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...

Raelene Castle takes the fall for poor decisions

By Warren Nunn Until this week, Raelene Castle was Rugby Australia’s CEO, the first woman to hold the prestigious role in that sport. She leaves the post dogged by controversy, mostly over the handling of the Israel Folau case. Former players wanted her out of...

Seriously, it’s a funny place

The court-room is meant to be a serious place but people being people, humour is not far from the surface. Hystericals – Liverpool Echo 30 April 1918: When two women were summoned at Bootle to-day for assault, the following interesting passage took place:-...

I’ll set my wife on you

Threatening payback – Worcester Journal 18 April 1850: ASSAULT.-Jones v Evans- The defendant in this case (who is a half-witted broker, or “general dealer,” better known by the appellation of “greasy pockets,”) had evaded their service of...