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The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville

The Lieutenant is a novel about Daniel Rooke, who joins the first penal fleet to Australia as an astronomer hoping to track a comet. While the colony is being established, the governors and leading officers attempt to establish contact with the aboriginal peoples, although both view each other as a threat. 779 more words


Ruby survives 18 months in desert precinct

The black cat was only nine months old when she went missing from her family’s home in Eastside, Alice Springs in June 2014. Her family had given up hope of Ruby being alive and feared she had been killed by roaming dingoes after searching for months and finding nothing. 147 more words


Salmonella poisoning outbreak widens

While supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths earlier reassured Queenslanders that recalled salad packs were not available in the state’s stores, the products have been distributed to other outlets. 663 more words


TBR Thursday 73 - The People's Choice...

The People’s Choice 9…

The TBR has gone up again!! How did that happen?! I’ve been so good, too! 162. But in my defence I did spend most of the last two weeks nocturnally watching tennis (end result, two Scottish champions and one Scottish defeated finalist – woohoo!!!) so reading took a bit of a back seat. 1,526 more words

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Eddie’s son new kid on the block

Starting Monday, the 12-year-old will appear on Neighbours as Charlie Hoyland.

Speaking about his appointment to the long-running series, the veteran’s son said: “Some of the cameramen and crew used to work with my dad when he first started in television as a teenager so they’ve seen it all.” … 64 more words

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Woman’s nasty surprise in Woolies salad

Zoe Perry was surprised to find a very unwelcome guest had followed her family home in their shopping bags. It seems a hairy arachnid snuck its way into a Woolworth’s Italian Style Salad Mix. 130 more words

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Drink-drive mum jailed over daughter’s death

Janet Louise Kirby, 48, played a drinking game before getting behind the wheel of a car and then trying to scare two people on a moped before the crash. 315 more words

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