Back for the Ed­ward

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - FRONT PAGE - By DE­LANEY COUROUPIS

It has been 20 years since Scott Wil­liams last paid a visit to De­niliquin, but the Ed­ward River was his ‘home’ for Christ­mas.

Scott has been camp­ing at the De­niliquin Boat Club with his chil­dren Si­enna, 8, Kai­dyn, 14 and Chelsea, 16.

Join­ing them is Scott’s brother Tony Wil­liams, his wife Kel­lie and their chil­dren Jett, 11, and Reyne, 14.

‘‘I have al­ways loved the river in Deni and have re­ally missed it,’’ Scott said.

‘‘We al­ways have a good time on the river. The whole fam­ily loves to ski and swim, but sadly you can’t re­ally do that in Weipa (where we live now) be­cause of the croc­o­diles — un­less you don’t fall off the skis.’’

The clan said they were en­joy­ing be­ing back in Deni, where they cel­e­brated Christ­mas with friends and fam­ily.

‘‘I like to see my Nan and Pop, and it’s good to be away from the croc­o­diles,’’ Si­enna said.

Scott and his late wife Ta­nia were heav­ily in­volved mem­bers of the Deni com­mu­nity.

They lived here for 25 years be­fore mov­ing to Weipa — a small town on the West­ern Cape York Penin­sula of Queens­land — in the early 1990s.

Ta­nia passed away in Septem­ber 2012 af­ter a bat­tle with breast cancer.

‘‘Ta­nia worked at Ed­ward Pub­lic School and I did a bit of ev­ery­thing, some shear­ing, work like that,’’ Scott said.

‘‘We both played for the Rams Footy Net­ball Club for a few years, too.’’

(From left) Chelsea, Scott, Kai­dyn, Tony, Jett, Kel­lie, Reyne and Si­enna (front) Wil­liams.

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