Latest Far North Queensland Stories

2011-12-06 10:00:00

Timed with the Nobel Prize ceremony on December 10, 2011, Australian eco-tour company Small World Journeys has announced 2011 Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt will speak on several of their eclipse-related

2011-04-25 07:50:00

Douglas Cairns succeeded in flying his light plane to the North Pole and landing it there last week, setting a world speed record for a light, twin-engine piston aircraft.

2006-03-20 06:45:00

One of the most powerful cyclones to hit Australia in decades lashed the northern city of Cairns on Monday with winds of up to 290 kph (180 mph), ripping roofs off houses, uprooting trees and flattening crops.

2006-03-19 20:56:29

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A powerful cyclone hit Australia's far northeast early on Monday near the tropical city of Cairns, with winds of up to 290 kph (180 mph) uprooting trees, flattening crops and ripping off the roofs of houses.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.