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Views, news and features about the Goulburn Valley. Showcasing a variety of local writers and their views.

Mysteries of a Psychic Detective

Mysteries of a Psychic Detective

As a police reporter in Albury many years ago, this would rate as the most bizarre happenings during my time in the Border District.

This story is about a double murder that was solved by a psychic detective.  In my 10 years of police reporting, it is the only time I'd heard of a psychic successfully solving a crime.  It was so "out there" the paper decided to report the case minus the esoteric elements.

The Border Morning Mail covers a huge area, stretching from Wangaratta to Holbrook and Corryong to Deniliquin ... and other satellite populations.  Covering the police rounds required a daily visit to both Albury and Wodonga police centres — uniform and detective branches and each court complex.  It also required a daily ring-around of the district.  A very busy job.

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What the Dickens?

What the Dickens?

“Mr Chadband is a large yellow man with a fat smile, and a general appearance of having a good deal of train oil in his system.” (Bleak House by Charles Dickens)
 
In literature caricature is a description of a person using exaggeration of some characteristics or over simplification of others. Men do not have gargantuan noses or elephant ears, not do women possess bird faces and hourglass figures, but these description paint potent pictures in the mind.

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Radar Ralphy Lets one Go!

Radar Ralphy Lets one Go!
"Don't tell me you fell for her feminine charms, Ralph?" This yarn is about how humour can wear down the hardest nut.  Is it true?  Probably.As a cub reporter I was assigned to go out on the road with a traffic policeman.  This was back in the days of the local police having a dedicated traffic division, equipped with pursu...
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Birds of a Feather Poop Together

Birds of a Feather Poop Together
Birds are indiscriminate poopers and it really gives me the...feeling of strong annoyance. D.A. Cairns In some ways, I quite like birds of the feathered, small brained variety. Many of them are really pretty, and one cannot deny the grace with which they move move through the air.Like many others, I admire the freedom birds have,apart from...
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G'day, G'day ... Where's the Cow?

G'day, G'day ... Where's the Cow?

Just Clik can proudly say it has found Peter Russell-Clarke's robot "pretend" cow, famous for starring in Pete's 1980s TV adds.  And it's here in Shepparton!

The "pretend butter" cow was the brainchild of an advertising company explaining the benefits of "natural" butter over "artificial" margarine.

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