- Published: 24 April 2014
‘We’ve only seven men left, sir . . . me, my four brothers and two others”
It is 1919. The bridegroom stands proudly beside his smiling bride. His hands are clasped, perhaps to hide the thumb he lost in the war. His uniform hides his other wounds. With him are his four brothers and behind the bride are her five brothers. The Great War is over, the boys have come home and it’s time to celebrate. What makes this photograph so special is that, statistically, one, probably two, of these brave lads shouldn’t be there.
- Published: 03 April 2014
Tewantin mother and local business owner, Natalie Miller, is frustrated and upset that Virgin Blue boss Sir Richard Branson wants to make money at the expense of her family and her neighbours with his intention of making his Makepeace Island a boutique resort.