Pa­pil­lon Pete steps up

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

IN my chang­ing the greater part of Nau­tilus Street into the land­mark it is to­day, sin­gle­hand­edly over the years, the time has come when I must again say I need help.

A re­cent idea of mine is to ask land­scap­ers to con­trib­ute some labour and skill even if it’s only for an hour or so ev­ery while – if a few of them do this the ben­e­fits would be huge.

Some­one who has stepped up is Peter Mur­phy of Pa­pil­lon Land­scapes and I would like to thank him and his fam­ily very much.

I thank Pa­pil­lon Land­scapes for all they have done and con­tinue to do. They are a tower of strength.

At this point I would like to make a spe­cial word of thanks to our new mayor Ju­lia Leu and the will­ing coun­cil staff, who with­out their sup­port I would never have achieved what we have to­day.

It was in 2011 I was recog­nised by Ju­lia Leu with a plaque erected on the site for the years that I have been in­volved in my ‘‘dream gar­den’’.

My daugh­ter Ta­nia sent me for my birth­day, a can­vas frame that reads: The hap­pi­est peo­ple don’t have the best of ev­ery­thing/They just make the best of ev­ery­thing!

Pic­ture: JESSIE TOL­SON

AWE­SOME EF­FORT: at the ‘dream gar­den’

Peter Mur­phy and James Wat­son

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