Home' Tennant and District Times : 2015-0605 TDT Contents 2 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 5 JUNE 2015
Phone (08) 8951 9876 128 Paterson Street, Tennant Creek
OPEN: Monday-Thursday 8am to 5pm Friday 8am to 2:30pm
TO ROLL OUT
CAR BATTERIES $125
Fitted and balanced
Tennant Creek PlayGroup
Every Monday from 9.30am onwards
Senior Citizens Hall, 49 Haddock street
$ 5 per visit per family
Every THURSDAY 10am
Tex’s Schnitzel House Eldorado Motel
Check our facebook website
for further events
All children must be accompanied and supervised by a parent/guardian at all times.
PO Box 834 TENNANT CREEK NT 0860
Facebook Page: Tennant Creek Playgroup
For details, contact Coordinator
Rebecca Way 0409 802 510
For more information:
W | www.desertharmonyfestival.com
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival Manager- Kathy Burns
To see this years program of events or book
tickets, head to www.desertharmonyfestival.com
Position available: Stall Manager.
Can you work Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd and
Monday 3rd August? Can you be responsible for
managing stall logistics? For full brief and pay
details, contact Kathy Burns (details below).
Volunteer Team: Would you like to be in the
festival team? Be a part of this community group
that supports a wide variety of festival activities.
Contact Kathy Burns.
Are there any young people aged between 16-27
years interested in being mentored in
photography and media throughout the festival?
You will work alongside a professional. Contact
Community help: Can you or your organisation
contribute small donations ($50, $100) to help
with bits and pieces of materials for community
activities? Or do you have gifts that we can give
away as daily prizes throughout the festival? Call
or send through an email. Every bit counts!
Second round early bird tickets from June 6th.
All Inclusive Festival Pass ($203). Book online on
Tea cart: Can you run a tea, coffee and biscuits
cart? Setting up a relaxing space at festival events
for people to be able to relax and enjoy a cuppa.
Daily festival updates are on the Desert Harmony
Festival facebook page. Please ‘like’ and join the
LAST Saturday night’s “Dreamtime at the ‘G”
between the Richmond Tigers and the Es-
sendon Bombers may well have been Dustin
Fletcher’s 400th match celebration, but for
one young lady from Elliott it was her dream
debut come true.
Pacey Jackson is a 14-year-old Worawa Aboriginal
College student who was chosen to umpire the Auskick
half time scratch match on the hallowed turf of the
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
“This is Pacey’s second year at Worawa and she
loves boarding down there,” Susie Jackson, Pacey’s
“She loves football and is trying out for a junior team
“Pacey did some umpire training at the college and
was chosen to umpire the halftime Auskick match at a
special time in AFL history.”
A number of influential indigenous leaders were at
the MCG on Saturday including Senator Nova Peris
(pictured below) and Michael Long, one of the most
recognisable Aboriginal figures in AFL football.
Long played for the Essendon Football Club between
1989 and 2001, was a member of two premiership sides
and the winner of the 1993 Norm Smith Medal.
“We are so happy for Pacey because she got to meet
A dream come true for Miss Jackson
STAR STRUCK: Pacey Jackson with
Hawthorn’s rising star Bradley Hill.
Please send applications to:
For enquiries, phone 08 8586 5122.
An exciting opportunity to enter a
dynamic and lucrative industry.
We need somebody who is crazy about
structure, being organised and has tonnes of
The job includes some field work and some
administration – you will never be bored.
The position can be full-time or part-time during
school hours. It will suit a person who wants
either a dynamic job or the start of a real estate
Some study will be required to satisfy license
legislation, which we will assist with, along with
KIRSTY Eberl and six members of her TC
Dance Crew headed down to Alice Springs
this week to participate in the 29th Centralian
Held at the Araluen Centre, the Eisteddfod ran over
two weeks from 21 May to 4 June with the aim of en-
couraging talent and the opportunity for adjudication
in the disciplines of speech, music and dance.
“Five of the dancers performed as soloists and took
part in one or more of the three group performances,”
“Two young girls also performed improvisations
whereby the adjudicator selected a piece of music the
dancers only heard once and then were required to make
up a dance routine on the spot.”
Performances were separated into three categories
namely primary (Transition to Year 6), secondary (Years
7-12) and an open section.
The Centralian Eisteddfod was first convened in 1987
by a committee of eight community members, one ad-
judicator and members of the audience were invited to
the stage to compete in 171 categories of performance.
By 2012, the event had evolved to a three-adjudicator
panel and had over 2,000 entrants gracing the stage.
This year was bigger and better than ever and was
the debut for Tennant Creek talent to participate in
“We car pooled to get the girls down to Alice and back.
“Thanks to the efforts of Susan Wright and Arts NT, a
quick response grant of $1,230 was made available to
cover fuel and accommodation,” Kirsty said.
“All six girls were so excited to be involved with this
year’s Eisteddfod and they did themselves and Tennant
More on the results in next week’s issue.
TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 5 JUNE 2015 3
Dance Crew takes on Centralian Eisteddfod
Senator Peris and was presented with an indigenous
designed Richmond guernsey for umpiring and a Long
Walk shirt by Michael Long after the match,” Susie
“I know she will cherish these moments for the rest
of her life and when she comes home for holidays, she
will have some amazing stories to tell her friends here
PERFECT FORM: Clockwise from front: Dayna Dowling, Holly Timmins, Kailey Timmins,
Olivia Haines, Abbey Haines and Ashara McNamara with Kirsty Eberl (centre).
ON THE RUN: Bree at the Run for a Reason.
Local’s fun run achievement
BREE Harwood’s reason for competing in a re-
cent marathon in Perth was very personal.
Her mother had recently lost her two-year battle with a
terminal brain tumour.
And even though she was thousands of kilometres away,
Tennant Creek rallied behind her, chipping in a whopping
$4123 at a local fundraiser to help raise money for the
Cancer Council of Australia through the annual HBF Run
For A Reason.
There was also several thousands of dollars contributed
as personal donations bringing the total amount she raised
to more than $12,000.
The Harwood family lived in Tennant Creek for close to 20
years but when Jean was diagnosed with an advanced glio-
blastoma, they moved to Perth to access medical treatment.
Jean was an active and passionate member of the com-
munity who contributed so much to worthy causes.
She was a long-standing member of the Rotary Club,
where she organised several fundraisers and also travelled
to East Timor to assist in a project to bring running water
to one of the villages.
No wonder then that her daughter Bree was so determined
to do what she could to raise funds to help find a cure for
the disease that stole such an awesome woman.
While Bree was busy preparing for the gruelling 12 kilo-
metre run, her friends in Tennant Creek ran raffles, asked
for donations and held a high tea party at Tony and Jean
Kara Lake, Ashleigh McLellan and Nicole Blankenspoor
(who also lost her mother to cancer) said they wanted to do
what they could to help Bree make her mission a success.
Bree said during her mother’s battle, their family received
help and guidance from a number of organisations and she
didn’t think they would have coped with so many changes
in their lives without them.
Participating in Run For A Reason was her way of return-
ing the favour to those who helped them and a fitting tribute
to the mother she misses greatly.
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