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WITH the releasing of records and the increased interest in our military history that has occurred in the past few years, more and more insights can be gained into those tumultuous years when Australians of all walks of life answered the call to arms in great numbers.
WITH the releasing of records and the increased interest in our military history that has occurred in the past few years, more and more insights can be gained into those tumultuous years when Australians of all walks of life answered the call to arms in great numbers.
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COVERAGE of foreclosure tensions at farming properties in WA’s wheatbelt on 60 Minutes has come under fire on social media.
COVERAGE of foreclosure tensions at farming properties in WA’s wheatbelt on 60 Minutes has come under fire on social media.
ENERGY is a a major cost for dairy farmers, which is why Dairy Australia has launched an initiative to identify energy waste in dairies. ENERGY is a a major cost for dairy farmers, which is why Dairy Australia has launched an initiative to identify energy waste in dairies.
A PLANNED anti-live export demonstration in the US will feature a stuffed animal display of chickens, pigs, cows and a mammoth. A PLANNED anti-live export demonstration in the US will feature a stuffed animal display of chickens, pigs, cows and a mammoth.
OPINION: THE style in which Richie Benaud executed his basic cricketing craft is integral to how he became such an icon. OPINION: THE style in which Richie Benaud executed his basic cricketing craft is integral to how he became such an icon.
SUGARCANE growers across Queensland received some good news from the new government in Queensland late last week.
3:00 AM SUGARCANE growers across Queensland received some good news from the new government in Queensland late last week.
A HISTORICAL display titled 100 Years of ANZAC will be launched at Mackay Showgrounds on Monday as part of this year’s ANZAC centenary celebrations.
19 Apr 15 A HISTORICAL display titled 100 Years of ANZAC will be launched at Mackay Showgrounds on Monday as part of this year’s ANZAC centenary celebrations.
THE Banana Freckle Eradication team has taken to skies over the Top End, undertaking aerial surveillance on regions including Dundee Beach and Humpty Doo.
19 Apr 15 THE Banana Freckle Eradication team has taken to skies over the Top End, undertaking aerial surveillance on regions including Dundee Beach and Humpty Doo.
ORGANISERS are betting on the lure of quality fields and about $90,000 in prizemoney to draw a bumper crowd to the Jim Jackson Racecourse when gates fly open for the 2015 Katherine Cup on August 8.
18 Apr 15 ORGANISERS are betting on the lure of quality fields and about $90,000 in prizemoney to draw a bumper crowd to the Jim Jackson Racecourse when gates fly open for the 2015 Katherine Cup...
BANANA growers are being asked to pay a voluntary levy to help reimburse those North Queensland growers whose farms have been quarantined after being infected by the banana plant fungus Panama Tropical Race 4 (TR4).
18 Apr 15 BANANA growers are being asked to pay a voluntary levy to help reimburse those North Queensland growers whose farms have been quarantined after being infected by the banana plant fungus...
“Funny thing about Flynn, he looked like a bloke from the city but always had the smell of the bush about him” Fred McKay.
Another expression of the progressive nature of the Cloncurry community was displayed with the opening of the refurbished John Flynn Place last week.
17 Apr 15 “Funny thing about Flynn, he looked like a bloke from the city but always had the smell of the bush about him” Fred McKay. Another expression of the progressive nature of the Cloncurry...
THERE’LL be no shortage of food at the Rotary FNQ Field Days in May.
Committee chair Ida Portella said the committee has 17 food vendors lined up to serve the thousands of people expected to file through the gates over the two days.
16 Apr 15 THERE’LL be no shortage of food at the Rotary FNQ Field Days in May. Committee chair Ida Portella said the committee has 17 food vendors lined up to serve the thousands of people...
SHADOW Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Deb Frecklington, has had an ‘up-close’ look at the live cattle export industry when she visited the Townsville Port on Wednesday.
16 Apr 15 SHADOW Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Deb Frecklington, has had an ‘up-close’ look at the live cattle export industry when she visited the Townsville Port on Wednesday.
THERE was plenty of sunshine and plenty of, well, alcohol-infused rain consumed during the running of the 64th race meet at the iconic Maxwelton Race Club, 50km west of Richmond, on Saturday, April 11.
15 Apr 15 THERE was plenty of sunshine and plenty of, well, alcohol-infused rain consumed during the running of the 64th race meet at the iconic Maxwelton Race Club, 50km west of Richmond, on...
IT is 13 years since Johnny Cairns sat on a racehorse. Every day his heart aches to climb back on but his head won’t allow him.
15 Apr 15 IT is 13 years since Johnny Cairns sat on a racehorse. Every day his heart aches to climb back on but his head won’t allow him.
TWENTY agricultural science students from universities in Indonesia are due to arrive at Katherine Rural Campus this week to receive vital skills training before they relocate to pastoral properties across northern Australia.
13 Apr 15 TWENTY agricultural science students from universities in Indonesia are due to arrive at Katherine Rural Campus this week to receive vital skills training before they relocate to...
BY 1939, historical events, namely the starting of another world conflict which was to become known as the World War II, caused many of the events and  great characters that had emerged from the 1914-18 conflict to be largely pushed to the background of the public psyche.
12 Apr 15 BY 1939, historical events, namely the starting of another world conflict which was to become known as the World War II, caused many of the events and great characters that had emerged...
RACQ has stated that the State Government needs to create a realistic strategy to curb the state’s alarming road toll.
RACQ Executive General Manager Advocacy Paul Turner said the motoring body put forward a comprehensive solution to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries.
11 Apr 15 RACQ has stated that the State Government needs to create a realistic strategy to curb the state’s alarming road toll. RACQ Executive General Manager Advocacy Paul Turner said the...
ATHLETES from Mount Isa to Charters Towers are readying themselves for the 10 days of sport at the Glencore Great Western Games which will be held for the fourth time from 17 to 26 July 2015.
10 Apr 15 ATHLETES from Mount Isa to Charters Towers are readying themselves for the 10 days of sport at the Glencore Great Western Games which will be held for the fourth time from 17 to 26 July...
KATHERINE watermelon growers will still be able to sell their produce in interstate markets, despite the eradication of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus being ruled out in the Northern Territory less than two weeks ago.
10 Apr 15 KATHERINE watermelon growers will still be able to sell their produce in interstate markets, despite the eradication of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus being ruled out in the Northern...
BIOSECURITY Queensland has received a positive test for Panama disease Tropical Race 4 on a second commercial banana farm, near Mareeba.
09 Apr 15 BIOSECURITY Queensland has received a positive test for Panama disease Tropical Race 4 on a second commercial banana farm, near Mareeba.
THE reigning champion of the Julia Creek Cannington Dirt n Dust Triathlon will return to defend his title, when he goes up against a field of talented competitors in Australia’s toughest sprint triathlon on April 18.
09 Apr 15 THE reigning champion of the Julia Creek Cannington Dirt n Dust Triathlon will return to defend his title, when he goes up against a field of talented competitors in Australia’s toughest...
AUSTRALIA’S elite challenge and campdraft champions will converge on Queensland’s outback town of Cloncurry from July 8-12 this year for the legendary Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and Campdraft.
08 Apr 15 AUSTRALIA’S elite challenge and campdraft champions will converge on Queensland’s outback town of Cloncurry from July 8-12 this year for the legendary Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and...
JOHN Alfred Lyons is definitely one of North Queensland racing’s real characters.
08 Apr 15 JOHN Alfred Lyons is definitely one of North Queensland racing’s real characters.
THE 2015 racing season for the Bowen Turf Club kicked off with a well supported 5-race meeting at Ben Bolton Park on Easter Saturday.
07 Apr 15 THE 2015 racing season for the Bowen Turf Club kicked off with a well supported 5-race meeting at Ben Bolton Park on Easter Saturday.
TERRITORIANS still have a chance to learn about the life and service of the Top end’s only Victoria Cross recipient with the free exhibition Borella’s War: the making of a legend at the Northern Territory Library.
07 Apr 15 TERRITORIANS still have a chance to learn about the life and service of the Top end’s only Victoria Cross recipient with the free exhibition Borella’s War: the making of a legend at the...
DAVID Warriner went out with style during a fiery and passionate final speech as president of the NTCA.
06 Apr 15  1 DAVID Warriner went out with style during a fiery and passionate final speech as president of the NTCA.
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EDGAR Towner was introduced in last week’s story regarding Australia’s most decorated soldier from the First World War, Harry Murray. Edgar was second in charge of a battalion known as the 26th militia battalion, based in North Queensland in the early years of World War 2; with Harry Murray was the commanding officer.
06 Apr 15 EDGAR Towner was introduced in last week’s story regarding Australia’s most decorated soldier from the First World War, Harry Murray. Edgar was second in charge of a battalion known as...
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Very real threats, dogsbody? Yes both fire ants and climate alarmists are both very real
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Lucky country? Pete's last paragraph is the most important because it points to the incompetence
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Australian politicians have been adamant in trade negotiations for 40 years that agriculture
STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres Strait Islands have just completed their Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program.27 Mar 15 STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres...
HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a scholarship from Home Hill Community Bank Branch.27 Mar 15 HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a...