Remembering Concorde 15 years after its final flight

She was a masterpiece of engineering, a technological marvel and the greatest financial disaster in aviation history. But for all who look skyward and dream, she is sadly missed. Fifteen years ago the Concorde, on most people’s bucket lists, made her last flight as age and economic reality caught up …

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WWI bugle to sound at memorial

A bugle that belonged to a young Geraldton man killed fighting in Gallipoli will be played in a World War I memorial concert at St Francis Xavier Cathedral in November. Roy Thompson was 19 years old when, in August, 1914, he and his brother Claude, 21, enlisted with the 11th …

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Opportunity for positive start | The West Australian

Fields are confirmed for tomorrow afternoon’s Bunbury Turf Club meeting, with an eight race program on offer. Several local trainers have an opportunity to get off to a positive start, by banking early season wins on their home track. One of those trainers, Justin Warwick, will have an opportunity early …

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Falcons in the fast lane

Australian hobby falcons are efficient little hunters that often take their prey on the wing, catching insects and other birds mid-air. Geraldton wildlife rescuer Janelle Ende said of all the Australian raptors they were second only to the peregrine falcon in speed. “They like to eat little birds, mainly feral …

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