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...

Why do we treat each other so badly?

By Warren Nunn The horrors of the violent protests that have engulfed America are too much to comprehend. For any human to badly treat another human is unacceptable by any reasonable measure. We have a right to live and to be respected as humans, don’t we? When that...

Meet the crazy beast and the crazy things written about it

By Warren Nunn Meet the creature that paleontologists are calling the crazy beast. It’s a mammal from Madagsacar with such odd features that it has been assigned a new genus and species, Adalatherium hui. Its front teeth apparently continually grew and it also...

Evolutionary dogma designed to suppress

By Warren Nunn Each time the creation-evolution debate gets an airing, there is a clear, passionate divide in which strong opinions are voiced. In the United States there have been court cases in which school boards  have been sued over teaching students about...