Daily Catch-up: November 3, 2020


  • GRAFTON: 12-26
  • YAMBA: 14-22
  • MACLEAN: 13-23
  • COPMANHURST: 12-25
  • WOOLI: 14-22
  • BARYULGIL: 13-27



Dawson Vesper Snr

A funeral service to farewell and to celebrate Dawson's life will be held at Ngaru Village Youth Stadium Robinson St, Yamba on November 6, 2020 at 10am, followed by a service of burial at the Lower Clarence Lawn Cemetery, Brooms Head Rd, Townsend.

Stephen Geoffrey 'Hobbo' Hobbins

Formerly of Grafton, late of Yamba. Passed away October 26 2020, aged 67 years. A funeral service will be held at St Matthews Anglican Church, 64 Tyson St, South Grafton on Friday November 6 at 2pm.


1804 George Caley crosses the Hawkesbury River in his unsuccessful attempt to cross the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.  

1829 Charles Sturt sets out to solve the mystery of the westward-flowing rivers.   

1942 The Australian flag is hoisted as Kokoda is retaken by the Allies, declaring the success of the Australian troops, aided by the Papua New Guinean villagers.

1957 Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2 with space dog Laika aboard, a mostly-Siberian husky, the 1st animal in space.



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ASHTON Blackadder added another piece of history to her resume this week when she became the longest serving Jacaranda Queen. Read more

NEC Australia has been named as a finalist in the 2020 Project Management Achievement Awards for its work on the Clarence Correctional Centre which opened to inmates in June this year. Read more

THE Peach Farm has offered hail-damaged fruit at basement prices as owners look to salvage what was lost in horrendous hail storm. Read more


We can't be trackside but you can still keep the tradition going at home and in the office with our 2020 Melbourne Cup sweep poster. Read more

YAMBA and Lawrence scored decisive victories in low-scoring Lower Clarence First Grade clashes while Harwood overcame a horror start in their North Coast Premier League match on Saturday. Read more

ANGOURIE surfer Chris Zaffis has claimed a podium finish at the Australian Open of Surfing Gold Coast Pro yesterday, taking out second place in the Open Men division. Read more

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