Back for the Edward
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.