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The Centralian Advocate Fri 8 Jan 2021



The Centralian Advocate Fri 8 Jan 2021


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FRIDAY JANUARY 8 2021 OPINION 27 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA 68 FRIDAY JANUARY 8 2021 DAILYTELEGRAPH.COM.AU TELE01Z01MA - V2 871 The Danes are defeated by the West Saxons under Ethelred and Alfred the Great at the battle of Ashdown. 1804 The SydneyGazette reports the first recorded games of cricket in Australia, by officers of HMS Calcutta. 1889 Louisa Collins ishanged at Darlinghurst Jail for murdering two husbands with arsenic for their life insurance. Three of her children farewell her first. 1908 Newtown RugbyLeague Football Club is formed at Newtown Town Hall. It is Australias first rugby league club. 1913 Douglas MawsonsSwiss companion, Dr Xavier Mertz, dies in Antarctica, poisoned by eating dog liver. 1972 Shane Gould swims100m freestyle in a record 58.5sec at North Sydney Pool in the NSW championships. 1989 Round-the-worldsailor Ian Kiernan leads volunteers on the first Sydney Harbour clean-up day. They pull out more than 3000 tonnes of rubbish. 1992 US PresidentGeorge Bush collapses to the floor after vomiting at a state dinner in Tokyo. The White House says he is suffering from stomach flu. 2011 US congresswomanGabrielle Giffords survives an assassination attempt in Tucson, Arizona. The gunman kills six. 2016 Mexican drug lordJoaquin El Chapo Guzman is recaptured six months after he escaped from prison. 2020 Prince Harry andhis wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, officially announce that they are taking a step back as senior royals. 1992 THE death of former Beatle John Lennon at the hands of a deranged young man, who professed to be a former fan, in December 1980 seemed an inexplicable crime. Lennon had moved to the US in the 1970s and had taken a few years off from writing, recording and performing, before making a comeback album, Double Fantasy, in 1980. The album was not setting the charts on fire, but it had started the process of reviving his career. Suddenly the singer (left), who had been living fairly anonymously in his ON THE SCREEN Let Me Take You Down, Fox Showcase, Januray 12 and on demand IN 1939, Orson Welles was given a contract with RKO Pictures for two films. He was given total creative control, which was a very risky undertaking given Welles was only 24. His first project, an adaptation of Joseph Conrads Heart Of Darkness, failed because of the enormous budget. His second project was Citizen Kane, which also nearly did not get off the ground once the studio found out it was a thinly disguised look at the life of William Randolph Hearst, Americas most powerful media baron. Despite the difficulties, Mank, Netflix PAY-TV apartment in New York, was the centre of attention again. Unfortunately some of that attention came from Mark Chapman, who was at a low ebb, feeling like he was nobody and resenting Lennon for still being somebody. Inspired partly by his reading of the book The Catcher In The Rye, he set out to kill Lennon. Based on interviews by journalist Jack Jones, this chilling documentary takes us inside the mind of Chapman, looking at what drove him to his shocking act. TROY LENNON the film was made, but Hearst did all he could to damage its chances at the box office. While it was a flop financially, it is still one of the best films ever made. This film, about the making of Welless masterpiece, gives more credit to the real genius behind the film, screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman, right) who had inside knowledge of Hearsts life. While it takes some liberties with historical fact, it is a loving tribute to old Hollywood and the way things were done back then. TROY LENNON STREAM Hordens, settling in Coogee. OConnors religious devotion continued to deepen and she entertained ideas of becoming a nun, but was considered too severely disabled to take on the work of joining a convent. In 1911 her father died and the family was left destitute. Evicted from their home they received vital assistance from priest Father Edward McGrath, from the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, who arranged for accommodation. McGrath was particularly struck by the stoicism and determination of Eileen, who confided in him that she had seen a vision of Mary, who told her to accept her suffering as a way of helping others. McGrath shared with her his dream of establishing a congregation of nursing sisters who could give medical aid to the poor. This was in the era when there was no universal healthcare and looking after the poor largely fell to charities, philanthropic societies or churchbased organisations. While McGrath petitioned the Church for the necessary funds he was assisted by OConnor and her organisational skills. In 1913 OConnor moved into a rented building that became known as Our Ladys Home, that would serve as the base for the Society of Our Ladys Nurses for the Poor. She was elected their first superior. The first group of recruits, all from Victoria, did not last long and the venture almost faltered. However, a new group of seven nurses gave it a firmer foundation. But questions were raised about the relationship between McGrath and OConnor. When McGrath was prevented from officiating as a priest, in 1915 OConnor made the arduous journey to Rome to plead on his behalf. She met Pope Benedict XV who reinstated McGrath. During the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1919-1920, OConnors nurses worked tirelessly to treat those affected in poor areas. In January 1921 OConnor died of spinal tuberculosis, aged 28. She left a letter to her assistant Sr Cissie McLaughlin, asking her to take her place after her death. christened Eily Rosaline OConnor, but she came to be known as Eileen. Her father Charles had immigrated from Ireland along with Annie (nee Kilgallim) in 1888 and they married in Richmond in 1889. At the age of three OConnor fell from a pram and badly damaged her spine. It resulted in a long round of operations, but little could be done to correct the severe curvature of her back or to alleviate her almost constant pain. As a result she never grew more than 115cm tall. The deeply religious family prayed for a cure, but Eileen came to an acceptance of her condition early on. Even so her schooling was often interrupted by operations or episodes where she was incapacitated by the pain. At school she could not play like other children and was unable to form many friendships. That social disconnect was probably made worse when in 1902 the family moved to Sydney where Charles worked as a bookkeeper at Anthony For decades Eileen OConnorhad lived in agony from aspinal condition that hadresulted from a childhoodaccident. But despite herpain, throughout most of herlife OConnor showned apowerful dedication to helping others. As she lay dying in her bedroom in Coogee, in the rented building that housed the Society of Our Ladys Nurses for the Poor, she was still thinking of the order she had founded and making sure that it would continue after her passing. She died on January 10, 1921, her last words were, All is over. I can do no more. I will give you my last blessing and I will always be with you. She was buried in Randwick but in 1936 her remains were exhumed to be brought to lie in a grave in her old bedroom, which had been converted into a chapel. Nurses from the congregation founded by OConnor were there to pray as the body was moved and asked if they could see the Little Mother as OConnor was known. According to funeral director W.J. Dixon who was there at the opening of the casket, The Nurses asked me to open the sealed lead casket and remove the inner pine lid. This was done, and I was startled to see Eileen OConnor lying there as though asleep in her simple blue gown, her hair lying naturally down each side of her face, and her hands joined on her breast. The skin appeared slightly dark and the eyes seemed a little sunken, but, not having the good fortune to know her in life, I could not know if this was natural. It was taken as a sign that there was something particularly holy about the young woman who, despite her own severe infirmity, had dedicated her life to helping others. It also set in motion moves to have OConnor recognised as a saint a century on from her death. She was born on February 19, 1892, in Richmond in Victoria and OConnor accepted her pain to care for others TROY LENNON Norman Carters 1920 portrait of Eileen OConnor and (inset) OConnor in her wheel chair. 1921 Vicki from Gunn (sat 2nd), once Trump goes you will in fact have someone to compare with Gunner. A babbling, blundering, nincompoop called Biden. ADD Pollies failing to list gifts.... the NT News article on this is matter is not even close to the top of the iceberg with these free loading #%%#. Why oh why is the big industrial sprinkler on the big block on Gulnare Road Bees Creek STILL pumping out water - for weeds! It is a waste of our precious bore water that we rely on in the dry season!! Yesterday we had 70ml and the sprinklers are on this morning! Activist targeting scrabble: Sounds more like Opportunist than Activist. Lama, Rapid Creek The gobbling gunner government is playing with fire by having two rules for quarantining, the overseas military quarantining at a hotel compared with everyone else has to go to Howard springs. NT News p6 7-1-21. Even the tRump making America great tactics. Republicans bear responsibility for refusing to remove tRump 1year ago during impeachment. The Virginian Dr Hagan is putting his arts degree to good use complaining about something no one else cares about or noticed. Wonder where the $150,000 compensation he is seeking will go to. If foreign military can not use Howard Springs then why dont they use one of the defence bases?? If they are safe to be in the CBD then it must be safe for them to be at Robertson Army Base. Something stinks!! Wheres Gunna? Gunnars Gone! The Victorian fence jumper should get a free ticket home today. Rjm Paton Greenhouse, guns and Gamba. What are your next sermons on Rosemary? Gunja, grog and gunner? Who is paying you to inflict your views upon us mere mortals or do you just get pleasure out of your daily stream of letters? Fred, Fannie Bay Pedestrian To declare the social end of Mitchell Street a pedestrian only area at night makes sound sense. There are very few nights when this section of the thoroughfare is not chock-a-bloc with people of social intent. The last thing on their minds is the need to play dodge-em with cars. For car drivers, the experience is extremely harrowing. Limited mall status would be a wise, safety promoting move. Australian medical association NT president isnt happy about the gobbling governments actions on this matter, in Dr Parkers own words if covid spreads from the hotel to the community the result could be catastrophic. Sean VB Darwin City Donald J Trump you have now shown the world the kind of man you are. Mcgruder, Jingili Storming of the US capitol building US shame. BP, Gray The world watched US terrorism on Capitol hill orchestrated by Putin pal WEU.. 1 T\-\6 NEW SEP60N ,s o~w A ft-{tNC? STA9-..'T. . TEXT THE EDITOR ~~ MESSAGE OF THE DAY Have your say: SMS 0428 NTNEWS ON THIS DAY