The Ghost of 1937

August 16 2017

Four years after the story of the ‘Trotting Cob’ was recounted in The Independent, the paper once again reported a ghost story this time the story was fresh and it came from the centre of town.

In January 1937, a white apperition was last seen floating into the Waring Gardens after being spotted standing in the street around the vicinity of the ‘Economic Store’.

The two eyewitnesses who saw this apperition called other locals for help and a search of the gardens provided no clue to what was seen.

It was reported that the two eyewitnesses were sober and so it was not the use of their imagination of the drunken state kind.

Unfortunately the article does not tell more about what was seen in terms of what the ghost looked like, a week later The Independent reported that further inquiries revealed no new clues but many residents believed it was a joke.

Amusingly on the day of the follow up report, there was an ad by Lyceum Pictures advertising the movie ‘The Ghost Goes West‘.

For those into the paranormal, It must be remembered that Old Jack, the people hanged in the now former jail grounds, the half dozen or so deaths that occurred in nearby hotels and others all died in nearby locations and the ghost could of been any of them or it was simply just a 2:30am joke.

Ghost of the Trotting Cob

August 15 2017

Readers may recall a time earlier this year that a ghost story was making the rounds in the thumbs up/thumbs down group.

It was quickly revealed to be a widely spun story with names and places changed to suit locals but there is actually a ghost story that happened early on in the local areas history.

It apparently started way back in around 1860, there was reports of a headless horse ridden by a headless horseman in the north of Deniliquin, this was called ‘The Ghost of the Trotting Cob’

It was said that the colt was black but the legs and body were whitewashed whilst the rider was wearing light coloured clothing but had blackened his face and neck and the two were scaring mobs of travelling cattle.

This story was written down in 1933 but it appears the sightings stopped at the time they started as they said 70 years had passed, perhaps it was just a yarn or there was a prankster around causing trouble in the night or perhaps for those who believe a true event.

There’s only 76 days to go until Halloween, perhaps the Trotting Cob will get restless and scare some cattle (or some people).

Local gamers stream game play live

August 15 2017

If you want to see a local gamer doing their thing then consider giving ‘Belcat’ a like or a view.

People who follow Belcat’s Gaming page on Facebook are always kept in the loop on when he’ll be streaming games and when he acquires new gaming hardware to improve the spectacle.

People can also go on Twitter to follow progress but all the action is on Twitch as every couple of nights, viewers can watch all the latest plays of games.

Tonight’s game of choice was Kingdom Hearts 2.5, an excellent choice considering this afternoon and this evening has been rained out.

On this particular night we see that there have been 682 views of the live stream which is a pretty good haul.

The quality of the stream is pretty good with everything easy to see and hear to the point its like watching a movie but then something comes up that reminds you it is a game that you are seeing.

We’ll keep reporting on Belcat’s gaming as news comes to hand.

102.5’s Father’s Day competition

Listeners of 102.5 as well as visitors to their FB page are learning about  a competition that will have a winner check themselves, another adult and two children in at Big4 Deniliquin for a stay that lasts from Friday September 1 to Sunday September 3.

All that is required is going online and answering the question ‘What would your Dad love to do most?’ as well as putting in your details like name, email, postcode and phone number.

Visit the competition page here and fill it in before 5pm Thursday August 17 and the winner will be drawn the next day.

Good luck readers.

Win a Brush Cutter competition

August 14 2017

Father’s Day is coming and that means be on the lookout for great competitions around town to win your dad something nice.

Deniliquin Auto Electrical is offering as a prize an Echo GT22G Brush Cutter to one lucky person who likes and shares their page.

The Echo GT22G comes in at a light 4.1kg, it has a 2 stroke engine, has output of 0.67kw, engine displacement of 21.2cc, the brush cutter has a rubber grip to cut down vibrations and a tap and go trimmer head ensuring convenient and easy use.

The winner is announced on September 2 so there is plenty of time to be in the running, all you need to do is just click on the image below to be taken to the page and then like the page followed by sharing the page on your profile and as you may of seen in the comments on the below post most people then comment ‘Done’ to show they have fulfilled conditions.

On a side note the business is just 75 likes away from reaching 500 likes which would be an excellent milestone for any business to reach.

Good luck to all entrants.

Past railway expansion attempts

August 14 2017

There were several attempts at expanding the railway line further into NSW from Deniliquin.

The below listed are some of the attempts or results of attempts at getting such projects off the ground whether through debates or parliamentary measures, as you will see the attempts lasted for several decades.

1883 – Deniliquin to Hay
1886 – Hay to Deniliquin  Tramway
1887 – Hay to Deniliquin Tramway
1888 – Deniliquin to Jerilderie (trial survey)
1890 – Hay to Deniliquin
1900 – Hay to Deniliquin
1902 – Hay to Deniliquin (Discussed by Deniliquin Council, not opposed)
1902 – Jerilderie to Deniliquin (Discussed and favoured by Deniliquin Council)
1911 – Jerilderie to Deniliquin
1914 – Jerilderie to Deniliquin (looked at by Works Committee)
1914 – Finley to Deniliquin (recommended)
1920 – Hay to Deniliquin
1920 – Deniliquin to Tuppal
1920 – Finley to Deniliquin
1921 – Finley to Deniliquin
1926 – Hay to Deniliquin
1927 – Hay to Deniliquin (rejected by Deniliquin Council)
1927 – Finley to Deniliquin
1927 – Jerilderie to Deniliquin
1928 – Deniliquin to Blighty (further reports in 1929)
1929 – Hay to Deniliquin
1951 – Deniliquin to Finley

As impossible as it seems now, back then an extension would not of had encountered buildings like it would now as buildings were still pretty spread out and the area wasn’t as developed.

Assuming the line would of been straight from beside the railway platform, the black line you see in the picture below is how we could of seen the line being extended out of town.

Poicitiers, Whitelock, Cressy, George and Charlotte streets would of had the line run through it before going over the Edward and most likely be at the back end of Edward River Oval and going on its merry way towards Victoria Street and up a short distance before running along the main roads to the destinations.

Once at Finley, the line could then make its way on to Jerilderie.

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Sports Talk (12/8/17)

August 12 2017

The Rams hosted Picola United in the last round of the PDFNL season.

Results as usual are split into the categories Rovers Football Results and Rovers Netball Results followed by our conclusion where we tally up the wins to see if the Rovers won the day overall.

Rovers Football Results (vs. Picola United)

Seniors lost 12.5 – 77 to 9.8 – 62
Reserves lost 6.7 – 43 to 6.3 – 39
U/17’s lost 8.10 – 58 to 4.5 – 29
U/14’s won 16.16 – 112 to 0.1 – 1

Rovers Netball Results (vs. Picola United)

A Grade won 68 to 27
B Grade won 59 to 46
C Grade lost 54 to 32
C Reserve won 32 to 25
U/17’s lost 61 to 28
U/15’s won 29 to 22
U/13’s lost 25 to 20


The Rovers Football sides lost the day overall after losing three out of the four matches.

The Rovers Netball sides won the day overall by winning four of their seven matches.

We’ll be back next Thursday with all the sports analysis of upcoming finals and the last round of Rams action in the MFL.

Cafe leasehold for sale

August 12 2017

Cafe Bakery 285
is being listed as a ‘Potential Packed Investment’ according to

A 2 minute 22 second video has been made this week telling potential buyers of the leasehold option as well as the potential to take the freehold option of the Cafe that is considered highly profitable and well established.

The ad also says Cafe Bakery 285 is also known for serving the best coffee in town and brings in $480,000 to $500,000 a year and has seating for 50 customers plus a comfortable lounge area.

The ad voice-over gives lots of details such as the above ones and the fact over 10kg of coffee is used per week and the ad even gives ideas for a drive through service at the back as well as other expansion options.

The ad also mentions Cafe Bakery 285’s popularity as a meeting place for clubs and also mentions their catering options.

It is a very nice sales pitch video that oddly hasn’t registered any viewers (that probably will change now) though some may wonder why the start of the video does not mention the name of the business or show the shop front first before starting the photographic tour from the kitchen.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the end and wherever any of the suggestions will come true in the future.

Support Channel4Change

August 11 2017

Over the last month, DNS has reported on the latest programs and actions designed to increase awareness of Mental Health issues.

Earlier this week, Noisy Street Design uploaded onto YouTube a new video titled ‘Channel 4 Change’.

It is a video that goes for 4mins and 42 seconds and the video explains the creation and aims of ‘Channel 4 Change’.

Channel 4 Change was established to raise much-needed funds to develop and implement youth mental health initiatives in Deniliquin, aims that we completely believe in supporting in any way we can.

Channel 4 Change founder Brenda Norman is aiming to swim the English Channel in 2018 to promote the importance of mental health, the English Channel is perhaps one of the toughest swimming challenges on the planet.

The video has been put together really well as everything is explained in great detail backed by excellent quality video and beautiful shots of the area from the river to a 360 look around town from the air.

If you are interested in donating or finding out more, please visit


Deniliquin in song

Uploaded onto YouTube this week is a song released in 2015 by Dragon Tier called ‘Driving to Deniliquin’.

The sound appears to have been uploaded once before but this week it was uploaded again together with an instrumental track.

There doesn’t seem to be any lyrics available but we will continue to look around and see if there is any about.

If you want to just listen to the instrumental version you can do so on the video below

The song is also available on Spotify for those who use that streaming service, it will be interesting to see if this song gets a run going on YouTube or not.