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~ Prevention is the Solution ~
COME ON A FOOD JOURNEY WITH US, LEARNING
NEW CUISINES FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE.
Run by Anyinginyi ‘Grow Well’ Coordinator Meg Vidler & Nutritionist Sarah Crean
Food by Country...
Mondays (fortnightly) 9:30-11:30am
2015 TERM ONE DATES:
• Monday 2nd February • Monday 16th February
• March 2nd March • Monday 16th March
For details, phone 8962 4846.
Drought Concessional Loans Scheme (Northern Territory)
LOAN APPLICATIONS OPEN
Concessional loans are now available to assist farm businesses recover from drought
and return to viability in the longer term.
Loans of up to 50% of eligible debt to a maximum of $1 million are available to
eligible farm businesses for:
• restructuring eligible debt
• meeting operating expenses
• financing drought recovery or preparedness activities.
The Drought Concessional Loans Scheme in the Northern Territory will be managed
and delivered by QRAA.
For information on eligibility criteria, loan terms and how to apply
visit www.primaryindustry.nt.gov.au or phone 8936 4089.
This program is funded by the Australian Government, and delivered by QRAA
on behalf of the Northern Territory Government.
Does your club need new equipment? Shade or seating upgrade?
Resources to enhance existing and new programs?
You may be eligible for a Grass Roots Grant!
Submit your application now!
Want to grow your sport?
TENNANT Creek will be at the centre of an incredible story as
Australia celebrates the Anzac Centenary this year.
The re-enactment of the journey to war by a man who went on to be the
only Northern Territorian to be awarded a Victoria Cross will begin in
Tennant Creek in three weeks.
Captain Albert Borella (pictured) was one of thousands of young Aus-
tralian men who rushed to join the World War I effort but few had to go
to the lengths that he did to sign up.
According to a 1988 description given to the NT Parliament, Borella,
who was in serious debt in 1914 and unable to cultivate his block of land,
decided he wanted to join the war effort and took a job as a cook on a
camel train heading to Tennant Creek.
In January 1915, Borella and an Aboriginal man named Charlie walked
140kms, crossing flooded creeks and rivers, before Borella borrowed a
horse which he took to Katherine.
There he caught a lift on a mail coach to a railway that took him to
Despite getting further into debt, Borella was able to take a boat to
Townsville in Queensland and on March 15, finally enlisted to fight.
After joining up as a private, Borella served at Gallipoli and was made
He decided against joining the Light Horse, where many who could ride
ended up, and instead decided to become part of the infantry - the most
dangerous occupation at the time.
Eventually he was sent to the Western Front in March 1916.
It was there that Borella made a name as a tenacious fighter, was made
a lieutenant and awarded the Victoria Cross in 1918.
The Australian War Memorial website says that at Villers Bretonneux,
Borella showed “conspicuous bravery”.
“He ran ahead of his men under heavy enemy fire and captured an en-
emy machine gun. He then led his party with two Lewis guns, capturing
a strongly held enemy trench,” a biography of the soldier reads.
Lt Borella also enlisted in World War II, serving at training battalions in
Victoria and was ultimately made a captain.
He died in 1968.
NT historian Peter Forrest said initially it was tough for those in the NT
to participate in WWI, but Captain Borella was not the only one to make
the journey to fight overseas.
“Two hundred-and-seventy-three men did enlist from the Northern Ter-
ritory but at first they had to travel interstate to join up,” Mr Forrest said.
As part of the Centenary celebrations, the Federal Government has com-
mitted $1.7 million on a ride to retrace Borella’s journey.
The Borella Ride begins in Tennant Creek on 20 February and will
involve a 160 kilometre walk from Tennant Creek to Renner Springs,
a 504 kilometre horse ride to Katherine and a train journey from Pine
Creek to Darwin.
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