And the Oscar for violence begets violence goes to … Hollywood!

By Warren Nunn Violence begets violence. No surprise there. The 2022 Oscars event will be clearly remembered for a violent act of anger and revenge. When actor Will Smith slapped comedian/actor Chris Rock for a joke about Smith’s wife, Hollywood and pundits all...

Remembering The Creek, Brisbane’s quirky sand racetrack

By Warren Nunn (first published 14 February 2022) The Creek, Brisbane’s now-defunct Albion Park racecourse, holds special memories for many horse-racing enthusiasts of a certain age. Known as “The Creek” because it was bounded by Breakfast Creek...

There’s a slow train comin’

By Warren Nunn Speed’s the thing, the headline read. It’s 1943, the world is wrestling with the turmoil that comes with global conflict. Only those who lived through that time can know what speed meant to everyone almost 80 years ago. Train travel ruled....

Saying goodbye to a precious friend

By Warren Nunn A tree is best measured when it’s down. Simple enough analogy isn’t it? But is it adequate enough when it comes to saying something about a dear friend you’ve known, loved, and respected for 40-plus years? Suzy Watson wasn’t into...

Arnold Nunn, a beloved uncle and consummate conversationalist

By Warren Nunn, Arnold’s nephew. Arnold George Nunn will be remembered by many as a consummate conversationalist; a warm and friendly gentleman who embraced everyone as if a personal friend. It seems impossible that anyone could dislike him, such was the comfort...

Ken Russell, an all-round champion, and other CQ racing identities

¬©Warren Nunn Ken Russell at Callaghan Park in 1980 when he rode Panard to win the Rockhampton Cup. His dad, Gordon, far right, trained the horse and Ken’s brother Bill is holding the horse. The man with hat in hand is Panard’s owner Noel Howard. The late...