Trevor Royce Marshall (September 5, 1936 – January 21, 2016)

Renowned pastor Trevor Marshall passed away last week, aged 79. Trevor was born in Smithton in 1936, the third of 10 children born to Norton and Vonda Marshall. The family lived at Redpa when Trevor was born and he was taken home from hospital on the train from Smithton to Redpa. His bed was a …

3 years ago

Youth are our future

Award. Circular Head’s Young Citizen of the Year, Eli Perry, 20, said he is so grateful to his community. “Thank you to the community, I am very honoured to win this award,” he said. “Thanks to my parents too, Mum organised all my friends to be there and all my family to come. “My parents …

3 years ago

Scholarship success

Education. Two worthy students were the recipients of scholarships presented at the ‘Twilight on the Duck’ Australia Day Awards ceremony on Tuesday. Jasmin Quilliam was announced as the 2016 winner of the $5000 Mayor’s Education Fund Bursary. “Jasmin is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts at the Cradle Coast Campus of UTAS and will eventually …

3 years ago
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United community effort

Honour. In receiving her new title of Circular Head’s Citizen of the Year this Australia Day, Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ Gale said she was left feeling “humbled and honoured”. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam announced the winners of this year’s Australia Day Awards and two scholarships as part of celebrations at the Twilight on the Duck on …

3 years ago

Fires rage on, community prepares

Situation. Last year Temma Farm saw the driest October since the ‘40s with a recording of just five millilitres, a factor that Sue Wigg believes has greatly contributed to the unpredictable fires the area is currently battling. A volunteer for the Bureau of Meteorology, Sue records daily measurements of rainfall at her Temma home and …

3 years ago

Yes, your Honour

Court. Tamara Jago SC, of Smithton, and Duncan Fairley have been appointed to fill the vacant Magistrate positions on the north-west coast. Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin made the announcement on Monday. “Mr Fairley and Ms Jago are eminently qualified for the positions, with both having extensive legal experience over a long period of time,” she said. …

3 years ago

Haven for pets

Shelter. Forest woman Roxene “Rocky” Kingston has opened her heart and home in allowing pet owners to bring their cats and dogs without charge to the Forest Cattery and Kennel. As fires ravage areas of Circular Head with the likelihood of the burning lasting weeks, Rocky took to social media to say: ‘If anyone affected …

3 years ago
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Grange redundancies

Jobs. Fifty-five positions will be made redundant as Grange Resources attempts to reduce costs. The company owns and operates Australia’s largest integrated iron ore mining and pellet production business, with its mine at Savage River and its wholly owned pellet plant and port facility at Port Latta. In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) …

3 years ago

On the family front

Home. Every mother’s first priority is the safety of her children. For Mawbanna family, the Hofings, mum Jane was faced with making the heartbreaking decision to depart from her six-year-old daughter Gracie when the threat of bushfire grew strong. “Saturday I was stopped at a road block . . . the fire had gone from …

3 years ago

Down memory lane

Dancing. Emmerton Park residents will soon put on their dancing shoes and twirl down memory lane for an afternoon of old time dancing. Many an evening were spent in community halls dancing into the night to old-time favourites like ‘Gypsy Tap’, ‘Pride of Erin’ and the ‘Progressive Barn Dance’ and now Emmerton Park hopes to …

3 years ago
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