Unique ammo

Memorabilia. Smithton woman Audrey Allen, 89, has a box that takes her back 70 years to the Second World War. The handmade box holds a cutlery set, made out of bullets and carved with her maiden name. It was wedding present from her first husband, John “Jack” Westbrook. She was 19 and working in the …

4 years ago

Wagyu very much

Award. The Hammonds’ Robbins Island Wagyu has earned medal recognition for the second consecutive year in a competition to discover the country’s best independent produce. The ABC’s 2014 Delicious. Produce Awards, judged by the likes of chefs Maggie Beer, Matt Moran and Guillaume Brahimi, saw the farming operation recognised with a medal alongside four others …

4 years ago

Author’s home experiences

Profile. Strong ties to Circular Head and an opportunity to write something different inspired Michael Tatlow’s first crime thriller, Pike’s Pyramid. Article: Book review: Pike’s Pyramid Fictional but geographically correct, the novel is largely based around the main character’s home town of Stanley, with references to Smithton, Irishtown, Burnie and Hobart scattered throughout. Pike’s Pyramid …

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Book review: Pike’s Pyramid

36 chapters and 306 pages of James Bond-like drama – an overwhelming scenario for the remote seaside town of Stanley, Tasmania. Article: Author’s home experiences Michael Tatlow’s first crime thriller is described on the cover as a “fast-moving and complex intrigue of murder, graft, corruption and terrorism”. As promised, the opening chapter pulls like an …

4 years ago

Ready to represent

Hockey. Five of Circular Head’s brightest talents have been selected for Tasmanian squads in upcoming School Sports Australia tournaments throughout August and October. Kira Johnston, Callum Poke and Rhys Burgess will be travelling with the U/16 girls and boys squads to Adelaide, competing at the State Hockey Centre from August 9 to 16. The trio …

4 years ago

Flying out of reach

CHFA. Irishtown surged to their tenth-straight win of the season with a significant 182-point win over Scotchtown in round 12. Following last round’s hard-fought eight-point win, the Canaries maintained their unbeaten run on Saturday while building on previous 108 and 126-point margins against the Tigers. A seven goal first quarter from the league leaders set …

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Saints crowded out

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints’ women had any faint finals hopes snuffed out on Saturday following a 4-2 defeat to City Marians at home. In the men’s league, the Saints earned a second successive come-from-behind draw to remain equal on points with their close Burnie-based rivals, with just three points separating the two …

4 years ago

Goals continue to flow

CHHA. Robins reached another season milestone in round 14 with Mustangs on the wrong end of the most goals scored in a game; a 10-1 result. Meanwhile, Tigers bounced back to record their fifth win in six games, earning a 3-0 win over Irishtown. In the Robins v Mustangs game, Robins’ Laura Berechree made her presence …

4 years ago

Crunch time for senior squad

NTFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints have five games remaining to climb back into the top four following a comfortable 85-point win over East Devonport. Their job may have been made slightly harder however coming off the back of round 15, with fourth-placed Penguin earning a draw with Ulverstone to gain a slight two-point …

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