John and Gisele Horne set out to take on the world

An improbable adventure First published Saturday 20 Jan 1973 Warren Nunn A family of five will leave on today's high tide from the Fitzroy River to travel to Thursday Island in North Queensland in an inflatable dinghy. Mr and Mrs John Horne will set out with their...

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Hans Tholstrup

Back after hectic 10-day journey First published Saturday, December 2, 1972 Warren Nunn Hans Tholstrup, the Danish-born adventurer, was in Rockhampton yesterday after a hectic 10-day motor-cycle journey across Australia. Tholstrup left Rockhampton on November 6 and...

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Stan Alberts playing on

Boots wore out, but he still plays © Warren Nunn, 1983 One of nature's gentlemen ... Stan Alberts ROCKHAMPTON.— Stan Alberts, 50, loves cricket so much he does not want to think about retirement. Many years ago he was injured while fielding and his wife asked him to...

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Ted Price’s toughness

Ted did it the hard way ©Warren Nunn, December 1983. ROCKHAMPTON. —E.R. (Ted) Price looked over the Kenrick Tucker Velodrome and imagined how it might have been for him to have raced on such a surface in his heyday. But Ted rode in a different era on dust, bitumen and...

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Struck down by the lurgi

The Goons and their legacy ©Warren Nunn, May 1991 HAVE you ever wondered what people are talking  about when they say they are suffering from the dreaded lurgi? Perhaps most use the term because they heard it from a family member. The fact that it came from The Goon...

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Frank Stewart and Central Queensland’s racing history

Callaghan Park and thoroughbreds Warren Nunn, September 1983 ROCKHAMPTON.- Not too many racegoers would know much about the deeds of the former galloper First Demon. But a photograph of the 1893 Rockhampton Handicap winner is a prize possession of the Central...

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Sully’s stumped some of the best

Waddya cryin' for ©Warren Nunn, September 1983 “Waddya cryin’ for” is a phrase that local, state and test cricketers around Australia would have heard over the years from Sully... probably the nation’s No 1 barracker. Few know the man as anything other than Sully, but...

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