Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Years of pain were salved when a Fern­dale Lake gen­tle­man ven­tured into his back­yard at the con­clu­sion of the State of Ori­gin match on Sun­day night and bel­lowed a state­ment to all Queens­lan­ders. It was sim­ple, pithy and very to the point. Ob­vi­ously it was a proud New South Welsh­man, at last able to pro­claim his al­le­giances, em­brace the tri­umph on the field, and turn his back on years of hu­mil­i­a­tion. The neigh­bour­ing house­holds, all blan­keted with this col­lec­tive damna­tion, were very silent. Even the dogs, usu­ally quick to re­mark on even the slight­est rat­tling of a pot or a spoon, had pulled their hands in. Every dog has his day..

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