The voice of Tennant - the Affianos family
For many decades, the Affianos women, mother Christine and daughter Jasmine, have chronicled Tennant Creek events through the weekly paper, the Tennant Creek Times.
In the early fifties, a guy, Len Kittle, who’s quite a famous Territory name, started up a paper and he called it the Tennant Creek Times. I think it was only one page and I think there was only a few editions printed. We’ve got a couple of them, but then it just disappeared off the scene. There was a little newsletter called the Peko Clarion that Peko mine used to put out, but other than that there was nothing there for many years. Then APEX decided to fill the void by publishing a paper and they called it the Tennant Creek Times the same as Len Kittle called it… My mother bought it at the beginning of 1983 … and she loved it. She used to run it like a big social club.
The Tennant Creek of Jasmine’s childhood was multicultural and made wealthy by the money from the mines. Jasmine lived with her family in a Sidney Williams hut in town. She recalled.
|2009-01-01||The Tennant Creek Times front page||-|
|2009-01-01||The voice of Tennant – the Affianos family||Afianos, Jasmine|
|1984-10-08||Newspaper office||Forrest, Peter, 1941-|