Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rockhampton Link to Victims; Local Family Mourns Death of Relatives in Cairns Murders

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rockhampton Link to Victims; Local Family Mourns Death of Relatives in Cairns Murders

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Byline: Melanie Plane melanie.plane@capnews.com.au

A PROMINENT Rockhampton family is banding together following the tragic death of eight family members in a house in Manoora, Cairns on Friday.

The family, who are well known for their sporting prowess and contribution to the local Torres Strait Island community, are mourning the death of eight children aged between two and 14 years old.

It is believed the father of some of the children is a former Rockhampton man.

A friend of the family said they had come together to support each other.

"The family are hurting; it's a very sad time for them," the family friend said.

"The wider family and relatives are gathering and doing their best to support one another.

"Relatives from all over are talking on the phones to be there for each other and also coming together to be the best network of support for each other and especially provide support to the family members in Cairns. …

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