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Skye’s rainbow baby

Skye’s rainbow baby

Stanley’s newest mum, Skye Billing-Gale will celebrate her first Mother’s Day this Sunday with her little rainbow baby at the end of the storm. Content warning: contains graphic description of pregnancy loss.  Diagnosed with bowel cancer in April 2017 at just 27, Skye spent 12 months travelling to and from Melbourne, having surgeries and chemo, taking it all in her stride while she...
Old school drovers

Old school drovers

In years gone by, as many as 10,000 head of cattle would call the Temma run home for agistment throughout the winter months. Now, only two men are authorised to carry out the traditional practice. Once, Perry King and his family would drove as many as 200 head of cattle from Redpa to Arthur River on horseback, before moving them on through to Temma the following day to calve. In 2002 the...
Over and out for Mary 

Over and out for Mary 

Mary Kay has been an invaluable resource in the commercial and recreational boating scene on the north west coast for over 25 years. Upon her retirement this month, Lia Morris on behalf of the board and staff of Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) said her presence on the airways would be sorely missed and wished Mary a happy retirement, passing on their gratitude for her service over the...
Concern growing steadily

Concern growing steadily

Opposition towards UPC\AC Renewables Renewable Energy Park for Robbins Island has grown louder yet again over the weekend, with a community rally at the Montagu Campground attracting locals from all over Circular Head despite dreary weather. The rally was organised by the Circular Head Coastal Awareness Network who have been the vocal opposition to the project since 2019. Though the...
Forty years in flames

Forty years in flames

Russell Barker is a charter member of the Hellyer Brigade, and over his 40 years has seen fire fighting methods change dramatically. “When I first started all we had was beaters to bash the flames out and knapsacks,” he said. The equipment was less than ideal, with the beaters being made up of sticks with leather scraps on the end, with firefighters flapping the sticks at the flames in the...
Kerrie escapes her desk

Kerrie escapes her desk

Kerrie Fraser began her tenure at Kingston Bros 50 years ago, and has given 48 years of service in her time since. After leaving school in 1971 Kerrie picked up a job in the office at Kingston’s working alongside Shirley Cameron as she picked up the basics of running the books of the business. “When I started they had me on one of those real old manual accounting machines that take up half the...

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