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The Centralian Advocate Fri 8 Oct 2021



The Centralian Advocate Fri 8 Oct 2021


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FRIDAY OCTOBER 8 2021 OPINION 27 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA 1806 British forces laysiege to the French port Boulogne, firing Congreve rockets, the first British use of rocketpropelled missiles. 1809 Prince KlemensMetternich is appointed minister of foreign affairs for Austria. 1820 Henri Christophe, 53, revolutionary general and then despotic king of Haiti, shoots himself dead after his people revolt against him. 1856 Chineseauthorities in Guangzhou (Canton), led by provincial governor Ye Mingchen, seize the pirate ship, Arrow, formerly registered in Hong Kong. Britain uses this as an excuse to launch the Second Opium War on China. 1871 Peshtigo, Wisconsin, burns to the ground in hours, killing 1152 people. On the same day, the Great Chicago Fire destroys 10sq km; 250 die and 90,000 are left homeless. 1895 Queen Min ofKorea is murdered at Japanese instigation. 1908 Canberra isselected as national capital by 39-33 in a marathon ballot by the House of Representatives. The runner-up is Dalgety, NSW. 1912 Montenegrodeclares war on Turkey, beginning the First Balkan War. 1967 Communistguerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, is captured by Bolivian soldiers and later shot dead. 1977 Hobarts TasmanBridge reopens, rebuilt over two and a half years after being rammed by a ship. 1978 Ken Warby drivesthe jet-powered Spirit of Australia, which he designed and built, to a second world speed record of 511.11km/h on NSWs Blowering Dam. 2005 An earthquakehits Pakistani Kashmir, killing more than 73,000 people. 1967 October 8 birthdays Juan Peron. 1952 EDWARD ZWICK American director Zwicks film credits include Glory, Legends of the Fall, The Siege and The Last Samurai. Zwicks film production company also produced notable films, Traffic and Shakespeare in Love. 1847 ROSE SCOTT Australian activist Scott was a womens rights activist who founded the Womens Political Education League in 1902. The league established branches throughout NSW and successfully campaigned to raise the age of consent to 16. 1977 HANS HEYSEN Australian artist Heysen was born in Hamburg, Germany, before migrating to Adelaide with his family in 1884. He became a household name with his watercolours of monumental Australian gum trees. He won the Wynne Prize for landscape painting a record nine times. 1895 JUAN PERON Argentine President Peron was an Agentine Army general who entered politics and became the president in 1946. Although still controversial figures, Peron and his wife Eva are considered icons by many. They are praised for their efforts to eliminate poverty. 1928 NEIL HARVEY Australian cricketer Harvey played for Australia from 1948 until 1963 for a total of 79 Test matches. On his retirement, Harvey was Australias second-highest Test runs scorer with a total of 6149. His highest score was 205. 1938 FRED STOLLE Australian tennis player Stolle is the only male tennis player to have lost his first five Grand Slam singles finals. He did however, go on to claim two Grand Slam singles titles, the 1965 French Championships and the 1966 US Championships. 1949 SIGOURNEY WEAVER American actor Weaver is considered as something of a pioneer in the genre of female heroines in science fiction films. She is best remembered for her portrayal of Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise. She earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the second instalment. Hey Pringle (6/10) you forgot to include massage parlours in your txt on pubs saturating the CBD. Ronnie CBD The NT News series on our hospital situation has been important in creating awareness and opening up community discourse on an issue that has for too long dogged the Territory without meaningful consideration of solutions. Territorians should not be confronted with what has been for far too long a key response to illness jumping on a plane and heading south. The NT must get to the point of medical selfmanagement and this without further unnecessary delay. Septuagenarian Nightcliffian doesnt understand its possible to have development and create jobs without selling off our childrens inheritance Darwins irreplaceable public open spaces. Phil To gloat over Qantas substituting Darwin for Perth as the Australian departure point for direct flights from Australia to London is rather foolish. As soon as WA opens to unrestricted owned staff accommodation flats in Darwin. Every new aircraft type would land in Darwin first. Like the Concorde that was here first before anywhere else and indeed the first international flight in 1919. Yes thats correct Warwick Spawson, all manner of wildlife drops by to say hello in the suburbs, just as they will in the new suburb near Lee Point, they even get cockroaches at Government house. The Nightcliffian The establishment of Lyons and Muirhead and the renewed clearing of bush in the Lee Point area has severely disturbed and is presently disconcerting hundreds and hundreds of birds. Even a layperson can discern how disoriented and confused these birds are as they look for alternative places of sanctuary in nearby suburbs. The needs of people devastate the order and organisation of the lesser species. Naturalist People that damage other peoples cars and dont own up to it are untrustworthy scum. Running in this heat is hard work. JACK HENDERSON, LARRAKEYAH I think football players should wear protective gear like gridiron football. international travel, Qantas will be back to its Perth base in a flash. That makes sense, for 70% of those leaving for the UK depart from Perth. Demographer Ive said it before, Ill say it again, get rid of all mahoganies in urban environments. Ron, Howard Springs Of course FB can cause division. Remember that Zuckerberg originally created it to rate women at his uni campus. Phillip, it wasnt always the case of Darwin being a pawn in the Big Boy games. It was once the Queen where every flight to and from Europe stopped. Qantas even had hangars and

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