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The Centralian Advocate Tues 23 Aug 2022



The Centralian Advocate Tues 23 Aug 2022


Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT




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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA SOUTH Alice Springs has completed a rags to riches CAFL season by coming from last in 2021 to win this years minor premiership. First year coach Chris Forbes has steered the Kangaroos to six consecutive wins from Round 9 and into the major semi-final against Federal in a major form reversal by the blue and white stripes. The Roos beat Wests by 20 points in the last home and away round at Traeger Park to move into the finals in a confident mood. Full forward Thomas Gorey continued his prolific scoring with a nine-goal haul against the Wests defence, while Tyrell Martin on a wing and Deacon Braun across half forward and the middle were other good contributors. Forbes said the players were looking forward to the grand final qualifier against a Federal side in good form. Pioneer won some bragging rights for next Saturdays knockout first semi-final against Rovers when they beat them by four points at Albrecht Oval. Reigning premier Rovers were left to rue some poor finishing in front of goals in a game where the lead changed six times in the last quarter. Pioneer booted five goals to three in the last quarter to overturn an 11-point deficit at the last change, a points margin that would have been a lot greater if Rovers had converted some chances in the third term when they kicked 0.8. Rovers coach Danny Measures expects the premiers to be better prepared for the semi-final. In womens football Rovers and West Alice Springs tuned up for the serious stuff that is fi nals football with contrasting wins. Rovers beat a brave Pioneer side by 46 points in Friday nights game at Albrecht Oval after the Eagles took a surprising lead at quarter time. The Double Blues were without several senior players, but still had enough class to steady under Pioneers pressure by kicking the last seven goals of the match. Coach Warren Lally said the 8.7 (55) to 1.3 (9) win had provided a good hitout before next Fridays second semi-final. Souths lost no friends in a game where Maddie Tickles first quarter goal separated the sides in Wests 1.6 (12) to 0.2 (2) win, setting the scene for Wests qualifying final against Rovers and Souths elimination final against Alkamilya. Papunya and Mt Allan won thrilling preliminary finals to advance to the grand final in the Community competition. Roos complete rags to riches fairytale to win minor premiership Grey Morris (Clockwise from main) NT Administrator Vicki O'Halloran with Charlotte and Emma Inglis; Derek Pugh with Governor of South Australia, Frances Adamson; Harry Pugh, 15, son of Overland Telegraph Line historian Derek Pugh, performs the ceremonial breaking of the brandy bottle, and Ms Adamson and Ms OHalloran cut the ribbon into the new reserve. Pictures: Ian Richards DIGNITARIES, historians and descendants of workers gathered at Frew Ponds on Monday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Overland Telegraph Line. About 130 people travelled to the site where one of Australias greatest, most ambitious engineering feats was undertaken. Completed on August 22, 1972, the line crossed the continent from Adelaide to Darwin and connected to a subsea cable from Port Darwin to Java and beyond to England. The first telegraph sent along the line by South Australias Superintendent of Telegraphs Charles Todd read: We have this day, within two years, completed a line of communications two thousand miles long through the very centre of Australia The official commemoration of the anniversary took place at the Frew Ponds Overland Telegraph Line Memorial Reserve, 330km north of Tennant Creek, where the north and south wires were joined to link Port Darwin and Adelaide. Among attendees were Northern Territory Administrator Vicki OHalloran AO, South Australia Governor Frances Adamson AC and descendants of various workers who contributed to the feat. The impact of the line on the economic, social and political fabric of our nation and our connections with the world was dramatic, Ms Adamson said. When connected with the undersea cable linking Darwin and Java, business information, news and urgent correspondence now took only hours to arrive from the UK and Europe rather than months. The tyranny of distance was conquered. I hope that the fortitude, tenacity and vision displayed by all those who completed the line can be an inspiration to todays Australians. raphaella saroukos great feat celebrated Anniversary of Overland Telegraph Line honoured

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