Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Couple Drown in Surf

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Couple Drown in Surf

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THE tragic drowning of parents-of-three, Joseph and Carole Sherry, at South Ballina beach in January, led to calls for increased lifeguard services on North Coast beaches, better surf education for Australians of all ages and improved signage to warn tourists of dangerous conditions. Lismore police set up a fund for orphaned Monique, 17, Elise, 14, and Nicholas Sherry, 9. The Sherrys, from Orangeville, near Camden, had drowned while rescuing two of their children from a rip less than 50 metres off the beach. As the children found their own way safely back to shore, Joe Sherry drowned while attempting unsuccessfully to save his wife.

Lost dollars

THERE was a time when you could shoot a cannon down any street in the Lismore CBD between Christmas and new year and there wouldn't be anyone around even to notice. Cafes and restaurants got used to closing for a few days at that time. But the enormous popularity of the Tropical Fruits New Year's Eve party and associated events has changed all that. …

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