Home' Tennant and District Times : 2015-0501 TDT Contents 4 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 1 MAY 2015
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TENNANT Creek will
house a permanent
exhibition to com-
Cross recipient Albert
Member for Stuart Bess
Price made the announce-
ment at the Anzac Day
service last Saturday.
She said Borella was an
who served his country
“His remarkable story
was brought to life earlier
this year with the re-enact-
ment of his journey from
Tennant Creek to enlist
in World War I,” she said.
The exhibition will fea-
ture information and mem-
orabilia that was collated
as a travelling exhibition
to accompany the ride in
Albert Borella was a
Victoria Cross recipient
whose journey to World
War I began in Tennant
He had come to the Terri-
tory from Victoria chasing
up offers of pastoral land
in the Daly River district.
When war broke out, he
was working as a cook for
a survey party near where
Tennant Creek is today and
decided to enlist.
Accompanied by an
Aboriginal man called
Charlie, he walked, swam
through flooded rivers,
rode horses and eventu-
ally travelled on a mail
coach and a train to reach
Unable to sign on there,
he travelled by ship to
Queensland and then went
on to Western Australia
for training before serving
at Gallipoli and then the
Borella received the dis-
tinctions of Mention in
Despatches and the Mili-
tary Medal for his services
Wounded, he was com-
missioned in the field.
In 1918 he received the
highest military honour,
the Victoria Cross, for
most conspicuous bravery
Chief Minister Adam
Giles said the exhibition
was a wonderful way to
share Borella’s incredible
story and would encourage
travellers to spend more
time in town.
“Almost 80,000 over-
night visitors come to
Tennant Creek each year
and this project provides
an opportunity to improve
their tourism experience
and educate them about
this fascinating chapter in
our history,” he said.
“We want to continue
sharing Albert Borella’s
amazing military story by
turning the travelling ex-
hibition into a permanent
display to boost the local
A local steering group
will consider location op-
tions in Tennant Creek for
the display, the potential
for interpretative signage
and ongoing maintenance
Permanent Borella exhibition for Tennant Creek
AN Ali Curung prisoner died in Ber-
rimah from natural causes, the NT
Coroner has found.
Kumanjayi McDonald, 49, was unable to
be woken by his cell mate, Selwyn Nelson,
in January last year.
A total of 15 witnesses gave evidence at an
inquest held in Darwin, with findings deliv-
ered last week.
Coroner Greg Cavanagh found Kumanjayi
had died from longstanding heart disease.
Kumanjayi suffered from mental health is-
sues including schizophrenia and had spent
most of his life in jail due to sexual offending.
At the time of his death he was serving a
12-year sentence, with a non-parole period
of eight years, for raping a woman in Tennant
Creek in 2006.
Before his death, Kumanjayi - who had been
noted as having a history of irregular heart
beats - had attended the medical centre at the
Darwin Correctional Centre complaining of
chest pains but had refused treatment, telling
doctors he didn’t care if he had a heart attack.
During the night of his death, he had talked
with his cell mate, who was also from Ali
Curung, about Tennant Creek, Ali Curung and
Alice Springs and about getting out on parole.
Mr Nelson told the inquest that when he was
unable to wake his mate in the morning, he
sang out to the boss for help.
Mr Cavanagh found that while the care and
treatment provided by medical staff at the
clinic had been appropriate and would not
have necessarily avoided Kumanjayi’s unfor-
tunate outcome, he found that further cardiac
evaluations would have been beneficial.
He recommended that the NT Department
of Health ensure that all prisoners with recur-
rent chest pains be referred for further cardiac
screening and risk stratification.
Prisoner died from natural causes
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