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Sunday, 28 January

22:10

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An attack at the Capricornia Correctional Centre had resulted in Tapim needing two metal plates to be inserted to mend a broken jaw. For the surgery he was transported to Brisbane, where he was again assaulted. Earlier this month, Tapim faced Mackay Magistrates Court on 18 charges which included

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Hey there, Anyone have any ideas how to meet a partner in Townsville. Im hoping to find someone who is kind, caring, fun and loyal. Preferably somewhat attractive (I know thats bad to say...) not keen on the whole hunting/drinking type. Mostly because I wouldnt make a good partner to that lifestyle. Im a pretty quiet, caring, creative girl. Just want to meet someone with a similar personality and outlook. Thanks so much!

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08:00

January 28 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

1788 - Having hosted the party 2 days before, Captain Phillips, now doffing his Governor's hat, founded the penal colony at Botany Bay. The neighbours weren't impressed...

1788 - French ships L'Astrolabe and La Bussole under Commanders De la Perouse and De d' Angle anchored in Botany Bay. Assisted into Botany Bay by Lieut. Henry Ball of HMS Supply.

1825 -
Thomas Hudson Hanged at Hobart for murder.
William Allen- Hanged at Hobart for murder.
Francis Oates- Hanged at Hobart for murder.

1826 - Henry Ausher, in government service charged with having soldiers necessaries in his possession....Brennan a soldier states - I missed a pair of trowers and a shirt this morning when I came off Guard. I was told that one of my comrades had sold them. After some enquiry I found the trousers in the possession of Ausher. Ausher admits having purchased the trousers, states he was not aware it was contrary to orders. Henry Ausher sentenced to solitary confinement for one fortnight.

1826 - James Edwards, in government service, charged with insolence to Sergeant Kelly (57th regt) in the performance of his duty. Sergeant Kelly states - I accompanied Brennan in search of some necessaries belonging to hi which had been made away with. A pair of Trousers were found in the possession of Henry Ausher. Edwards was present and said I had only gone there to extort money, that it was a common practice. Edwards admits having made use of improper language and expresses himself sorry for having done so. James Edwards sentenced to solitary confinement for one week.

1846 - A meeting was held at the Newcastle Court House to discuss capability of Newcastle Port.

1852 - The Crow-eaters in South Oz passed the Bullion Act along with the brandy snifters and cigars which allowed for the pretty little gold ingots to be used as legal tender for a whole year.

1863 - Derrimut, partially blind, with weak lungs and a paralyzed arm, eloped from the Melbourne Hospital after being subjected to a rough bath. Derrimut at this time was bitterly complaining about the sale and subdivision of the Mordialloc Aboriginal Reserve and the ploughing up of Boonwurrung bones buried on the site.

1885 - John Duffy was Hanged at the Perth Gaol for the murder of his wife Mary Sultana McGann.

1893 - The Federal Bank of Australia, located in Melbourne, was no longer located anywhere after this date as it went belly-up, taking most banks with it in a game of dominos.

1906 - Cairns and Innisfail, Qld, were severely damaged by a cyclone.

1914 - A mere 18.46 miles of train track opened up the line between Chillingollah and Manangatang (Vic).
Stations in between are Chinkapook (originally birthed as Christmas Tank) and Cocamba.

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Saturday, 27 January

19:09

Great Bowerbird tucks into last of figs tyto tony

Great Bowerbird about to swallow one of fast-diminishing sweet figs from fruitful and recently fruit-full tree at entry to Townsville Town Common Conservation Park early this morning.

Earlier in week of scattered showers and some (but not enough) heavy rain found Galah tucking into morning greens alongside road to the Common.

Brief chat today with pair of young Magpies, but above image came during a previous walk across dry section (looking in vain for button-quail).

Continuing efforts to sort Torresian Crows from Australian Ravens, caught crow at Pallarenda showing diagnostic purple sheen in morning sunlight on breast.

17:55

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, January 26, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Tropical forests EU blamed for tardy response to death of forest activist in Kenya (The Guardian). Baby okapi to greet visitors at Los Angeles Zoo (The Seattle Times). Gabon arrests 10 in ivory trafficking probe (AP/ABC News). Higher carbon dioxide boosts flowering in tropical forests ( Florida State University). The business of forest restoration and reforestation (Digital Journal). Massacre stimulates overhaul of logging laws in Senegal (AFP/News24). Willfully ignorant consumers avoid or forget information about where the products they buy come from (Woodworking Network). Mexican activist who took on loggers murdered (Los Angeles Times). Hundreds of containers of logs seized by Brazilian authorities (Reuters). Scientists use genetic information to tease apart frog species in Gabon (Smithsonian Insider). Study tracks the biggest threats in protected areas (Thomson Reuters Foundation News). Finland under pressure to cut funding to Kenyas forest service after alleged human rights abuses (REDD-Monitor). Other news Trump administration could still seek to drill for oil off Florida (The New York Times). New emissions monitoring program takes off in France (The Conversation). Australia floats $60 million to save Great Barrier Reef (The Guardian). Tea and elephants collide in Indias Assam state (BBC news). Public and private funding necessary to meet sustainability goals: Davos report (The Guardian). Global list of invasive species will help in the battle against extinction, scientists say (The Guardian). Japan to upgrade whaling mothership in sign that the country will continue whaling (The Guardian). Early signs of bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef (The Guardian). Record-warm year

16:45

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08:00

January 27 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed Qld"


1802 - Matthew Flinders was feeling a tad peckish when he plonked himself upon what he named, through a mouthful of mutton sanga, the Great Australian Bight.

1808 - Tedbury or Tjedboro, son of the famous Pemulwuy, arrived in Sydney, armed with a bundle of spears. He had been friendly with John Macarthur, who lives at Parramatta. Finding Macarthur safe at his town cottage, Tedbury exclaims, Master they told me you were in gaol.
Well Tjedboro, what has brought you here with your spears? asks Macarthur, who was gaoled for a few hours the previous day. He replies, with eyes flashing, To spear the Governor.

1815 - Attorney William Henry Moore, the first free solicitor in NSW, arrived in Sydney as a passenger on the transport Marquis de Wellington.

1820 - Finding that any old dollop of dirt just didn't do the deed for the dead The Powers That Be had the Sydney Burial Ground, later known as Sandhills Cemetary, consecrated.
It was known even later than that as Central Station.

1830 - George Augustus Robinson set out from Hobart for Port Davey to conciliate the Aborigines.

1845 - Explorer Charles Sturt's party reached Depot Glen (the site of Milparinka, SA). where they were forced to remain for six months owing to the lack of rain.


1847 - Jeremiah Connell was Hanged at Melbourne Gaol for the murder of Edward Martin at Buninyong.

1848 - The first marriage in South Australia between an Aborigine, Kudnarto, and a European, Tom Adams, was solemnised on this day.

1859 - The grand old gutter of Australia aka the Darling River became a highway on this day when the paddle steamer ship "Albury" debuted on the watery road, heralding the beginning of the popular (and rather rheumatic romantic) means of transport.

1875 - Foundation stone was laid for Sydney's The Great Synagogue in Elizabeth Street.

1876 - For the third time in nine years, the flour mill of Walter Duffield in Gawler burnt to the ground.

1881 - The NSW Government invited offers from English companies to build a bridge across Sydney Harbour.

1883 - Ah Kett was Hanged at Perth Gaol for the murder of Foo Ah Moy  at Cheritah Station, Roebourne.

1883 - John Collins was Hanged at Perth Gaol for the murder of John King at the Kalgan River near Albany.

1903 - The Cessnock Railway Branch line (NSW) was opened from Weston - Abermain.

1906 A cyclone damaged Cairns and Innisfail in Queensland.

1908 - Australia's first Lifesaving Club carnival was held on Manly Beach, NSW.

1911 - The Land newspaper was first published.

1941 Following the capture of Tobruk, two brigades of the 6th Australian Division under Major Gene...

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Friday, 26 January

18:00

Still scratching your head over the Qld ALPs push for gender bender Commonwealth Games and boys wearing dresses to school? cairnsnews.org

This extract is from the UN Agenda 30.  Initially we were signed up in 1992 by then Queensland Labor Attorney General Rod Welford to Agenda 21 which has morphed into Agenda 30

4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes
4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education
4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations
4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy
4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of cultures contribution to sustainable development
4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all
4.b By 2020, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programmes, in developed countries and other developing countries
4.c By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States

15:26

FoNR wins Australia Day sustainable environment award Friends of ninney rise - news

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From left; Chris Hunter, Suzie Smith, Ilse Matheson, Sandal Hayes, Liz Gallie and Margie Flaherty.
We are very excited to let you know Friends of Ninney Rise won the Cassowary Coast Australia Day Sustainable Environment award.

Many thanks to our committee and volunteers. 

There are many individuals and groups across the Cassowary Coast who work very hard to help protect the natural environment and who are equally worthy recipients of this award.


We extend our appreciation and congratulations to the other nominees.
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14:10

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AN 18-year-old man charged in relation to the alleged armed robbery of a convenience store in Slade Point on Sunday has been further charged with breaking into an Airlie Beach home and unlawfully driving a car. Josiah Isaiah Simon Tapim, of Hay Point, faced Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday but

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A BRISBANE geologist who was caught driving while almost three times the legal alcohol limit had been on his way to buy Quick-Eze, the Mackay Magistrates Court has been told. Christopher John Smallwood, 35, of New Farm in Brisbane, pleaded guilty to mid-range drink-driving on March 31 last year.

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12:29

American Patriot previously unseen footage of armed farmer standoffs with government cairnsnews.org

This compelling movie should be viewed by every Australian. As Australia is the 52nd state of the US, it is only a matter of time before these standoffs occur here. The Commonwealth of Australia is registered with the New York stock exchange, regulated by US corporation law. The Queensland Corporate Labor  Government comes to mind when farmers are finally pushed hard enough to take a stand against the proposed vegetation management laws that are designed to shut down viable farmers and graziers in the state. If all of the states farmers banded together to stop the corporations policies of halting development, the ALP would be stymied.

About 30,500 businesses carry out agricultural activity in Queensland.  Agricultural industries contribute more than $10 billion to the states economy each year. It will be up to farmers to decide if they want their business to continue or will allow the edicts of the UN agreement, Agenda 30 to which we are a signatory, shut them down. The ball is in your court Mr Primary Producer!

The ball also is firmly in the court of city consumers. Do they want to eat Queenslands renowned clean and green produce or would they prefer imported, tainted food from countries such as China or Asia?  The federal Liberal Party, aided and abetted by the ALP has signed free trade deals all over the world. The laissez faire policies of governments came back to bite them when the $87.7m farmed prawn industry was destroyed last year by imported prawns from Vietnam infected with white spot disease, all under the holy grail of free trade. Anne Bressington MP talks about the devastating effects of Agenda 21, now Agenda 30

04:50

Motorcycles for sale? Anybody have or know where to pickup a cheap used bike for a one way trip across Oz? Cairns

Landing in Cairns in a few hours. Wondering if theres a local online web classifieds for motorcycles I could use or any motorcycle clubs to be checked out. Not in a rush, can do my own repairs. Budget around 2500.00 dont need huge displacement or anything pretty. Just something to ride till it dies, or I do.

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Thursday, 25 January

09:16

Telltale rocks suggest that part of Australia was once part of North America "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

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Also known as Columbia, Nuna was a supercontinent that geologists believe existed from approximately 2.5 to 1.5 billion years ago. Now, theres new evidence as to how its various pieces once fit together Australian scientists have found rocks in northern Queensland, that match up with rocks from Canada.

The rocks, which have geological signatures that are unknown anywhere else in Australia, were found near the small town of Georgetown, which is located about 412 km (256 miles) west of Cairns. They are said to be very similar to rocks that are currently found in Canadas precambrian shield.

Our research shows that about 1.7 billion years ago, Georgetown rocks were deposited into a shallow sea when the region was part of North America, says lead scientist Adam Nordsvan, a PhD student from Australias Curtin University. Georgetown then broke away from North America and collided with the Mount Isa region of northern Austral...

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Wednesday, 24 January

19:00

Analysis: The climate papers most featured in the media in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Every day, dozens of scientific journals publish new climate change research that is shared across the world via the internet.

These journal papers make headlines in news articles and on blog pages, they pop up in Twitter timelines and on Facebook. But which ones make the biggest impression? Which have been shared and reported most widely?

Carbon Brief has compiled its annual list of the 25 most talked-about climate change-related papers of the previous year. The infographic above shows which ones made it into the Top 10 in 2017.

Our analysis is based on the data collected by Altmetric, which tracks and scores journal papers by the number of times theyre mentioned in online news articles and on social media platforms. (You can read more about how the Altmetric scoring system works in an earlier article.)

First place

The most widely reported and shared article related to climate change last year was actually a Policy Forum commentary in the journal Science. Published in mid-January, The irreversible momentum of clean energy was covered by 232 news articles and tweeted more than 9,000 times. Its overall Altmetric score of 7,872 means it is the highest ranked of any article published last year.

This is no surprise, perhaps, considering the author was Barack Obama, who, at the time, was still the US president. But as the article is a commentary, it does not make it into Carbon Briefs leaderboard of research papers.

Instead, first place goes to, Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals, a Nature paper published in March, with a score of 3,166.

The study, led by Prof Terry Hughes of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Australia, assessed the impact of coral bleaching events in 1998, 2002 and 2016 on the Great Barrier Reef. As Carbon Brief reported, the study concluded that immediate global action to curb future warming is essential if coral reefs are to survive.

08:02

Residents take over Townsville Council meeting "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Contributed from Townsville

Yesterday (23 January), the Townsville City Council was shut down, in the face of angry residents, opposed to the decision to provide $18.5 million, in order to help billionaire coal miner Adani build an airstrip, at his Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin.

The protest was led by the activist organisation Front Line Action on Coal. Slogans were shouted from the public gallery and major Jenny Hill adjourned the proceedings. They were reconvened later on, with police blocking people from re-entering the building and making their way to the public gallery.

Elena Jeffrey, spokeswoman for the group and a local resident says that there is concern about the secrecy behind the deal.

I came because its Townsville Councils open day. Its the day when they are inviting Townsville residents to come and ask questionsand Im really concerned about the secrecy of the minutes and details of the $28.5 million contribution the proposed airstrip, she said.

Townsville Council has been an avid supporter of Adani all along, claiming that the alliance would bring benefits to the local economy. It claims that by now contributing to the airstrip, the city would be made into a hub for 900 first in first out (FIFO) workers at the Carmichael mine.

This is open to dispute and critics point out that the claimed benefit to the local economy is greatly exaggerated, and as far as becoming a FIFO hub, Townsville is competing with Rockhampton, which is also contributing a lot of money to the airstrip. The prize will not go to both. And there has been to answer as to why Adani has not agreed to use the already existing airport in Townsville for the project. It is an indication that the city might be bypassed.

Apart from all this, the destruction of farmland and the Great Barrier Reef from the Adani operations will take much more from the local economy than any minor benefits that might come out of the partnership with Adani.

Ms Jeffrey said, Its been three months since the decision was made and even separate to commercial in confidence, the council has to explain what the benefits are.

Federal MP Bob Katter has added his voice to those demanding an explanation.

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Tuesday, 23 January

21:34

RAAF Challenger 604 Bizjet A37-002 Noted Arriving into Moranbah Airport - Plus FIFO Charter Flights Galore! "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

On Tuesday 23 January, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-002 was noted arriving into Moranbah Airport from the Sunshine Coast.  It had earlier arrived into the Sunny Coast from Canberra.

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At the time of writing, it is unclear whether the RAAF Challenger remains parked at Moranbah Airport or has departed.

A37-002 was noted using the radio callsign of "Wisdom 44".

Meanwhile, as we've posted on our Facebook page, Tuesday seems to be a particularly busy day for Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights in and out of Moranbah Airport with at least eight flights noted visiting from Brisbane and one from Cairns during the afternoon and evening on Tuesday 23 January.

Fly Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation SAAB 340Bs VH-VEM, VH-VEO and VH-VEP all looked to complete return flights to Moranbah Airport from and back to Brisbane.

While QantasLink Dash-8-Q400s VH-QOD, VH-QOE, VH-LQF, VH-QOV and VH-QOP completed return flights to Moranbah Airport from and back to Brisbane and Cairns respectively.

Busy!

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11:02

Locations of new P 2 P speed cameras in Qld "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Drive for traffic revenue escalated by a broke ALP State Government

The second round of public surveillance will soon be deployed by Queensland Police in the South East of the State when point to point speed cameras are rolled out later this year.

The Labor State Government has called tenders for the Point to Point (P2P) Average Speed Camera System to be installed in the South East region.

All vehicles including trucks will be monitored for an average speed between points.

GPS monitoring will be used to define both geographic points to calculate the speed of the vehicle between the points.

P 2 P cameras will soon be collecting millions going to consolidated revenue for the Labor State Government under the guise of road safety.

Any speed detections will be sent in real time from the equipment to police and The Main Roads department computer data bank.

This is the first time such surveillance methods have been used in Queensland. The Labor Party has outdone the Liberals in transgressing the privacy of motorists who will have to dig much deep into their pockets to fund the largesse of the Queensland ALP.

Cairns News received from a trucking industry source the locations where the P2P cameras will be installed.

Beenleigh to Gaven, approx. 30 klm installed on overpasses.

Gateway Motorway between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge

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10:55

May have to move to Townsville in a week or so! "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Hey all!

Any help as always would be very appreciated. I may have a job offer in Townsville and relocation would happen shortly. Problem is, Ive never been to Townsville and hear a mixed bag of opinions if Im honest. Online research has led me to believe that I need an updated opinion, not from 2013 for example!

I moved to Brisbane a year ago from Sydney and would never look back, its amazing here. In saying this, Im always open to new opportunities and thought, why tf not?

Some have told me its a tropical paradise and they would never leave, some have told me its so crime ridden they cant wait to leave. Im assuming its the same as if someone asked about Sydney, I would say depends where you live!

One thing that is consistent is that Queenslanders are much friendlier ;)

Peace and love

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Monday, 22 January

21:19

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail A30-003 Missed Approach at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

On Thursday 18 January, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-003 was noted completing a missed approach at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.

A30-003 on approach to Rockhampton Airport  (File photo)

It appears that A30-003 flew up from the South.  After completing its airwork, the Wedgetail flew to the Gold Coast.  A30-003 was noted to be using the radio callsign of "Wedgetail 15".

Meanwhile, on Wednesday 17 January, an unidentified RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air flying as "Dingo 04" was noted completing airwork at both Longreach and Birdsville Airports while on a flight out of and back to Townsville.

Photo taken by Kayanne Hardsman  

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Tuesday, 16 January

16:15

The Steel Syndicate "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

 

The Steele Syndicate is all about the groove. Steele McMahons Brisbane-based octet is raucous, punchy and fun, with a genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock.  The band packs a roaring four-piece horn section and a rhythm section to match, creating music from soulful, contemplative ballads to dance-inducing funk frenzies.

Since its formation in September 2015, The Steele Syndicate has entertained over 80,000 people at Sydneys City2Surf road run, played at the Sydney Opera House, Cairns Reef Hotel and Casino, Peregian Originals, NightQuarter and a host of Brisbanes best venues. The band is also breaking into the festival scene, appearing at the 2017 Gum Ball Music Festival, Newstead Roots Festival and headlining the Teneriffe Festival. Theyre a besuited instrument-hopping unit!

Packing the punch of its acclaimed live set into a record, The Steele Syndicate released its debut EP, Antipodes in August 2016. Since its release, the EP and lead single Where I Need To Be have received nationwide airplay on Triple J, local and community radio.

The Steele Syndicate has been back in the studio and is set to release a second EP in 2018.  With a number of national dates already in the calendar, the band looks forward to unleashing their evolved, energetic groove to new venues, new cities and new audiences in the months and years to come.

 

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15:00

We dont cross borders, they cross us: Sorong Samurai artists on Jack Off "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

  • Sorong Samurai artists :: Jack Off with Jack Shit

 

Listen to these extraordinary stories from some of the key artists featured in Homeground Festivals Sorong Samarai a production rooted in West Papuas perpetual quest for the self-determination, as promised by the UN and sabotaged by Indonesia.

Brothers Sam and Yosua Roem survived an incredibly perilous crossing with 43 other members of their community in a single wooden canoe. The journey was meant to take a single day but after being lost and marooned at sea it took them five. Somehow no lives were lost.

Ronny Kareni was sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy for an auspicious entry into Australia by plane, settling in Ballarat before starting his Masters of Diplomacy at the ANU in Canberra.

Airileke was born in Adelaide and lives in Cairns but has family in Gabagaba PNG.

We discuss what drove these courageous souls to take sometimes terrifying risks and how they are actively attempting to improve the lot of their people back home by building bridges internationally.

Then, after sharing these stories of vast (and ongoing) journeys we dont cross borders, they cross us all four unite for two live songs together: first via traditional drums alone; then with ukelele added for an ebullient celebration of Pacific heritage.

 

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Friday, 05 January

00:00

Do you recognise anyone? Friends of ninney rise - news

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DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF THIS TIME?
DO YOU RECOGNISE ANY OF THE PEOPLE?
A collection of photos was kindly donated to Friends of Ninney Rise (FoNR) by Virginia Edlington a close friend of the late Alison Busst.

As part of a CCRC RADF grant these have been uploaded onto the FoNR website.

You are invited to share your memories or any other information about this important period of time of our local history.

The collection gives an insight into the Busst's lives when they lived at Bedarra and later at Ninney Rise, Bingil Bay. The photos have been sorted into categories, each with a form so you can easily send us a message.
Even a small memory may fill in a gap in our knowledge of the events that culminated in the protection of the Great Barrier Reef and later the Wet Tropics rainforests.

Follow this link to the Virginia Edlington Collection 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU

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