Tuesday, 29 January 2008

A story tells a story

It was there in 1908 and here's what they said in 1925...


...and 80 years on...



What the National Trust says...

1 comment:

bungyone said...

Here is something for you Factman.
The Cairns Historical Society nominated the Cairns Yacht Club House for State Heritage in 2002. That was after the CYC wanted to nominate a couple of years before but were threatened with immediate eviction if they did. (All verbal of course.) According to the Liberal Shadow Attorney General the CHS nomination was politically nobbled because the CPA had a cashed up buyer next door at the time. The CPA then forced the CYC Committee to sign a Memorandum of Agreement to quit in 2004 and at the same time it obtained an order over the site preventing anyone from Nominating the place again for 5 years. (There has only ever been three of these such orders in the history of the Heritage Act in the whole state.) What does that tell you about the Labor Governments concern for us? If the CPA or you or Kevin Byrne is serious about listening to any of us 5,000, all you have to do is convince the CPA to leave the place alone till the CoI runs out and the 5,000 plus of us can nominate it again. Of course the massive public consultations of the Labor Government and the CPA would have told them that 15 years ago. Probably before they destroyed the Marlin Getty and other Cairns public amenities. But while Pontius Pilot (CPA) forces the CYC Committee to destroy its own 100 year old History the shareholders of the CPA don't get their hands dirty do they! They have obviously learned nothing from Macbeth. But blow me, the State Government then turns around and spends seven million dollars of our money on a Club they reckon owed them money. And hold on baby there's more, they will have to pay the CYC Committee money to survive out there. Now don't tell me Kevin, the CPA, and the other blokes in Advance Cairns didn't know anything about all this while they were handing over the Harbour Lights block to George Chapman!