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TODAY! FRIDAY 10 JULY 2015
TODAY! FRIDAY 10 JULY 2015
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Member for Fong Lim
Member for Port Darwin
Member for Brennan
Member for Katherine
Member for Greatorex
Member for Sanderson
Member for Stuart
Member for Goyder
Member for Drysdale
Member for Daly
Member for Blain
Tennant Creek Show
Member for Arafura
Proudly supporting the
Come and visit the Territory
Government display at
The Tennant Creek Show
There will be plenty of activities and information. Enter the photobooth competition for a chance to win an
Apple Sports watch.
• Meet the hearing staff and find out about ear health Friday 9am to 1pm
• Find out more about Vocational Education Training Friday 11.30am to 5.15pm and Saturday 8.45am
• Ever wondered how to start your own business, come and meet the experts Friday 11.30am to
5.15pm and Saturday 8.45am to 5.15pm
• Chat to a Nutritionist Saturday 2.30pm to 5.15pm
• Find out more about the NT Government Sport Master Plan Saturday 2.30pm to 5.15pm
We look forward to seeing you at the Show.
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A message from the
Show Society president
THIS year we celebrate 36 years of the
Tennant Creek Show, and our small
committee welcomes you all to a perfect
As a venue, there are a number of fixed
costs such as telephone, electricity, water,
insurance and repairs that need to be paid
for, which should come from generating
income from the use of the grounds.
A grant from the Department of Business
provided money for a review of operations
with some options to consider.
The Chief Minister’s Department then
conducted a review of the infrastructure
at Jubilee Park, resulting in funding for the
next five years to make improvements.
Thank you Chief Minister.
We continue to develop our website, where
you can access the Show Catalogue. Ad-
vertisers gain benefit all year round.
Exhibitors can also access nomination
forms and site application forms at any time.
Whilst not much happens through the year,
there is plenty to be done in preparing for
and running the Show.
We’ve had a team of men from the Barkly
Work Camp assisting in preparing the
grounds for the Show which has been very
There’s also a small team doing the
grounds and toilet cleaning on Show Day.
The Barkly Beef Dinner is being held at the
Sporties Club again this year.
The Cattle Section has about 50 entries
from a number of stations in the Barkly
The two Championship Dog shows have
a combined 90 odd entries.
Entertainment this year includes Saul’s
mouse circus, Black String Puppets and the
stiltwalkers from FirstLight Entertainment.
There are also demonstrations in the
Member’s Pavilion from the multi-discipline
martial arts training throughout the day.
Wheezy takes over duties on the PA system
If you’re going to smoke, then the desig-
nated area is at the Cattleyards.
The remainder of the Showgrounds is
Once again, I thank our small committee,
our sponsors, and the supporters, without
whom the Show just would not happen.
We’d like to hear from you regarding
improvements that could be made. Drop
by the Secretary’s Office and let us know.
– Greg Marlow, Show Society President.
MANY moons ago I
worked in the carni-
A job at the Sydney
Royal Easter Show
paid a ‘motza’ crewing
the ‘Orbitor’ a hydrau-
lic monster harbour-
ing airborne carriages
spinning 360 degrees
vertical and horizontal,
not for the faint hearted.
At $1 a ride we loaded
36 people spinning out
over 90 seconds before
endless punters queued
for carriages as Michael
Jackson hits boomed
through the PA!
Working from 9am to
midnight with an 11am
to 5pm rush, I saw sig-
nificant returns to the
operator who in return
renumerated a flat-rate
pay with lodgings in
swags for permanent
I came to appreciate
the carnival as a life-
style more accustomed
to modern day gypsies
than a career yet regale
the razzamatazz of the
experience and its no-
Reflecting further back
sees childhood employ-
ment at the Circus on a
city reserve where col-
lecting animal manure
we received free tickets
and a ‘few bob’ from
the dung for their gar-
It would seem my des-
tiny lay with the carnival
but alas more serious
in a transport yard then
factory producing indus-
trial chains prioritised
Teacher’s College and
My carnival memories
kindle each Territory
show circuit where trav-
elling carnivals combine
with traditional exhi-
bitions for a regional
Tennant Creek’s Show
marks a proud exposé
of the town and region’s
talent, resources and
by generous community
volunteers making the
event enjoyable and
ing delivers significant
rewards for personal
in the busy world of
working families, busi-
ness and time demands
volunteers are hard to
find providing further
kudos to those commit-
ting over many years.
Tennant Creek’s Show
reflects dedication and
commitment with suc-
cessive Show Commit-
tee’s working tirelessly
making sure our event
the community and new
generations of children.
in order Tennant Creek
& District Show Soci-
ety, local businesses,
departments and carni-
val amusements for the
work and commitment
delivering our annual
I trust the experience is
rewarding for volunteers
and profitable for busi-
ness as the community
take respite from the
‘daily grind’ enjoying a
public holiday with en-
When crowds abated
and dust settled on the
Orbiter way back then
the ‘Boss’ handed out
shifting spanners for
pulling the machine
down before the next
Declining the offer go-
ing on the road was
defining however I ‘tip
my hat’ to side shows
and carnivals continuing
their raconteur delight-
ing children and families
from the city to the bush.
Member for Barkly
BARKLY ELECTORATE OFFICE: Phone 8962 4641. Email: email@example.com
Barkly MLA revisits carnival memories
Region is set for showtime fun
Showies Shannon and Aaron prepare the 42m high, 100km/hr
Extreme Speed ride for its big debut in Tennant Creek.
ANYBODY and everybody should be at the Tennant
Creek Show today because it’s going to be a great
Works and produce from residents throughout the Barkly
will be showcased in the exhibition pavilion so soon we will
all know the kings and queens of cooking, art, craft, sewing,
photography, horticulture and agriculture.
Dogs from throughout the NT and interstate will be strut-
ting their stuff at the Championship Dog Show which has
for many years been one of the big attractions at the Show.
And around 40 cattle from five local stations will be pa-
raded as they vie for trophies that will be presented to the
proud owners later tonight at the Barkly Beef Dinner.
(Speaking of the Barkly Beef Dinner, Show Society Presi-
dent Greg Marlow has a spare ticket. So if anyone missed
out but would love to go, bail him up at the Showgrounds
Black String Puppets will be entertaining children for the
first time in Tennant Creek. From beginnings in Europe,
the event promises to guide locals into the magical world
of puppetry and with several shows throughout the day,
everyone will have the opportunity to meet the hand-carved
Also big on the entertainment front will be displays by the
local Mixed Martial Arts and Jiu Jitsu Club members. They
will be in the Member’s Pavilion and everyone is welcome
to come and see just how much the group has developed
under the guidance of Tennant’s top cop, Des Green.
If it’s food you’re after, there are plenty of options. Greg
Marlow will be sticking with his personal favourite - the
baked potatoes with a delicious choice of toppings but
there are also dagwood dogs, Chinese selections, steak
sandwiches, bacon and eggs, strawberries and ice-cream,
pizzas and much more.
For those more interested in feeding their hunger for
thrills, there’s lots of rides down Sideshow Alley to keep
their adrenalin pumping all day.
The Thrill Seeker, Hurricane, Cha Cha and Music Trip are
amongst the wilder rides while for younger children and
staid types there are dodgem cars, merry go rounds, and
games of luck and skill like those wide-mouthed clowns.
There will be an expo from businesses, organisations,
groups and government departments in the Main Pavilion
and outside including Mike Nash who will continue his
protest about the weather radar shut down by proving the
Bureau of Meteorology’s technology can’t display vital
weather information available from the radar.
There’ll be plenty of opportunities to win prizes including
a brand new Landcruiser to be raffled by the AA pastoral
Politicians will be there too, with Chief Minister Adam
Giles, Opposition Leader Michael Gunner and MHR Warren
Snowdon all geared up for a good time.
Member for Barkly Gerry McCarthy, Attorney General
John Elferink, Ministers Peter Chandler and Bess Price
and Member for Blain Nathan Barrett will also be there.
Make sure you’re there at the Show too - there’s way too
much going on to miss out!
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