- Fri, 18 Sep 2009
The Cairns Post
Last Sunday my friend read me out some of an article he was reading in the Sunday Mail, knowing it would interest me as I'm all for treasuring our heritage.
It was about a collection of "our nations inanimate ghosts, an anthology of soulful objects" - old telephones, jugs etc, at Dajarra, south of Mt Isa. The author is later "at the bar of the dingily atmospheric pub".
Then he told me who'd written this article, so fondly celebrating our history. Gavin King. Remember Gavin, who ridiculed those of us who tried to save the old Yacht Club building as "pathetic relics of yesteryear," who should "move with the times or move somewhere else?"
So what's the story, Gav? Have you had an historical epiphany, or was someone maybe paying you to so virulently oppose saving a little of Cairns heritage?
And isn't the mess that is where the old club stood just so picturesque? And how much has it been sold for?
I've been told that The Cairns Post won't print anything relating to the old Yacht Club building - is this true, and if so, why not?
I think Sharon is correct. They won't.