Women speak out on cat fracas

By Kimberley Schloss. The two women at the centre of a mid-ceremony disturbance at the recent funeral of Cutie the Curlew have spoken out in defence of their cat. Mrs Jayne Paronella and her daughter Ebony Mallon (above right) of Mount Sheridan were asked to leave the event after their cat, Edith (above left), leaptContinue reading “Women speak out on cat fracas”

Mourners flock to farewell Cutie

By Shirley Higgins-Croft. From Botswana, from Birdsville and from Brinsmead they came. From the families of Pelecanidae, Phoenicopteridae and Thurston they came. Over the canefields, from the swamps and through the McGregor Road construction-site they came. They drove, they crawled, they flew, they walked. And yesterday, they cried and squawked. On an unseasonably wet dayContinue reading “Mourners flock to farewell Cutie”

Big Curlew gains traction

By Paolo Zupp. The Trinity Beach community is supporting the construction of a large statue of a bush stone curlew proposed for the northern end of the esplanade. A Go-Fund-Me campaign has raised in excess of $300,000 in eight days, and the project was allegedly discussed at a Cairns Regional Council cocktail party at theContinue reading “Big Curlew gains traction”