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Saints surrender

GNL. In the first home game of the Greater Northern League season, the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints were overshadowed by the Launceston Suns. Both sides boasted an outfit of young and experienced players as the women began the round two proceedings. Marching against the Suns, the Saints were led by Sonia Poke and Melissa Stokes …

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Lining up for retirement

Career. Known as the local ‘liney’, Geoff ‘Bezzie’ Beswick has retired following four decades in the communications business. Leaving school at the age of 15, Geoff wandered across the Bass Strait for a few years before returning to the Apple Isle. This, he remembers, was the year North Melbourne and Collingwood drew in the VFL …

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Conditional approval for new bank

Progress. Bendigo Bank has officially announced that it will partner with the local steering committee to establish the Community Bank branch in Smithton. The committee has worked over the last four years to bring a Community Bank to Smithton, and the latest formal approval was received following a review of the written business case which …

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Frederick James O’Halloran (June 1, 1929 – March 16, 2018)

OBITUARY Frederick James O’Halloran, better known as Fred or ‘Mouse’, was born in Irishtown on the first day of winter in 1929, the year of the Great Depression. The eldest son of Fred ‘Tiger’ and Esmarita ‘Rita’, and brother to Nancy ‘Fizza’, Beryl ‘Wagon’, Betty ‘Pinch’, Kerin ‘Foo’, Peter ‘Tub’ and Rosemary ‘Rowie’. Fred married …

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Dominating round two action

CHHA. Irishtown claimed a Division Two victory over Robins during round two of the Circular Head Hockey Association on Monday. As the game ensued, Robins surged into attack to convert within the first two minutes from the stick of Teri Nicholls. Irishtown captain Abbey House led in the midfield directing play with precision as Leah …

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New GM direction

CHAC. Providing community support has always been a priority for Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation’s new general manager, Tony Smart. Following four decades in local government including the past four years as general manager of Circular Head Council, Mr Smart says the transition to community services has further instilled this passion. “My focus is the same: working …

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Letters from the front

Memory. Alexander McRae wrote home at every chance he had throughout the First World War before he was killed in action on April 23, 1918 in France.  His threadbare letters and century old souvenirs remain in a sturdy wooden box, passed through the generations to his namesake and great-grand-nephew Alex McRae Hammond, son of Montagu …

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Tarkine art

Campaign. The annual environmental arts project Tarkine in Motion was held over the Easter weekend with 200 artists and volunteers participating. Artists were based in eight base camps from the coast to the rainforests, from Arthur River to Corinna and the remote stretches between. The event is run by Bob Brown Foundation which is campaigning …

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Cafe chats

Carers. Cafe Chats for Carers provides an opportunity for locals needing advice or support in their role as a carer to meet with Family Based Care counsellor Bonnie Murfet. Over a cuppa, chat to Bonnie about your personal situation and connect with local services as needed. It is available to those who provide unpaid care for …

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Dementia support program

Program. Carers of individuals with dementia are invited along to free information sessions in Smithton. The Dementia Support Program includes information on services available locally. Topics will include: what is dementia, impacts of dementia on people with dementia and those providing care, ways in managing these impacts and relaxation and self care. The sessions will …

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Circular Head Sport News

Stormy play

CHFA. The Circular Head Football Association copped wild weather throughout round two matches on Saturday. In the Seniors, blustery wind gave Scotchtown the kicking advantage in the first quarter against Redpa at the Redlegs’ home ground. The visitors booted eight goals with a response of one goal and one point from Redpa in the first stanza …

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Touring with the Aussies

Cricket. Ross Arnold was recently caught in the sporting scandal of the season. Touring with the Cricket Australia Travel Office (CATO), Arnold attended the South Africa versus Australia Test series in which Australian captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were accused of ball tampering. Having visited Sri Lanka and England with the …

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Final quarter pain 

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants fell away to be defeated in round two of the North West Football League on Saturday. In the first home game of the season, Circular Head met with former Tasmanian State League club Burnie Dockers. In the Seniors, the Giants hit the scoreboard first to notch three majors …

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First round clashes

CHFA. The Under 14 competition kicked off round one of the Circular Head Football Association season on Saturday. Scotchtown hosted Irishtown in Smithton where the home side held their opponents scoreless in the first quarter to notch one goal and six points themselves in the junior competition. The Canaries hit out in the second quarter …

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Cats in control

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants stepped into the North West Football League on Saturday meeting with the Wynyard Cats with disappointing results. The women began the afternoon’s proceedings, trailing by just one goal at the first break before this leapt out to three goals at half time. Following the main break, Circular Head …

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Circular Head Community News

Travelling for research

Experience. Six countries, seven weeks and 21 flights later, Matthew Gunningham returns to Circular Head with newfound knowledge and insight into the world of agriculture. The Mawbanna dairy farmer was one of 23 young primary producers and managers across the country to be presented with the Nuffield Scholarship, which sees them undertake research into agriculture …

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The sound of cheer

Music. Stanley Primary School was charmed with a performance from the Clarence High School Band on Monday, hosting the southern visitors during their tour of the north west coast. Comprising close to 50 students from Bellerive, Hobart the stage and concert bands tour the state yearly. Led by conductor Drew Castles, the year nine and …

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Adventure bound

Sailing. Nicholas Huisman is preparing to embark on the 2017 Youth Leadership Challenge aboard the Windeward Bound. The Circular Head Christian School student will join nine Tasmanians as well as 10 refugee youths for the 10 day voyage in December. The Youth Leadership Challenge aims to foster personal growth experiences and build confidence,  communication and …

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Shop anywhere, everywhere

Economy. Smithton Retail Group, formerly Circular Head Business Group, is partnering with Why Leave Town to bring a shopping promotion to the area. The Circular Head Gift Card will replace Shopping Dollars and allow customers to spend at more than 50 participating businesses throughout the region. From hairdressers to mechanics, florists to grocers, restaurants and …

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Puzzle in the pages

Tale. Togari local Noel Quilliam has recently read a book riddled with talk of Circular Head, which had him wondering, ‘Why should the Captain of a vessel going to Woolnorth leave here with a good appetite?’ Noel shares with Chronicle readers his journey through the pages. How could a globe trotting Sydneysider writing a book …

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