Bowen to Walk Through Time

A fam­ily cel­e­bra­tion of his­tory

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Pe­ter Carruthers Pe­ter.Carruthers@ news­re­gional­me­

TO CEL­E­BRATE the 10th an­niver­sary of the film­ing of the movie Aus­tralia and the 150th year of the Bowen jetty, Filby’s Mo­tors has a treat in store.

This Satur­day at the Bowen sound­shell, Baz Luhrmann’s epic tale, Aus­tralia, will be shown on the big screen.

Filby’s has se­cured the rights from Roadshow En­ter­tain­ment and al­ready has the pro­jec­tor ready to roll on the event called A Walk Through Time.

Lead­ing into the screen­ing on Fri­day will be a huge street fair be­gin­ning at 5pm.

Food ven­dors and mar­ket stalls will take over Wil­liam and Her­bert Streets un­til 8.30pm on Fri­day and from noon to 9.30pm on Satur­day.

Late night trad­ing and live mu­sic will bring the Bowen CBD to life.

A wel­come to coun­try will be read be­fore an Abo­rig­i­nal lan­guage work­shop on Satur­day and there will be a Bowen art dis­play at the Yacht Club.

A his­tor­i­cal read­ing, telling the story of the Bowen light­house and the 150-year-old jetty, will keep the his­tory buffs en­ter­tained.

And Jochheims Bak­ery has do­nated a cake to cel­e­brate the 150th an­niver­sary of the jetty.

There will be prizes for the best his­tor­i­cally dressed per­son at the fore­shore be­fore the screen­ing of the film.

Af­ter­wards a band will play into the night.

Fliby’s Mo­tors rep­re­sen­ta­tive Emily Har­vey was liv­ing in Bowen when stars of the film, Hugh Jack­man and Ni­cole Kid­man were in town.

She was work­ing at the Sum­mer­gar­den Cin­ema and, at the end of the day’s film­ing, she remembered the pro­duc­ers would ar­rive at the cin­ema and use the big screen to view the day’s rushes.

“I think it was great for the town as we had a lot of peo­ple who were ex­tras in the film,” she said.

Since an­nounc­ing the an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion on Face­book, Ms Har­vey said the promo had been viewed 10,000 times.

Ms Har­vey in­vited peo­ple from all over the Whit­sun­days to pack a pic­nic rug or camp chairs and head to Bowen this week­end.

Your weekly horo­scopes, start­ing Satur­day


You'll gain aware­ness this week that a fresh fi­nan­cial or work chap­ter is about to be­gin, as your hard work to­wards achiev­ing new sta­tus is be­gin­ning to take ef­fect. This week has a ro­man­tic as­pect whether you en­joy can­dlelit din­ners, or will work closely with a part­ner to deepen your re­la­tion­ship. An in­tense dis­cus­sion mid­week needn't undo all your hard work.


Har­ness the pos­i­tive ce­les­tial en­ergy that is work­ing in your favour at work, fi­nan­cially and in your sta­tus. Work to­wards your goals me­thod­i­cally and dy­nam­i­cally. Be­ing such a pas­sion­ate sign, it's vi­tal to avoid push­ing where you're bet­ter to al­low a lit­tle spon­tane­ity and free-flow of ideas to pro­ceed. Key news from a friend or an or­gan­i­sa­tion will merit care­ful fo­cus.


There's ro­mance ga­lore in the skies, although this may be more of a dis­trac­tion than a bonus, es­pe­cially if you al­low your great ideas to be swamped by in­tense feel­ings and ide­al­is­tic ideas that are sim­ply im­prac­ti­cal. If you get the bal­ance right, though, this is the week to make true head­way at work, fi­nan­cially, and with big-pic­ture plans. Just avoid get­ting ahead of your­self.


SUSSIE FLICK: Hugh Jack­man and Ni­cole Kid­man in a scene from the movie Aus­tralia.

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