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  • Publication: The Age
  • Date: 1982-09-09
  • Author: Jill Morris
  • Page: Green Guide, p. 4
  • Language: English

Dreamtime adventure

SEVENTEEN storylines for Doctor Who In Australia episodes have been sent In to Green Guide: lively, original. imaginative, colorful and, In some cases, bloodthirsty and violent. During the next few weeks we will publish, some of the ideas.

This is the outline which was sent In by 16-year-old Lucy Townsend of Tocumwal:

"Dr Who, Tegan and the Tardis are stranded somewhere near Ayers Rock. They're not in the 20th century, but somewhere In the Aboriginal, Dreamtime. They go to toes around outside but find the Tardis is surrounded by Aborigines (with war-point spears, &c.). They are taken to the chief of the tribe and held prisoner.

"While they are being held, the doctor learns that the tribe is being threatened by something and Ibis something has been killing them. An Aboriginal boy who is trying to help tells the doctor that the Legend of the Serpent has come back to haunt the tribe. Doctor Who and Tegan escape and try to save the tribe."

TWO life-sized cardboard Daleks, the major prizes in our Doctor Who Scrambled Titles competition, have been won by two 12-year-olds: Jane Prior of Healesville and Simon Mcctenahan of St Kilda.

Fifty other entrants will receive a Letter entitling them to collect a Doe. for Who book from the Space Age Bookshop In Swanton Street.

The competition proved to be very popular. We were inundated with entries, about 100 of them. Absolutely everyone got all the answers right, even though the questions were a little wrong. Country renders had an equal Chance with their city friends.

With the entries, from as far away as Shepparton, Wangaratta and War-racknabeal, came some interesting letters, including one from Stephen Tully of East Doncaster, who wrote to say that he hod done the competition with his left hand, because his right arm was broken.

In the end, It was a mailer of luck. So here is the list of 50 lucky names drawn from a barrel:

Tony Beauchamp, Eltham; Andrew, Beaumont, Doncaster; Frank Boat, Werribee; Kane Bowden, Mildura; Cathy Brown, Canterbury; Andrea Caffrey, Beverford: Dylan Cain, Yarra Glen; Matthew Campbell, Mooroopna; Matthew Caterson, East Malvern; Nicholas Court, Morwell; Scott Courtney. Gienrowan; Anthony Darwin, Glen Woverley; Ben Dibb, Lower Templestowe; Megan -Fleming, Ivanhoe; Paul Giasson, Box Hill North; Christopher Hastings, Myriong Alicia Hoy, Belmont; Tim James. East Hawthorn; Grant Kenealy, Pt Lonsdale; Nicholas Klooger, Canterbury; Andrew Lew, Sunbury; Jonathan Lawson, ICarringal; Stephen Mooney, Markwood; Pler.Paolo Morrocco, South Caulfield; Janet Parker, Geelong; Alex Papps, Tecoma; H. B. Robertion, Cheltenham; Simeon Roberts, Woodend; Helen Rote, Brighton; Robert Rolfe, Belmont: Michael Rowe, Mulgrave; Trina Rule, Croydon; Eugene Schloka, Ardeer. Alex Southey, Park Orchards; Sarah Spargo, Lower Templestowe; Jim Stroumos, Cheltenham; Nicholas Teague, Shepparton; Anne Marie Thomas, Glen Wave, ley; Sharon Townsend, Bundoora: Steven Tse, South Oakleigh; Maureen Underdown, Kew; Tristan Upton, Yarrambat; Andrew Volz, Ileatlimont; Craig Wallace, Vermont South: Nathan Warrick, Horsham; Luban While, Northcote; Rachel Wolfe, Beau marts; John Whitehouse, Ashburton; Amanda Williams, Mellon; Michelle. Wright, Gardenvale.

Caption: Under the steely eyes of two Daleks, Simon McClenahan, one of the winters of the Dr Who Scrambled Titles competition, nonchalantly reads the latest Dr Who book, 'Dr Who and the Keeper of Traken'

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