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happy Mother's Day. and first and foremost,

Particularly to mine up in Brisbane

this weekend. That saves me a phone come.

Mine in Sydney who I didn't ring

before the show. I blue that. around the country. Yes, it's a special day for mums from in bed, We hope you're watching us with the kids serving up brekkie. and tell us what you're up to. Perhaps you can e-mail or text us with your mum today Or if you can't be a special message. maybe you'd like to send your mum And later in the show, by this year's Mother of the Year. we'll be joined in the studio we'll be joined in the studio

Talk about an inspiration. she's more than worthy. We'll tell you why

Her storely is amazing. She is an incredible woman p. the news isn't all good this Sunday. But unfortunately,

plane crash in far north Queensland. 15 people are feared dead in a worst air disaster in 36 years. That makes it Australia's In a moment, for the latest. we'll take you live to Cairns Australian hostage Douglas Wood? And can anything be done for

We're working against time,

a deadline of Tuesday morning. with his Iraqi captors setting Keith Suter will have more on that. a story of closure. And later in the show, And later in the show,

during World War II. We'll meet a woman who lost her dad she knows exactly what happened. This morning, So a very busy show. the latest news from Simon Reeve. Let's get things under way with

First to that plane crash of finding any survivors. and authorities hold out little hope was on a routine flight from Bamaga The Metroliner commuter plane from Lockhart River. when it came down about 11km and two crew members on board. It had 13 passengers Bad weather and the hilly terrain from reaching the wreck overnight. prevented rescue crews is co-ordinating operations. Superintendent Michael Keating

He joins us now from Cairns. Good morning to you. for this morning. Walk us through your plans

We've already commenced our

operations this morning. I've been

speaking to police at Lockhart

River. The helicopter government

helicopter, which was already in

Lockhart River, has commenced

operations, and we have attempting

to get senior police and medical

people to the scene. Obviously we

need to work our way through the

weather conditions. Our advice at

this stage is that the weather is

clear there this morning, but

clouds are building up to the north

and at about 6.30am, there was

already 10 nots of breeze.

What about the terrain where the

plane came down?

It is incredibly rugged terrain. We

believe the aircraft has impacted

on a slope of about 60 degree angle.

The impact area is about 12

kilometres from the ocean and it is

about an elevation of about 400 metres.

Michael, is there a chance that

crash? anyone may have survived this

There's always a chance and that is

our great hope, of course, but the information that I'm receiving for

police on the scene and orp

emergency service people is that it

would be an incredibly lucky

this incident. situation if anyone was to escape

So what can you tell us about the

flight and what information do you

have about the people on board?

The majority of the people are from

the kairns area. There are others

from Brisbane and further south and

others are up around far north

Queensland. Regrettably, a member

of the police service was on the

aircraft and that is compounding

the investigation from a police

service point of view. We've lost a

member of our own family in this

matter, it would seem, but we are

committed to the investigation. We

will do our best to resolve this

situation as quickly as possible

and to assist all of the family

members involved.

What about the weather conditions

when the plane came down yesterday?

We believe they weren't good.

The wealther wasn't great at the

time. It has been raining and windy

in Lockhart River yesterday and

leading up to that. The weather may

be a factor. We just don't know at

this stage what the cause of this

incident is. It is a very tragic

situation. We've got by lunchtime

today, we'll have about 20

emergency service people deployed

to Lockhart River, using our

Queensland police service aircraft.

There will be some additional staff

from the federal Bureau of

transport conducting from the air

crash investigation side of things,

so there's a lot of resources, a

lot of people in place, and we are

greting tremendous support from the

community at Lockhart River.

Obviously it is only a small

opportunity of up to 500, 600

people, but without their valuable

assistance, things would be much more difficult than they already are. we appreciate the update. Superintendent Michael Keating,

from Tasmania's Risdon Prison Another developing story this morning where a guard has been taken hostage. the warder's fingers Inmates have threatened to cut off

At least 19 prisoners unless their demands are met.

are calling for the resignation and the Director of Prisons, of Attorney-General Judy Jackson of Attorney-General Judy Jackson

claiming conditions are inhumane. and medication The inmates have been given food negotiations are continuing. and officials say Martin Bryant. The prison houses Port Arthur Killer Australia's most senior Muslim cleric to seek the release of Douglas Wood. has offered to fly to Iraq his own appeal Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali has recorded

to the engineer's captors

on Arabic TV. of the 63-year-old Australian. It follows disturbing new images Mr Wood's head shaved The latest pictures show

and his eye blackened. Australia pull our troops His kidnappers have demanded out of Iraq within 72 hours. no sign of easing in Iraq. And the violence shows suicide bombing in Baghdad yesterday. 22 people were killed in a double two American contract workers. Among the dead were in a busy square, The car bombs were detonated at a nearby school. injuring dozens of young girls insurgent attacks 300 people have been killed by

was sworn in eight days ago. since Iraq's new government ahead of Tuesday's Federal Budget. There have been yet more leaks Australia's border security The government's going to beef up following the Bali Nine drug scandal drug smuggling allegations. and a string of other Asian is reportedly committed Treasurer Peter Costello to spending almost $9 million dollars on extra sniffers dogs and screening of overseas mail. The Treasurer will be preparing his Budget speech amid continuing speculation over leadership tensions with Prime Minister John Howard. Sport now,

and we begin with round seven of the AFL. The Western Bulldogs overcame a late surge by the Lions, scoring a 23-point upset win at the Gabba. In the battle of Victoria's two best teams, St Kilda ran out of puff against Geelong, losing by 18 points at Telstra Dome,

and the Sydney Swans narrowly defeated the Bombers. In front of a home crowd, the Swans responded to three consecutive losses with a much needed win over an equally desperate Essendon. The Swans produced a furious 29-point final quarter to hold off the Bombers. Also, Richmond thrashed Carlton yesterday. There were three round nine games played in the NRL last night. and the Sharks Canberra, St George Illawarra and the Sharks all picked up valuable wins. In Perth, the Sharks and Warriors were far from their best with both sides committing simple errors throughout the match. It was tight all the way until Adam Dykes sealed the win for the Sharks with 90 seconds to spare. The Raiders gave the Panthers an 18-point head start in Penrith before they sharpened their defence and scored five unanswered tries to remain at the top of the table. And the Dragons ran in eight tries to two against the hapless Rabbitohs to continue their climb out of the NRL cellar. And in the Super 12, the Brumbies could only manage a draw against the Chiefs in Canberra, meaning they've farewelled any hopes of a semifinal appearance. Owen Finegan, playing his last match in Canberra before heading to England before heading to England at the end of the season, marked the occasion with a try but it wasn't enough and the Chiefs clawed their way back in the final moments of the game

to steal a draw. Now to Sunday's weather. A broad area of high pressure is keeping the southern states dry, mild and mostly clear. The high is directing strong southeasterly winds

onto the New South Wales and Queensland coasts, causing isolated showers. A trough along the west coast is drawing warm northeasterly winds across Western Australia. A fine day in Perth and Melbourne a few showers for Adelaide, heading for a top of 20. Partly cloudy in Canberra and Hobart. Sydney cloudy too, a top of 21. Scattered showers for Brisbane and 24 degrees. Hot in Darwin. The two day outlook, showers persisting in Brisbane and Hobart, mainly fine conditions for Sydney and Canberra. Sunny days ahead in Melbourne, mostly fine in Adelaide and Perth, showers for Darwin. And we'll have more news, sport and weather at 8.30.

Happy mother's day to my mum in

Perth and to Linda, who is just

waking up. Stellar, if you're awake,

please not put a knife in the

toaster or anything like that.

Good advice.

Doing the burnt toast thing.

Got all your messages out? Done.

Time is seemingly running out for Australian hostage Douglas Wood. His Iraqi captors have set a deadline of early Tuesday morning for Australia to begin pulling out its troops. They didn't say what would happen if that ultimatum isn't met. But his family and our own government are now fearing the worst. Our foreign affairs editor Dr Keith Suter has been keeping watch. Morning Keith. Keith, what do we know about these militants? Who are they?

We are knowing a little more about them. You've basically got two

groups of people who do this sort

of hostage makes. One are in it for

the money, they hold you to ran sum,

you pay a sum of Monday and yorp

released. The other are more

politically motivated. These tend

to be equally brutal in the way

they treat people and I fear that

the Australian has got into the

hands of the second group. They

have political demands. They are

saying all Australian troops have

to liaise by Tuesday morning

Australian time. In other words, it

is a political demand, they're not

hanging out for a bit of money,

which is what has happened with

many of the other hostages.

We heard from Simon in the news

about Australia's leading Muslim

cleric offering to go over there

and try and bro ker a solution and

also putting that videotape down. Will it help? Everything is important at this

time. I think particularly for

those who are claiming to operate

out of the Islamic faith, to have a

senior Australian ralij gus figure

going over in pleading for the life

of this person will be a useful

contribution, I think, because

these people are religiously

motivated, politically motivated.

They are not the commercial ones,

who are only interested in money.

They are people who are going to be

saying let's see how this fits in

with Islamic faith and political

agenda. I welcome the fact he is

willing to go.

We want to shift focus a little bit

to Osama bin Laden. We caught - I

say we - we now have the chief of

staff captured. What does that

mean? Are we going to find this

guy? Where the heck is he?

We know where he is, approximately

speaking. He is in a province of

Pakistan which is on the border

between Pakistan and Afganistan. It

is a dangerous place. The Government doesn't try to rule the

place, it gives money to the war

lords there and leaves it to them

to run the place. It is extremely

risky. The locals there recent

foreign incursions, they drove the

British out when they tried to get

there 1 20 years ago. They are not

very friendly towards the Pakistan

knee government and the Americans.

They are tough characters and they're obviously giving him

hospitality and it makes it

difficult to try to get hold of him.

He is no longer a major figure in

terms of planning the day to day

activitys. He has now become the

spiritual instir raigs for young

terrorists around the world. He has

been the person who has been seen

to do so so much damage to the US.

We doplt have to worry about him

planning the day to day events. H e

is this spiritual inspiration to

young Muslims in many parts around

the world and that is twhie he is

still a dipbg rus figure.

Ironically, he is going to be

dangerous whether he is dead or alive.

Keith, we always hear these news

reports of US and western

authorities managing to track down

these so-called deputys and

lieutenants and they say they are

getting closer and closer. Are they

really?

Not really getting closer in the

sense that they're geographically

close. We know approximately where

he is, we know a little bit about

how he is communicating with the

outside world, that sort of thing.

It is just the physical problem of

going in there and grabbing the

fellow in an area which is rug

stkpwed terrain, lots of mountains,

surrounded by brutal Ruthless

individuals. It is difficult to

just go in there in Hollywood style

and pluck him out or blow him up.

Sit going to be difficult for the

Americans to do that. He is going

to be and ir spir raigs to young

Muslims whether he is dead or alive.

In fact, if he dies in battle, he

then has a higher status, which

mean pls he will be even more

highly regarded when he is dead.

We can only hope that eventually

this situation is going to sort

itself out, because for as long as

he remains out there and not

captured, it remains a complete and

utter mess

And he's a permanent embarrassment

to President Bush. There are a lot

of Americans saying we see how why

can't you find him. It is an

embarrassment as we move towards

the 4th an verps ri of September 11 this year. Keith Suter, as always, thank you. Did you enter our Singapore shopping competition? We'll announce the winner in our next half-hour. Also coming up, we'll meet Australia's mother of the year.

The tip is a great shopping tip U But next, the children being raised behind bars. It's guaranteed to make you think.

Well, in July last year, the Federal Government announced it would do all it could to get women and children out of immigration detention centres. So this photo on the front pages this weekend certainly provided a wake-up call. Naomi Leong was born in Sydney's Villawood Detention Centre three years ago. She's still there. So as we mark Mother's Day around the country, we thought we should take a closer look. We're joined in the studio by former detainee Cyrus Sarang, who now heads the Refugee Action Collective. He's here with our Sunrise psychologist Jo Lamble. Good morning to you both.

Cyrus, can you give us some insight into how many children are still in detention centres? bit of confusion about the figures involved here. Exactly how

many kids are there in detention

centres around Australia, do we tpwho?

I think around 74, but I think it

is more than that. That 74 is a

figure of detention policies or education.

We shouldn't say just in Australia,

we've got the out posts and the

islands as well.

Yes. I do believe maybe around 156.

You think 156? Yes.

That is a lot, a lot more than

we've been told in the past.

Yes. It was around 256 previously.

You came to Australia from Iran and

you were detained in Villawood for

six months. You talk to the

detainees that are there now. What

are the conditions like?

Previously it was similar but now

become worse because they privatise

the detention to ACM, which is clob

raigs with the United States

Give us your insight into what it

is like. What are the conditions

there?

Because I'm getting lot of

complaints regarding the rights and

also hunger strikes and also they

have been bashed inside of the de

tension centre.

We've just seen the photograph of

Naomi at the age of 3, who has been

there since the day she was born.

What is it like for mothers and their babies?

Naomi is not the first case. I

think you had forgotten the Iranian

boy and he was hydrated and not

eating and not drinking, so still

he is suffering from the detention

centre's - the policies which they

kept him inside. Naomi also is a

new case.

Tell us about your specific

examples, though, that you know of.

You were there at a time when a lot

of Vietnamese boat people were

detained in that centre. What

happens to a mother and her child

put in that sort of situation?

When I arrived, they took memo to

the Villawood detention centre and

I did not know where I am. I was surprised what this place looks

like. I went to the door, the

windows, everything is bars. It

looks to me is a jail, so I have

sent done any crime, why they

brought me here. I was suddenly realising I'm in trouble.

Joe, what sort of effectings do

these conditions have on mothers

and their children?

There's different factors involved.

Naomi, who is aware that shes not

at home, when are we going home, so

that is good in a way, she knows

this is not normal existence. Her

symptoms seem to bre responding to

the state of her mother. If her

mother is saying she's unstable and crimeing, children are definitely

affected by their mothers being in

such a horrible state. The symptoms

are social withdrawal, not talking,

not eating, bed banging, which is a

very common similar of someone trying to show frustration

What does that mean

Literally banging their head on the

wall. It is common to show

frustration and helplessness

Self mute laigs, in a way.

Self harm, yes. As I said, Self harm, yes. As I said, real

frustration and especially when she

is socially withdrawn from the

other children in this case.

What are the authorities do here?

They don't want to separate mother

and child. I presume you would

agree, that is the last thing you

want to do.

Yes. If you separate mother and

child, there is going to be all

sorts of other problems, attachment

and abandonment issues, so I

wouldn't want the policy that implemented separating children from their mothers.

A lot of people looking on are

going to say we're blaming the

Government here, but the mother got

herself into this situation. What

is a solution, what would you like

to be seen done?

The mother clearly needs

psychological and psychiatric help.

That need tos be quite urgent. That

is the case in many cases, far more

than Naomi or the child, because

the child is going to follow the

mother and then to try and normal

lies the child's assistance as much

as possible. Even though she is

socially withdrawn, to leave her

with other children so she can play,

to see other adults, to give her

some hope that hopefully this

situation will end and the fact

that she's got such a strong

attachment to her mother, that is a

great sign that they're both going

to need a lot of help and support

and adjustment

Very porpbtd they stay together frpblgt yes

You agree with that?

No, I do not. This is not the best

solution. The best solution is

Australia to give protection, not

detention. Normally this protection

becoming a detention means jail for

a crime which they haven't done.

The best solution is they have to

put them in a hostel and all this

barbed wire and detention,

everything should be demolished and

similar to Europe, within three

days they have to stay there and

identification and every thing

supplied and of course they have to

get back to their feet. We got

university student, churches,

people volunteering to come and

work. This is the taxpayers money

which the Government is spending

for nothing, for barbed wire and

also I heard around 14 million

dollars they have spent for Baxter

Detention Centre. This is a waist

of money.

Thanks for joining us. P And for the record, we invited Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone on the show this morning. She was unavailable. Well, coming up - a daughter's 50-year search for answers. She finally found closure in the rugged hillsides of PNG. But next, this morning's headline news.

You're watching Weekend Sunrise right across Australia.

Who is choosing that music?

It is amazing when you go back how

many odes to mothers there are. Welcome back to Weekend Sunrise. Let's check the newspapers from around the country.

The Sunday times from Perth ,

ultimatum. All of the papers in

fact are leading on this story

today, Douglas Wood, and it is a

truly terrifying picture there of

him with those guns to his head.

Sun Herald also leading with the

same story. I think we'll find this

a universal theme across the

country. That 5am deadline on

Tuesday morning is what everybody

is focusing on. Clearly the

Government not going to be doing

anything about the troops in Iraq

and that paints a very horrific

picture of what is ahead

The Sunday Mail as well from

Brisbane, the same photograph,

hours to live. Hopefully he gets a

lot more than that and they get him

out of there. That was Sunday Mail

from Adelaide. Al down thinks there

the a chance of getting him back.

I've got to say just looking at the

stats, there have been 200

foreigners kidnapped in Iraq and I

think 30 of them have been killed,

so chances are that Douglas Wood is

amongst those that are freed. We've

got a couple of emails as well on

Mother's Day.

Victoria Matthew, who sent this to

the soap box at 7.56 this morning.

All of my children are still sound

asleep. I'm on my fourth week of

chicken pox in the house. I've been

through that. I've got a cup of tea

in my hand and I'm watching old

videos of the kids when they were

little. Wish they would wake up, my

tummy is rumbling.

Michelle says I'd like to say happy

Mother's Day to my mother to be,

who has treated me like one of her

own, while my partner is away br

with the Navy for six months. A

special one. I should quickly say

hello to my mother-in-law to be.

Happy Mother's Day, Carolyn. That

will get me huge points later on.

Big browny In a moment on the show, we're going to make one mum's day extra special. We'll announce the winner of our Singapore shopping competition. But first, here's Simon with our 8.30 news. Rescue workers hold little hope of finding any survivors at the site of yesterday's plane crash in far north Queensland. The twin engine Metroliner had 15 people on board when it came down around 11km north-west of Lockhart River. A search of the crash site resumed a short time ago. Superintendent Michael Keating has told Weekend Sunrise around 20 personnel will be on the ground to help in the rescue effort. There's always a chance and that's our great hope, of course, but the information that I'm receiving from police on the scene and other emergency personnel is that it would be an incredibly lucky situation if anyone was to escape this incident. The accident is one of the worst in Australia's aviation history. A siege is continuing this morning at Tasmania's Risdon Prison, with a guard a taken hostage. Our reporter Norm Beaman is outside the jail.

Norm, what's the latest?

Morning. It's been a very tense

near here at ris done jail. At

stake is the welfare of a prison

officer and 7 or 8 prisoners who

have been taken hostoj by about 20

other prisoners. I'm told these

prisoners what are masterminding

this siege are hard lined criminals.

They've vowed to do whatever it

takes to achieve their end. They

want the dismissal of the

Attorney-General and the director

of prisons. They've shown that they

mean business. They've threatened

to cut off the fingers of one of

the police shon officers if they

didn't get one demand for foot met

and they're going to hold fast on

their other demands.

Have there been any developments

overnight? Do the negotiators think

they have any chance of cracking

through this?

We were here during the night when

members of the police Special

Operations Group moved in. They

appeared to be armed with

machine-guns, shields and ladders.

The prisoners have said that if the

police storm the prison, they'll

take whatever action they deem

necessary. We don't quite know what

that means. We hope that

negotiators can bring about a

peaceful resolution to this

situation. Norm Beaman, thanks for the update. Peter Costello has again stirred the pot in his leadership dispute with John Howard. The Treasurer has declared he will fight any contenders for the top job. He's told The Age newspaper he'll be happy to take his chances in a ballot. The Treasurer is preparing to hand down his 10th Budget on Tuesday.

Further leaks suggest the government will plough money into border security

following the Bali Nine drug scandals Asian drug smuggling allegations. and a series of other Asian drug smuggling allegations. Australia's most senior Muslim cleric has offered to fly to Iraq to seek the release of Douglas Wood. Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali has recorded his own appeal to the engineer's captors on Arabic TV. It follows disturbing new images of the 63-year-old Australian. The latest pictures show Mr Wood's head shaved and his eye blackened. His kidnappers have demanded Australia pull our troops out of Iraq within 72 hours. US President George W. Bush is making waves in Europe. He's denounced the Soviet domination of Eastern Europe during the Cold War era. The president is on tour to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. in central and eastern Europe The captivity of millions in central and eastern Europe will be remembered as one of the greatest wrongs of history.

He's currently in the Netherlands before visiting Moscow before visiting Moscow to mark VE Day on Monday. He's admitted that the US shares some responsibility for the Cold War division of Europe. Next year's Commonwealth Games in Melbourne will get a royal seal of approval. The Queen has accepted an invitation to open the games, She will visit Australia She will visit Australia between 12-16 March next year. The Queen's last visit to Australia was in 2002. Let's check the national forecast. A broad area of high pressure is keeping the southern states dry, mild and mostly clear. The high is directing strong south-easterly winds onto the New South Wales and Queensland coasts, causing isolated showers. A trough along the west coast is drawing warm north-easterly winds across Western Australia. And that's it from the newsroom this morning. See you soon.

You're an old romantic. This is

from Norma in Queensland. We're not

only having Mother's Day, it is my

sun eye birthday and our wedding an

verps ri. Getting it all over in

one day, a try fek ka

There's one here from Sarah who

said it is her first Mother's Day,

she is celebrating with her three

week old son. Coming up straight after Weekend Sunrise at 9 o'clock is Sportsworld with Matt White and Jo Griggs. And as usual, guys, it's another Sunday morning adventure?

It certainly is. We've got a great

show coming up. Including a feature

on a husband and wife team add at

venture races. These events can

last 3-10 days. This couple have

had to overcome a terrible tragedy

to discover their rational for

their sport.

I've got pigeon racing. The story

will explain itself. We're also

going to talk footy. Peter Hugh

swatd going to come in to do some gloating after New South Wales beat

Queensland for the first time in

Super 12.

We'll cover the AFL with David

swarts and Craig Hutchison son. We

want to say happy Mother's Day,

Lisa.

Did you get Lisa something special?

As you can see, I've splashed out once more

It kind of feels like it is every

week almost.

You didn't.

Was I supposed to? No pressure

Right back at you, Joe. Well, a big thank you to everyone who entered our Singapore shopping competition. And there were plenty of you. On offer, three business class tickets to Singapore on Qantas Airways for a week of shopping. And the winner is Primrose Mba. Congratulations to you. This was her mum's secret to finding a great bargain -

This is very good shopping therapy information.

In my book, it is just about free.

The lengths people go to.

You have to when you go shopping. Speaking of mums, we've got Australia's we've got Australia's Mother of the Year coming up. Melissa Davies is a true inspiration. You'll find out why. How a plane wreck in PNG brought closure to a woman from Sydney. You're watching Weekend Sunrise. Today marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. But, of course, the war here in the Pacific has continued for another five months and today, one woman's story of closure from one of the most fierce battlegrounds, Papua New Guinea. Australians struggled on land, air and sea to hold back the Japanese invasion. Although they succeeded, many didn't return. Just last week, the wreckage of a lost fighter plane was found, and with it, some answers. We're joined in the studio by the daughter of Flight Sergeant Donald Kirkwood, Yvonne Holt, and on the phone from Papua New Guinea,

Cecily Benjamin, who was involved in the search. Good morning to you both. Yvonne, what did your father do during the war?

He was a navigator and he was sent

up to New Guinea in May 1943 and

they were sum supposed to be there

for six months but for some reason

it was extended and that was the

period that he went missing in and

they flew out of - they had various

bases .

So what happened to him?

The fighter had two crew and his

pile lot was Colin wine from

Queensland and on 17 December they

were to go - do a barge sweep from

on the north coast of new Britain

and they apparently did that and

just disappeared, there was no

sighting of them after that, so my

mum was just told he was missing in

action. Then at the end of the war

somebody who had been in a prisoner

of war camp said there were reports

of somebody of his description in

the camp, and a group of them were

killed in March the following year,

so it was put down that they died

in that group, but then only about

four years ago I got some

information that came from Japanese

journals that my father was

captured on 24 December and his

pilot on 28 December and taken to

the tunnels and probably in a group

that were killed by bombing, but

then there were so many of them

that were executed and just died

from illness, so we would never

really know.

Cecily, what made you begin looking

for this plane? Was it five years ago?

Yes. I met Yvonne at a memorial

dedication ceremony held here on

Anzac Day 2000. This memorial had

been built to honour Australian air

men lost here during World War II.

At the time, Yvonne told me she

wonder fld her father's aircraft

would ever be found. I had the

aircraft number, A19 - 141 and some

sketchy history about the loss of

flying officer Colin wine and

sergeant Donald Kirk wood. This

information had come from a 30th

squadron pilot and family friend

George Robertson from Rockhampton.

How did you find it?

Some workers had been preparing

land for an palm plantation inland

from Hoskins air scrip. That is the

main airport servicing the province

of west new brit taun. These men

had gone to hunt birds on a hill.

They had come across aircraft

wreckage on the Hillside, informed

the employer, who in turn informed

me the day after Anzac Day. I was

immediately suspect that this was

the aircraft I was after after the

guns had been identified as being

Australian. A column lesion of mine,

frank Lewis, a private pilot and

myself, we went up Wednesday

morning 27 April, and almost the

very first item of wreckage we came

across was the number of 141. Then

I knew this was the fighter I'd

been searching for for five years

Then you made that phone call to

Yvonne. What was the reaction?

Shock. Shock from Yvonne. Cecily?

Yes, it was an amazing feeling,

actually. It is one I won't forget

because having looked for this

aircraft for so long, almost five

years to the day, I felt a personal

goal had been achieved for myself,

but more importantly there was more

information for the relatives of

the crew.

A wonderful moment for you. Yes.

I was just saying a wonderful

moment for Yvonne, Cecily. Yes.

Yvonne, what does it mean? Does it

give you some sense of closure?

It is like putting another piece in

the jigsaw, and all along, because

we had the information that they'd

been captured, we felt everybody

seemed to feel they had probably

been aibt to ditch the aircraft

either in the water or in a swamp

or something and get out of it, but

now that this has happened, the

wreckage is just spread so far, it

is obvious that they must have

parachuted out, which is a piece

that we never thought about before,

I always thought they'd landed down,

so it is like a complete different

angle on it all. But there's still

- even though it is like that

jigsaw, there is still that piece

missing in the middle, because

we'll never know what actually

happened to them, like what torture

they went through and how they

actually died.

They went down on the 17th and if

they were arrested on the 24th,

that week in the wilderness there

Colin was the 28th, so they must

have been accept rated.

You must pressure that photo. Yes.

He looks like the qintes son air

man, doesn't he. I can't let you go.

Thank you, Cecily. Yvonne, we've

had an email from Shane bepbg

minute, is that your daughter or

your son? No.

I've got an email here saying the

lady you're about to interview is

my mother. Cecily, I've got a happy

Mother's Day message for you from

Shane. Sorry about that. Happy

Mother's Day.

Thank you.

From Australia. Thanks, Cecily and Yvonne

Could I just say in the something?

We're trying to get a fund together

to build a bow are the historic

aircraft people.

If anybody is interested, you can

email us here at sunrise

And we'll message that mess back to Yvonne. Who better to ask than Australia's Mother of the Year. We'll get to know Melissa Davies, right after the break. And it looks like your mother's day is off to a great start, Lisa. Here comes breakfast from a couple of surprise guests.

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Well, today's the day we pay tribute to mum, and while they're all special, our next guest warrants added recognition. Melissa Davies took two foster children into her family and then learnt sign language to help one of them communicate. She's this year's Barnardos Mother of the Year. Welcome to Weekend Sunrise.

You've brought the two boys in with

you Yes.

Let's start off with the question

what makes a good mum?

I think pay sheps, definitely, and

just lots of cuddles, love.

You're a single mum. How do you do

it? You have two children of your

own and two children that you have

fostered. How do you cope with all

of that, because they are all young?

I'm very blelsd that I've got great

kids. I don't think I could do it

if I didn't have great kids. I

don't know. We just have a

beautiful house, it is calm, it is

really lovely.

That is coming from you. All of

these things are a total reflection

of the way you mother your children.

You must have some tips for women

who aren't coping well.

I think the biggest tip is just

keep calm, just pick your battles

is important, don't worry about the

little things, just deal with the

big things, because there's plenty

of those to worry about without

worrying about the little things.

Tell us about some of your stories

and the kids that you have fostered

and looked after. You have had some

great challenges and some great

successs as well.

We have. Probably one of our

biggest challenges was a little

baby we picked up from hospital

that I think he was about five days

old, and he was with a draw wall

baby, so he was actually

withdrawing off hard drugs, and we

brought him home and he screamed,

he was on morphine as well to get

him over those withdrawals, but he

just screamed snon stop for two

weeks and very stiff armed and

temperatures and just shaking,

shaked constantly, and even while

you fed him, this poor baby would

take a couple of sucks and then

scream and for two weeks I don't

think anybody in the house slept,

but the sad thing about that was

not only did we have to withdraw

that baby off that hard drug, but

then we had to withdraw him off the

morphine, so we sort of had to go

through it all over again. But

luckily, his mum, she was a great

mum and she loved that little boy

and she pulled herself together and

that had pa that z happy ending

because he went home to her.

So you got to work with the natural

mum as well?

Yes, and I'm very blessed in that

every now and then she'll still

send me a photo of him and I can

see how he's going. He's a huge

part of our life and we miss him.

Kids, you know you've got a special

mum. What is it that makes her

particularly special, do you reckon? Because sometimes she let's us stay

at our friend's house.

That is a big treat.

That is special.

Anything else? What are you going

to do with mum today? Are you going

to do something special for her

Make her lunch

That's good.

They've got something planned for

us when we get home. What is it?

Every child, Jordan and Zoe and

tailor are going to do a Mother's

Day show for every mum

So you guys are going to put it on?

Yes.

We should get the cameras over there.

This title is going to be with you

for the year. Is there anything

special you've got planned, that

you will do in terms of talking to

other mothers, in terms of

spreading the message and getting the message out?

Banar dos, what they are doing, not

only with this Mother's Day thing,

they don't like to see these

children go from foster home to

foster home, they want to get these kids into long-term stable

environments. I've seen the effects

of these children that do go from

home to home.

We wish you a wonderful day and

year ahead. You'll be a great am

bar door. Guys, thanks for coming

in. To everybody at home, have a

fabulous Mother's Day. Guys, do the

last little bit

Straight home to cook the breakfast.

Have a great Mother's Day to all of

you. We'll see you next weekend for

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