 A Season At The Juillard School New York 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Mexican Fiesta With Peter Kuruvita 5:35 Treasures Decoded 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 The Great Serengeti 8:30 The Story Of The Jews 9:30 Movie: “Rampart” (MA s,l) - Sandy George presents this Australian premiere film as part of SBS’s American Indie Season: Los Angeles, 1999. Vietnam vet and Rampart Precinct cop Dave Brown is the last of the renegade law enforcers, working to take care of his family and struggling for his own survival. Brown is dedicated to doing “the people’s dirty work” and asserting his own unique brand of justice. 11:30 Movie: “Priceless” (M l) - In French. 1:25 Diary Of A Teenage Nudist 2:25 Movie: “Ricky” (M s,l,n) - In French. 4:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Rage 7:30 Asia Pacific Focus 8:00 Weekend Breakfast 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Offsiders 10:30 Paralympic Highlights 11:00 Australian Story 11:30 Songs Of Praise 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Compass 2:00 Doc Martin 3:00 Art Of Germany: A Divided Land 4:00 Sunday Arts: Big Ideas 5:10 Father Brown: The Devils Dust 6:00 Paralympic Highlights 6:30 Compass: Joanna Lumley The Search For Noah’s Ark: Part 2 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Richard Hammond Builds A Universe 8:30 Rake 9:30 Waking The Dead: Harbinger (Part 2) 10:20 Wallander: Firewall 11:50 Movie: “For A Few Dollars More” (M a,v) - The ‘Man With No Name’ teams up with equally lethal Colonel Mortimer in pursuit of a sadistic killer and his band of desperadoes. 2:00 Movie: “Macao” (PG) 3:25 Richard Hammond Builds A Universe 4:30 Catalyst 5:00 Gardening Australia / 5:30 Collectors

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Financial Review Sunday 10:30 Wide World Of Sports 11:30 Sunday Footy Show 1:30 Broncos Insider 2:00 2014 Intrust Supercup 4:00 Football: Gold Cost Titans Vs Wests Tigers 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 7:40 60 Minutes 8:40 Fat Tony & Co 9:40 Person Of Interest 10:40 Love Child: As Kings Cross is invaded by soldiers on R&R leave from the Vietnam War, Joan helps Viv track down her brother. After losing her baby, Annie’s life spirals out of control until she is rescued by an unlikely guardian angel. 11:40 Who Gets The Last Laugh? 12:10 Financial Review Sunday 12:40 What Would You Do? 1:30 Spyforce 2:30 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 Footy Flashbacks 1:00 TBA 4:00 Better Homes And Gardens 5:30 The Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 8:00 Sunday Night 9:00 Downton Abbey 10:00 Castle: Almost Famous / Murder Most Fowl 1:00 Hannibal: Coquilles - The team tracks a killer who is turning his victims into ‘angels’. As the hunt continues, Jack must juggle the investigation with the realization that his wife has terminal cancer. 1:00 Dr Oz 3:00 NBC Today - International news and weather including interviews with newsmakers in the world of politics, business, media, entertainment and sport. 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

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6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 1:00 Landline 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Bed Of Roses 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Paralympic Highlights 6:30 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House? 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 Monroe 12:25 Parliament Question Time 1:25 Movie: “Hell Is For Heroes” (M v) 3:05 Movie: “Fort Apache” (G) 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 9:30 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Oranges and Sunshine” (M a,l) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 8:40 Love Child 9:40 TBA 11:40 Partners: Sperm Und Drang 12:05 Oh Sit! A high-stakes, musical chairs competition, in which 12 thrill-seekers race head-to-head through five physically demanding obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair - all to the sounds of a live band. 1:00 Extra 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 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Patricia Cornwell: The Front” (M 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 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:45 Revenge: Surrender 9:45 How I Met Your Mother: Unpause 10:15 How I Met Your Mother: The Drunk Train / No Pressure 11:10 TBA 11:40 Talking Footy 12:40 Parks And Recreation: Pawnee Commons 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 The Royal Jewels 2:05 Battle Castle 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Farm Fixer 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 6:30 SBS World News 7:35 Idris Elba: King Of Speed 8:35 Stephen Hawking’s Future Universe 9:30 Housos 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Clown: Casa Tua - Mia forces Frank to get his sperm count checked. Complications including a children’s DVD, a porn movie and a furious Iben ensues. Meanwhile, Casper finds a pregnancy test in the kitchen and after disbanding the idea that Frank could have placed it there, he moves on to find the guilty party. 12:00 Shorts On Screen 12:40 Derren Brown: The Heist 1:35 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight

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: “My Fellow Americans” (M l) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 8:40 The Big Bang Theory: The Occupation Recalibration 9:10 The Big Bang Theory: The Decoupling Fluctuation 9:40 2 Broke Girls: And The Married Man Sleepover 10:10 2 Broke Girls: And The Pastry Porn 10:40 Two And A Half Men: Cab Fare And A Bottle Or Penicillin 11:10 Two And A Half Men: Thanks For The Intercourse 11:40 Weeds: Une Mère Que J’aimerais Baiser 12:10 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: “ATF” (M 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 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 11:45 Smash: The Song - Derek calls in help for a special event, but Jimmy’s pride might get in the way of a huge opportunity Karen orchestrates for him and Kyle. Peter challenges Julia’s pride as they continue to work together. Meanwhile, Ronnie struggles to assert her independence from a powerful mother, as Eileen finds herself at a moral crossroads with huge ramifications for ‘Bombshell.’ 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 One Born Every Minute 2:50 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong Bitesize 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 Food Safari 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Queen Victoria’s Children 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The Killing: In Danish. The body of a female lawyer is found in a Copenhagen park. Shortly after, an ex-soldier who served in Afghanistan is savagely killed. Are the murders linked? Only one person can help: a stubborn, rebellious woman in her early forties, Detective Inspector Sarah Lund. Running parallel to the case, both the Minister of Justice and an escaped prisoner are also desperately searching for the murderer. 12:10 Art And Copy 1:45 My Asian Heart 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

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: “Death At A Funeral” (M a,d,n,s,l) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 The Block: Fans Vs Faves 8:40 Inside Story 9:40 CSI: Boston Brakes 10:40 CSI: NY: Blood Actually - Mac and the team investigate three twisted tales of love on Valentine’s Day. (Josh Groban appears and sings “Happy in My Heartache). 11:40 TBA 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 10:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Sony Features: Borderline 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 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:45 The Blacklist: The world’s most wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to help them hunt down the very men he’s spent his entire life protecting. 9:45 Chicago Fire: A Hell Of A Ride 10:45 TBA 11:45 Defiance: The Serpent’s Egg 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 5:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 8:00 Weatherwatch 8:05 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 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 My Family Feast 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve 8:35 One Born Every Minute 9:30 Lilyhammer 10:25 SBS World News Late 11:00 Movie: “Potiche” - In French. When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. However business and personal complications arrive in the form of her ex-lover, a former union leader. 12:50 Movie: “A Heart Elsewhere” (PG) - In Italian, English Subtitles. Nello is a sensitive and shy 35-year-old whose philandering father keeps encouraging him to seduce women. 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 1:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 1:30 The Checkout 2:00 Poh’s Kitchen 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Bed Of Roses 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Paralympics Highlights 6:30 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House? 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 The Checkout 8:30 Janet King: Natural Justice 9:30 The School 10:20 Lateline 10:55 The Business 11:25 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 12:10 Movie: “A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg” (M a,s) 1:55 Movie: “The Locket” (PG) 3:25 The School 4:25 New Tricks / 5:30 Paralympics Higlights









6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Four Corners 11:45 Media Watch 12:00 Midday Report 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Bed Of Roses 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 6:45 Little Crackers: Alan Davies 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foregin Correspondent 8:30 New Tricks: Old Fossils 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Hannah Gadsby’s OZ 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Parliament Question Time 1:35 Movie: “Mr Lucky” (PG) 3:15 Movie: “Suspicion” (PG) 4:50 Songs Of Praise / 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 One Plus One 11:30 Foreign Correspondent 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Hello Birdy 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Bed Of Roses 4:00 New Tricks 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 6:50 The Checkout 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 8:30 Spicks And Specks 9:00 The Moodys: Baby Shower Blues 9:30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 10:00 The Wrong Mans 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Hustle 12:35 Parliament Question Time 1:35 Movie: “Kitty Foyle” (PG) 3:25 Movie: “Shall We Dance” (PG) 5:30 Eggheads

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SUDOKU No. 189

Your  Lucky 



Stars  

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A longstanding friend could use a wardrobe update. Don’t be too critical of them. Instead, take them out for a shopping spree! Romance. You must be careful to consider your partner’s needs, even if they don’t express them directly to you. You may need to dig a little.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A friend’s negative comment may be more self-reflective than anything. Ask how they are doing this week. They may be struggling. Romance. Your keen sense of style will get you noticed by a member of the opposite sex. Keep up the good work because it’s working!

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)


You may be surprised how quickly a new friendship becomes more demanding. You may not be ready for someone with so much energy. Romance. A person whom you have not seen for many months will suddenly be back in your life. Avoidance is not an option here.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) A colleague at work could cause problems. You will be seeing a lot of this person in the future, so try not to be too hard on them. Settle differences early to prevent trouble later. Romance. A new relationship will become more serious. You may find the pace a little daunting!

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) You may have more work to do than you realise. You cannot do it all by yourself and must find a way to get more support from your colleagues. Romance. Introducing your new partner to your friends could be overwhelming. Rest assured, they are going to love your mate.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)


Don’t let new ideas go to waste. While they may not be used immediately, they may create talk about similar projects at work. Romance. If you follow other people’s ideas you will get nowhere. You need to take control of your relationship and guide it where you want.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) You could easily get bogged down in phone calls and red-tape at work. Make sure that you focus your energy on what is important. Romance. Life is too short to spend it in a relationship you are not happy with. You may need to do some soul-searching later this week.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

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A flexible approach will help you to get what you want. Don’t let other people’s standards prevent you from looking at this from a fresh angle. Romance. Your mate may be holding you back from making serious personal progress. Try to get them on board and you’ll both succeed.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Your relationship with a person whom you depend on may be going through some ups and downs at the moment. Be there for them as much as you can. Romance. A potential mate could be waiting for you at a local shop, restaurant or market. Be on the lookout for them!

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) This is not a good time to try to make any changes in your work life. Those with authority are too busy to sit and listen to your ideas. Save them for another week. Romance. Your criteria may be set too high when looking for qualities in a mate. Create a new list and go forward.


An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.


CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Make sure you can tell the difference between the things that you know are true and those that you just want to believe in. Romance. You may find yourself defining who you are by who your mate is. Avoid this pitfall and do your best to keep your own unique identity.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) You will probably not feel like going out anywhere. Have a quiet evening at home. In a few days you will be in a better mood. You could use a rest! Romance. Things may not be going as quick as you would like them to. Be patient and understanding of your partner.


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Submission Application must be received on the deadline set, late applications will not be accepted.

The TSY&RSA, acting on behalf of Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA), is responsible for the allocation and administration of subsidy funds for sports and recreational activities to benefit people from within the Torres Strait Region.

Torres Strait Regional Authority Common Funding Round 2014 - 2015 The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) is calling for applications from Torres Strait lslander and Aboriginal organisations and individuals within the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area for grant funding for activities commencing 1 July, 2014, under the following Programs: Governance and Leadership Program - Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) Capacity Building Initiatives Eligible projects under this program include: • Contribution towards the administrative costs associated with establishing and maintaining a PBC Office • Initiatives that increase the capacity of elected PBC Officers to perform their duties • Initiatives that support PBCs to engage with communities on Native Title issues Governance and Leadership Program - Indigenous Broadcasting Program Eligible projects under this program include: • Operational support for Indigenous broadcasting services (including RIBS) • Regional Indigenous Media Organisation (RIMO) Support • Upgrade of broadcasting equipment Healthy Communities Program Eligible projects under this program include: • Healthy Homes initiatives (including health promotion and education) • Healthy Lifestyles initiatives and minor infrastructure

Grant Application forms and Program Guidelines specific to each program are available at www. under the ‘Grant Funding’ menu. Application kits and further information can also be obtained by contacting the TSRA on (07) 4069 0700.

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DATE CLAIMER TOMBSTONE UNVEILING Late Mr Job Uta (Jnr) and Baby Kayla Uta. September 27, 2014. Thursday Island Cemetery. Phone Mrs Katy Uta on 0455 602 351 for more information.

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Date Claimer Tombstone Unveiling of Late Joel Nona Late Deacon Ewelu Williams Late Mrs Bethel Williams

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation will hold its first Healing Gathering (Iling Sidaun) for the Torres Strait and Kaurareg regions in the week of 19 to 23 May, 2014. Please look out for further details about the Gathering closer to the date. For more information please contact: Mr Frank S Cook, Project Officer – Healing Foundation, Thursday Island. Phone 0407 074 951 or email Apologies for the mis-spelling of Iling Sidaun in the previous edition of Torres News.

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The Seisia Fishing Association is having its AGM at 4pm on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Torres Shire Garden Fair 2014 Date Claimer

Nominations are now open and close with the Secretary, Saturday, March 22 at 4pm. Nomination forms can be obtained from the secretary or at the club. Please note all nominators, nominees and seconders must be fully paid up members. Persons holding temporary membership are unable to participate. Please ensure that you are a financial member. Forms must be lodged with the secretary. Fax 4069 3765, email or hand delivered. Cheryl Sanders—Secretary

Date: Saturday 29 March 2014 Venue: ANZAC Park Time: 9am to 1pm Theme: Healthy Lifestyle – Getting your garden started. For further information, please contact the Events Coordinator at Torres Shire Council on (07) 4069 1336


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Urab and Zogo Tudi dancers light up Clancestry




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<< From Page 3 We would also like to acknowledge and thank the festival host Queensland Performing Arts Centre for providing funding to enable both dance team the opportunity to share our culture at this festival and also to Miss Nancy Bamage Guest Gurator Community Program. Special thanks to Warraberalgal Fisherman’s Association for your support through sponsorship. I would also like to recognize two others members of the team Daniel Billy from Yulara Ayers Rock and Mark Mosby from Sydney who have always travelled at their own expense to be part of our tour and have been for the last couple of years. Our appreciation extends to Kathy Mari & Primrose Bowie from Toowoomba, Cornwell Pearson from Ipswich, Phillemon Pearson, Mr and Mrs David Fauid, Mr & Mrs Jonathon Pearson and families, Miss Edna Billy and Miss Sandra Mau. Your commitments, efforts and valuable time is an amazing testimony and example of someone who holds high regards and value for your traditional culture and practices in spite of where you are, what you doing and how long you guys have been away from your home. The 2014 Urab & Zogo Tudi Team consisted of the following members; Mrs Mary Mosby, Miss Alice Fauid, Mr David Fauid, Jeffery Pearson, Cornwell Pearson, Jenson Larry, Gibson Billy, Samuel Gaidan, Mark Fauid, Shaquille Clark, Daniel David, Daniel Billy, Mrs Laura Billy, Mrs Alang Enosa, Miss Sandra Mau, Kathy Mari, Primrose Bowie, Panai Billy, Dawson Sailor, Amanda Sailor, Mr John Bob, Edward Mari, Kabay Tamu, Johnthon Bowie, Young Billy, Dennis Harry and Robert Billy. I am truly overwhelmed, impressed and proud of both teams for their efforts, commitments and enthusiasm it clearly demonstrate are sense of pride and dignity and belonging for their culture, people, island and nation. They did exceptionally well and supported each other all the way both off and on stage. They danced and sang knowing that they represented two unique communities whom share are common history, secondly that we are nation of people who are entertainers, who love singing and dancing, we dance and sing with heavy heart and tears of joy reminiscing of former dancing grounds and those custodians whom guarded those grounds with pride and dignity especially who are our former pillars and our unsung hero’s. Their standard of performance is are true credit to their respective cultural practitioners, trainers and elders of both Poruma and Waraber Island. As the Tour Manager for 2014 Urab and Zogo Tudi dancers I would like to acknowledge and express my gratitude of thanks to both our Porumalgal and Warraberalgal Elders, Leaders and Cultural Practitioners past and present for your continuous support, leadership and commitment to ensure the preservation and maintenance of our traditional culture and Ailan Kastom and Pasin. Secondly I would like to thank all my peers, our young people, youths and children for your interest, enthusiasm and passion, always remember you are the future leaders, custodians and ambassadors of our culture and heritage. It is are privilege and are true honour to be entrusted by both elders and leaders and people of Poruma and Warraber to lead the Urab & Zogo Tudi Dancers to share and promote our culture and identity at this Clancestry 2014.


Zabberal runners-up in Rugby 7s On arrival in Cairns, the girls undertook fitness circuits and trained with Jordon Goddard from Rugby Union Australia. Team captain Elsie Seriat said: “The name Zabberal (Garfish) which is a common fish found in the Straits, perfectly identified where our team comes from. “The mat design on the jersey represented the unity of everyone coming together as one and the head dress, designed by Ashleigh Ah Boo, identified us has proud Torres Strait Islanders.” The team wishes to thank Australian Rugby Union, especially Jule Lawson and Jordon Goddard for their support and assistance, the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development team, especially Tom Evens and Mel Howie, Cr Mario Sabatino, Hammond Island Council, Dania Ahwang, for their support and auspicing funds and sports and rec, Agnes Bani, for their support and funding. Most importantly we wish to thank our community for their

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The tournament on February 22 this year has been held in Cairns for the past two years and has become a bigger each year. It is named after three Indigenous brothers: Mark, Glen, and Gary Ella who all represented the Wallabies in the 1980s. The Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team holds the event to help promote Rugby 7’s among Indigenous Women and Men. The event has been gaining popularity over recent years and is known for its fast pace and high entertainment value. Rugby 7’s will debut in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Zabberal team was: Elsie Seriat, (Captain and Manager), Anastaysa Sagigi, Ayesha Kapa, Rosie Baragud, Natasha Fujii and Tanisha Seden, joined in Cairns by Alicia Sabadi, Alisha Monkland (Qld Rep), Darusha Bullio, Kate Van Dorssen, Jamie Hisplop and coach Lasmintan Ah Boo.

support, those who bought at our cake stalls and the many kind hearted people who donated money, especially, Gaynor Byers - Health Information Manager at Thursday Island Hospital, for her personal large donation. We would also like to thank Jacob Wienert, Steve Heemi, Vimal Shankaran, and Tauvale Faleano for their assistance to help coach the girls with the rules and skills.We would like to thank Sash Kai Kai (Gregory and Sharron Wardle) and Trevor Foster for keeping the girls healthy with great meals. The girls’ are currently looking for sponsors to help them cover the costs involved in traveling to Sydney for their next trip. If you wish to help sponsor the team or can give donations to help cover costs and expenses, Anyone interested in playing, including males and females for an under 18’s team Please contact Lasmintan Ah Boo (0428 352 258).

ABOVE: Zabberal – Back row: Jamie Hislop, Kate Van Dorssen, Ayesha Kapa, Darusha Bullio, Anastasya Sagigi, Elsie Seriat, Alicia Sabadi. Front row: Natacha Fujii, Rosie Baragud, Tanisha Seden, Alisha Monkland. BELOW: The team in Alice Springs, December 2013. from left to right: Marama Wapau, Rosie Baragud, Tanisha Seden, Bo Dela Ware (Australian Rugby 7’s player), Isa Matthews, Julie Lawson, Lasmintan Ah Boo, Caroline Bon, unknown, Jordon Goddard.

LEFT: Ayesha Kapa holds up a good defence. RIGHT:Tanisha Seden goes for the tackle.

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By ALF WILSON SEVENTEEN-year-old Boigu Islander girl Pamai Dau is one of 10 Torres Strait Islander youngsters learning the skills of box-

ing. Pamai is a boarding student at Shalom Christian College in Townsville and has been taking part in boxing lessons there under the watchful eyes

Pamai Dau and her boxing gloves.

of Ramon Ey and Derek Webber from the local Fighting Fit Gym. The Torres News was invited to a training session at the college multi purpose sporting hall on February 28 and found Pamai enthusiastic. “This is good for fitness and learning about self defence and I want to have some amateur bouts soon. “It is also really good fun. I also intend to join a local boxing club,” she said. Pamai showed she packed a power punch when as she went through some drills with Derek. She looked very sharp as she fine tuned her punching skills. Derek has Torres Strait Islander heritage on one side of his family line and said he was delighted that more than 30 students

Pamai Dau doing some close glove work with trainer Derek Webber. turned out for the boxing classes. Shalom teacher Mark Burgess, who is head of the college’s Health and Physical Education and Sports Academy, said boxing was part of a diverse sporting program at the school including three weekly boxing lessons. “These include footwork drills, conditioning exercises and learning proper stances and technique, including different

boxing combinations and sparring. “The training helps students to understand they have to be disciplined if they want to succeed. Students learn that if you don’t do the things you’re supposed to do - body conditioning, your eating habits, how you take care of yourself and the decisions that you make - then you can’t participate to the best of your ability in the sporting arena.

“These lessons carry over into the classroom and everyday life. Students must sign a Code of Conduct and perform well outside the program which includes attending all of their classes and having a positive attitude,” Mr Burgess said. Mr Burgess said boxing can benefit young people because of the physical outlet, positive role modelling and character-building aspects

of being involved in an activity that requires patience, focus and grace under pressure. “They learn to think before they act (or react), and are able to let out frustration and energy (or anger) in a positive way. It brings discipline and structure to their lives at a time when teenagers typically want to test the boundaries that parents and families are trying to set for them,” he said.

Zabberal runners-up in Rugby 7s By LASMINTAN AH BOO WOMEN’S Rugby 7 team, Zabberal, from Thursday Island were runners-up in the grand final of the FNQ QAIHC Ella 7’s Rugby tournament at Barlow Park in Cairns on Saturday February 22, 2014. The girls started off well winning their first two games and continued to demonstrate their sporting skills to get into the Grand Finals, winning $500 as the runners-up being defeated by the Black Gems. This was an amazing event as the first girls’ 7’s team from the Torres Strait to compete in this competition. With little knowledge of the game when they first arrived in Cairns, the Australia Rugby Union team gave us great assistance before and during the event to help the girls achieve the knowledge and skills of the game needed to go as far as they did in the competition. All the girls showed exceptional sporting talents on the day. The interest in this event grew from when four girls from Thursday Island participated in the National Indigenous Schoolgirl Ella Sevens Championships in Alice Springs in December last year. Some 55 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Elsie Seriat scores. Page 20 Torres News

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Natasha Fujii makes a break in game one. school girls between the ages of 15 and 17 took part and the event also provided personal development programs including: education, employment, leadership, and mental health. When Isa Matthew, Tanisha Sedan, Rosie Baragud, and Caroline Bon returned home and shared their wonderful experience, interest in Rugby 7’s grew until a fully staffed women’s team from Thursday Island, including two of the original girls was created. << Continued Page 19.

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