Daily Catch-up: December 1, 2020


  • GRAFTON: 20-35
  • YAMBA: 22-26
  • MACLEAN: 21-30
  • COPMANHURST: 19-34
  • WOOLI: 22-26
  • BARYULGIL: 22-39



The Daily Examiner has created a new podcast (audio documentary) that reveals the first hand experiences of our local RFS volunteers during the Clarence Valley's horrific 2019 bushfire season.

CLICK HERE to listen to the latest episode.

If you have an iPhone you can listen and subscribe (for free) to the podcast series. Simply search 'On The Frontline' in the Apple Podcasts app and subscribe.



Karen Maria McArthur
Late of Coutts Crossing. Passed away 24th November, 2020 after a brief illness. Relatives and friends of Karen are invited to attend a gathering of celebration of her life, to be held at the Alumy Creek Reserve on Lawrence Road, Tuesday 1st December, 2020, commencing at 10.30am. A private cremation will follow.

Peter Anthony Higham (Pedro)
Late of Woodburn, passed away on November 15, 2020 aged 50 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Peter's funeral service to be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Skinner St, South Grafton on Wednesday, December 2, at 11am.

Suzanne Lorrain McPherson (nee Trudgett) Late of South Grafton, passed away with loving family by her side, on November 26, 2020 aged 63 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Sue's graveside funeral service to be held at the Clarence Lawn Cemetery, Armidale Rd, South Grafton, on Friday, December 4 at 10.30am. 

Bruce Edward Marker
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the loss of our beloved husband, dad and grumpa. He left with his girls by his side and he is now fishing and having a beer in the stars. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Bruce's funeral service to be held at Strontian Park, Great Marlow Rd, Great Marlow, on Tuesday, December 1 at 10am. 

David Keith McIntosh
Formerly of Grafton and Iluka. Passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Mareeba Aged Care, Maclean. Relatives and friends of the late Keith McIntosh are respectfully invited to attend his memorial service to be held at the Grafton Presbyterian Church, 116 Oliver St, Grafton, Tuesday, December 1 at 11am.  



1876 Aboriginal stockman Sam Isaacs and teenager Grace Bussell rescue about 40 people from a stricken steamship off Western Australia.

1913 Ford Motor Company institutes world's 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford.

1987 Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen is forced to resign as Queensland's longest-serving Premier.

2004 Two years after being destroyed by bushfires, Mount Stromlo Observatory in the ACT becomes fully operational again.



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AUTHORITIES claim police coverage in Yamba is adequate while social media is rife with claims of rubbish, vandalism, anti-social behaviour. Read more

DOROTHY Bloxham is used to having kangaroos in her Townsend backyard, but was lucky to escape injury when one attacked her as she went to water her garden. Read more

COVID restrictions will be relaxed for many in the lead up to Christmas, as more people are allowed to gather at homes and in public spaces, while smaller venues can increase their capacity. Read more

HEAVY equipment dragged from bridge worksite. See the incredible route police believe the equipment was taken on, as they warn about other frauds. Read more


YESTERDAY'S scorching temperatures forced Racing NSW to shift the Clarence River Jockey Club's final race meeting for 2020 to Coffs Harbour, but that didn't slow down the racing action. Read more

HARWOOD remains in touch with Maclean Bowling Club Lower Clarence First Grade competition leaders Lawrence after an 84-run win over Iluka on the weekend thanks to a season-best performance by strike bowler Dean Carroll. Read more

IN GDSC-Premier League action this week Tucabia Copmanhurst narrowly avoided a major upset in a low-scoring affair at JJ Lawrence Turf while Brothers maintained their winning start to the season. Read more

RESULTS: From bridge and swimming to lawn bowls and archery here's all the latest scores and results from another week in sport. Read more


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