Home' Tennant and District Times : 2016-0902 TDT Contents 6 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2016
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TONIGHT, FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER
On a sweltering 37 degree summer day a man standing on
the crossroads had left behind his home, his job, his band
to spend 8months in the bush and the heart of Australia
meditating and learning from Indigenous Elders. As he sat at
Mutitjulu Waterhole(Uluru) He reflected on his relinquishing of all
the mod cons of city life, no money, no security and no direction just
an Acoustic Guitar and a dream of something more. As he plucked
the strings on that fateful day he found the rhythm to his rhyme, he
found his soul, he found his calling, he found the music!
With beautiful lyrics and stories that arouse hope, empowerment
and a strong connection to the land, Adrian synthesizes an earthy,
uncomplicated sound and dishes out seductive poetry with his
deep, soulful voice. Blending uplifting, lyrically driven songs with
sweeping melodies, his versatility in delivery of upbeat songs inspire
and challenge, whilst his ballads open the heart strings. Adrian
Thomas Music draws comparisons with the storyteller nature of
Paul Kelly and the vibrancy of Keith Urban.
From page 5.
Now into his third term
as Member for Barkly,
McCarthy won on both
first preference and pre-
With 1,377 first prefer-
ence votes compared to
Independent Elliot Mc-
Adam’s 861, CLP Tony
Jack’s 566 and Indepen-
dent Jack Green’s 363,
McCarthy ended up with
1,719 to McAdam’s 1,236
following the distribution
By yesterday morning
there were 33 outstanding
postal votes to be counted
for Barkly - not enough to
affect the outcome of the
Thanking voters through-
out the Barkly for their
support, Mr McCarthy
said his win was an hon-
“I am humbled and hon-
oured to be elected for a
third time in a community
I have served for nearly 40
years,” he said.
“I pledge to remain
committed to promoting
and developing the entire
Barkly in all its diversity.
“I am looking forward
to a positive term repre-
senting the electorate as
a Labor member and part
of a Labor Government
that was elected resound-
ingly across the Northern
ONE of the town’s best loved residents has
Nancy Ford, known affectionately as Mother Christ-
mas because of her involvement with the Christmas
Tree for more than 50 years, died on Wednesday.
Her daughter, Debbie Glynn, had flown over from
Queensland because she sensed something was
When she arrived in the afternoon, she found Nancy
had passed away at her home.
Nancy arrived in Tennant Creek in 1952 as part of
a journey around Australia but her travels came to
a halt when she met the handsome young business-
man, Jack Ford.
As a proud and loving mother of two, Debbie and
Jimmy, she became thoroughly immersed in the com-
munity and was involved in many organisations such
as Girl Guides, the School Welfare Committee, the
Baseball Association, Marching Girls, the Tennant
Creek and District Show Society and many more.
Her name was synonymous with the Christmas Tree
which she helped develop into a huge production
with Disneyland characters, presents for all children,
fairy floss, a jumping carnival and a family barbeque.
Father Christmas always arrived on an impressive
snow-white coach drawn by six white boomers which
was then carefully stored and fiercely protected by
Nancy along with the costumes and other assets.
Without a doubt, she maintained the magic of
Christmas for generations of Tennant Creek children.
Nancy was a shrewd operator when it came to taking
care of community funds too.
She personally managed funds earmarked to build
a town hall for many years, fending off those who
had other ideas for the money, until eventually the
Civic Hall was built.
Other groups such as the Baseball Association and
the Christmas Tree Committee also had healthy bank
accounts under her direction.
A funeral for Nancy will be held at the Catholic
Church on Monday 5 September at 11am.
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