Ford in time at Highfield

Ancestry. From 1857 to 1930, the Ford family resided at Stanley’s Highfield House, creating a legacy as the property’s longest-serving occupants. Over 80 years later, three generations of the Ford family have returned to the place where it all began, travelling from as far as Cairns to visit the spectacular sea-view property that holds so …

4 years ago

Little legend, Marlea Willie

Six-year-old Marlea Willie likes to keep busy because “it makes you go to sleep quick”. At school she loves literacy, naming reading and writing among her favourite things to do. Outside of school she loves to dance, bake with her mum and younger brother, give it her all at little athletics, as well as play …

4 years ago

Only way is up

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints women and men suffered 26-point and 9-point losses respectively at Latrobe last night. It leaves both sides sitting at the bottom of their respective league ladders after the halfway mark of the season, but the battle for finals positions is far from over, with only 12 points separating first …

4 years ago
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State side recruitment

Basketball. The Tasmanian Ivor Burge Men’s Basketball Team (for players with an intellectual disability) is yet to recruit a Circular Head player, however the side’s head coach is former Smithton girl Odette Seabourne. With the team’s recent success on and off the court, Ms Seabourne is calling out for any players from her old home …

4 years ago

World’s oldest classroom

Education. Students were treated to a field trip like no other recently, asked specifically not to take notes, only to talk and listen. State-school students from grade 4 to 8 took a day out from their usual timetables to head to the west coast. Once there, they were prompted to ‘learn from one of the …

4 years ago

Convincing trophy triumph

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints’ women brought home the Vicki Bennett Memorial Trophy for the first time in five years on Saturday with a solid 5-0 home win over Devonport. The Saints’ men also continued their strong start to the season, defeating Devonport 2-0 to stand three points clear at the top of …

4 years ago

Footy first for juniors

NWJFL. The Smithton Saints U/14s have made history becoming the first team their age in Circular Head to play in a coastal competition for premiership points on Sunday. Travelling to Wynyard for round one of the 2014 North West Junior Football League season, the U/14s earned a five-goal win in their first hit out while …

4 years ago
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Relentless rivals

NTFL. They are the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ closest opponents in terms of distance, but the gap between the two could not have been greater as Wynyard handed Smithton a 120-point belting on Saturday night. Wynyard’s massive points total going into round three could not be ignored, and they were again showcasing their scoring ability, …

4 years ago

Tigers roar once more

CHHA. A 5-0 Friday night goal-feast saw Tigers notch up their first win of the season over Mustangs, while Robins and Irishtown fought out a 2-2 draw on Saturday. After an even start to the first match of the round, Tigers began to string together some strong, consistent passing which saw them take control of …

4 years ago

Hilda’s honour

RSL. Life Membership usually means years of work and dedication to a club or service, however 82-year-old Hilda Smart sees it in another light. The Smithton woman describes her 41 years with the RSL Women’s Auxiliary as “a privilege”. “It was a privilege to be able to help [the returned servicemen]. They went through a …

4 years ago