Rare real estate opportunity as slice of FNQ war history goes under the hammer

first_img0 Bowcock Rd, TolgaMYSTERY meets war history at this extraordinary Atherton Tablelands property.With panoramic views, the elevated 73.15ha Tolga block includes two heritage-listed igloo structures which were used as a radar station during World War II.An open-plan studio – complete with a kitchen, lounge, bathroom, bedroom area and large timber deck – features “stunning views to the north”.A cellar has been built underneath the studio, while the fully-fenced property also includes a dam and large water tank. “It’s very rare that such an opportunity becomes available for someone to buy a piece of land that has history and spectacular views like this one,” said Margaret Black, principal of Ray White Atherton.The land has ties to one of the Far North’s most mystifying missing persons cases. At the top of “Bones Knob”, the property belonged to Hildegard Elisabeth Falkenberg, who has not been seen since September 2010. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoThe property is being auctioned in OctoberHer disappearance has puzzled emergency services and the wider Tablelands community.The 1999 Suzuki belonging to the elderly woman, known as “Liah”, was found bogged on a nearby road and, despite exhaustive searching, she has never been found. More than seven years later, her property will be auctioned on-site on Saturday, October 14, at 11am.“The property is really an open canvas for its next owner,” Ms Black said. Hildegard Elisabeth Falkenberg went missing in 2010“There’s a nice flat area on which someone could build themselves a home; or they might want to do something to the current studio.“We’re already seeing considerable interest, and marketing has only just begun. This property is very unique.” According to CoreLogic, average house prices in Tolga have risen by 18.3 per cent over the past five years to $388,750. For an inspection or further details, contact Liz Brown of Ray White Rural Atherton on 0418 788 209 or 4091 711.last_img read more

Deer-Vehicle Accidents More Likely In The Fall

first_imgA deer in the headlights is one hazard of driving through Southeastern Indiana.October and November have historically been the worst months for deer-vehicle collisions and the amount of accidents have been on the rise in recent years.In fact, animal-vehicle collisions have gone up dramatically by almost 69 percent since the 1990’s.The rise in deer-vehicle accidents in the fall can be directly linked to multiple factors including the mating season of deer, farmers in the field and more cars on the road, according to District 9 Conservation Officer Bill Beville.“All of those factors are probably the reason why accidents have risen over recent years,” Officer Beville said.“Annually we do see an increase in car-deer collisions in the fall, mainly because of the harvest and mating season.”Hunting season and improved technology that allows farming operations to continue around the clock are also contributing factors.Deer are most active during dawn and dusk. According to Beville, “Drivers should be especially cautious during the two hours window before and after sunrise and sunset.”It is important to always scan the roadway, use high beams, and if a collision is imminent, stay calm and don’t swerve.“Drivers need to be alert and watch for animals entering the roadway. Just by keeping your eyes up and not being distracted by other things, you can greatly decrease the possibility of a deer-car collision.”last_img read more

Elite Club coaches to participate in capacity-building sessions with Jaguars head coach

first_imgAS the newly-appointed Golden Jaguars’ head coach, Márcio Máximo, hits the ground running preparing the Guyana-based Golden Jaguars for the upcoming CONCACAF Nations League (CNL), the Elite Coaches are scheduled to benefit from his interaction with the team from today.This initiative is geared towards building capacity of the local coaches where they will have an opportunity to observe the sessions and ask questions as necessary.The schedule for the coaches’ attendance is as follows: Monday, August 26 and Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 16:00hrs at the Den Amstel FC, Guyana Police Force FC and Victoria Kings FC.Tuesday, August 27 and Friday, August, 2019, at 16:00hrs at the Buxton United FC, Fruta Conquerors FC and Ann’s Grove United FC.Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 16:00hrs and Saturday, August 31, 2019, at 8:00hrs at the Santos FC Milerock FC, Western Tigers FC and the Guyana Defence Force FC respectively will be included as soon as coaches are appointed.A 31-man Guyana-based provisional squad is in training at the GFF’s National Training Centre, Providence for the CNL. Guyana’s first match is scheduled for September 6 against Aruba in Curacao.Guyana will play three home and three away matches as follows: September 6, Aruba vs Guyana in CuracaoOctober 9 – Guyana vs Jamaica in Guyana. October 11: Antigua & Barbuda vs Guyana in AntiguaOctober 14 – Guyana vs Antigua in GuyanaNovember 15 – Guyana vs Aruba in Guyana.November 18: Jamaica vs Guyana in Jamaicalast_img read more