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FIONA Croft takes a trip down the PDR and discovers that signage to Weipa is not as it could be. With discussions underway about the local diversification of the economy in the area, self promotion should be higher on the list . . .  continued page 9

 Duyfken joins charter scene: P 3  First dirt kart race this Saturday: P 18

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the high rates of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Apunipima Cape York Health Council partnered with the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Children’s Health Queensland and Change for our Children New Zealand, to roll out the Program.

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THE Pēpi-pod® Program – based at the Apunipima Cape York Health Council – has taken out the Team Innovation Award at the 2014 HESTA Australia Nursing Awards held in Sydney earlier this month. In an Australian first, portable safe sleeping places for babies (known as Pēpi-pods), were rolled out in Cape York. Pēpi-pods aim to reduce

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Program leader and Chair of the SIDS and Kids National Scientific Advisory Group, Professor Jeanine Young from USC, said the pods enable safe sleeping places for babies who aren’t in cots. On behalf of the team, Professor Young accepted a $10,000 development grant from long-term HESTA awards supporter, ME Bank. “More than 30 Pēpi-pods

An extra $7 to visit the doctor? It’s expensive enough as it is, and this is going to take it over the $50 mark. I guess I’ll have to give up being sick. I wouldn’t like to be a young mum with three kids; she will be feeling really pinched. And the petrol... it really upsets me to hear about those poor people down south being forced to pay over $1.50 litre for their petrol. They should try living up here, and we’re getting the same increase that they are, if not a bit more. I can’t say Joe upset me with his approach to kids and welfare. Earn or learn sounds good. It trips off the tongue but, crabbed old fool that I am, slogans make me suspicious. I thought kids were never just welcomed onto welfare anyway, so perhaps Joe is just going to tighten up a little. Of course, earn or learn will only work if

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have been distributed to families and there are plans to extend the service to more Cape communities in 2014.” Professor Young said. When asked what she would do with the prize money she said, “We will buy muchneeded iPads which will help engage the communities we work with and assist them in providing data and feedback to us.”

there are either jobs or courses for the kids to go to, so it is never going to work over most of Cape York anyway. So if the people I meet didn’t win, who did? Must be the people I don’t meet, I suppose. The rich ones, who don’t actually need any hand-outs. Oh yes, I know the ones earning $180,000 per year are going to get slugged a little, but that’s not quite what it seems either. Anyone earning that much can afford an accountant to tell him how to get around it. They will all be buying more ‘investment properties’ – meaning houses they buy on borrowed money. Uncle Joe is quite happy to offer them the choice of paying income tax or having their extra houses subsidised by – yes, you’ve guessed – us, the people who don’t have two cents to rub together in the first place.

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Sleek lady joins the fleet THE latest addition to the Weipa charter boat fishing fleet has arrived . . . By Giembra Busmer KIM Andersen, skipper/ operator of Duyfken Sportfishing Adventures greeted us on a very windy morning as we pulled up alongside the newest charter boat in Weipa. At 51 feet (15.5 metres) the Duyfken makes a big impression on first approach. Originally built on the Gold Coast the vessel was transported to the United States where it was fitted out with “all the Gucci things” before returning to Australia. She was put into survey and worked the season in Port Douglas last year before new owners delivered her to Weipa. “We knew of another vessel named Duyfken and contacted the owners to see if they had a problem with us using the same name,” Ken said. “We really wanted to use the name because of the historical connection so it was great they agreed.” Powered by twin 825hp common rail Detroit diesel engines the Duyfken has plenty of grunt to tackle any sort of weather. The Duyfken can sleep 10

people comfortably, six guests and four crew (including a chef) for extended charters, and caters for eight guests on day charter. Cabins range from bunkstyle to the main cabin with king-size bed, all with ensuite, shower and flat-screen TVs which deliver all your favourite fishing shows through the Foxtel network. Lavishly decked out with Rosewood panelling below decks the Duyfken has everything a keen sportsfisher could possibly need . . . wine fridge, ice-maker, deslinator, coffee machine (which I can vouch for after enjoying one of the best cappucinos I’ve had in a while), comfy lounge and dining areas and even freshwater microsprays on the back and top decks to keep fishers cool on those hot Cape York days. The flybridge is enclosed with transparent curtains which allows the area to be airconditioned, and makes for a cool and comfortable place to relax. From May 31 this year the Duyfken will be available for both day and extended charter with all food, soft drinks,

coffee, tea and most importantly tackle and bait provided. Guests can bring their own alcohol if they choose. Charters will be available for those keen on chasing Marlin (something Ken has a passion for after tagging the first Marlin in the Gulf 25 years ago), light tackle or flyfishing and for keen

Barra fishers the Duyfken has three tenders for river fishing. “We will be heading back to Cairns after the Weipa Billfishing Tournament this year but we are planning to make Weipa the Duyfken’s home in the near future and be able to offer all-year round charters,” Ken said.

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news Rio Tinto Alcan opens Aurukun office THE Rio Tinto Alcan Aurukun office is now open for business, and provides community members an opportunity to speak face to face to a member of the Community Relations team, and receive information about the mine and its activities. Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa general manager, Operations, Gareth Manderson said opening the office in the Sam Kerindun Snr Business Precinct is an important milestone, not only for the company, but the Aurukun community too. “The Aurukun office symbolises our ongoing partnership with Traditional Owners and the Aurukun community, and our

commitment to building strong and sustainable relationships,” Mr Manderson said. An official ceremony was held on Wednesday 7 May in Aurukun, with Traditional Owners, members of the Western Cape Communities Co-existence Agreement South of Embley sub-committee, and Rio Tinto representatives, including the new general manager, South of Embley Project, coming together to celebrate. Speeches on the day were given by senior Wik Waya Traditional Owner, Tony Kerindun, and Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa general manager, Operations, Gareth

Manderson, and the event was concluded by the Wik-Waya dancers who danced the Sara dance of their traditional lands. “Opening this office and having Rio Tinto Alcan employees based here during the week, signifies our commitment to continuing to work together, strengthening our relationships and achieving common goals, as we look to mine south of our current operations.” “We are committed to working with our traditional owners and communities by continuing to drive significant economic activity on the Western Cape and building a stronger future for region, for generations to come.”

Celebrating the opening of the RTA Aurukun office: David Yeoman (South of Embley Project, general manager), Helen Karyuka, (Wik-Waya Traditional Owner), Scott Goodson (RTA Weipa specialist, Community Relations), Tony Kerindun (senior Wik-Waya Traditional Owner), Angus Kerindun (Wik Waya Traditional Owner), Ainsley Kerindun (Wik Waya Traditional Owner), Gareth Manderson (RTA Weipa general manager, Operations) and Garrett Kerindun (Wik-Waya Traditional Owner).

Storytelling is as easy as ABC

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JUNE 6-7-8, 2014 - Over $100,000 in prizes - Weipa’s largest community event - Live entertainment - Food and bar facilities - Games and stalls - Site displays - Official Weipa Fishing Classic merchandise - Fun-filled fishing and family event - Held at the Western Cape College Oval

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ABC Open is all about regional Australians telling the stories that matter to them through words, photos and video. This free workshop will be held at the Council Chambers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It’s about telling the stories that might not otherwise be heard. It will also be the first time ABC Open is in Weipa and producer for Far North Queensland Gemma Deavin (pictured above), who is based in Cairns, will be here. “I’m really looking forward to running the workshops and meeting the community and hope it’s the start of sharing lots of stories from Weipa and the surrounding communities with the rest of Australia,” Ms Deavin said. “After sending two years in Western Queensland, based in Longreach, I’ve always wanted to visit Weipa and see more of Far North Queensland.” “I hope those who attend my workshop will be inspired to share their photos, videos and words with ABC Open so the rest of the country can learn more about your part of the world,” she said. Participants will have the opportunity to submit their images and stories to be viewed at www.abc.net. au/open and ABC Television. “I am hoping people gain increased confidence in their storytelling skills. For those interested in photography, for example, I hope they leave my workshops feeling confident in operating their camera and looking for interesting opportunities to capture life around Weipa,” Ms Deavin said. “I want people coming to my workshops to leave with an increased skills base - to walk away thinking “I learnt something useful”. This event will be part of the Weipa Community Care Domestic Violence month and women are encouraged to attend these events which include: pottery, sushi making and musical entertainment. WCC support worker and community officer, Piri Dargaville said the main focus is for women to get out and try something new and get involved in the community. To RSVP contact Gemma on facebook or Deavin. gemma@abc.net.au


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Call for town meeting THIS great country of ours has been built with the help of the great Australian catch phrase of giving something or someone a fair go. Basically I guess, it comes down to giving someone a second or third chance to get something right. In my humble opinion I think most would agree that this has certainly been the case with our Woolworths supply chain of goods into Weipa. I have absolutely no doubt that if this store operated in Cairns next to a Coles or whatever it would be out of business in no time. We have had many managers over the years and it is highly unlikely that they have been happy with the standard of the products on the shelf from time to time and yet nothing changes. That leads me to believe the problems lay elsewhere further back down the line. Results following a media campaign I ran some time ago, had Woolworths committed to a Friday delivery. And to be fair the present manager: Jenny, who had some positive input into that outcome resulted in a win for the town. It is time to call this company

Campdraft celebrations THE history of Australian stockhorses in Far North Queensland was celebrated at a campdraft weekend in Mareeba recently. Held as part of the annual Cape York and Tablelands Branch of the Australian Stockhorse Society campdraft, the event recognised four decades since the branch was formed. Founding members took part in a lap of honour around Kerribee Park,

to step up and deliver. Enough is enough. The local staff does a great job with what they are served up with, but they are continually let down by the product. Please talk to your friends and work mates, I am suggesting we get some Woolworths brass up here to face a town meeting. If they do not agree to face the town I will contact some of the southern media sources I have, and we will have the meeting without them at their peril. It’s up to you Weipa. Get on board. Let’s get this long running issue fixed. Get on to social media now, and when I see the town is keen to go, I will talk with Woolworths for what I am sure will be a very interesting public meeting. The alternative is to do nothing and cop it for another twenty years. They have had a fair go. Crazy Pete

New Border Force should be in the north THE new Australian Border Force, announced in the federal budget last week, must be headquartered in the north for logistic and strategic reasons. It makes no sense to have people

sitting in suburban Canberra making decisions based on no idea of the conditions, the stresses, or even the weather under which those decisions will have to be carried out. I welcome the establishment of the Australian Border Force and believe that it will bring greater efficiency and provide significant savings for the Government as it goes about bringing the budget back on track. However I urge the Government not to make the mistake of establishing the headquarters, and the training college, in Canberra, thousands of kilometres from where the force will be deployed. This is a perfect time, with the establishment of a brand new force, to cash in on the strategic and geographical advantages of basing such a force in the north. Not only does it make sense to have the resources at the ready, close to where they will be needed, but there are significant savings to be made by doing so. And if the resources, ships, planes and personnel, are to be in the north then it also makes sense for those who are running the show to be there as well. I hope that common sense will mean that the Australian Border Force will be established in one or

more of the northern cities. Townsville is already the site of the largest army base in the country as well as a RAAF base, Cairns has the second biggest east coast navy base, Darwin has significant army, air force and naval facilities so the resources are certainly there to support such a force. I will be fighting to have the new force headquartered in the north. North Queensland-based Senator Ian Macdonald

Praise for Weipa WAGS I’d like the people of Weipa to know about a wonderful team who represented the town at the 2014 Great Wheelbarrow Race from Mareeba to Chillagoe. In their first attempt the ten women of the Weipa WAGS smashed the women’s section of the race. I was the Marshall for the team on the first of three days. Their team uniform was interesting and the support from their husbands and a fiancé was strong. I sat directly behind each runner pushing the barrow in front of the van and every Weipa WAG maintained their running form throughout the race. As well all the woman supported

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led by a horse and cart donated by Southern Sky Carriages. Member for Cook David Kempton MP launched the book, A Commemorative Journal, 1974-2014. Colleen Taylor, who researched and compiled the book and was the driving force behind the celebrations, said the weekend was a resounding success and was attended by a number of guests from southern Queensland. Cape York and Tablelands Branch of the Australian Stockhorse Society

each other strongly with encouraging words especially when the going got tough. This is especially important later in the race. Their hard work training for the race and their excellent organisation produced a great result. Weipa can be so proud of their wonderful fit mothers and women. I do hope they will be able to compete again next year. Full report on Weipa Wag’s winning effort in next week’s WCB edition. Margaret Vale Great Wheelbarrow Race Marshall

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Caption: Branch founding members Colleen and Henry Taylor, branch president Val Shannon and Australian Stockhorse Society Northern Director Jenny Petrich cut the birthday cake.

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From the Supplied by the Queensland Police Museum

The Coen cyclone of 1943 In the early morning of December 16, 1943 a cyclone visited the township of coen, in the cairns Police District. The severe weather front blew with such force that tree branches, iron sheeting and lengths of timber were strewn about causing injury to persons and damage to buildings. Torrents of rain pelted the town and surrounding areas, flooding buildings and streets. Residents were terrified, and reported being stranded in their shuddering homes whilst roofs were torn away. As rain poured in to drench the interior of their houses, they took refuge under furniture. During the cyclone Constable Daniel Duncan McNaught with little regard for himself, visited every home in the township of Coen to check the safety of residents and ensure they had sufficient food and necessary supplies to keep them during the six hour storm. The Constable successfully moved two families from their destroyed homes to places of safety, and his actions saved them from certain injury or possibly death. Constable McNaught also attended the battered Police Station and nailed a table to the windows in an attempt to protect the station from further damage. Two days after the storm, with persistent rain falling and roads impassable, the Constable rode by horseback to Ebagoolah, south of Coen, to examine the overland telegraph lines, and to ensure the safety of residents in out-lying areas. Sergeant Austin Murray Cooper was also personally affected by the cyclone at Coen, with his home

almost demolished during the night. Early the next morning the Sergeant, concerned with the welfare of older residents he knew camped on the riverbank, mustered helpers to search for the two men. One of the elderly men was found in a semi-conscious condition, trapped under a large timber girder. With assistance to remove the massive lump of wood, Sergeant Cooper dragged the stockman from the pile of twisted timber and metal, and brought him to safety. Sergeant Cooper continued his good work by coordinating a clean-up crew, and personally assisting in the job of cleaning up Coen, its aerodrome and telegraph lines. Statements were taken from Coen residents at the time, and furnished to the Police Commissioner Cecil Carroll: Maurice Shephard a general carrier and Coroner of Coen wrote “…I think very highly of the actions of Constable McNaught and I am of the opinion he should be suitably rewarded for his many acts of unselfish conduct and bravery on the night and morning of the cyclone.” Margaret Armbust, a grazier, provided by statement “…Constable

McNaught should be rewarded for acts of bravery, initiative and work during the cyclone.” Robert Ray, the Coen Postmaster wrote “…I have heard most of the people of Coen commenting on the manner and conduct of Constable McNaught, and the way in which he visited every home in order to render moral or physical assistance…” Robert Kraemer, the thankful injured pensioner, wrote “…I am very grateful to [Sergeant Cooper] and the people who rescued me, and I am quite sure that had I not been rescued I would have died there…” Frederick Heinemann, head stockman, provided a statement including “…I think it was due to the initiative of Sergeant Cooper that [Coen resident Robert] Kraemer was found so soon…and was particularly helpful in making native labour available for the needy and organising a working unit to clear the road and aerodrome…” On 3 March 1944 Commissioner Carroll wrote a memorandum to the Inspector in Cairns commending the good work of Sergeant Cooper and Constable McNaught in connection with the Coen Cyclone of 16 December 1943.

Back in the Day

By Brian Randall State Library of Queensland

Normanton to Croydon Railway the normanton to croydon Railway was originally proposed as an access line from normanton to cloncurry, with the initial planning beginning from around 1883. However, the decision to construct the railway was not formally made until November 1886, by which time Croydon was a rapidly growing gold mining town, with excellent prospects for continued growth and development. Croydon’s economic prosperity at this time was to influence the ongoing discussion and planning about this proposed rail line. By 1887, the Queensland Parliament was debating whether the railway should go to Cloncurry, or whether its terminus should be the fast growing Croydon. Finally, a compromise was reached with the new line going as far as the nearby Norman river, where the line could eventually be extended to Cloncurry, if and when it was deemed necessary. One of the notable features of the railway’s construction was the then somewhat experimental use of metal sleepers. The use of metal sleepers in rail line construction was not new and there had been numerous experiments

using them from as early as 1855, however, the Normanton railway’s sleepers were to be of a unique shape and depth. The sleepers were to be of an inverted-U shape and were not to be laid on conventional crushed stone ballast. Instead, the sleepers were intended to be laid in the ground, with earth packed into the hollow part of the sleeper. This new construction method, proposed by the supervising railway engineer, Mr. Phillips, was subsequently accepted and approved in 1884, mainly because of its perceived benefits in terms of costs savings and being less susceptible to flood damage. Construction of the Normanton to Croydon line began in 1888 and was finished in 1891. This image shows the Croydon Railway station in around 1893, only some two years after the line was opened. The family group in the foreground may be the stationmaster and his family, with station buildings including a water tower, windmill pump as well as various other buildings being seen in the background. Today, the Normanton to Croydon railway is used as a tourist rail line.

Coen Police Buildings, 1935. Image Courtesy of the Queensland Police Museum.

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By Rev. Michael Connolly Acts ch 4 vs 23-31: - A frustrated sanhedrin released Peter and John but they could not get them to recant (go back) on their words to preach in the name of Jesus christ, and all the believers prayed, praised and thanked God for his plans and their release. The believers asked God to protect them all against the Sanhedrin’s threats and grant them all boldness to continue to preach the gospel, and have power to heal and to do wonders and miracles in Jesus name.

They quoted Psalms Ch 2 vs 1-3 (Acts Ch 4 vs 25-28), but read also all of Psalms Ch 2. God was able to grant them the power for such work because they were obedient and waited for the Holy Spirit to fall upon them, rather than dash around like mad trying to do things in their own power. By waiting on the Holy Spirit the mighty power of God was available to them, by faith in the name of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit himself. Let’s pause for a time

and read all about what he had to offer to them, and we should take in that it’s the same offer that is given to believers today. In John’s gospel reading, Jesus was going home to heaven via the Cross shortly, and he didn’t want his followers to think that he was dumping them, so he promised them another Helper, who would be with them forever. (Read John Ch 14 vs 15-29). Jesus, the Name above all names. Rev Michael Connolly


news ANZAC Day prizewinner drawn

Anna Oakley (pictured with Western Cape Bulletin editor Giembra Busmer) was the winner of the Bully’s ANZAC Day competition. Anna said the prize (1914 Memory Penny Diary and Sands of Gallipoli Medallions) was very special too her as both her great grandfather and grandfather had seen active service. “It will be good for my children to have these as keepsakes,” Anna said.

Live export through Weipa looks promising Resumption of the live export trade through Weipa is looking very promising, thanks to the persistence of the Cape York Peninsula Live Export Group members. Talks are progressing well, with the possibility of two boat-loads of locally-sourced cattle sailing from Weipa’s Humbug Wharf this year. If this can be achieved, it will be a great boost to the cattle industry and the local economy within Cook Shire. Live export through Weipa has previously been a lifeline for local graziers, with up to three boats a year leaving the port. Due to the live export fiasco, the facilities have been unused for quite a while, and now there is a bit of work to be done to bring them back up to standard. Submissions are being prepared to source funding to help make this happen. Environmental safeguards, such as levee banks, need to be rebuilt, as well as the stock watering system. The yards need to be realigned and hay needs to be cut. There is increased interest in further development of the grazing industry in the Shire. Investors are making enquiries and are very keen to develop suitable areas. Some existing properties are looking at greatly increasing their herds and will be more confident to

Public Notice

Works at Weipa Airport Works at Weipa Airport, highlighted in the map below, have commenced and will last until the end of May. The public car park will not be affected and any work that requires access to be cut to the car park will be completed at night time, after the last flight. Please respect signage and follow the instructions of the traffic controllers.

do so if the boats start to sail again. This all looks very promising for the industry, and an increase in cattle numbers will be of a great benefit to all. The Cook Shire roads network has been a great concern for graziers. It is very pleasing to hear that Council’s road gangs are now able to start work, as it has been a good season for most of the Shire, and residents are keen to get on with business. Due to road conditions, travel has been limited to light vehicles only, except for those with direct access to the main road. The year is slipping away and residents, whether they are graziers, business owners, tourist

operators or contractors, are keen to see the Cape moving again. The Coen Advisory Committee held their first meeting of the year last month. It was good to get things back on track and there are some good projects in the pipeline. Signage in the town was discussed with a “Welcome to Coen” sign identified as an area of need. A lack of street lighting in certain areas is also being addressed. Options on establishing an amenities building at the Coen sporting ground are also being looked at. – Cr Glen Shephard, Cook Shire Council

Public Notice

Electrical upgrade commencing in Rocky Point area

Please be aware that works will commence mid-June in Rocky Point, as a part of the electrical infrastructure upgrade for Weipa. For your safety, we ask that you stay clear from any equipment or heavy machinery that will be used during these works. All required power outages will be communicated with at least 48 hours notice. Work will only be conducted during times compliant to local by-laws: weekdays 7am to 5pm and weekends 8am to 5pm. The upgrade will replace all outdated power infrastructure to bring our town power distribution system in line with current industry standards.

If you have any questions about this public notice, please contact us on our freecall hotline 1800 707 633.

Public Notice

Pre-mining activities commencing

Please be aware there is no public access to the areas shown in the map below, as pre-mining activities are commencing from early May.

If you have any questions about this public notice, please contact us on our freecall hotline 1800 707 633.

Public Notice

Quarterly residential electricity meter readings

Your safety and the safety of our employees is paramount. Please respect signage, and remember employees can be working in these areas at any time.

Residential electricity meters in Weipa are read quarterly (February, May, August and November), with the second quarter readings having already commenced.

If you have any questions about this public notice, please contact us on our freecall hotline 1800 707 633.

Billing statements will be issued shortly after each quarter readings. Meter boxes that are unable to be read for a number of reasons, will be issued with a red card. Residents who recieve a red card should complete their details and return to electricity@riotinto.com If you don’t recieve a red card, but believe your meter is inaccessible, please email your current meter reading to electricity@riotinto.com with the following information: - Your name and address, meter number, cuurent meter reading, and date of reading. If you have any questions about this public notice, please contact us on our freecall hotline 1800 707 633.

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news Mabo art exhibition features Laura artist A locAl Aboriginal artist will showcase her work in James cook University’s annual Mabo Art Exhibition in Townsville from next week. Artist Sharon Banjo and the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library will present My Land - My Art - My People, which will run from May 21 to June 15. The Mabo Art Exhibition is an annual event and coincides with National Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3) and Mabo Day (June 3). The annual exhibition celebrates the naming of the library and the release of the JCU Reconciliation Statement in 2008. Sharon Banjo is from Laura on the Cape York Peninsula - an area famous for both the rock art galleries depicting the Quinkan spirits which she paints, and the biennial Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival. She is a descendent of the Olkolo people, who are one of the traditional owner groups in the Cape. She has lived and worked in Townsville for the past 20 years,

and has been actively working as an artist for the past 10 years. Sharon works mainly in acrylics on canvas and traditional ochres. Sharon started painting when she was in her twenties, and began formal training at Pimlico TAFE in 1997. Later, through the Barrier Reef TAFE, Sharon began to participate in group and solo exhibitions at venues such as Townsville’s Perc Tucker Gallery. In 2007, she was named Student of the Year by the Barrier Reef TAFE. Sharon also works as an artist in residence and runs workshops at schools and events like the Sing Sing and Thuringowa Riverside festivals. Sharon has contributed to murals at Marian Catholic School and Thuringowa State High School, where she currently works with students. Her works can be found displayed at a variety of public buildings across Townville, including the Children’s and Family Courts, and at the Centrelink office located at Willow’s Shopping Centre. Her artwork can also be

seen on Good Beginning’s The Women’s Centre shirts. Sharon’s artwork is inspired and influenced by her memories and experiences of growing up in the Laura area. “When I was a kid we would all go down to the river and swim and eat bush tucker all day. We would eat yams, wild berries, barramundi, freshwater mussels, crayfish, turtles and flying foxes,” Sharon said. These experiences, cultural knowledge, and memories of country and home can be seen in the subject of her paintings concentrated around animals and landscape in a mix of bright and earthy colours. Nathan Miller, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Liaison Officer in JCU’s Library and Information Services, said the exhibition was a clear expression of Sharon’s Olkolo cultural roots. “Sharon has done a striking painting of Quinkan spirits which are depicted in the rock art galleries in Cape York,” Mr Miller said.

Laura artist Sharon Banjo will be showcasing her work in the annual JCU Mabo Art Exhibition in Townsville next week.

Sustainable Development Report a mine of information Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa has released its Sustainable Development Report for last year, providing information about the company’s approach to aspects of sustainable development and a reflection on performance. General manager, Operations, Gareth Manderson said the report provides an open book to the business in 2013. “Our annual Sustainable Development Report is a good opportunity to learn more about some of

the key social, cultural, environmental and economic activities we have undertaken in 2013 to maintain our position as a world class bauxite operation,” Mr Manderson said. “Despite the back drop of continued uncertainty in global markets, our business was able to achieve record production of 26.4 million tonnes of bauxite shipped – which is approximately 14 per cent more than 2012. “ We a l s o r e c o g nised 50 years of operations and the

500 millionth tonne of bauxite shipped; a milestone we could not have reached without the support from Traditional Owners, the community, local businesses and our workforce.” Some of the reports highlights include the third and final year of the ground-breaking archaeological research project in partnership with the Australian Research Council, an innovative approach to return scarred trees back to country post-mining, and an improvement in our environmental

performance from the previous year. The report is available online at www.riotinto. com under ‘Local sustainable development reports’ in the Our Commitment section. Hard copies can be arranged by contacting RTAW’s Community Relations department. “We welcome the community’s feedback on this report, which can be provided via freecall hotline 1800 707 633 or emailing RTAweipafeedback@riotinto. com,” Mr Manderson said.


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A road less travelled

The PDR, a road less travelled. Finally the people of Weipa can take a trip out of town by car as well as plane and a trip to Chilli Beach is just the thing to do. By the end of the lease road the shadows from trees are long and every dip in the bull dust deals the luck of the draw for the shadows are bigger then the pot holes full of bull dust. Myall Creek looks like the first spot for a bogey near Sudley Station with boom irrigation and green grass producing fat cattle. Batavia Downs, the other road to the top has accommodation at Melon-hole country. Piccaninny Plains, and there are tourists a-coming. With the landscape changing in a blink of an eye from woodlands to floodplains and riparian vegetation we get to the turnoff to the top of Australia, Pajinka. There’s a stop-off point for toilets and a park bench in snakey grass – which could do with a bit more of a slash, and signage which once showed the delights offered by Weipa and now looks like a Jonah’s graffiti ‘telling you where to go’ - it’s not very inviting. The DMR workers are erecting new signs on the freshly graded road at the turn-off to Lockhart River. The road in starts to test the shockies and with the beautiful Wenlock River flowing from the Great Dividing Range west to the Gulf of Carpentaria, there are creeks, streams and dips every 20 metres or so with yellow and white Acacia flowering throughout the drive. The creeks are at safe water level crossing and we climb the Great Dividing Range to take in the cooler air in the ironstone country, and view the mountains that divide the east from the west. Then off down into the rainforest thickets and patches of Tree Ferns. The air is cooler in Lockhart, where the onshore winds are blowing hard. The locals are happy with the weather as the fish are coming in with the tide. Luckily we brought extra fuel with us as the servo sign says ‘No fuel till next week’. Next stop is Chilli Beach, my first time here and I rate it as one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen. Coconut palms that go on forever, soft sand, and I ask one of the locals “what’s the story behind the massive boulders set out in such a visually pleasing manner?” Plenty of story places around here, but as a tourist, you just see it going past - culture you need to take more time to absorb. Before we hit the campsite I spotted a Palm Cockatoo and capture numerous

Brad Allen, owner of the Archer River Road House.

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A secluded and tranquil little cove at Portland Roads.

photos of this beautiful creature as it walks toward me, with each step another click - another tick for the bucket list. A huge Bailer shell and Nautilus is found and photographed and returned to the sea. A dip in the ocean in the clear shallow water is heaven – I’m informed there are no crocodiles. There’s the reef and people are fishing in the mild surf. A Traditional Owner local tells me later that she saw a five metre croc on the beach recently. The camping spots are clean and sheltered from the howling wind. A trip in to see Portland before the bumpy return trip. Roads lead to somewhere but a lack of signage makes it difficult to know which way and how far. The early season fishermen and women are fully booked in for local knowledge fishing tours and guides, and there are plenty of fish to go around, the friendly locals tell us. Well we thought there was enough

fuel – two containers, it’s just that one’s the wrong type of fuel - not for this vehicle. We bump back to the PDR and see the new sign stating 114km to Weipa. We decide to make a slight detour south to the Archer River Roadhouse, (famous for its barra-burgers), 35kms for the extra fuel needed for our round trip to Weipa. Brad Allen the owner will celebrate ten years at the premises this June. He shows us the chair made especially for Russ Hinze who was inspecting the PDR and discussing the road improvements back in the 80s. “There is always discussion about what politicians are planning and going to do with the road,” Mr Allen said. “The tourists are starting to pick up this month. There are quite a few from overseas and some of them come back every year,” he said. Mr Allen supports local events in Weipa and donated the sign to promote Weipa, and said it’s a bit sad the sign has faded.

The Wilson Family from East Gippsland enjoying a dip in the Archer River Victoria, looking forward to visiting Weipa on their way back from Seisia.

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Photos: Giembra Busmer & Lucy Warren

Jamie Oliver’s global cooking lesson @ Woolworths Weipa

Getting kids excited about healthy food INSPIRING children to cook and enjoy healthy food was the order of the day last Friday when 85 students from the Western Cape College descended on Woolworths supermarket to take part in Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution Day”. The aspiring young cooks watched a video of the legendary celebrity chef creating a Rainbow Salad Wrap before breaking into groups, where they were supervised by Woolworths staff, WCC teachers and staff and Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa volunteers at around 20 cooking stations throughout the store. There were plenty of smiles on the children’s faces as they grated fresh fruit and vegetables, made a dressing from scratch, and combined the two before assembling their wraps. Woolworths manager Jenny Everist said she was thrilled with the way the day turned out and how well behaved and enthusiastic the students were. She also passed on her appreciation to the cooking station supervisors, saying “The kids would never have been able to be a part of Jamie Oliver’s global cooking lesson if it wasn’t for the support of my staff and the volunteers who came into the store to assist.”

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Photos: Giembra Busmer & Lucy Warren

Jamie Oliver’s global cooking lesson @ Woolworths Weipa

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Got an event coming up?

Send us an email detailing the event name, date, time and location to: office@westerncapebulletin.com.au and we’ll include it in the Community Calendar at no charge! MAY

Friday 23

Domestic Violence Prevention Week concert at Western Cape College PAC Building from 6pm. BBQ available.

Saturday 24

Weipa Dirt Kart Club, Club Night #1

Friday 30

Bangarra gathering until 1 June.

Saturday 31

Weipa Kindy ‘Wine by the Sea’ fundraiser. Tickets available from Weipa Community Care

JUNE Thursday 5

WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Thursday 12

Weipa RSL Sub-branch monthly meeting 7pm at Unit 1, Memorial Square, Rocky Point. Guests and new members welcome. For more info contact Neil Dickinson 0428 985 108.

Saturday 14

Weipa Dirt Kart Club, Club Night #2

Sunday 15

Cape York Bowhunters Club ABA Archery Event

Sunday 15

Cape York Motocross Championship Round 1 at Weipa Combined Raceway starting at 8am. Contact Chas 0413 627 727.

Monday 16 & Tuesday 17

Bangarra gathering.

Red Hatters “Pandanas Pearls” meeting at the Albatross Bay Wednesday 18 Resort at 6.30pm. Christmas in June? - A Kiwi tradition Friday 20

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

Saturday 21

Weipa Dirt Kart Club, Club Night #3

Saturday 28

Weipa Dirt Kart Club, Club Night #4

JULY Thursday 3

WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Thursday 10

Weipa RSL Sub-branch monthly meeting 7pm at Unit 1, Memorial Square, Rocky Point. Guests and new members welcome. For more info contact Neil Dickinson 0428 985 108.

Thursday 17

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

Saturday 19

Cape York Motocross Championship Round 2 at Weipa Combined Raceway starting at 8am. Contact Chas 0413 627 727.

Friday 25 & Weipa Dirt Kart Club hosts Saturday 26 the 2014 Qld Dirt Kart Titles Weipa Community hours CapeCare York opening Bowhunters Club Sunday Mon 27 10 - 4, Tues ThuArchery 9 - 4, Fri 9-1 non -ABA Event Western Cape Bulletin May 21, 2014 Page 11


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6:00 Today 9:00 Global Shop Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “A Walk To Remember” (PG - Love brings together what peer pressure and lifestyles seek to keep apart in this coming-of-age story based on the bestselling book. Mandy Moore stars as a straitlaced preacher’s daughter who meets an unmotivated delinquent. When events thrust him into her world, he begins an unexpected journey he’ll never forget. 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 Top Gear 8:40 The NRL Footy Show 10:40 Two And A Half Men: I Scream When I Pee 11:10 Two And A Half Men: One Nut Johnson 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

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7:00 World News 1:00 Jimmy’s Forest - Summer 1:55 Speed Of Life 2:50 A First Date 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Giro d’Italia 2014 Daily Highlights 6:00 My Sri Lanka With Peter Kuruvita 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Luke Nguyen’s France 8:00 French Food Safari 8:30 Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Express - Singapore To Penang 9:30 Fargo - The Six Ungraspables 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 Giro d’Italia - Stage 12 1:30 Coppers: What’s Your Emergency? 2:30 Breaking Into Europe 3:20 Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections - Richard Hammond reveals the surprising inspirations behind some of the design features of Japan’s bullet train, the world’s first highspeed locomotive. 4:35 Minnie Loves Junior 4:50 Island Feast With Peter Kuruvita Bitesize

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Dust Echoes 10:05 What I Wrote 10:10 Lockie Leonard 10:35 Double Trouble 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 ABC News With Jane Hutcheon 1:00 Call The Midwife 2:00 At The Movies 2:30 QI 3:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 TBA 4:00 Last Tango In Halifax 5:00 ABC News: Early Edition 5:30 The Drum 6:00 Eggheads: The Blitz Dames 6:30 QI: Bombs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 Kitchen Cabinet: Penny Wong 8:30 Old School 9:35 Luther: Luther struggles to hold it together as his personal and professional life intersect and at the same time, find and catch a vicious killer picking off people at the throw of a dice. 10:25 Lateline 11:05 Randling: It’s the final match of the first round and the last two of our ten duos make their debuts. The Bette Davis Cup Squad is up against Manchester and Haberdashery United. 11:35 Rage 5:00 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Global Shop Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Forever Young” (PG) 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 LIVE FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - Canterbury Bulldogs Vs Sydney Roosters 10:00 TBA 12:30 Movie: “Cradle 2 The Grave” (AV) - Gang leader Tony pulls off a major diamond heist with his crew, but cop-turned-criminal Ling knows who has the loot and responds by kidnapping Tony’s daughter and holding her for ransom. Unfortunately, Tony’s lost the diamonds and as he frantically searches for his daughter and the jewels, Tony pairs with a high-kicking government agent and seeks revenge on him. 2:30 The Avengers: Superlative Seven - Steed is pleased to receive an invitation to a fancy dress party held by explorer, Sir George Robertson. 3:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 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: “Fall Into Darkness” (M) -A woman stages her own death to frame the person she feels is responsible for her brother’s suicide. 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 - Seven News live and comprehensive coverage of breaking news and local, national and international top stories, plus Sport, Finance and Weather updates. 7:00 Better Homes & Gardens 7:30 2014 AFL Premiership Rnd 10 - Geelong North Vs North Melbourne 11:00 TBA 12:00 Movie: “Time Served” (AV) - A woman makes the ultimate sacrifice for her son, when she covers his crime and goes to gaol in his place. 2:00 House Calls To The Rescue 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 World News 1:00 Living Black 1:35 Inspector Rex - A Deadly Test 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 Giro d’Italia 2014 Daily Highlights 6:00 Food Factory 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 This is Brazil! - Rio de Janiro, Racife, Porto Alegre & Manaus 8:30 Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death: A Good Birth - Historian and author Helen Castor, presenter of the popular series SheWolves, explores how the people of the Middle Ages handled the most fundamental moments of transition in life: birth, marriage and death. 9:35 Hitler’s Children 10:40 SBS World News Late 11:05 Giro d’Italia - Stage 13 1:30 Kurt Wallander: The Witness 3:15 Movie: “High Lane” (MAV) - A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a mountain trail that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than expected. As they realise that they are not alone, their adventure quickly becomes a fight for survival. 4:55 Island Feast With Peter Kuruvita Bitesize

6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage Guest Programmer 11:30 The Checkout: Factory Seconds 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 The People’s Supermarket 1:20 QI: Bible 1:50 Movie: “At Sword’s Point” (PG) 3:10 Movie: “Goin’ South” (PG) 5:10 River Cottage: Winter’s On The Way 6:00 Saturday Landline 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Last Tango In Halifax: Having come so close to losing each other forever Alan and Celia decide to have a romantic secret wedding as soon as possible. But how will their respective daughters react? 8:30 New Tricks: Only the Brave - The UCOS team reinvestigate the murder of Eddie Chapman, leader of a notorious criminal motorbike gang, the Braves, when new evidence is brought to them by an unlikely source. 9:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Marked For Murder - Set amidst the passion and fanaticism of 1929 Australian Rules football. When Phryne is duped into investigating the coach’s missing ‘lucky cap’, she discovers a gruesome murder instead. 10:25 The Time Of Our Lives: Chai Li learns Joel is back in town. She is torn between the man she loves and the fierce protection of her family. Can the two reunite? Meanwhile, Luce has a run in with the law. 11:20 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 10:00 Danoz Direct 11:00 Garden Gurus 11:30 Musomagic Outback Tracks 12:00 Cybershack 12:30 The Middle 1:00 Partners 1:30 Movie: “Mao’s Last Dancer” (PG) 4:00 The Bottom Line 4:30 Discover Downunder 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 Getaway 6:00 National News Saturday 7:00 TBA 12:30 Movie: “Red Hill” (AV) - Constable Shane Cooper arrives in the small town of Red Hill in search of a quieter life. But, on Cooper’s first day with the Red Hill Police Department, a convicted murderer escapes from prison and heads straight for Red Hill to kill the men who put him there. 2:30 Spyforce: The Trader - Spyforce operatives Erskine and Gunther are faced with the task of breaking out of New Guinea and escorting a small party to safety. 3:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 4:00 Brand Developers 5:00 Extra 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show Weekend 12:00 Live Well 1:00 TBA 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 Seven News 7:30 2014 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 10: Port Adelaide Vs Hawthorn 11:00 Movie: “Daylight” (M v) - A devastating explosion in the New Jersey Tunnel causes a horrific pile-up, trapping a group of motorists underground. Soon, a former emergency worker witnesses the blast and heads in to guide the handful of survivors to safety before the waters of the river Hudson above them break through and flood the tunnel. 1:15 Special: Greece Is The Word (Part 1) - Nick Giannopoulos returns to the origin of the Olympic Games - Greece - touring cities such as Mykonos, Santorini, Olympia, Delphi and Athens. 2:10 Special: Greece Is The Word (Part 2) 3:00 Harry’s Practice 3:30 Its Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dr Oz - Best Appetite Suppressants To Lose Weight! - Get answers to your health questions from Dr Oz and other leading doctors, hospitals, associations and authors.

5:00 World News 1:00 San Remo Song Festival 2014 3:00 The Visual Language of Herbert Matter 4:00 Contact - Alex Majoli: Iraq 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 AGiro d’Italia 2014 Daily Highlights 6:00 Road To The 2014 FIFA World Cup 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 London’s Wild Side 8:30 Movie: “A Dangerous Method” (MA) - Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient this psychological film. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud, but soon both men fall under Sabina’s spell. 10:20 Giro d’Italia - Stage 14 1:30 The Pirelli Calendar Saga 2:35 The Ghost Army 3:35 Kill Arman 4:05 Destination Flavour - Japan Bitesize 4:15 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014

6:00 Rage 8:00 Weekend Breakfast 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Offsiders 10:30 The World This Week 11:00 7.30 QLD 11:30 Songs of Praise: County Fermanagh 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Compass: Twilight Songs 2:00 Paths to Portraiture 2:35 Opera Australia: A Masked Ball 5:00 Midsomer Murders: The Axeman Cometh 6:30 Compass: My Big Fat Bar Mitzvah 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Restoration Home: St Peter’s Barn 8:30 Inspector George Gently: Gently Going Under - A suspicious death in a mine, leads Gently and Bacchus to explore the tensions and relationships in a community whose seams have been ripped wide open by politics. 10:00 The Dark Side 11:35 Valentines Day 1:15 Movie: “In Name Only” (PG) 2:50 Restoration Home: St Peter’s Barn 4:05 The New Inventors 4:30 Catalyst 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Best Of 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 Maroon Zone 2:00 2014 Intrust Super Cup - Mackay Cutters Vs Ipswich Jets 4:00 Sunday Football - Canberra Raiders Vs North Queensland Cowboys 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 TBA 9:00 The Mentalist 10:00 Person Of Interest 12:00 Financial Review Sunday 12:30 What Would You Do - Using hidden cameras, host John Quiñones observes and comments on how ordinary people behave when they are confronted with a dilemma that requires them to either take action or walk by and mind their own business. 1:30 Spyforce: The Trader 2:30 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sophia The First 6:30 Jake and The Neverland Pirates 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 TBA 1:30 Footy Flashbacks 3:00 2014 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 10: Gold Coast Vs Western Bulldogs 6:00 Seven News 6:30 House Rules 7:40 Sunday Night 8:40 A Place To Call Home 9:40 Mr Selfridge 10:40 Kath & Kim 11:40 Royal Pains: Off Season Greetings (Part 1) - With one week to go until Evan and Paige’s big day, the Hamptons are a winter wonderland (albeit a snowless one) and wedding preparations are in full swing. But before they can say their vows, the lovebirds have to celebrate something else: their last officially single days. 12:40 Harry’s Practice 1:05 Special: Yindi - The Last Koala? 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 Auction Squad 4:00 Dr Oz 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

7:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine 4:30 Subaru National Road Series 5:00 Subaru World Of Cycling 5:30 Giro d’Italia 2014 Daily Highlights 6:00 Road To The 2014 FIFA World Cup 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Sacred Wonders Of Britain 8:30 The Trials Of Muhammad Ali 10:10 Welcome To Rio 11:10 Giro d’Italia – Stage 15 1:30 Movie: “Don’t Think About It” (M) - At 36 years old, Stefano Nardini is still a punk rock musician. One day as he is in a fix, he decides to leave Rome and to go back to his family in Rimini with the intention of getting in touch with his inner self. But as soon as he is back in the family house, he realises that he is not the only one to be in trouble. And instead of being taken care of as he expected, he sets about taking care of everyone and everything. 3:25 Inside Nature’s Giants 4:35 Island Feast With Peter Kuruvita Bitesize 4:45 Destination Flavour - Japan Bitesize

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Backyard Science 10:00 Weird Science 10:20 Get Into Textiles 10:45 Atoms Of Fire 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 ABC News With Ros Childs 1:00 Landline 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple 5:00 ABC News: Early Edition 5:30 The Drum 6:00 Eggheads: Brent Connection 6:30 QI: Bible 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 Changi: Eddie’s Birthday 12:35 Parliament Question Time 1:35 Movie: “Top Hat” (G) 3:15 Movie: “Gay Divorcee” (G) 5:00 Talking Heads: Janine Shepherd 5:30 Eggheads: Brent Connection

6:00 Today 9:00 Global Shop Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Father’s Day” (M) 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 TBA 10:00 Kalgoorlie Cops: Captures the challenges faced by the Kalgoorlie Cops who patrol the ‘largest beat in the world’. You will be introduced to a core team of police officers and will get to know and the love the real people behind the uniforms - the men and women who put their lives on the line every day in Australia’s most notorious outback town. 11:00 Anger Management: Charlie And Kate Battle Over A Patient 11:30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 12:30 Extra 1:00 The Baron 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 Class Warfare 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 - Did Andy shoot at the Braxton house? Kyle makes a heartbreaking request for Phoebe’s safety and Hannah takes control of her life. 7:30 House Rules 9:15 Revenge 10:15 Grey’s Anatomy 11:10 Talking Footy 12:10 Suits: Know When To Fold ‘Em - Harvey takes to the card table when he is approached with a sham lawsuit designed to help dig an adversary out of a gambling debt. Meanwhile, Jessica gets a visit from an old partner. 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons & Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 The Forgotten Australians 2:05 First Australians 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Living Black 5:30 Giro d’Italia 2014 Daily Highlights 6:00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 6:30 SBS World News 7:35 Mythbusters: Star Wars Special 8:35 Vikings: The Lord’s Prayer 9:30 RocKwiz - Colleen Hewett, Mikelangelo & Megan Washington 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Subaru National Road Series 12:00 Clown: Caroe’s Christening 12:30 Clown: The Girl From Irma 1:30 Shorts On Screen: Perfect Drug 1:35 Movie: “Secret Sunshine” (M) - In Korean, English Subtitles. 4:10 One Man And His Campervan 4:40 Shane Delia’s Spice Journey Bitesize 4:50 Destination Flavour - Japan Bitesize

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Neue Freunde 10:30 Jung In Europa 10:40 La Mappa Misteriosa 10:50 A Table! 11:00 Four Corners 11:45 Media Watch 12:00 ABC News With Ros Childs 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple 5:00 ABC News: Early Edition 5:30 The Drum 6:00 Eggheads: The Poker Saints 6:30 QI: Bears 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Two Men In China: Chengdu 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 War Paint: The World Of According To George Gittoes 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:25 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Parliament Question Time 1:35 Movie: “Macao” (PG) 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield / 5:30 Eggheads: The Poker Saints

6:00 Today 9:00 Global Shop Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Cahill United States Marshal” (M) - The Duke’s job as a U.S. Marshall is complicated by the fact that several of his sons decide to turn to a life of crime. 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 TBA 10:30 Two And A Half Men: Welcome To Alancrest 11:00 Two And A Half Men: Grab A Feather And Get In Line 11:30 20/20 12:30 Extra - Catch up on all the latest in Hollywood’s current affairs as we find out what the world’s hottest stars have been up to this week. 1:00 Impractical Jokers - Pick A Loser - Four prank-loving friends compete in extremely awkward social experiments in this hiddencamera series, tricking real life people into falling for their hilarious pranks. 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: “A Mind To Kill: Black Silence” (M) - In the midst of a strike, Detective Bain and his team investigate the murder of a local prostitute. With all the evidence linked to the strike, Bain realises the suspect is a childhood friend. 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 - Sensing the danger at the Braxtons, Bianca makes Heath a generous offer. Kyle’s heartfelt appeal helps Phoebe make an impossible decision and Zac faces the damage his drinking has caused the family. 7:30 TBA 12:00 Dr Oz: Dr. Oz’s Ultimate Swimsuit Slimdown - Get answers to your health questions from Dr Oz and other leading doctors, hospitals, associations and authors. 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Movie: “Wolf” (PG) 2:55 Life Is Beautiful 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Giro d’Italia 2014 Daily Highlights 6:00 Food Safari - Spanish Safari 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Secrets Of The Manor House 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 Giro d’Italia - Stage 16 1:30 East West 101: Another Life 2:35 THe Circuit: Swings And Roundabouts 3:40 Egypt’s Revolution: The End Of A Dictator - The 18-day Egyptian revolution was started by its youth, but drew in all layers of Egypt’s fractured society, across age, class and religious divide. As the fear barrier was broken, destinies were transformed by the tumultuous events. This film offers an examination of the demise of the Mubarak regime through the eyes of people whose lives were, until now, defined by it. 4:35 Short: Poppy

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 My Place 10:25 Homemade History 10:30 The Prime Ministers’ National Treasures 10:45 Behind The News Specials 11:00 One Plus One 11:30 Foreign Correspondent 12:00 ABC News With Ros Childs 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Vet School 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple 5:00 ABC News: Early Edition 5:30 The Drum 6:00 Eggheads: College Graduates 6:30 QI: Beavers 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: I-Spy 8:30 Spicks & Specks 9:00 Jonah From Tonga 9:30 Upper Middle Bogan: Your Roots Are Showing 10:00 United States Of Tara: The Full F*@$ You Finger 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Hustle 12:30 Parliament Question Time 1:30 Don’t Panic: Surviving Extremes 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 8: Werribee Vs Richmond / 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Global Shop Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Caddyshack” (M) - A caddy, who works at a staid country club, sets out to win the club’s scholarship in a big golfing tournament, and so begins a riotous round of fairway foolishness. The judge plays to win but his niece has her mind set on scoring her own way. 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 State Of Origin: Queensland Vs New South Wales - Game 1 10:30 TBA 11:00 Supersize: I Lost Weight But Lost My Husband - In a society obsessed with being thin, its almost a given that losing weight will lead to health, sometimes wealth and definitely happiness. But is this all a lie? 12:00 The AFL Footy Show 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 - “Helen West: A Clear Conscience” Helen West is frustrated at with her boss’ attitude to the battered women’s cases she has been prosecuting. Meanwhile, Chief Supt. Bailey looks for the real killer of a former professional boxer. 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 - Bianca’s support causes Heath to miss her more than ever. Maddy’s party causes problems with Josh and a romance could be in the air for Evelyn and Spencer. 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 11:00 Border Security - Australia’s Front Line 11:30 The Force - Behind The Line 12:00 TBA 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 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 Giro d’Italia 2014 Daily Highlights 6:00 My Family Feast - The Balinese 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Walking Through History: Wigan Pier 8:30 One Born Every Minute - What Happened Next? 9:30 The Bridge 10:35 SBS World News Late 11:05 Giro d’Italia - Stage 17 1:30 Movie: “The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life” (M) - In French. Five random days in the lives of a French family, spread out over twelve years, paint a telling picture of the ups and downs of human relationships in this comedy-drama from France. 3:35 Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die - In a frank and personal documentary, author Sir Terry Pratchett considers how he might choose to end his life. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008, Terry wants to know whether he might be able to end his life before his disease takes over. 4:45 ADbc / 4:55 Destination Flavour - Japan Bitesize

WEDNESDAY 28

TUESDAY 27

MONDAY 26

SUNDAY 25

THURSDAY 22

7 CENTRAL

FRIDAY 23

IMPARJA

SATURDAY 24

ABC

Western Cape Bulletin May 21, 2014 Page 13


CROSSWORD No. 199

SUDOKU No. 199

Your  Lucky 

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Stars

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ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A fast response may help to get you out of a crisis: the most obvious answer may not be the right one, however! You will need to consider the situation carefully before you react. Romance. After a period where your love-life has suffered you will find your personal life is generally getting back to where you want it to be.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Try to get other members of the family to do their share of work around the house. It is important for everyone to be treated fairly. Romance. A new relationship will soon become much more lively. It feels like it’s been a long time since you had real fun: you haven’t got long to wait!

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

FOR KIDS

You have a great deal of extra energy at the moment. If you can’t find an outlet for this you will get frustrated, however. You may want to consider some voluntary work, a part-time job or a new social activity. Romance. You won’t be in a very romantic mood this week. Don’t worry: you have other priorities at the moment.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) This will be a very good time for trying out new ideas. A suggestion which seems strange will actually be very practical. Romance. You may feel your partner or someone else close to you is neglecting your feelings. Try not to get upset about this: they don’t mean to.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) An honest approach will help you to come to terms with recent events. If you can accept the situation, you will be able to remedy it. Romance. A social gathering will give you the chance to come into contact with some interesting new faces. Someone there is more interested in you than you realise.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) An exciting dream will help to give you an insight into future events. Romance. You will be unstoppable this week! You can do and say the right things to move your romantic life to a different level. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

FINDWORD No. 199

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

A LAUGH WITH LOTSA

This will be an excellent time for any group activities. Romance. The Moon/ Vesta Midpoint presently in your sign should help you to be a little more sympathetic to your partner’s excuses. Try to spend some quality time together this week.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Don’t allow yourself to take the blame for a situation that you could not have foreseen. Romance. Try to find a balance between your own needs and those of your partner. This may require a degree of compromise and good communication.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) For all your printing needs – www.lotsa.com.au

MUDDY RIVER

You will be very spiritually aware at the moment. This would be a good time to gain a deeper understanding of the people around you. Romance. Be careful not to get too carried away in fantasy. A plan which you made recently will not develop in the way you had hoped.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Your relationship with a neighbour may soon be in the spotlight: try to find a compromise that pleases both parties. Romance. You will be surprised how accurately you can work out what your partner is thinking. You will be able to use this in a positive way towards the end of the week.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Love is when the other person’s happiness is

more important than your own.

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr

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SOLUTIONS No. 199

A friend whom you have trusted to be honest will not let you down. You may not like what they have to say, however. You need to accept this and move on. Romance. You will receive an important message in a dream. If you understand the dream completely the message should be clear. You will need to spend some time thinking about what you should do next in your love-life this week.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) Try to avoid doing anything which requires a large amount of discipline. You will be a little self-indulgent this week, and will only be able to stick at something if you enjoy it. Try to put off anything important for the time being. Romance. A letter will arrive from someone that you have not heard from for a very long time. A very personal piece of news may surprise you: this may have a positive effect on your romantic life.


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The talls stood tall IT was a weekend where the big men stood up and were accounted for. Josh Jenkins kicked four of the 10 goals to see Adelaide beat Collingwood by 21 points in front of a boisterous 50,000+ crowd. They were that loud that the umpires didn’t hear the three quarter time siren. On replay it was okay the Jenkins goal that everyone thought was kicked after the siren. The Swans travelled to Etihad and gave Essendon a lesson in football. With Buddy kicking five and Tippet chipping in with three of his own. The Swans jumped out of the blocks kicking seven to the Bombers one goal in the first quarter. Hanneberry was cleared by the Match Review Pane as he should have been for the Viney that floored Hurley in the third term. Like where was Hanneberry to go? Remember this is a contact sport. How good has Roosy got the Demons up and running. You can see that they are now starting to play the type of footy that he instilled in Sydney. They tackled everything and just kept running and backing up their team mates. Jack Watts is starting to show what he can really do as a number one draft pick. Footy is simple really. Should a gastro bug through the club be allowed as an excuse for getting a flogging at the hands of North Melbourne. It must be said that there is no other excuse why three stationary Lions players let Goldstein run past them and mark the footy on the wing. Big Browny had just one kick and one handball for the match. Desire, confidence, proactiveness, it’s all sort of bundled up together. Which one is it? There is never any shortage of fireworks when Freo and the Cats meet. Crowley who is the master of tagging and annoyance gave Stevie J an absolute bathing to the point where he cracked and head butted Crowley (pretty limp one I thought). Stevie J has been offered a week by the match review panel. If he contests it and loses it will cost him two weeks. Sunday arvo on the couch to watch Gazza and his mates put the Saints to the sword by kicking 8.4 in the first and 13.7 by half time. These are both club records which go back only four years. Big Zac Smith had a fantastic game for his first game since round eight last year. The Suns are now fifth on the ladder and going by points they are equal second. You would be a game man to bet against them not making the finals. Special K will make a decision about his future sport as he struggles to regain his fitness from 2013. He still has not cracked the seven minute mark for the 2k run. Elite midfielders have to run it in 6.30. On Saturday night can the undermanned Hawks stop the run of the Power and on Sunday arvo the Suns will be out to stamp their confidence over the Dogs at Metricon Stadium. Keep the battle tough, Scoop The Newshound

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AFL TIPPER’S SCOREBOARD PTS

PTS TOTAL

Hawks On Fire

4

58

Piri10

4

56

hawks back2back

4

54

Catchy’s Carnage

4

54

Chas

3

53

Clarky

4

53

Hugh.G.Rection

3

52

Honky Nuts

3

52

Jfraze

3

52

Beaver

4

51

TOP 10 TIPPERS

AFL LADDER TEAM

W

L

B

P

Port Adealide

7

1

1

28

Hawthorn

6

2

1

24

Sydney

6

3

0

24

Geelong

6

2

1

24

Gold Coast

6

2

1

24

Fremantle

5

4

0

20

North Melbourne

5

3

1

20

Collingwood

5

3

1

20

West Coast

4

4

1

16

Adealide

4

4

1

16

Essendon

4

5

0

16

Western Bulldogs

3

5

1

12

Carlton

3

5

1

12

Melbourne

3

6

0

12

St Kilda

3

6

0

12

Richmond

2

6

1

8

GWS

2

6

1

8

Brisbane

1

8

0

4

AFL DRAW ROUND 10

May 23 - 25, home team first FRIDAY, May 23 Geelong v North Melbourne SATURDAY, May 24 GWS v Richmond Collingwood v West Coast Port Adelaide v Hawthorn SUNDAY, May 25 Gold Coast v Western Bulldogs Carlton v Adelaide

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NRL TIPPER’S SCOREBOARD

NRL wrap-up with Karl

PTS

PTS TOTAL

Brad Welsh

6

59

bj musa

7

54

Ari M

7

54

Chris May

6

51

SNAKEINTHEGRASS

5

50

Flo-rida

6

50

Jfraze

7

50

Wimby23

6

49

Norro

6

49

AKA Bossman

6

49

TOP 10 TIPPERS

Women in league celebrated Round 10 was the Women in League Round with many functions and teams doing special things to show their support in recognising the women in the game. The Round started on Friday with two great games, the Storm beating the Rabbitohs and the Broncos showing some razzle dazzle football to beat their Queensland counterparts the Titans. On Saturday the Eels demolished the Dragons and Benji Marshall’s comeback for his new club, the Tigers just crept home against the struggling Sharks, and the Cowboys produced an upset with a strong win over the Roosters in J.T’s 200th game for the club. The remaining games in the Round were all close score lines, with the Panthers getting a win over the Raiders, the Bulldogs keeping their winning streak alive and securing their spot at the top of the Premiership ladder with a narrow win over the Warriors. Then on Monday night the Sea Eagles won against the Knights with a Daley Cherry Evans field goal. Looking into Round 11 as this Round leads into Origin 1 there will only be five games played over the weekend with the Panthers, Sea Eagles, Dragons, Eels, Storm and the Knights all having byes this weekend. On Friday night the Bulldogs will take on the Roosters, on Saturday the Titans verse the Warriors and the Tigers look for a win over the Broncos. On Sunday the Raiders will line up against the Cowboys, and on Monday night the Sharks play the Rabbitohs. Karl’s Tips: Bulldogs, Warriors, Tigers, Raiders and Rabbitohs. Yours in Footy Karl Local Footy News The Cape Cluster will kick-off this Saturday the 24th in Weipa, with four local teams being joined by Aurukun, Lockhart River and an NPA side. There will be four rounds played of the Cluster spread out in all the communities involved and the finals will be played in Coen. Teams will play two games per round, which makes up a full day of some very entertaining football.

NRL LADDER TEAM

W

L

B

P

Bulldogs

8

2

0

16

Sea Eagles

7

3

0

14

Panthers

6

4

0

12

Eels

6

4

0

12

Storm

6

4

0

12

Wests Tigers

6

4

0

12

Titans

6

4

0

12

Cowboys

5

5

0

10

Roosters

5

5

0

10

Rabbitohs

5

5

0

10

Broncos

5

5

0

10

Warriors

4

6

0

8

Dragons

4

6

0

8

Raiders

3

7

0

6

Knights

2

8

0

4

Sharks

2

8

0

4

NRL DRAW ROUND 11

May 23 - 26, home team first FRIDAY, May 23 Bulldogs v Roosters

SATURDAY, May 24 Titans v Warriors Wests Tigers v Broncos SUNDAY, May 25 Raiders v Cowboys MONDAY, May 26 Sharks v Rabbitohs

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sport New event for local shooters Sunday saw the come and try field and game shotgun shoot held at the SSAA Weipa range. This is a new event to Weipa and judging by the turnout of 25 shooters who enjoyed the day, they are very keen to see this type of competition grow. There were three stands to shoot from with both automatic and hand throwers used. Darren and Jan Redman were the instructors for the day with lots of experience with this type of shooting as can be seen by the results, they also gave out some very good tips for increased target hits. Darren and Jan work at Tackleword and anyone who wants any information on this and other shoots can find them there, when they’re not fishing of course. The results are as follows: Darren Redman 45/50, Shane Hearps 39/50, Rhys Parr 33/50, Derek Wells 33/50, Greg Parr 33/50, Jan Redman 30/50, and Jim Francisco 29/50.

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Replacement of Town Bore Pipeline Weipa Town Authority and Goodline will soon begin replacing the Town Bore water pipeline. This pipeline supplies water from the bore fields near the Golf Club to the Town Storage Dam. Excavation works are scheduled to start on May 26, and will run for approximately six weeks. The work will involve brief delays to traffic on Tom Morrison Drive and Mcleod Drive. There are no planned water outages. The project will help improve the reliability of water supplies in Weipa.

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The countdown to this year’s Queen’s Birthday long weekend Weipa Fishing Classic continues. If you don’t see the Fishing Classic team on duty in the Woolworths shopping centre car park or promenade, nominations will still be available at both Weipa Furniture & Electrical and Weipa 4WD Camping & Fishing Supplies. With limited nominations available the committee is hoping there is not a last minute rush, with some missing out on nominating. The message is simple – get your nominations in

early to avoid disappointment. Aside from the mass of prizes to be given away at this year’s event, well over $100,000 in fact, the crowd is going to be treated to some great live entertainment on stage each night of the event. “This year we have really searched far and wide for the feature band’, enthused Tom Murray, Weipa Fishing Classic president. The ‘band master’ Gary Blocksidge is bringing to Weipa for the first time ‘Radio Club Band’, one of most sought after live gigs on the Brisbane music scene.

“The band we have this year is top notch,” Gary said. “The band members have international experience, having played with John Farnham, Jamiroquai, The Angels, Mondo Rock, Ian Moss and Renee Geyer”. Plenty of local talent will also be on stage throughout the event. “And we are sure the locals will recognise the mix of teachers and their friends in the band ‘Flipped’ as they create their own easy listening brand of music. “We also have a big surprise guest appearance at some stage”, Gary added with his lips sealed on who the surprise guest will be!

Carpentaria Golf Club wrap-up A QUICK wrap-up of the weekend’s events at the Carpentaria Golf Club. Saturday was a Single Stableford sponsored by the Mecure Harbourside - many thanks to David Penny and his team at the Mecure for their sponsorship. A small field took the course on Saturday and here’s the run down. NTPs were Jordan on the 9th and Lee on the 5th . The runnerup was Max with 38 points, only to be out done by Jordan with a fine 44 points. On to Sunday we had a Single Stroke sponsored by the Club, and yet again another small field took to the course. NTPs on 9 was Roy and 15 was Peter Arndt. The runner-up on a three way countback was Mick (Batman) Cerneka with a 70 nett, and the winner was Chris Jackson, also with a 70 nett. Just a quick reminder there is no comp on this Saturday due to the Piston Cup, this includes both mens and ladies competitions. Also, for all the young Adam Scotts and Karrie Webbs out there, junior golf is starting this Sunday with a bring-a-beginner day, so if you have a friend bring them along for a hit - who knows they just might enjoy it. Start time is 8:30am at the club, so come and meet our junior co-ordinators and former juniors of the club Matt Slade and Oliver Tata. Sunday’s comp is a Single Stroke sponsored by Shell. See you on the tee, Brett

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sport The time is right . . .the time is now By the time you read this, I’ll have three sleeps until I get to be as dirty as I want. I can’t wait to get in the thick of it and I reckon there’s a lot of people in Weipa think the same as I do. That’s because it’s been five long months since the Weipa Dirt Kart Club’s last race meeting when the two-stroke pocket rockets went head to head on the fastest dirt raceway in the Cape. And it all starts again this Saturday night when the two-stroke terrors will light up the racetrack with the first meeting of the 2014 season. And it looks like Santa has delivered on some people’s dreams with many new karts ready to grace the track. Nine 125cc dirt karts will grace the track this year which is double the amount from last year. Also this year we have 10 female racers in the club, all racing wheel to wheel with the men. Judging by the early form from our practice nights, Tia Batterham and Kirrily Baldwin are two female racers who are fast and likely to upset the men in the 125cc dirt kart class this year. Michael Ward, Darren Coleman and Jen Rye will also debut new 125cc karts this year, pushing this class as the heavy hitter for 2014.

Don’t forget the old stars, Westy, Troy Batterham, Kimba and the late bloomer Justin Hyytinen who will all be looking to start the year off with a win against some of the faster, and obviously younger stars in Phil Rye, Jordan Lindner and the unmissable Carl “Showbiz” Harch. It will be another big year for the Weipa Dirt Kart Club including 12 club nights and also the 2014 Queensland Dirt Kart Title to be hosted on July 25 and 26 at the Weipa Raceway. The club is currently boasting 45 licensed drivers and with early interest being strong, you could see upwards of 80 competitors at this year’s title. So there it is Weipa - get your backside trackside and enjoy the spectacle that is Weipa Dirt Karts. And don’t forget to come out and sample the culinary delights from the canteen with steak burgers, hot dogs and hot chips being on the menu - that’s right, hot chips. Racing starts at 7pm Saturday night so bring the kids and give them something interesting to do. You never know, you might like it. That’s it for me. Your either dirty or I’m not playing. www.weipadirtkarts.com.au – Mowlesy

Tactical headers from teen stars Another fantastic round of soccer. Firstly a big thank you to those parents and guardians who continually step forward to assist the committee with setting up the soccer field, co-ordinating the teams, refereeing, helping as game leaders, coaching etc - it is appreciated very much and is what makes our club an honour to be a part of - Many hands do make light work. I know the players definitely appreciate the opportunity to play - the big grins on their faces say it all. Game of the Week: Teens Gold vs Red. An action-packed game which had spectators on the edge of their seats. Tactical headers from Sean (Gold) and Jaylen W (Red) were quite a spectacle and showed a lot of skill. Jaylen W (Red) managed to get the first goal with his usual energy and great striking of the ball. Layne (Red) ran the field and used some excellent footwork to repeatedly get the ball up the field toward their goal. Team Red’s Enid, Jaylen F and Nekina put in a huge effort supporting their team mates and helping to score one super goal. Ethan (Gold) had his turbo on with a huge number of attempts at goal and luckily three great goals made it past Red’s tight defence. Corey (Red) was fantastic in defence, stopping Gold from

increasing their score any further. Team Gold’s Mac kept the pressure up to Red with some close contests. Torin, Lachlan and Keiran completed Gold’s line-up all exhibiting some amazing striking and proving to be a dynamic team. Well done Teens. results from round 7, Saturday, May 17: Tykes: Green v Gold, Blue v Red, Blue 2 v Green 2 - were all scratch matches. Titans: Blue v Green (scratch match); Gold 3 def Red 1. Teens: Gold 2 def Green 1. The excitement is building as next week is the last round before the grand finals. We hope to see all players at this week’s games. Draw for Round 8, Saturday, May 24: 9am: Squirts - White Blue v White Black; Yellow Green v Gold Blue. Titans - Blue v Gold; Green v Red 10am: Tykes - Gold v Blue 1; Green 1 v Blue 2; Red v Green 2. Teens: Green v Gold. The grand finals will be held on Saturday, May 31. The games will be followed by the presentation of trophies plus a barbecue lunch will be provided for all soccer families immediately after the presentations. For further information please see one of the committee members. See you all at the soccer field on Saturday.

Until then,, keep strikin’

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How to be Crocodile Wise • Be aware of crocodiles – keep your eyes open, you might not be able to see them, but they are there. • Do not feed or otherwise interfere with crocodiles, small or large. • Avoid areas where large crocodiles or their nests have been seen • Camp at least 50 metres from the waters edge • Stand at least a few metres back from the waters edge when fishing and don’t stand on logs overhanging deep pools. • Do not clean fish, prepare food or engage in other activities on the waters edge and adjacent banks. • Dispose of food scraps (including fish) away from areas where people gather. • Keep arms and legs inside boat hulls.

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Photo by Jim Borthwick.

McDonald we dropped into the Jackson for a look. There wasn’t much doing being in the middle of the day, but we did get to land a couple of small Barra. By this time we were all a bit parched and in need some quiet refreshments back at camp. The ignorance of some people never ceases to amaze me . . . we were sitting in camp enjoying the tranquillity of the river and in comes six vehicles. Not that there is anything wrong with others enjoying the same, but they camped right on top of us. Three hundred metres of camping area, but no, they had to be there as that was where they camped last year. “Fair

enough” we agreed, but then the 5KVA gen was started, 40 metres away, and wasn’t turned off ‘til after dinner. Next morning we all went for a flick only to return and discovered four more 4WDs had joined their crew making ten crews, 20 people. The peaceful surrounding now being destroyed we decided to cut out trip short by a couple of days. Lucky we did as the seas got up a bit so it proved a blessing in the end. Overall there were only 15 legal-sized fish caught, but plenty of juveniles in the rivers.

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landed the best for the week - a Red Emperor. Day 5: We headed up the coast to the McDonald River as none of us had been there - three boats, as two teams loaded up in Jimmy’s six metre Cairns Custom Craft. The sea was calm and we made good time as the McDonald is only 17 miles north of the Skardon. Finding the mouth of the McDonald proved a bit harrowing as the morning sun was shining at just the wrong angle for us to see the deeper water. It took us a while but the tide was making so we couldn’t get into much trouble. Once inside the mouth we got into deep water that was as clean as I have seen a river. Get onto Google Earth if planning a trip to the McDonald as there is a significant rock bar on the first big bend you should be aware of, which we hit. The river stays deep for maybe the first kilometre then shallows out, so you will need good tides if you want to explore the whole system. Two of the boats couldn’t make it upstream as it was too shallow, but my son in-law in his 435 Quinny did. I must admit I was a bit jealous as he relayed the experience. They got two Barra (the best 79cm), three Jacks (the best 48cm), four Black Jewfish (to 66cm), one Salmon (68cm), Cod, and Queenies. They also got buried a few times by Queensland Groper, but the one they got to the gunnel was over a metre. The best part was they were all caught off the one snag. On the way back from the

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As most of you will know myself and seven other mates, including my son-in-law from Townsville, have just spent a week exploring the rivers North of Mapoon – the skardon, Jackson, and the McDonald. They are all great rivers and well worth a visit if you head up that way. There is access by road to the Skarden but you have to contact the Mapoon Aboriginal Council to get a permit. Day 1: We concentrated on setting up camp but had time to wet a lure, and managed to score a few Rat Barra and then I got thirsty. Day 2: Saw some good fishing offshore landing some quality Red Emperor and some heavy hauling Tuskies, with Squid proving the best bait. After it roughed up a bit we headed upstream of the Skardon, hitting snags with an assortment of lures including the trusty old Killalure Flatz Rat II Barra Brown colour. I think I changed lures a dozen times only to revert back to the Flatz Rat. Over the next couple of days we duplicated the second day of our trip, catching Red Emporer, Tusk fish, L/M Nanagai offshore and a mixture of Barra, Queenies, Cod, Jacks, Fingermark, and some luredestroying Queensland Groper. At one point I lost two new Flatz Rats to two Queensland Gropers in two casts – it was fun though. I fished with Jim Borthwick, All Fed Up Barra Charters, for the week, and not only did he put me onto the fish he also

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Sunny 11 - 14 knots, ESE winds. Chance of rain 60% Min 23°C.

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While the Western Cape Bulletin takes every care to ensure the information contained in the Tide and Weather information is correct, the Western Cape Bulletin accepts no responsibility for it’s accuracy. Information is provided by the Bureau of Meteorology.

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Napoleon Williams – sports star in the making

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Napoleon Williams at the Under 12 Oz Tag State of Origin in Canberra.

hand so next thing I knew I was off to Canberra,” Napoleon said. Four flights later the young sportsman was in the capital city and had his first taste of coldweather footy. “I’ve never been that cold before. They gave us warm clothes to wear but it was still really hard to play in that sort of weather and we made a lot of mistakes. “Our hands were so cold it was hard to tag the opposition players,” he said. “One morning, my mum had gone outside for a cup of coffee and she came in and woke me up and said ‘you have to see this’ and there was frost on the grass! I’ve never seen that before.” Unfortunately the Queensland Oz Tag side lost all three games against the NSW teams but this young footy player has plenty more irons in the fire. He plays winger and half-back for the local rugby league side and also plays AFL as part of the Cape York Crusaders team. When asked what his favourite subjects at school were Napoleon answered “maths, English, art . . . oh, and of course sport”. The future is looking bright for this effervescent young man who at the tender age of 12 has already been offered a scholarship to attend the AFL Cairns Cape York House and forge a career in that code, while continuing his education. Asked if he would accept the scholarship Napoleon said “I’m not sure yet. But I can’t really think about it this week as I have to get ready for the Peninsula Cross Country meet next week.”


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