Home' Tennant and District Times : 2014-0214 TDT Contents THE bulls and broncs
of the Barkly are
breathing easy in
their paddocks; our
esteemed local mem-
ber has hung up his
The one time scourge
of the rodeos has left the
Gerry has veered off onto
a new track in his quest to
deliver the milk of human
kindness to our doorsteps
and it’s as bendy as the
yellow brick road.
Gerry has drawn from the
teachings of the famous
philosophers Cheech and
Chong along with a spoon
full of Mary Poppins
to formulate his latest
demographic of Nimbin
to that of Tennant Creek
would in most cases
indicate the consumption
However our elected
member seems to think
we should be modelling
our town on that famous
little town in NSW.
I would suggest that
Gerry has consulted with
the fairies at the bottom
of the garden and maybe
even Mother Goose for
their input and I’m sure
they have endorsed his
theory and offered their
help. The intellectual
capacity of an amoeba
is all that is required to
expose the absurdity of
Mr McCarthy’s grand
scheme but at least he has
temporarily shed a warm
glow on our troubled
It may be costing us
hundreds of thousands
of dollars to be the
beneficiaries of this
but what else could Gerry
Last year a journalist
reported that our local
member appeared in
Parliament wearing “red
suspenders”, one of the
few mentions Gerry
received in the press
One can only hope that
the reporter meant red
braces and not the ones
used to keep a ladies
stockings in place.
If for nothing else we
must appreciate and thank
our elected representative
for providing an unending
and ever changing source
of hilarity. Good onya
Never stop listening to
your voices and never let
the real world cloud your
G.D. Egan, Tennant
4 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2014
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THE centenary of Red Cross in Australia this year marks
100 years of fundraising by tens of thousands of Red
Cross members and volunteers in local towns and sub-
urbs right throughout Australia.
The work of Red Cross in the Northern Territory started in 1914, with
the inaugural meeting held at Government House, Darwin on 19 May,
1915, when the Northern Territory Division was officially formed.
During these first few months it was reported that members and
volunteers in the Territory were most active and 2767 garments were
made and shipped direct to Egypt for use by the Australian troops.
Our local Red Cross members and volunteers have since played a
key role throughout the Territory, particularly during World War Two.
They worked tirelessly, providing several warships with supplies,
refrigeration for military hospitals, provided comfort for injured sol-
diers, food parcels and raised much needed funds for air raid victims.
Today Red Cross runs a huge, diverse range of programs with a
network of 90 regional offices, 180 shops and first aid training all
dedicated to helping vulnerable people.
Each year in March, Red Cross Calling relies heavily on the gen-
erosity of individuals and community groups to raise vital funds for
our everyday work.
Members, supporters, schools and community groups come out in
force to fundraise for Red Cross Calling conducting collections, or
organising fundraising activities such as cake stalls, morning teas or
Schools, universities and colleges are also great supporters of Red
Cross Calling. Many of our local schools participate by conducting
collections at shopping centres or doorknocking in their local area.
This year, as we celebrate the centenary of Red Cross in Australia
we hope everyone can make a difference for vulnerable people in our
local communities by supporting Red Cross Calling.
To make a donation, or to find out how you can get involved go to
our website at redcrosscalling.org.au or phone 1800 008 831.
– Sandra Cannon, Executive Director NT, Australian Red Cross.
Red Cross celebrates 100 years in Australia
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