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The Wagaitear


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Wagait Beach (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Cox Peninsula (N.T.) -- Periodicals

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Anna Greer

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Wagait Beach


v. 12 no. 10

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Anna Greer



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The Wagaitear, October 2013 3 continued from page 1.... Sandra Thibodeaux thinks the pub shutting is very sad this is a great place to hang out, you can sit by the ocean and swim in the pool. The owners are great too. I used to use the pub as my office. Its a lovely place to work and if you get bored there is someone to talk to. I worked here once recording a radio drama in 2004 because we needed the sound of the ocean. Carolyn Davis remembers coming to first visiting the pub as a child in 1972. She used to spend her school holidays and weekends camping at Mandorah because her dad worked at the Radio Australia tower. Carolyn is sad the pub is shutting down it is sad to see another icon going. When asked how Ian Murphy feels about the pub shutting he says its tragic. He says the view from the pub is iconic and he has fond memories of coming to the pub for a few beers when he and Carolyn were looking for a block to buy. We used to sit and watch the build up come over the habour and thought we have got to get here. Mercedes Pazos says its a bloody shamblesits a shame the pub is shutting. She thinks that even if there is the opportunity for something else to be built on the same spot it wont have the same feel about it. This place has character, its homely and because we live here we can come down and sit at the tables and read or play in the pool. I will miss the pool the most. Speech recalls the sunrise of New Years Day in 1998 at the House Of Knowledge as being one of the most memorable times he has had at the pub. Nicki and Calvin Dargan were running the pub then This is my local, somewhere to socialise. I love it at 3pm on a Sunday after all the tourists have gone, you can come here and have a beer said Speech. Kenita will be losing her cleaning and kitchen job when the pub shuts. Not only will I lose my job, but I had the best bosses in the world. It may seem a bit back to front, but Rosco held his wake at the pub on Saturday September 28. What? I hear you say. A wake is usually something held after a person dies. But Rosco wasnt deterred by such a minor detail. Rosco knows that he wont make old bones. He has already defied doctors by living as long as he has, so it seemed fitting for him after hearing his favourite pub was going to be demolished, to have his wake there while it was still possible. It was a generally happy affair with around 60 Wagait beach residents turning up to raise their glasses for the old fella. People wrote message to Rosco on the old menu blackboard and also signed a corona bucket as way to offer their well wishes for the journey ahead. Wagait Beach Supermarket Ph 8978 5008 Fax 8978 576 email shop@wagaitbeachsupermarket.com Open 7 days Monday Saturday 8 am to 8 pm Sunday/public holidays 8 am to 5 pm Groceries liquor hardware gas fuel bait ice fishing tackle takeaway food espresso coffee Australia Post agency Centrelink access point local friendly convenient Dead man walking The crew who joined Rosco to wish him well at his wake at the pub. WAGAIT SHIRE CYCLONE CLEAN UP OCTOBER 7, 2013 Council staff will pick up items from the verge outside your property for pick up on the day. Materials must be left in containers and be able to be manually on the truck. No green waste or general household rubbish will be collected. Any questions can be directed to the shire office 8978 5185 Michael Campaign CEO Wagait Shire

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