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...

Verse

Since January 2020, I have been writing what I describe as “verse”. Feedback is welcomed. It’s an expression of thoughts and emotions that may or may not resonate with others. 6 January 2020 Wistful and thoughtful Who are you? Can I be a part of you?...

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...

Heady days at Callaghan Park

©Warren Nunn NOTE: This is a lengthy article with several images and clippings that those with a connection to Callaghan Park should find interesting. Other Callaghan Park articles include Grass track opening | Newmarket win | Jungle Hunter completes double | and...

Licences granted to racing men

Below is reproduced the transcript of an article in which there are many familiar names for those with any knowledge of Rockhampton racing. Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 – 1954), Thursday 18 August 1949, page 6 Licences Granted To Racing Men The...

Callaghan Park grass track opening September 1984

©Warren Nunn When the Rockhampton Jockey Club opened its grass track at Callaghan Park on Saturday, 15 September 1984, I was there with my camera. Even though I am a journalist and words are what I do best, I had more than a passing interest in photography. Although I...

Jungle Hunter first horse since 1958 to win big double

First published The Morning Bulletin Monday 23 June 1975 By Warren Nunn With a great win in the Rockhampton Cup (2000m) at the Callaghan Park races on Saturday, Jungle Hunter became the first horse since 1958 to take out the Rockhampton Newmarket-Cup double. He also...

Jungle Hunter gives rare double to Emerald

First published The Morning Bulletin Monday 16 June 1975 By Warren Nunn Jungle Hunter made it a rare double for horses owned and trained at Emerald with a runaway win in the $12,500 Newmarket Handicap (1300m) at Callaghan Park on Saturday. Last year’s winner,...

A hate-filled, bigoted Christophobe?

By Warren Nunn Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is a hate-filled, bigoted Christophobe. Note: The above and what is to follow is written to make a significant point. You will need to keep an open mind and read to the end before coming to any conclusions. The Victorian...

There’s a head for every hat worn (© Warren Nunn)

© Warren Nunn Jan 2021 The above came to me as a saying and I submit I may be the first to publish it. I love to play around with words and sayings. No surprises there given I’ve been in journalism (newspapers mainly) since 1972. When chatting with a friend, we...

Rockhampton’s early history

By Warren Nunn OK, I admit it, I’ve become really interested in history. When I was gifted a book on Rockhampton’s early history, I could not put it down and read it in a couple of days while also making copious notes. First published in 1904, J. T. S....

Special food the Goodenuffs now won’t eat

By Warren Nunn Let me tell you about the people known as The Goodenuffs. They were a people brought together on what some might call divine principles. Many generations ago The Goodenuffs gathered together under a banner of love, co-operation, and, like many others,...

Wisdom with eternal assurance

By Warren Nunn Those of us who regularly draw wisdom from the Bible are constantly encouraged and uplifted by various passages. When something speaks clearly of a known situation, we are reminded that we have warnings from hundreds of years ago that describe what’s...

Bandicoots with bananas for ears

By Warren Nunn Here is a bandicoot and it has 12 bananas for ears. What exactly do I mean? That just doesn’t make any sense. I agree. It’s not meant to make any sense actually. Rather, it’s about making a point. In a world with a myriad of opinions...
Black Lives Matter, so what’s the matter?

Black Lives Matter, so what’s the matter?

By Warren Nunn People throughout the world have had enough and stand united in their determination to end racism. Black Lives Matter is the movement that seemingly represents them. There could not be a more noble cause than to end racism. No thinking person could be...