I READ with interest your article on the dinosaur exhibition (‘Prehistoric beasts on show’, Newcastle Herald,28/10). I remember taking my granddaughter to a dinosaur exhibition about eight years ago, I think. I presume this one has more prehistoric animals than the last one. Can anyone remember when exactly the last exhibition was on? Looking forward to taking other grandkids to this one. It should be a great show.
Maria McAlden, MerewetherJULIE Bishop, to be acting PM. As Paul Keating would say, God help us.
Richard Ryan, Summerland PointIN singling out only early white settlers as the inflictors of terrible abuse on Aboriginal women, Kay Duffy (Letters, 28/10) might consider reading Captain Tench’s diaries (1788-1791) and the well-documented evidence of the barbaric and cultural abuse of Aboriginal women at the hands of Aboriginal men during the early days of white settlement and before the introduction alcohol, which today is regarded as the main cause of violence against Aboriginal women.
Yvonne Thompson, Brandy HillAND the high Court will so hold. Missed again Malcolm. Something to remember: “He who gets carried away with his own importance often never has far to walk back.”
Darryl Tuckwell, EleebanaI THOUGHT Alan Earl was a little unfair in his comments about our homeland security in his letter (Letters, 28/11).There are dozens of convicted extremists in Australian prisons whose plans to kill or maim our fellow countrymen have been thwarted by our security services over recent years. Their painstaking work in tracking the movements and communications of possible suspects deserves the highest praise rather than scornful criticism.
David Stuart, MerewetherIT strikes me as strange, that no one seems to complain about anything other than energy (electricity and gas) bills. In Tea Gardens, the water bill exceeds the electricity bill by around 25 per cent, yet I’ve n’er heard a word of complaint.The ‘access charge’ is around three times more than the usage – and, up here, bottled water is the main drinking water because a lot of people can’t stomach the tap water. The government needs to investigate this, too.
Robert Suker, Tea GardensI’M not a fan of Channel Nine’s The Block. The programbores me. But, if they made a bid for the Old Newcastle Post Office, something might actually happen there.
Lee Craddock, Warners BayTHE POLLSHAVE you ever tried Hunter Valley semillon?
Yes 76.67%,No 23.33%MESSAGEBOARDTHE Lysaght’s Annual ladies reunion will be held on Friday, November 24 from noon at West Leagues Club in New Lambton. It is requested that those attending please bring with them a gift to the value of $10 for a “Secret Santa”. For further information about the event contact Jan Wrightson on 4955 9861 or Pam Ellen on 4955 8241.