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DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER
GUISEPPE Vincento cutrale, known to his
friends in Tennant creek as Vince, died in Ad-
elaide last Saturday.
He was 75.
According to his mate, Bob Baker, Vince was a
well known miner and later the boss of the Bowling
Club which became his passion.
“He was a very talented bowler and competed on
Territory and national levels,” Bob recalled.
“He loved the sporting and social side of things
at the Club and wouldn’t hear a bad word about
“I remember at one bowling tournament where
people had come from all over Australia, one inter-
state player asked Vince: ‘Do you get many locals
patronising this club?’
“Vince, with limited English and a thick Italian
accent replied: “Ifa they patronise mya club I throw
the bastards out.’”
Bob has passed his condolences on to the family
but saved the last words for Vince.
“RIP old mate, I will meet you in the land of the
golden beer jug,” he said.
“But none of that wog grappa shit in the jug when
we catch up again.”
Well known ex-local passes
A MULTI-MILLIoN dollar po-
lice station will be construct-
ed at Arlparra by the middle
of next year.
It will replace the current build-
ing - built as a temporary facil-
ity in 2007 - which is currently
staffed on a rotational basis.
Tenders have now been adver-
tised with a contract expected to
be awarded by July.
Announcing the funding, North-
ern Territory Chief Minister
Adam Giles said the new station
would support a permanent police
presence for the region, improv-
ing safety and security for local
“The Commonwealth and
Northern Territory Governments
recognised the need for a more
established police facility in the
region and have been working
to make this new station a reality
using Stronger Futures funding,”
“The new facility will include a
modern police station, improved
staff housing, visiting officer
quarters and a multi-function
“After using temporary facili-
ties for so long, this permanent,
state-of-the-art police station and
accommodation will be a wel-
come improvement for officers
Chief Minister Giles said police
are a vital part of the community
and the new facility would help
officers engage with local people
by providing a much-needed
“The Country Liberals Govern-
ment takes law and order serious-
ly and is committed to improving
safety for residents of our remote
communities,” he said.
“We are committed to giving
police the tools and infrastructure
they need to keep the community
safe and drive down crime.”
New police station for Arlparra
IN last week’s edition (“Re-
cycling history” Tennant
Times 23/5/2014) we wrote
that Ted Ryko had broken
a cycling record set in 1989
when he rode from Ade-
laide to Darwin.
The date was actually 1889.
The glaring error was picked
up by Helen Kempe who has
one of those ‘six degrees of
separation’ connections to the
cyclist whose journey is being
recreated by his granddaughter,
one hundred years on.
Helen’s maternal grandmother
was born in the same Victorian
town of Warook as Ted and her
grandfather Ernie Kempe knew
Ted Ryko when he worked on
the old Ghan railway line as
a pumper at Ilbunga, north of
The riders who are recycling
history passed through Tennant
Creek this week and will arrive
in Darwin on 11 June.
Just for the
ToDDLERS are in demand here in Tennant
The Tennant Creek Playgroup is looking for
participants to join in activities held weekly at the
Geoff McLaughlin, better known as Dr Fluoride
amongst musos, says there are lots of things to keep
the little ones busy.
He takes his daughter, Grace, to playgroup and
says she loves it.
“She enjoys going on the big slippery slide,
painting and playing tea parties with the other
kids,” he said.
“There is plenty to do and it’s well resourced.
“The more, the merrier and everyone is welcome.”
Playgroup is held at 9:30am on Mondays at the
Gough Centre, corner of Pinnacles Road and Had-
dock Street. For details call 0409 629 477.
PLAY DATE: Janet Madden (centre) plays games with Grace McLoughlin and
her daughter Jodie Jenkins.
Toddlers on playgroup wanted list
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