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Fifty-two for Hugh

Fifty-two for Hugh

Togari boy Hugh Gillies isn’t missing the droll of the alarm clock after 52 years on-call for Tasmanian Irrigation.  Hugh and his parents moved to the region in 1959 to a farm in Montagu Swamp, now Togari.  Serving with the 9th Division in Tobruk, Libya and New Guinea, his father was allocated a settlement farm after World War II.  Hugh attended Redpa Area School until he was...
Uniting generations

Uniting generations

Anzac Day is a time of reflection. For Trowutta local David Macauley, this day will be spent thinking about his time on peace keeping missions in East Timor.  It was in 1997 at the age of 30 that David joined the Australian Defence Force.  “I remember the Anzac Spirit stirred something in me, my patriotism and desire to do something for my country,” he says.  Appointed Clark...
On the ground support

On the ground support

As Wyndarra Centre’s Denese Ferguson points out, a crisis can’t be planned. The Smith Street not-for-profit organisation will share in $3.3 million in emergency relief funding if the upcoming federal election is won by a majority Labor government.  Over four years, Wyndarra will receive $260,000. This is in the final year of emergency relief funding for the local service, with the fund to...
Cheers to community

Cheers to community

Circular Head’s loyalty is unequivocal.  The Smithton Club, Bridge Hotel and Tall Timbers are raising a glass to locals this week.  When an application for a new off-licence outlet in Smithton was lodged with the Commissioner for Licensing at the start of the year, the town’s support for existing businesses began to emerge.  Over two weeks, 485 letters of objection were...
A calendar favourite

A calendar favourite

Weeks away from the seventh annual event, the 2018 Devil The Rotary Club of Smithton accepted the accolade at the Australia Day Awards on Friday.  The Devil Country Muster started as a one-day event, drawing a crowd of 600 locals and visitors to the lawn at the Smithton Recreation Ground in 2013. The idea was to stimulate the local economy by encouraging visitors to the...
Changing the standard

Changing the standard

Smithton High School’s Student Executive Council is striving to lift the bar in attendance and participation.  Boasting a larger team than in previous years, the group meets every Wednesday to plan school events and discuss strategies to combat challenges facing the student body.  The team of 11 has a range of goals set for the year ahead, including to increase the unity of its...

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