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THE police officer from Tennant
Creek who was embroiled in an
insurance scam had made an
enormous contribution to the
community, particularly youth.
The story was featured in last week’s
Tennant & District Times.
Des Green (above) not only established
and ran jiu jitsu classes but was also
involved in cage fit classes and several
sporting and community activities and
The mother of one boy (who asked
not to be named) said she saw the lives
of several young people change for the
better under Des’ guidance.
“He was brilliant with them,” she said.
“Kids who could have gone either way
in terms of behaviour were set on the
“He helped them to develop skills,
confidence and self esteem and in return
they respected and admired him greatly.”
The woman said one of the greatest les-
sons Des taught children from as young
as four through to early teens was how
to be disciplined.
“It was such a pleasure to see the
transformation in those young people,”
“All it takes is someone to believe in
youth and spend some time helping them
to discover their potential and without a
doubt Des gave them that, it was a pre-
cious gift for sure.”
The fundraising Colour Run event ear-
lier this year was highlighted as evidence
of Des’ community involvement.
“He turned up in his police uniform and
thoroughly immersed himself in the fun,”
the woman said.
“He was happy to be pegged with paint
balls and the kids loved it. The goodwill
he generated that day alone was the kind
of publicity that could never be bought.
“He did an enormous amount for the
police image, smashed down barriers.
“I think Des was one of the most
community-minded police officers to
ever come to Tennant Creek.
“We were very lucky to have him here
and despite all else, his legacy during
his time here will always be the way he
believed in our youth and the efforts he
made to improve their lives.”
Former top cop did wonders
for Tennant Creek community
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
- CLEANING -
Expressions of interest are being
sought for the Cleaning of the
Tennant Creek Child Care Centre.
Further information is available
by calling (08)8962 1128 or email
Expressions of interest close
Friday 27 May 2016.
The Tennant Creek Child Care Centre is a 50
place Long Day Care Centre. The Centre offers
an enjoyable & pleasant place to work.
If you are energetic, a team player, motivated
and enjoy working with children then this
position may be for you.
The successful applicant will possess:
4 Relevant Child Care Qualification - min
Cert III or willingness to study Diploma or
4 Good communication skills.
4 Ability to work within a team.
4 High level of commitment to quality and
4 A Working With Children Clearance Care
CHILD CARE CENTRE
CHILD CARE CENTRE
MOTHER’S DAY RAFFLE
The Tennant Creek Child Care Centre recently held their Mother’s Day Raffle and they
would like to thank the following businesses for their very generous donations:
Mel’s Massage & Beauty, Barkly Butchers, Tennant Foodbarn, Bella’s Hairdressers, Bonny
Baby Clothing and Toys, Tennat Creek Pharmacy & Newsagency, Memories Restaurant,
Little Rippers, Rochelle Lindsay, TC Emporium and Total Sports ‘n’ Fitness.
The winners of the raffle were-
1st: Karyn Green 2nd: Peta Wilson 3rd: Caro
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
PLEASE PHONE (08) 8962 1128.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Does your tradie have the right licence?
Using licensed tradespeople ensures your maintenance work
and renovations comply with legal requirements and minimises
risks to your property and safety.
To check your tradesperson is licensed contact the
Department of Business Licensing NT on 8999 1800 or
Registers of licence holders can be viewed at:
www.bpb.nt.gov.au (Building Practitioners Board)
ANIMAL WELFARE FUND
Grant Program Now Open
The Northern Territory Government is pleased to invite
submissions for the 2016–17 Animal Welfare Fund Grant Program.
The fund supports Northern Territory not-for-profit organisations
to undertake animal welfare projects that have the potential to:
• improve animal well being
• raise community awareness of responsibilities in regard to
• help promote and improve good animal management practice,
particularly in remote communities.
Guidelines and applications forms can be downloaded from
animalwelfare.nt.gov.au. Submissions must be made by COB on
Friday 24 June 2016. No late or incomplete submissions will be
For more information telephone the
Animal Welfare Branch on 1300 720 386
or visit animalwelfare.nt.gov.au
DePArTmeNT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND FISHERIES
Light refreshments will be provided.
Do you want to find out more about the health needs and
priorities in your community?
The Board of the Central Australia Health Service invites
you to a forum to talk about how you can be more involved
in the delivery of health services across the region.
Wednesday 25 May 5:30-6:30pm
Alice Springs Public Library,
Corner of Leichhardt Terrace and Gregory Terrace
Thursday 26 May 5:00-6:00pm
Karguru Conference Rooms, NT Regional Centre,
65 Staunton Street
For more information please contact Sheralee Taylor
on 8951 7089
TENNANT Creek’s 1988 earth-
quake is now considered to
be Australia’s largest ever re-
The 6.6 magnitude quake, the last
of three that occurred on 22 January
1988, triggered thousands of after-
shocks - the most recent recorded
three weeks ago.
The reclassification comes as a
result of a global project to mea-
sure historical earthquakes more
Geoscience Australia has revised
a number of Australia’s most no-
torious earthquakes as part of the
The 1941 Western Australian
Meeberrie earthquake that was
previously considered to be the
country’s largest onshore quake at
7.2 magnitude was revised to 6.3.
The Meckering earthquake in
1968, originally recorded as 6.9
magnitude was revised to 6.5 and
the Tennant Creek earthquake was
corrected to 6.6 instead of 6.7.
Senior Seismologist at Geoscience
Australia, Spiro Spiliopolous, said
the original classification was based
on personal accounts.
“It’s quite a common understand-
ing amongst seismologists that this
earthquake, and others of the time,
may have been overestimated and
are in fact considerably smaller than
historically reported,” he said.
Armed with a camera to capture
images for the Tennant & District
Times, Athena Afianos went out to
the site the morning after the earth-
quakes with police officers Mark
McAdie and Max Pope.
“There were lots of cracks and
fissures of varying sizes all over
the ground as well as raised areas
where the ground had been pushed
up,” she said.
She recalled a team of workers,
including earthmovers, welders,
engineers and NT Gas officials,
who had been sent out to check the
recently completed Amadeus pipe-
line which ran through the epicentre
of the quake.
“They were digging down to check
the line and as the soil was exposed
they could see the pipe concertina
because of the stress it was under,”
“It was quite amazing.
“They worked for about three days
in sweltering heat and humidity to
get the gas running again.
“I know that once works were
completed, they had a well-deserved
celebration at Brian’s Place Tavern.
“It had been a huge and stressful
The pipeline didn’t rupture be-
cause the steel, manufactured in
Australia, had a high degree of
ductility because of the purity of
steel, meaning it could withstand a
degree of compressive strain.
Athena said about a year before
the earthquakes, there had been a
tremor which shook the walls and
rattled dust out of ceilings.
“At the time, people said it was
probably blasting out at the mines
but old timers said blasting had
never caused that effect,” she said.
“I think the earthquake really de-
fined Tennant Creek and is now a
well entrenched part of our history.”
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Tennant’s earthquake revised
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